Hans-Christian Schneider has been elevated to CEO of Ammann Group, the construction equipment and materials production firm based in Langenthal, Switzerland. He was deputy CEO. Schneider, 33, is the sixth generation of family members to run the 143 year-old company with 2,900 global employees. He replaces Ulrich Meyer, who has run the firm since 2010 when Schneider's father, Johann Niklaus Schneider-Ammann, became Swiss economics minister. As of Jan. 1, Schneider-Ammann became minister of economics, education and research.

Joseph P. McGonagle has joined construction management firm Project Time & Cost Inc.(PT&C), Atlanta, as CEO. He succeeds James P. Rispoli, who becomes senior executive advisor. McGonagle is formerly a senior vice president at Parsons Corp. and also was CEO of HNTB Federal Services. Rispoli, who also becomes professor of practice at North Carolina State University's Center for Nuclear Energy Facilities and Structures, had been an assistant secretary of energy.

Netherlands-based global engineer ARCADIS has named Michael J. MacPhee as president of the water division of its U.S. unit in Highlands Ranch, Colo. Most recently, he was the division's client development director. In the new role, MacPhee succeeds Kenneth E. Spiker.

The North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC), an Atlanta nonprofit organization designated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to oversee reliability issues in the U.S. power industry, has named Mark Rossi as chief operating officer, a new position, and as senior vice president. He was a partner at consultant Accenture in its Washington, D.C.-based global utilities practice. NERC also named Tom Burgess as vice president and director of reliability assessment and performance analysis, effective Jan. 16. He was executive director of integrated system planning and development at FirstEnergy Corp.

John Boulé, former commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' New York District, has joined Parsons Brinckerhoff as vice president and senior manager for priority project delivery. The firm says he will initially be lead manager for its work related to regional Superstorm Sandy recovery and mitigation. Boulé, a retired Army colonel, also previously served as assistant Corps director for civil works, as an Army Engineer battalion commander in Baghdad and as assistant professor in the civil and mechanical engineering department at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y.

AECOM Technology Corp., New York City, has named Mike Carroll as executive vice president and region executive of its western U.S. region. Now based in Denver, he is formerly CEO of operations in the U.K. for engineer ARCADIS. He also had served as deputy director of infrastructure management for a U.S. Air Force command.

Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Greeley, Colo., has promoted Jon W. Ball and Richard G. Tucker to executive vice president. Ball is formerly vice president and Northern California district manager. Based in San Jose, he now also runs the Pacific district. Tucker, formerly vice president and Plains district manager, adds corporate program development to his role. says the firm. He is based in Greeley. Named as vice presidents and new district managers are Allan J. Bliesmer and Bradley A. Jeanneret. Sean L. Carolan, Thomas J. Diersbock, Matthew K. McCaulley and Dwight R. Runkels are elevated to operations manager and Shawn M. Edwards is promoted to chief estimator.

RETTEW, a Lancaster, Pa.-based engineer-consultant, has named Edward E. Reese as vice president. Prior to joining the company, he was a senior vice president of HDR, responsible for transportation marketing, strategic planning, government affairs management and business development. RETTEW ranks at no. 166 in 2012 on ENR's list of the Top 500 Design Firms, with $61.3 million in 2011 revenue, 75% of it in industrial and petroleum-related market sectors.