Kleinschmidt Associates, an environmental and energy engineering firm in Pittsfield, Maine, has named Charles A."Chuck" Padera as president and CEO. He succeeds Jacob A. "Jack" Palmer III, who is retiring. Most recently, Padera was senior vice president and integrated water-resources national business director at Atkins North America in Tampa, Fla. Palmer has been with Kleinschmidt since 1997.
New York City-based law firm Peckar & Abramson P.C. has hired Frank M. Rapoport as senior partner and leader of its expanded public-private-partnership (P3) practice. He was partner and chairman of the global infrastructure and P3 group at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, New York City. Rappoport also is outside counsel and government-affairs coordinator for the Association for the Improvement of American Infrastructure, a P3 advocacy group.
Addam Friedl has joined Environmental Systems Design Inc. (ESD), a Chicago-based building-systems design firm, as senior vice president and leader of its mission-critical-facilities practice. He was chief technology officer for critical-facilities services at Hewlett-Packard. Friedl was also a principal at EYP Mission Critical Facilities Inc., a consulting firm that HP acquired in 2008.
Dewberry, a Fairfax, Va., professional services firm, has named James Draheim as president of its nationwide architectural practice. Most recently, he was senior vice president and national director of the facilities practice at URS Corp. Draheim also was senior vice president and managing principal in Alexandria, Va., for design firm HDR. Dewberry ranks at No. 44 on ENR's list of the Top 500 Design Firms.
Angelo Arzano has joined design firm HOK, headquartered in St. Louis, as technical principal, a newly created position. He now manages project delivery and technical quality in a 17-state region. Arzano was an associate director at architect-engineer Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, where he served as senior project architect for One World Trade Center, the first commercial high-rise building to be built on the former World Trade Center site.
Lynn Peterson has been named by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) as state transportation secretary. She had been a transportation adviser to Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber (D) and also was founder and principal of her own transportation consulting firm.