Kenneth E. Rigmaiden was unanimously elected general president of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, the 140,000-member union said on April 1. The former executive general vice president succeeds James A. Williams, who retires from the role he held since 2003. Williams has been a union member since 1968.
Alan J. Leak has joined RESPEC Consulting & Services, Rapid City, S.D., as principal-in-charge of its water-rights/infrastructure business unit, he tells ENR. The role follows the firm's March 18 purchase of Denver-based water-resources firm WRC Engineering Inc., of which he had been president. Leak is still based in Denver.
Merrick & Co., the professional services firm now based in Greenwood Village, Colo., has elevated President David G. Huelskamp to the additional role of CEO, succeeding Ralph W. Christie Jr., who continues as chairman. Huelskamp, who joined Merrick in 1996, is also a director and former president of the Society of American Military Engineers' metro Denver post and on the advisory board of the Colorado Association of Black Professional Engineers and Scientists. Christie, who was CEO since 1997, is national vice chair of the American Council of Engineering Companies.
Pennoni Associates Inc. has named William Allen as vice president for business development. He had been director of project development for the large-projects group at Skanska USA Civil Inc. Allen, also a former American Road and Transportation Builders Association board member, now is based in Chantilly, Va.
Global engineer and project-management firm AMEC has named Mark Winstead as vice president and conventional-power-sector lead for North America. Based in Atlanta, he had been vice president of SAIC Constructors LLC, responsible for managing engineering, procurement and construction for its Clean Energy program. He also was an executive vice president at Tetra Tech.
Robert Hayman has joined environmental services firm WCD Group LLC as president of its new Nyack, N.Y.-based subsidiary, RND LLC. The position follows WCD's March 26 acquisition of RND Services Inc., of which he had been president and founder. RND specializes in storage-tank compliance and fuel and chemical spill cleanup.
Constructure Management Inc., a Malvern, Pa., design-build firm, has hired W. Wayne Dunlop as executive vice president for operations. He was mid-Atlantic division president at Skanska USA Building Inc. Constructure also named Tony Ricciardi director of preconstruction. He was a Gilbane Building Co. senior project executive.
The Construction Management Association of America, McLean, Va., has named Mark Gedris as vice president of marketing. He had been director of membership and communications at the U.S. Apple Association and, prior to that, membership director of the International Parking Institute.