Chell A. Roberts is named founding dean of the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering at the University of San Diego (USD), Calif., which will be formally inaugurated on Sept. 26. He had been executive dean of the College of Technology and Innovation at Arizona State University, Tempe, and also served as its engineering chair.

The school was launched last fall with a $20-million donation from Darlene Marcos Shiley. Her late husband, Donald Shiley, a hydraulic engineering graduate of the University of Portland, Oregon, was an entrepreneur and co-inventor of the innovative Bjork-Shiley artificial heart valve and other medical devices. Marcos Shiley's donation will fund upgraded and expanded research as well as classroom facilities and new scholarships. Donald Shiley died in 2010 at age 90. Previously at USD, a private institution, engineering was only a department. The new engineering school now has about 20 faculty and 360 students enrolled in mechanical, electrical and industrial systems engineering disciplines. Civil and biomedical engineering also may be added, the school says. Graduates receive a bachelor's of science degree and a bachelor's of arts degree in a 4.5-year program that includes technical and liberal-arts courses.


KBR, Houston, has named Ivor Harrington to the newly created role of group president of gas monetization. He had been group president of services and executive vice president and group CEO of global infrastructure at Harsco Corp. Mitch Dauzat is promoted to Harrington's former role. He had been a KBR business unit president and Americas LNG operations president at CB&I. Karl Roberts also is named to the newly created role of chief business development officer.


Marco Aieta has joined AMEC as senior vice president and water-sector lead for its Atlanta-based Americas environment and infrastructure business. He was senior vice president of Carollo Engineers and national director of its water practice. Aieta also served on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Drinking Water Advisory Council. He is based in Denver.

Caddell Construction Co., Montgomery, Ala., has elevated Monte McKinney to executive vice president. A 19-year company veteran, he was senior vice president. The firm also promoted Mac Caddell to vice president of domestic operations. He is a grandson of the firm's founders.

William Brickey has joined Terracon, Olathe, Kan., as senior vice president. Based in Phoenix, he had been executive vice president of AMEC's earth and environmental business unit.

Clemson University, Clemson, S.C., has named Anand Gramopadhye as dean of the College of Engineering and Science. He is formerly the university's associate vice president for workforce development and chairman of its industrial engineering department. Gramopadhye, who is editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, succeeds Esin Gulari, who stepped down in 2012.

Christopher Woods has joined Suffolk Construction, Boston, as executive vice president of national business development. According to an online profile, he had been, most recently, global chief business officer at BrightLine Partners. He also is a seven-year veteran of Google, most recently serving as head of global industry relations and strategy.

James Butterfield is elevated to principal at Perkins Eastman, the New York City-based design firm. Formerly a principal at architect RMJM, he joined his current firm in early 2012. Perkins Eastman also named 11 new associate principals in New York City, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C.

Lorraine Fleming has been named interim dean of the College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences at Howard University, Washington, D.C. She succeeds James Mitchell as the university searches for a permanent dean. Fleming, who joined Howard's faculty in 1985, is former chair of its civil engineering department. She has led research efforts and other initiatives to attract and retain African-American students to the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.


Hisham Mahmoud has joined SNC-Lavalin Inc. in the newly created role of group president for infrastructure, effective in early 2014, the Montreal firm said on Aug. 19. He was the Atlanta-based group president for growth regions at AMEC and previously president of its environment and infrastructure unit, according to the company. Mahmoud also was East Coast-Midwest group general manager at URS Corp. In his new role, Mahmoud will oversee SNC-Lavalin's infrastructure businesses, including transportation and O&M. His new location was not announced.