William Varley is named northeast division senior vice president of American Water Works Co. Inc., Voorhees, N.J., and president of its New Jersey American Water Works unit effective Sept. 16. He succeeds David Baker, who will retire in February but remains with the firm until then, the firm says. Varley also remains president of New York American Water, another corporate unit. The company says he led a 2012 acquisition that doubled New York unit operations to serve about 370,000 customers. The New Jersey unit serves 2.5 million customers, according to the American Water Works.
Susan Carter, executive vice president and chief financial officer of KBR Inc., Houston, will resign Sept. 26 to join industrial conglomerate Ingersoll-Rand Co. as senior vice president and CFO on Sept. 27, the two firms announced on Sept. 5. KBR did not disclose the name of her successor. Carter will be based in Davidson, N.C., where Ireland-headquartered Ingersoll-Rand has most corporate operations.
Putzmeister, the Alchtal, Germany-based pump manufacturing giant, has named Gerald Karch as CEO. Previously a managing director, he succeeds Norbert Scheuch, who left the firm in August "in mutual agreement" after four years, says the firm. Karch also joins the board of Sany Heavy Industry Co. Ltd., the Chinese pump and heavy equipment maker that acquired Putzmeister in 2012. At the time, the German firm held 45% of the concrete truck pump market outside of China.
Black & Veatch, Overland Park, Kan., has elevated John E. Murphy to president of its construction and procurement division. The firm did not specify his latest previous position but notes the 27-year veteran's expertise in project management, procurement, operations and construction. He succeeds Hal Smith, who retires at year end. Black & Veatch says the division has grown 33% since 2011. The firm ranks at No. 32 on ENR's list of the Top 400 Contractors, with about $1.8 billion in 2012 construction revenue.
Seoul, Korea-based Samsung Engineering Co. Ltd. has hired James Mackey as senior executive vice president and head of its power business advancement division. He had been vice president of the mining and metals group at Fluor Corp. and also headed the firm's solid fuels business in its power group. He is based in Seoul.
Denny Watts has joined Warrior Contracting LLC, a Las Vegas general contractor, as executive vice president. He was CEO of Watts Constructors and also had executive roles at Dick Corp. and Fletcher Pacific. Watts will launch the firm's Pacific Rim group based in Honolulu.
HNTB Corp., Kansas City, Mo., has promoted Steven McElligott and Michael Inabinet to presidents of the northeast and southeast divisions, respectively, of the firm's infrastructure business unit. McElligott, based in Boston, was sales officer of the 10-state northeast division. Inabinet, based in Arlington, Va., had been HNTB's mid-Atlantic district leader. He now oversees operations in eight states and Washington, D.C.
PRIDE Labor-Management, the St. Louis area's construction labor-management group, has named new executive board leadership. Jeff Aboussie, secretary-treasurer of the local Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO, becomes PRIDE president. Named vice president is Robert Grossmann, who represents the local chapter of the Sheet Metal and Air-Conditioning Contractors National Association and is employed by Murphy Co. Tim Wies, representing the St. Louis Council of Construction Employers and owner of T.J. Wies Contracting, is secretary-treasurer. New board members are Dirk Elsperman, chief operating officer of Tarlton Corp., and Tom McNeil and John Stiffler, business managers, respectively, of Iron Workers Local 396 and Insulators and Asbestos Workers, Local 1.