In a move analysts expected, Foster Wheeler AG has elevated Roberto Penno, 53, to the added role of CEO of the firm's global engineering and construction group. He succeeds Umberto della Sala in that role. Della Sala, 64, remains corporate chief operating officer, while Penno continues as CEO of the global E&C group's Asia-Pacific region until a successor is named, the company says. Commenting Nov. 7 on the firm's third-quarter earnings report, Credit Suisse analyst Jamie Cook said the firm's stock price jumped 10% on earnings and "solid margin performance in power and E&C." She said E&C orders in the quarter were up 70%, to $1.5 billion. Cook noted company strength in the North American oil-and-gas market and that the "potential for awards in the Middle East is heating up, particularly in petrochemical work."

Turner Construction Co. has elevated company veteran Abrar Sheriff to president and CEO of its international unit. With the firm since 1997, he had been Turner International chief operating officer since 2011.

Roy Raines has been elevated to chief operating officer at Jordan Foster Construction, Dallas. He had been vice president of operations for its residential group and previously served as operations director for KBR's federal division.

James H. "Jim" Trogdon, former chief operating officer of the North Carolina Dept. of Transportation, has joined Atkins, Orlando, Fla., as vice president of business development for the mid-Atlantic region. He is based in Raleigh, N.C.

NXL Construction Services Inc., Richmond, has named Malcolm T. Kerley as president. In that role, he succeeds Nico De

Leon, who founded the construction management firm in 1989 and now becomes CEO. Kerley was chief engineer at the Virginia Dept. of Transportation and also was chairman of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' subcommittee on bridges and structures. That panel helped the Federal Highway Administration develop and implement revised bridge-design and inspection guidelines after the 2008 collapse of the I-35 bridge in Minneapolis.

Schnabel Foundation Co., Sterling, Va., has promoted Kevin Cargill to president and CEO. He had been vice president and manager of the geotechnical construction firm's Southeast region. Cargill succeeds Hubert Deaton III, who continues as a company director.

Jones Lang LaSalle has hired Nigel Light as a vice president in its project and development services group. Based in Stamford, Conn., he leads its Northeast quantity surveying and cost-management team. Light was preconstruction manager at KBE Building Corp. and a chief estimating engineer at Turner Construction Co.

URS Corp. has named Gary Engle as national director of its infrastructure and environment federal business unit. A corporate senior vice president, he also serves as national president of the Society of American Military Engineers.

Mike Landry has joined Cardno Americas, Portland, Ore., as executive vice president and chief financial officer. He previously served as managing director at FMI Capital Advisors Inc. and as a financial executive at both CH2M Hill Cos. and Shaw Group. Cardno Americas, a unit of Brisbane, Australia-based engineering firm Cardno Ltd., also has promoted Rebecca Ernst to vice president of quality management. Cardno Ltd. ranks at No. 35 on ENR's list of the Top Global Design firms.

Crane manufacturer Tadano America Corp., Houston, has named Jay Shiffler vice president and general manager of marketing. He was vice president of sales and marketing at Manitex and general sales manager for Kobelco America.

A.V. Setlur has joined global engineer AMEC as president of its AMEC AES unit. The new role follows the U.K.-based firm's purchase of Automated Engineering Services Corp., a 175-person nuclear design services firm in Naperville, Ill. The transaction closed late last month. Setlur was the acquired firm's president.

MWH Global, Broomfield, Colo., has elevated Nora Okusu and David Harrison to senior vice president. She is director of marketing and strategy development for global program-management services. A 34-year firm veteran, he is director of client service managers. The company also has named 10 new vice presidents.

McDermott International Inc., Houston, has elected D. Bradley Williamson non-executive chairman. He assumes the role on Dec. 31, when current Chairman Stephen Johnson retires, and will serve through the firm's annual meeting in May. Formerly chief financial officer of Cooper Industries, Williamson has been a McDermott board member since 2003.