Mike Rhoda has joined equipment manufacturer and distributor Sany America, Peachtree City,
In an expected move, Cardno Ltd., the Brisbane, Australia-based global infrastructure and environmental services firm, announced on Jan. 6 that it has elevated Michael Renshaw to CEO
David Hughes has been named deputy chairman of Aukett Swanke, a new unit of London-based architect Aukett Fitzroy Robinson Group. The role follows the firm's Dec. 20 purchase of Swanke Hayden Connell Europe, the European arm of U.S.-based Swanke Hayden Connell Architects, of which he had been CEO. The unit had been owned by its management since a 2005 buyout. Nick Pell, who was the unit's principal interior-design director, was named as an executive director of Aukett Swanke. The new firm says it will have a total of 340 staff in eight countries.
Larry Schult has been promoted to dean of the College of Engineering Technology at Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Mich. Formerly associate dean of operations, he joined the faculty in 1994. Schult previously served as vice president and general manager at Grand Traverse Plastics Corp. The college's School of Built Environment includes degrees in architecture and facility management, construction management, and heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration engineering and technology. Its School of Design and Manufacturing is one of only three in the U.S. that offer a B.S. degree in welding engineering technology. The school's website says program graduates "enjoy close to 100% job placement and are among the highest paid."
Architect-engineer Leo A Daly has named Robert L. Newsom managing principal. Based in Los Angeles, he was a vice president and western district architecture leader at HNTB. Newsom is a director of both the Design-Build Institute of America and the University of Southern California Architectural Guild and a past chapter president of the American Institute of Architects.
Gary Poole, Pat Grant and Richard Dickson have joined Austin design firm Bury as principals. The new roles follow its acquisition last month of CHP and Associates Consulting Engineers Inc. (CHPA), a Houston MEP engineer, of which they were president and vice presidents, respectively. CHPA will operate as Bury CHPA until the integration is complete. Bury ranks at No. 274 on ENR's list of the Top 500 Design Firms. The acquisition marks the twelfth deal between two Texas AE firms since 2012, "an indication that Texas firms see the market as large and robust enough to support a growth strategy that focuses within state borders," says Mick Morrissey, president of industry M&A consultant Morrissey Goodale.
Dustin S. Graul has been elevated to vice president of Brinkmann Constructors, Chesterfield, Mo. Based in Aurora, Colo., he leads project management and business development in its western region. Graul joined Brinkmann in 2004 as a project engineer. It ranks at No. 281 on ENR's list of the Top 400 Contractors.
John SL Morgan has joined RESPEC Consulting & Services, Rapid City, S.D., as a division vice president. The role follows its Jan. 1 purchase of Morgan Worldwide Consultants Inc., a Lexington, Ky., mining-sector planning firm, of which he was the founder and president. Morgan remains in Lexington. RESPEC specializes in the energy, natural-resources and water sectors.