Mike Rhoda has joined equipment manufacturer and distributor Sany America, Peachtree City,

Ga., as CEO. He replaces Tim Frank, who resigned in October as chairman of the firm, the North and Central America unit of China-based Sany Heavy Industry Co. Rhoda was chief technology officer at Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment and also was president and CEO of Volvo Construction Equipment's excavator line. Frank joined Sany America in 2012. The firm, the fifth-largest global equipment maker, told China Daily US last month that it doubled its North American sales last year and boosted its dealer network there to 65% of the market, up from 40% in 2012. But the firm is embroiled in a patent infringement suit, filed in 2013 in U.S. federal court by rival Manitowoc Cranes LLC. In a statement last June, Sany rejected the firm's claims.

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

and managing director, effective on March 1. In those roles, he will succeed Andrew Buckley, who will retire from the firm. In Buckley's 16-year tenure as CEO, the firm has increased its market capitalization, to nearly $900 million from $27 million, and boosted staff numbers to 8,000 from 250. Renshaw, who is Cardno's international executive general manager, has spearheaded its expansion in markets in North and South America, Europe and the Middle East since joining the firm in 2003. Cardno ranks at No. 35 on ENR's list of the Top 150 Global Design Firms, with $1.16 billion in 2012 revenue.

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.

Seattle-based engineer Harris Group Inc. has elevated John Marrow to president and CEO. He succeeds James Gabriel, a 29-year company veteran who has retired. Gabriel held his most recent position since 2003. Marrow joined the firm in 2012 as chief operations officer from a previous role as vice president at SSOE Inc. Harris Group specializes in industrial manufacturing and process industries, life sciences and transportation.

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.

Helene Combs Dreiling was inaugurated last month as president of the American Institute of Architects, the third woman to lead the Washington, D.C.-based group since its founding in 1857. Formerly executive director of a non-profit organization, the Virginia Center for Architecture, she succeeds Mickey Jacob. Dreiling had been secretary and vice president of the national AIA and a past president of two chapters in Virginia. She also headed two firms, The Plum Studio and The Dreiling Partnership Architects, both based in Roanoke, Va.

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.