McKim & Creed Inc., an engineering and geomatics firm based in Raleigh, N.C., has named John T. Lucey Jr. president and CEO. He was executive vice president of engineering and business development at Heckmann Water Resources, now called Nuverra Environmental Solutions. In his new roles, Lucey succeeds Michael W. Creed, who remains chairman. The firm ranks at No. 212 on ENR's list of The Top 500 Design Firms, with $53.5 million in 2013 revenue.
Peter Cianchette has been named president and chief operating officer of Starcon International Inc., a wholly-owned unit of contractor The Cianbro Cos., Pittsfield, Maine. Cianchette had been the parent firm's vice president of business development and is a former U.S. ambassador to Costa Rica. He will relocate to the firm's base in the Houston area. Ciancette replaces Dale Kuntz at the 1,500-person petrochemical services contractor, which Cianbro acquired in 2010. Kuntz has left the firm, the company told ENR.
Sundt Construction Inc. has promoted Vice President Wayne Einbinder to director of its new national projects group, which the firm says will focus on projects of $100 million and up. He joined the firm in 2007 as a project director.
George O'Connor has joined solar energy project developer SolarReserve, Santa Monica, Calif., as chief engineer, following the firm's Oct. 27 acquisition of Aerojet Rocketdyne's concentrating solar power business, in which he held the same title. The purchase sum was not disclosed. Privately held SolarReserve has more than $1.8 billion of solar energy projects worldwide with a combined 5,000-MW generation capacity.
Terex Construction has elevated and reshuffled two executives. Gary Dennis now is vice president and general manager of the firm's Americas and global aftermarket unit in Southaven, Miss. Formerly a Terex general manager in its Fort Wayne, Ind., manufacturing facility, he replaces Dean Barley, who now is vice president and general manager at Terex Cranes North America.
PepperLawson Construction LP, Houston, named 13-year Turner Construction project executive Todd Granato as president. He succeeds Jason Lawson, who becomes a partner. PepperLawson is a unit of Pepper Construction Group, which is No. 72 on ENR's Top 400 Contractors list.
John Chiglo, who as engineering division director at the Minnesota Dept. of Transportation, guided the rebuild of the I-35 bridge in Minneapolis after its fatal 2007 collapse, is joining design firm WSB & Associates, also based there, as vice president of transportation and structural engineering. He begins his new role on Nov. 14. Chiglo was named an ENR Newsmaker in 2008 for his I-35 work. He also directed other major state bridge and highway projects. WSB ranks at No. 378 on ENR's list of the Top 500 Design Firms.
Hill International, Marlton, N.J., promoted John Milano to senior vice president and northeast regional manager, replacing D. Clarke Pile, who is vacating the position after 12 years. Pile will become a company consultant. Milano has been the firm's deputy regional manager since 2003.
Frank A. Piedimonte now is president and chief operating officer of Brayman Construction Corp., Saxonburg, Pa. which ranks at No. 365 on ENR's Top 400 Contractors list. A 10-year employee, he had been vice president.
The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, has named Michael E. Kreger, a reinforced-concrete structures and earthquake engineering expert, as Drummond Endowed Chair in Civil Engineering, director of the school's large-scale structures laboratory and associate director of its Center for Sustainable Infrastructure. He was a civil engineering professor at Purdue University and first director of its Bowen Laboratory for Large-Scale Civil Engineering Research.