Veteran global executive Mark Andrews has joined U.K. construction firm Laing O'Rourke as managing director of its Middle East operations, primarily focused in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. Most recently, he was chief operating officer of Arabtec Holding, a UAE-based construction services firm that ranks at No. 135 on ENR's list of The Top 250 Global Contractors, with more than $2 billion in 2013 revenue. Andrews also was formerly CEO of U.K.-based engineer NG Bailey and North American chief for global manufacturer Pirelli Power Systems and Cables, and held senior project-delivery positions at contractors Balfour Beatty and CB&I, says Laing O'Rourke. It also says he was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his contributions to U.K. industry apprenticeship, education and training efforts. The contractor did not participate in ENR's 2014 global ranking but announced in August $5.7 billion in revenue for its fiscal year ending on March 31, which it said was flat from the previous year.

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.

Dorothy Lloyd has joined design firm HOK, St. Louis, as senior vice president and director of its health care practice. Based in San Francisco, she was an architecture principal at Stantec there, leading that firm's healthcare facilities work. HOK also named Daniel Hajjar as managing principal of its UK practice based in London. He had been managing principal in the Middle East and Africa since 2010, based in Dubai. The firm's UK revenue shrunk 44% last year, but its backlog is at its highest in the last four years, Hajjar told a UK industry publication.

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.

The National Demolition Association has named Cheryl Caulfield as executive director. She succeeds Michael R. Taylor, who is retiring after 25 years. Caulfield is former president of the American Bearings Manufacturers Association, whose members make up more than 80% of U.S. bearing production capacity. She also was a senior vice president at the National Association of Home Builders. The NDA represents about 800 U.S. and Canadian firms and others based abroad that are involved in the demolition process.

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.