U.S.-based engineer AECOM has named Carlos Pone as CEO for its Africa-based business, effective in August, according to a report in UK industry publication Building. He was country managing director in the United Arab Emirates for ABB and also had been that firm's CEO for southern Africa. Pone will be based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Holland-based design consultant ARCADIS named Lance Josal as CEO of a corporate group that combines its RTKL and its Callison architecture practices. The latter was acquired last year. Josal was CEO of the RTKL unit, purchased in 2007. Randy Pace, formerly CFO of RTKL, will take that role and one as executive vice president in the combined unit, while Bryceon Sumner has been named its chief operating officer. Sumner had been CFO of Callison. ARCADIS says the unified unit has more than 2,000 employees and ranks among the top five global design firms.
Sharon L. Wood has been elected president of the American Concrete Institute for 2015-2016. She is Dean of the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas, Austin, and former chair of its civil, architectural and environmental engineering department. Wood's recent research focuses on design and evaluation of reinforced and prestressed concrete bridges and development of passive sensors to detect corrosion in concrete structures. She was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2013.
Renee Brown, president and CEO of C.W. Brown, an Armonk, N.Y., construction services firm, has joined LeChase Construction Services LLC, a Rochester, N.Y., construction management company as vice president. The new role follows LeChase's April 1 acquisition of C.W. Brown. LeChase says its annual building construction revenue averages about $700 million. C.W. Brown is a certified woman-owned business enterprise, with about $50 million in revenue.
Jay McQuillen Jr. has joined Garney Construction as president of its new federal business unit and to expand its heavy civil construction operations in the western U.S. He is a 29-year veteran of Granite Construction Co., Watsonville, Calif., most recently serving as vice president and group manager. McQuillen now is based in Scotts Valley, Calif.
Mark Henderson has been named executive vice president for healthcare at design firm Gresham, Smith and Partners. He most recently served as senior vice president and healthcare market leader for AECOM and held similar positions at design firms HOK and NBBJ.
The Geoprofessional Business Association, whose 270 member firms provide geotechnical, geologic, environmental, construction-materials engineering and testing, and related services, has elected Gordon M. Matheson president. He is president and CEO of Schnabel Engineering Inc., Glen Allen, Va.
Ray Leiker has joined Boston-based architect Shepley Bulfinch as a principal following its recent acquisition of Houston-based Bailey Architects, of which had had been managing principal and president. He is a 36-year veteran of that firm. Leiker also is past president of the Houston Architecture Foundation and of the American Institute of Architect' Houston chapter. The purchase adds a staff of 12 to the new parent and its first presence in Texas.
UK-based program management consultant Faithful+Gould has hired Terry Stocks, a former Ministry of Justice construction official and leading government expert in use of building information modeling (BIM), to head its public sector business, particularly in education, effective in June. According to UK construction media, he was delivery director of the government's BIM task force, responsible for rolling out advanced software use across all agencies. He was named this year by UK-based Building publication as one of the 20 most important figures in government construction. Faithful+Gould also named Reza Amirkhalili as president and managing director of its New York City-based Americas business. Based in Washington, D.C., he had been chief operating officer. The firm is a unit of Atkins.