Hisham Mahmoud on April 25 joined Calgary, Alberta-based global engineer Golder Associates Corp. as president and CEO, the 8,000-person firm says. He had been senior executive vice president and group president of infrastructure at Montreal-based SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., a newly created position he held since late 2013. Mahmoud, now based in Atlanta, succeeds Brian Conlin as Golder's first CEO from outside its executive ranks. In the roles since 2009, Conlin moves to a senior-level business development role, the firm says. Golder ranks at No. 36 among ENR's Top 150 Global Design Firms, with $1.26 billion in 2013 revenue. Mahmoud also had been a group president at AMEC, responsible for mining, oil and gas, power, and environment and infrastructure business in a multinational region.
Jenna P. Carpenter has been named founding dean of an engineering school set to launch in 2016 at Campbell University, Buies Creek, N.C. Her new role at the school, 30 miles south of Raleigh, takes effect on July 1. Carpenter is associate dean for undergraduate studies and directs the office for women in science and engineering in the College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana State University, Ruston.
The executive board of the ironworkers' international union has elected General Secretary Eric Dean to fill the remaining term of President Walter W. Wise, who will retire on July 1. Dean will serve in the role until Dec. 31, 2016. At the union's convention in August 2016, he will stand for election for a new five-year term. Wise and Dean have been in their roles since 2011.
Boston-based architect Shepley Bulfinch has named Ray Leiker a principal, following its recent acquisition of Houston-based Bailey Architects, of which he was managing principal and president. Leiker also is past president of both the Houston Architecture Foundation and the American Institute of Architect's Houston chapter. The purchase adds a staff of 12 to the new parent and its first presence in Texas.
Molly Gribb has been named dean of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science. She is civil and environmental engineering department head at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City. Her start date was not disclosed. The South Dakota university has named Demitris Kouris provost and vice president for academic affairs. He was dean of the College of Science and Engineering at Texas Christian University.
U.K.-based program management consultant Faithful + Gould has hired Terry Stocks, a former British Ministry of Justice construction official and government expert in building information modeling, to head its U.K. public-sector business, effective in June. According to U.K. media, he was delivery director of the government's BIM task force, responsible for advanced software use across all agencies. U.K.-based Building publication named Stocks one of the 20 most important figures in government construction. Faithful + Gould also elevated Reza Amirkhalili to president and managing director of its Americas business. Based in Washington, D.C., he had been chief operating officer. The firm is a unit of Atkins.
Ken Karl is set to join Tetra Tech's resource management and energy unit following its April 29 agreement to buy Cornerstone Environmental Group, Middletown, N.Y., of which he is president and chief operating officer. Cornerstone is an engineer and consultant specializing in solid-waste markets, with 160 employees and $30 million in revenue, says Tetra Tech. Terms of the deal, set to close this month, were not disclosed.
The U.S. Navy has named Rear Adm. Bret J. Muilenburg to be chief of civil engineers and commander of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, which oversees U.S. naval and marine construction worldwide. He was Pacific Fleet civil engineer and head of NAVFAC's Pacific operations since 2013 and will succeed Rear Adm. Kate L. Gregory, who has led NAVFAC since 2012. A change of command is set for fall.
Ralph W. Christie, chairman of Merrick & Co., Greenwood Village, Colo., has been elected chairman of the American Council of Engineering Cos.(ACEC), a one-year term.
The University of Cape Town, South Africa, has elevated Alison E. Lewis to dean of its engineering and built-environment faculty, effective on June 1. She is the first woman to be named to the position. Lewis, head of the school's chemical engineering department, has been recognized nationally for contributions to South Africa's scientific and research knowledge base and for her active role in training and mentoring black and female students.