Related Links: Reuters: Candidates to Replace Perciasepe Unclear; Difficult Confirmation Process Anticipated PerciasepeRobert Perciasepe, deputy administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency since 2009, will start on Aug. 11 as president of The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, a Washington, D.C., climate-change and energy policy think tank. A 21-year EPA management veteran, he also had been the Maryland secretary of the environment and chief operating officer of the National Audubon Society. Perciasepe succeeds Eileen Claussen, who founded the non-profit group in 1998. At ENR press time on Aug. 8, an EPA spokeswoman confirmed that Lisa Feldt, associate deputy administrator,
Related Links: See who's moving up, or moving on, in the AEC sector CarragherVHB, a Watertown, Mass., design firm, has elevated Michael J. Carragher to president, effective Jan. 1, and to CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2016, says the firm. In those roles, he will succeed Robert Brustlin, who becomes chairman. Carragher, a senior vice president, directs VHB's Southeast region. He is also the Florida region vice president of the Design-Build Institute of America. Brustlin, a co-founder of VHB, has been president and CEO for 15 years.As it restructures and integrates global operations, Louis Berger has named Andrew V. Bailey II
Related Links: 2013 ENR Viewpoint: Building Flood Risk Reduction Infrastructure Pays Off and Can Even Pay Back, By Maj. Gen. Merdith W.B. "Bo" Temple (Ret.) and Wendi Goldsmith Suntec Concrete Inc., a Phoenix concrete construction firm, has elevated Derek Wright to president. A 24-year veteran of the 700-employee contractor and formerly vice president, he started as a carpenter. Wright succeeds Suntec founder Jerry Barnier, who remains in an executive role. Suntec ranks at No. 140 on ENR’s list of the Top 600 Specialty Contractors, with $125 million in 2012 revenue. The firm specializes in structural, tilt panel and foundation construction.
Related Links: Leadership Shakeups Set for Construction Equipment Sector Contractor Sues Fluor Team Over DOE Site Project Design Arch Record: Q&A with Lynn Richards, incoming president of the Congress for the New Urbanism as of July 1 Stephen M. Redding has joined Sparks, Md.-based KCI Technologies Inc. as vice president and regional practice leader, following its May 29 purchase of Redding Linden Burr (RLB), a Houston mechanical-electrical-plumbing and energy services engineer. He has been that firm’s president.HegabLouisiana Tech University, Ruston, named Hisham E. Hegab dean of the College of Engineering and Science, effective July 1. Formerly interim dean and professor
Philip B. Rogers will become CEO of a still unnamed engineering firm to be formed from the merger of two fire-protection and safety consultants, Baltimore-based Hughes Associates and The RJA Group, Chicago, the companies said on June 2.Rogers is an operating partner of private equity firm Huron Capital Partners LLC, which has owned Hughes since 2011. A Hughes board member since then, he also is former president and COO of Consolidated Engineering Services, a Washington, D.C., building-technology services firm, according to two online biographies. Rogers also was president of EMCOR Government Services Inc.The firms say the transaction and renaming will
Following completion of an acquisition announced May 14 by POWER Engineers Inc. of Burns and Roe Enterprises (BRE), the power and energy engineering unit of Burns and Roe Group, the corporation's CEO Keith Roe will have a dual role as chairman and as Roestrategic executive advisor to POWER Engineers, Hailey, Idaho, as an employee, says a Burns and Roe spokeswoman.
Related Links: IronPlanet Wins Auction Lawsuit Against Ritchie Bros. The construction equipment industry is seeing leadership shake-ups as Peter J. Blake, who transformed Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers into a global player with 44 operations in 25 countries, and $3.8 billion in sales in 2013, exits in July after 23 years with the company, including a decade as CEO.Named as his successor is Ravi Saligram, former president and CEO of OfficeMax.BLAKEBlake is credited with increasing the Vancouver, B.C.-based public traded company’s market value tenfold. In releasing its first-quarter results last month, Ritchie Bros. said that its earnings rose 2% to $14.3 million
Related Links: Read about other execs moving up, or moving on, in the AEC sector AMEC, London, has named Jeff Reilly group president of strategy and business development. Based in Houston, he was chief procurement officer of oil company Phillips 66, also based there. AMEC ranks at No. 5 on ENR's list of the Top 150 Global Design Firms.Ram Madugula is named president of Power Engineers Collaborative LLC, the engineering services unit of Pipestone, Minn., alternative-energy developer Juhl Energy Inc. He was a vice president and 30-year veteran of power-sector design firm Sargent & Lundy LLC, Chicago. Madugula, based in
Related Links: See who else is moving up, or moving on, in the AEC sector The New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, has named Moshe Kam dean of its Newark College of Engineering, effective Sept. 1. He heads the electrical and computer engineering department at Drexel University, Philadelphia, and is a former CEO of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world's largest professional technical association, with about 400,000 members.KAMKam is a director of the engineering accreditation agency ABET Inc. and of the United Engineering Foundation. The college has about 2,500 undergraduate students and 1,100 graduate students.Larry Mufson