Awards, promotions, and new hires – November 2017

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O’Donnell & Naccarato (O&N) welcomed five professionals to its Philadelphia and New York City Metro staff. Jenna Addis, P.E., project coordinator, will focus her efforts on structural projects, as well as façade and parking restoration. Jeremy Sulak, project designer, worked as an engineer in NYC for two years before returning to O&N’s Philadelphia office. David Davino, project designer, started his O&N career in Philadelphia, but relocated to the firm’s Mountainside, N.J., office to support NYC Metro projects. Dan Shalkowski, BIM coordinator, has more than 20 years of documentation and modeling experience in engineering, steel fabrication, and manufacturing. Marc Sbeglia, co-op, will work in O&N’s Philadelphia office while pursuing a degree in civil and architectural engineering.

Ron Cass, P.E., PMP, joined AECOM as the senior program/project manager to its Water group in the Gulf Southwest region. He has more than 30 years of experience in evaluation, design, and construction of industrial, municipal water, and wastewater treatment plants.

Freese and Nichols, Inc. announced that Mike Hagen, P.E., joined the firm as a senior project manager in the Transmission and Utilities Group in Dallas. He has nearly three decades of experience in water and wastewater infrastructure.

Stephen Kline, P.E., was promoted to associate principal in GZA’s Manhattan office. He specializes in environmental site investigation, site remediation, and waste management consulting for development and infrastructure projects.

Cliff Mumford, P.E., who brings several years of experience with surveying and engineering to Maryland-based Davis, Bowen & Friedel, Inc. (DBF), will be acting as a manager for many of the firm’s civil engineering projects. Jordan Wharton joined DBF earlier this year and provides IT services for all three of DBF’s office locations in Salisbury, Milford, and Easton, Md. Kenny Bowers, a senior CAD designer based in DBF’s Milford office, has more than 20 years of experience for construction, engineering, survey, and architectural firms. Ches Townsend, E.I.T., is working with the firm’s site planning department on a number of Eastern Shore projects that include site engineering. Raul Sanchez, E.I.T., is providing services for DBF’s Municipal Engineering department, including decommissioning of a wastewater treatment plant and design of a new transmission system.

Fuscoe Engineering, Inc. welcomed Boba Nestorovic, P.E., as a project manager in its Irvine, Calif., corporate office. She has more than 17 years of combined design and project management experience, with an emphasis on land development and infrastructure.

Kirk Westphal, P.E., joined Kleinfelder’s East Division as a senior principal professional on its Massachusetts Water Team. He has directed projects across the U.S. and abroad involving water supply planning, integrated resource planning, statewide and regional water planning, climate change adaptation, water and energy, reservoir optimization, water quality, flood mitigation, and risk-based drought management.

Greg Bowden, Ph.D., joined Gannett Fleming as its national wastewater process leader. In this role, he is responsible for delivering advanced wastewater planning and process technology to the firm’s municipal, utility, regional authority, and industrial clients across the U.S. He is an expert in modeling and operations design for aerobic and anaerobic treatment systems. Michael Holder, P.E., joined Gannett Fleming as a vice president and principal of Transportation Services. He has nearly 35 years of transportation experience and most recently served as chief engineer for the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

Andrew Gardner, CEng, a vice president and light rail expert based in Vancouver, Canada, was named Transportation Planning practice leader for the West and Canada Units of Mott MacDonald. He has extensive experience developing transportation infrastructure using delivery models such as public-private partnerships, design-build, and design-build-finance-operate-maintain. Margaret Simmons-Cross, P.E., senior vice president, based in Seattle, was named division general manager for the Greater West Division of Mott MacDonald. Jean Banker, an executive with 25 years of experience in public service and transportation policy, joined Mott MacDonald as vice president, Transportation Delivery in the firm’s San Francisco office. Todd Heacock, an engineering veteran with 40 years of experience in consulting and structural engineering, joined Mott MacDonald as a senior vice president of Structural Engineering for North America based at the firm’s headquarters in Iselin, N.J.