August 2017 Vol. 72 No. 8


People in Business

Doug Wimberly, P.E., P.S., joined the multi-disciplined engineering and planning firm with offices throughout the South, as a senior project manager in the Hattiesburg, MS, office.

Matt Keeney, P.E., structural engineer, has joined the firm’s Tuscaloosa MS, office, overseeing all structural design for industrial and private clients. He has 17 years of experience in the structural design of commercial facilities.

Brad Ehrman, P.E., has joined the firm as hydraulics engineer and senior project manager, with nearly 15 years of engineering experience in project management; hydraulics/hydrology; and erosion control, regulations, policies and design.

Charles Eleazer, P.E, has joined the firm, in the Columbia, SC, office, managing construction engineering and inspection work across the state. He has nearly 30 years of experience.

Jeff Allen has joined the firm as a geomatics project coordinator, helping manage survey operations within the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) region, A seasoned geomatics professional, his experience includes training team members in the advanced use of robotic total stations and GPS.
McKim & Creed offers engineering and surveying services for conventional and advanced surveying technologies.

Drew Hardin, P.E., joined the firm as an associate in the Central Texas Treatment, Transmission and Utilities Group in Austin, TX. He brings more than 26 years of experience in water and wastewater infrastructure, including  master planning, large-diameter sewers and transmission mains, lift stations and rehabilitation projects.

Freese and Nichols, Inc. is a professional consulting firm that plans, designs and manages infrastructure projects across the Southwest and Southeast United States.

Duke Horan was appointed as senior director of telecom, responsible for identifying markets, budgeting projected sales and revenues, and managing projects and programs that support the firm’s communications business in the West Region. With more than 18 years in the telecom engineering and construction industry. He has worked across the United States on last mile, middle mile, long-haul fiber, and wireless networks.

Peter Moriarty was appointed to senior director of underground utilities for the West Region, responsible for the gas transmission and distribution, electrical and communications civil construction (conduit and manhole systems) businesses. He has over 15 years of experience managing projects and programs in the utility construction industry.

Henkels & McCoy Inc., is a leading utility construction firm providing critical infrastructure for the power, oil & gas pipeline, gas distribution, and communications markets throughout North America.

Kevin Fox, with Dewitt Equipment Co, in Barrie, Ontario, is the incoming president of the Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA). New board members are Luke Brenner,  with Heavy Equipment Co. in Austin, TX; Kenneth Tysinger, with May Heavy Equipment in Lexington, NC; and Chris Lohman, with South Mountain Tractor in Tempe, AZ. Also, Kristin Waldie, BBA with CapStone Accounting in Minesing, ON, is the new treasurer.
Established in 2002, IEDA is a self-regulating body of independent dealers in the used equipment market worldwide. Standard members buy and sell equipment on a wholesale and retail level via the IEDA; associate members offer products and/or services to the core group.

Dennis Zorn is the new western territory manager at Hi-Vac Corporation, manufacturer of industrial vacuum systems. He has more than 30 years of experience, including specifically with industrial vacuum systems, bulk material handling and process automation.

Wayne Swafford joined planning, engineering and program management consulting firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc., as executive vice president. Reporting to Dennis Petersen, president, Swafford is responsible for the direction and operation of the LAN brand. A structural engineer with more than 30 years of experience, he has managed the operations and finances of several technical organizations, and has a proven track record of guiding organizations through growth and change.

Mott MacDonald
Joe O’Carroll was appointed as senior vice president and regional tunnels practice leader, responsible for the sector’s strategic growth in southern California and the western US. He brings more than 35 years of experience in the heavy civil and underground construction industry, specializing in tunneling with tunnel boring machines and in project risk management.

Mott MacDonald is a $2 billion global management, engineering, and development firm.

Michels Corp
Sean Nicholson was promoted to vice president of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE), where he will use his 20 years of industry experience to execute a comprehensive, unified HSE program throughout Michels’ operations in the United States and Canada. He will expand the programs he established during his 10 years as Michels’ director of HSE, to support a culture that holds the safety of people, property and the environment as the prime objective.

Michels Corporation, a leading utility contractor in North America, offers construction, engineering and procuring services to keep pace with the utility construction industry.

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