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AEM Hall of Fame Inducts Mary Andringa of Vermeer

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers announces Mary Andringa of Vermeer Corp as the newest inductee to the AEM Hall of Fame.

PPI Introduces New Technical Director

Patrick Vibien, P.Eng., was appointed to leadership roles overseeing three areas of The Plastics Pipe Institute Inc. (PPI). As technical director he guides the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to ISO TC 138, and serves as the liaison with industry organizations and spokesperson on technical matte..

INGAA

Nichole Francis Reynolds joined INGAA’s leadership team as vice president of Government and Public Affairs. She is responsible for managing the U.S. natural gas pipeline association’s strategy, which focuses on three priorities: protecting the safety, reliability, and resilience of the pipeline syst..

McMillen Jacobs

Victor Romero, P.E., CPEng., was appointed executive vice president for the Underground Division of McMillen Jacobs Associates. He has been with the company for 28 years. Isabelle Lamb, L.G., has been named managing director of Australia/New Zealand. A native Kiwi, she has a geological/geotechnical..

Case CE

Steve Cianci is the new vice president, North America, at CASE Construction Equipment, based at the Racine, Wisc., headquarters. He brings more than 25 years of leadership experience, managing equipment sales, business development, product management, and parts and service functions of various globa..

Ring-O-Matic

Dave Linenfold joined Ring-O-Matic, manufacturer of industrial vacuum excavation and vac-only machines, and carwash pit cleaners, as director of Engineering & Product Development. He has more than 30 years of construction equipment experience, leading new product development, project timelines and e..

In Memoriam

William (“Bill”) Riel, well-known and accomplished in the field of directional drilling, died Aug. 7, in Orrville, Ohio, at age 74. A mechanical engineer who graduated from Case Institute of Technology in Cleveland, Ohio, he worked in the field of directional drilling for most of his professional ca..

NASSCO Standard Bearers: Jerry Botts

EDITOR’S NOTE: NASSCO, now in its 45th year, continues to set standards for the assessment and rehabilitation of underground infrastructure. A vast array of individuals has contributed to the success of the association, both in the past and present, that has driven NASSCO’s industry mission. This se..

TODD RECK NAMED 2020 MVP

The Most Valuable Professional of the underground infrastructure industry will be honored on Jan. 28, at the annual Underground Construction Technology (UCT) International Conference & Exhibition, in Fort Worth, Texas.

Nick Stavropoulos to Lead Safety Efforts for Columbia Gas of Massachusetts

Columbia Gas of Massachusetts has appointed Nick Stavropoulos to a new, senior role focused on safety.

Water Environment Federation Selects 2019 WEF Fellows

The Water Environment Federation announced its selection of 15 members as the 2019 WEF Fellows recipients. This designation recognizes members’ achievements, stature, and contributions in the water profession.

Vacuworx Promotions, New Hires Align with Strategic Goals

Vacuworx announced promotions and new hires as it expands the marketing and strategy teams in support of global growth.

Buddy Barnes Named President of SAME

Lt. Col. Wendell L. “Buddy” Barnes, P.E., F.SAME, USA (Ret.), was elected as the 100th National President of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME).

NASSCO Standard Bearer: Steve Gearhart

This month’s profile is of Steve Gearhart, currently chairman of CIPP Corp. He continues to contribute his knowledge and experience to NASSCO, WEF and other industry organizations.

Najafi to Receive TTC’s Distinguished Alumni Award

In its 30th year of operation, the Trenchless Technology Center (TTC) at Louisiana Tech University has decided to award the first Distinguished Alumni Award to Dr. Mo Najafi, director of CUIRE.

Cretex Specialty Products

Scott Shipe joined Cretex Specialty Products, the leading provider of mechanical, internal and external manhole frame-chimney Seals and related manhole rehabilitation products.

Numa

Gregg Hayes joined Thompson, Conn., drilling technology provider Numa as product manager.

McKim & Creed

Heather Denny, strategy and process leader for Wells Global, a company that designs and builds critical power supply systems, joined the board of directors of McKim & Creed Inc., one of the largest engineering and geomatics firms in the U.S. In addition to her career as an executive at corporations, Denny is a tireless volunteer within her Raleigh, N.C., community, serving on numerous boards and holding various leadership positions.

Barbco

Thomas Schmidt joined Barbco Inc, East Canton, Ohio, manufacturer of horizontal earth boring machines, and was soon promoted to the newly created position of operations manager, overseeing Quality Control, Safety, Compliance, Shipping/Receiving, Maintenance, Janitorial, and Marketing departments.

GTI

The GTI Board of Directors elected Quinton Ford as vice president, general counsel and secretary, leading all aspects of GTI’s legal resources and interests.

Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc.

William Abbott, P.E., joined Houston-based planning, engineering and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc. (LAN), as director of operations.

Epiroc

Jon Torpy has joined Epiroc, a leading productivity partner for the mining and infrastructure industries, as general manager and president for Epiroc USA LLC.

BCCK

Don Tyler was appointed director of engineering at BCCK Holding Company, developing a full-capabilities office in The Woodlands for the Midland, Texas-based leader in engineering, procurement, fabrication and field construction services

CCI & Associates Inc.

Neil Smith joined CCI & Associates Inc., as managing director based in the Houston office, with responsibility for further developing the firm’s engineering and engineering-procurement-construction (EPC) capabilities for specialized projects.

Construction MediCamp

Sam Sebo is the new business development manager at Construction MediCamp, a nationwide medical management group that provides temporary job-site medical clinics and ancillary services to energy and construction-related companies.

LAN

Patrick Acker, P.E., joined planning, engineering and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) as a senior project manager.

GTI

Michael Rutkowski joined GTI as senior vice president, Research & Technology Development, responsible for the breadth of GTI activities including unconventional supply, energy conversion, natural gas delivery, and end use, with offerings at every phase of the technology development cycle.

McMillen Jacobs

Mark Dempf, P.E., ENV SP, is a new principal and vice president in the Construction Management practice, New York office, of environmental, engineering, and construction company McMillen Jacobs.

Volvo CE

Volvo Construction Equipment appointed Scott Young to be vice president uptime and customer support, based in Shippensburg, Penn., effective June 1.

General Equipment Company

Greg Kunderman has joined General Equipment Company, manufacturers of extreme-duty, light construction equipment, as national sales manager.