Henkels & McCoy Names New VP – Executive Sponsor

Henkels & McCoy, Inc. has promoted Elsaid Wahba to the position of Vice President – Executive Sponsor. In this capacity, Wahba will be responsible for managing the Pipeline Division Project Management Office, which handles executive project sponsorship and management, business and proposal developme..

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Toro The Toro Company has named Rick Rodier vice president of Sitework Systems Business. Rodier has been with Toro since 1987 and has held a variety of operational, marketing and business management roles, most recently as general manager of Sitework. He was also named the 2017 chairperson for The ..

California American Water Names New President

California and Hawaii American Water have named Richard Svindland their new president, effective March 1, 2017. Svindland replaces Robert MacLean, who has served as president of California American Water since 2009. MacLean will now become senior vice president of American Water’s Eastern Division, ..

West Virginia American Water Names New President

West Virginia American Water has named Brian Bruce its new president, effective March 1, 2017. Bruce replaces Jeffrey McIntyre, who has been named Senior Vice President of American Water’s Mid-Atlantic Division, encompassing Pennsylvania and West Virginia. McIntyre will also become President of Penn..

Senate Confirms Scott Pruitt to Lead EPA

WASHINGTON (AP) — Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt on Friday won Senate confirmation to head the Environmental Protection Agency, a federal agency he repeatedly sued to rein in its reach during the Obama administration. The vote was 52-46 as Republican leaders used their party’s narrow Senate..

Sterling Construction Names New President

Sterling Construction Company Inc.’s Board of Directors has elected Joseph A. Cutillo as President, effective immediately. Cutillo had previously served as Sterling’s Executive Vice President Chief Business Development Officer. Cutillo has nearly 30 years of executive management experience and a de..

Martin Herrenknecht Receives the Werner von Siemens Ring

Dr.-Ing. E.h. Martin Herrenknecht accepted the Werner von Siemens Ring – one of the most prestigious technical engineering awards – on December 13, 2016 in the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities for his work in the development of innovative tunnel boring machines and groundb..

Kirby-Smith Names Woody Ferrell Pipeline Services Account Manager

Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. has appointed Woody Ferrell as Account Manager – Pipeline Services Division. In this role, Ferrell will focus on developing relationships within the oil and gas pipeline construction industry, and represent Kirby-Smith nationally as the company expands its presence in th..

PHMSA Appoints 24 Members to Pipeline Safety Working Group

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) today appointed 24 members to the pipeline safety Voluntary Information-Sharing System (VIS) Working Group. The newly created advisory committee that will provide the Secretary of Tran..

CGA Names Sarah K. Magruder Lyle 2nd President in Organization’s 16-Year History

The Common Ground Alliance (CGA) has selected Sarah K. Magruder Lyle as its second president, effective Jan. 23, 2017. Magruder Lyle will replace Bob Kipp, who has served as CGA’s president since the organization’s inception in 2000. Kipp’s term as president will officially end in late April, creat..

Chairman of Colorado PUC Announces Resignation

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — The head of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission has announced his resignation. The Pueblo Chieftain reports ( ) that Chairman Joshua Epel announced Tuesday that he will resign two years ahead of the end of his most recent term. His last day will be Jan..

Water Research Foundation Appoints John Albert as Chief Research Officer

The Water Research Foundation (WRF) has appointed John Albert as Chief Research Officer. Albert will contribute to the strategic direction of WRF as part of the Senior Management Team and as director of Research Services and Subscribers Services. “We are excited that John has accepted the role of C..

AEM Announces 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has elected Ray Hagie, founder of Hagie Manufacturing LLC, and Robert L. Vermeer, chair emeritus of Vermeer Corporation, into the AEM Hall of Fame, which recognizes and celebrates outstanding individuals in the off-road equipment industry, and their l..

New Jersey American Water Makes Leadership Changes

New Jersey American Water has promoted Kevin Kirwan to Vice President of Operations and Kevin Keane to Senior Director of Coastal Operations. “Both of these long-tenured professionals have exceptional leadership skills, and extensive utility and operations knowledge and expertise that will help us ..

Henkels & McCoy Names Rob Riess VP and Division Manager of the Pipeline Division

Henkels & McCoy, Inc., has appointed Rob Riess to Vice President and Division Manager of the company’s Pipeline Division. In this role, Riess will be responsible for coordinating the development of pipeline business and project strategy, as well as the management of all customer relationships. Ries..

INGAA Foundation Names New Chairman

The INGAA Foundation’s board of directors has elected Thomas D. Hutchins, vice president of environmental, health and safety (EH&S) for Kinder Morgan’s natural gas business, as its new chairman for a one-year term beginning November 5. “Tom has extensive expertise in pipeline operation and en..

The Toro Company Elects Richard M. Olson Chief Executive Officer

The Toro Company’s board of directors has elected Richard M. Olson to the position of president and chief executive officer, effective November 1, 2016. Olson, a 30-year veteran of the company, has served as Toro’s president and chief operating officer since September 2015 and was elected to the com..

Hyundai Names David Vicha District Sales Manager for South Central Region Construction Equipment Dealers

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas has named David Vicha as district sales manager, supporting the company’s authorized dealers throughout Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and parts of Louisiana and Missouri. A graduate of North Dakota State University, with a degree in ..