Awards, promotions, and new hires

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Andy Lauzier, P.E., was promoted to transportation planning and design director at HDR, based in the firm’s Orlando, Fla., office. His responsibilities include companywide development, coordination, monitoring, and improvement of technical competencies related to transportation planning and design.

Sanjeev Malhotra, P.E., G.E., joined Arup’s New York office as an associate principal and geotechnical practice leader. He provides consulting services in foundation and tunnel engineering, soil-structure interaction problems, earthworks, slope stability, landslide mitigation, and seismic studies in a variety of geologic conditions.

Michael Rudinica, P.E., joined Michael Baker International to lead the firm’s Water and Wastewater practice and expand the firm’s water engineering business. He has been involved in major water and wastewater infrastructure projects, including seawater reverse osmosis plants for international resorts. Baker International also announced that Robert Kallenbaugh, P.E., executive vice president, was inducted into the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, College of Engineering Hall of Fame. A 1974 Civil Engineering graduate of Cal Poly Pomona, Kallenbaugh currently serves on the Dean’s Leadership Board for the College of Engineering. 

Alexander Randell joined Finley Engineering Group as bridge designer. He recently graduated from the University of Florida where he earned his Masters of Structural Engineering with a specialization in post-tensioned segmental concrete bridge design.

Russell Ford, Ph.D., CH2M HILL’s Water Market Global Service Leader for Drinking Water Infrastructure, and Jada Parker, Transportation Market Ports & Maritime Structural Engineer, were award recipients at the 2014 Black Engineer of the Year Awards STEM Conference. Ford, who has more than 27 years of experience developing, evaluating, and designing treatment processes to remove contaminants from drinking water, received the Pioneer Award. Parker, who has four years of experience in civil and structural engineering and has been involved in the analysis and design of various marine structures, received this year’s Most Promising Engineer Award.

Andrew Garrabrants, Ph.D., joined CH2M HILL’s Nashville, Tenn., office as a subject matter expert in stabilization/solidification. He previously served as a professor of civil and environmental engineering and research associate at Vanderbilt University. CH2M HILL also named Greg McIntyre as president of its Global Water Market, succeeding Bob Bailey, who was named president of the firm’s Facilities and Urban Environments Market, which combines the firm’s Industrial & Advanced Technology, Government Facilities & Infrastructure, and Urban Programs groups. Bailey will lead the firm’s work on holistic urban solutions, sports venues, and major advanced technology facilities serving both public and private clients. McIntyre is responsible for all water activities within CH2M HILL, including overseeing consulting, program management, design, design-build, construction, and operations solutions for government, civil, industrial, and energy clients. Kelley Rehm, P.E., was appointed as the North America Business Development Lead for CH2M HILL’s Bridges & Major Crossings practice. She previously served as the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Program Manager for Bridges and Structures. Bernie Bullert joined the firm’s Global Water Market and Strategic Consulting service team based in Minneapolis-Saint Paul. He will be responsible for developing and managing water projects in Minnesota and Iowa, in addition to supporting the firm’s global Strategic Consulting business.

Maj. Gen. Michael J. Walsh (retired) joined Dewberry as director of water resources and coastal resiliency. Most recently, he served as deputy commanding general for civil and emergency operations for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He will help Dewberry expand its support of communities that have critical resiliency questions and water resources engineering needs, especially in the Gulf Coast and along the Eastern Seaboard.

Maj. Gen. Timothy Byers (retired) joined Atkins as senior vice president, defense sector, in the company’s federal business unit. He will provide strategic direction and oversight for defense-related projects, pursuits, and business operations, helping Atkins position itself to undertake significant infrastructure and energy programs. He most recently served as The Civil Engineer, Headquarters U.S. Air Force (USAF), responsible for managing, training, and equipping the 60,000-person USAF civil engineering force. Atkins’ highways and bridges practice hired Jon Kilgore, P.E., to serve as senior engineer for the central United States region. He will focus on gaining new clients; overseeing development of plans, specifications, and estimates; supervising bridge inspections and ratings; and designing and developing bridges, retaining walls, and other transportation-related structures. Previously, he was bridge engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation San Antonio District.

​Ralph D. Csogi, P.E., was named president and CEO of Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (GPI). He has been with GPI for 30 years in various management positions and has led some of the largest public works construction projects in the nation, including the recent New Jersey Turnpike Exits 6 to 9 widening project, a $ 2.5 billion program. He has managed teams of engineers to oversee the construction of every major suspension bridge in the New York City area. He takes over the position from Steve Greenman, who will remain with the firm as chairman of the board.

Mark Ramsey joined HNTB Corporation in its national tunnel office as West Division tunnel practice leader and associate vice president. He will support and pursue projects in the western United States and Canada from his office in Santa Ana, Calif. Ramsey is HNTB’s fifth tunnel leadership hire since mid-2013, joining Raymond Sandiford, P.E., F.ASCE; Thomas Richardson, P.E.; Ruben Manuelyan, P.E.; and Heiner Sander in meeting the tunneling and underground needs of HNTB’s national and international infrastructure clients. Also at HNTB, Michael Sweeney, P.E., was named chairman of professional services. In this new role, he will be responsible for integrating and aligning HNTB’s market sectors and services within the firm’s five regional divisions to maximize opportunities throughout the United States. Sweeney will retain his role as New York Metro District leader. Patrick Watz, P.E., joined HNTB as rail transit practice leader and vice president based in Minneapolis. As rail transit practice leader for the Great Lakes Division, Watz will help drive growth for the transit practice, which includes light rail, commuter and intercity rail, bus rapid transit, and streetcar projects

Akshai Ramakrishnan, P.E., structural project manager, is joining the JQ Infrastructure Houston team to support the firm’s growth in that market. His combined experience includes more than a decade of working on a wide range of projects from health care to manufacturing, including construction administration and forensic engineering.

Dennis W. Petersen, P.E., was appointed corporate president, LEO A DALY. In his new role, Petersen will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the entire company, which includes the LEO A DALY and Lockwood Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) brands. He has 34 years of experience as a designer, manager, and executive with LAN and will continue leading LAN as part of his new role.

Walker Parking Consultants appointed new principals and managing principals in five of the firm’s regional offices. Rick G. Klein, P.E., was named principal of the Ann Arbor, Mich., office; James E. Warner, P.E., was named principal of the Houston office; James W. Pudleiner, P.E., was named managing principal of Walker’s Philadelphia office; Gary S. Rider, P.E., was named managing principal of the Tampa, Fla., office; and David W. Ryan, P.E., was named managing principal of Walker’s Elgin, Ill., office.

Don Flood, P.E., joined Hatch Mott MacDonald (HHM) as its new group marketing manager. Based at HMM’s headquarters in Iselin, N.J., he manages marketing and corporate communications for the company. Craig Benson, P.E., joined HMM as a senior project engineer for water and wastewater based at HMM’s office in Arlington, Va. He has more than 25 years of experience in the water, wastewater, and construction industries, including design and rehabilitation for pipelines, pump stations, and treatment systems; hydraulic studies for distribution and collection systems; and construction management.

TWayne Holcombe was appointed to the position of client development director at ARCADIS US. His immediate focus will be implementation of the firm’s 2014-2016 growth strategy. ARCADIS also hired Helga Junold as vice president in its eastern region operations team. Junold will manage projects that improve the mobility of people and goods for ARCADIS’ transportation and infrastructure clients in the eastern United States.


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