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Vincent Tirolo, Jr., P.E., joined Arup’s New York office to serve as a senior advisor on the firm’s large heavy civil infrastructure projects, as well as help expand the firm’s presence in the tri-state area. Felix Weber relocated from London to lead the façades team in Arup’s San Francisco office. Weber will provide clients in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Pacific Northwest with specialized façade and materials consulting advice. Russell Fortmeyer, LEED AP, BD+C, an associate in Arup’s Los Angeles office, co-authored a book on kinetic architecture with industry expert Charles Linn, FAIA. Kinetic Architecture: Designs for Active Envelopes was published in April by Images Publishing Dist Ac.

Ted Hall, a principal project manager with Hatch Mott MacDonald (HMM), was honored with the Chairman’s Award for overseeing a $9 billion seismic upgrade of toll bridges in San Francisco, including the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge. The award, given by Mott MacDonald, one of HMM’s two parent companies, recognizes outstanding individual performance in building customer relationships and business development. HMM strengthened its professional staff in Texas with two key hires. Jennifer Moczygemba is a senior project manager in the Rail & Transit practice, based in Dallas. During more than 20 years with the Texas Department of Transportation, She provided oversight for and delivered more than $200 million in highway and transportation enhancement projects, most recently as Rail System Section director for TxDOT. Greg Denby is a project manager in HMM’s aviation practice, based in Houston. He has 20 years of engineering design and project management experience on a variety of civil engineering assignments in Texas, including airport and aviation, road, rail, and municipal projects.

Mark Gillette, P.E., joined Stanley Consultants as a senior drainage engineer in the company’s Tampa, Fla., office. He will support Stanley Consultants’ growth initiatives in the transportation and municipal markets.

Sonia Sorensen, P.E., joined Ware Malcomb as engineering regional manager. She oversees client relationships, staff management, and overall growth of Ware Malcomb’s Civil Engineering practice across its offices in Los Angeles, San Diego, and the Irvine, Calif., corporate headquarters.

Barbara T. Hoehne, P.E., recently joined STV as an associate and senior project manager in the firm’s Transportation & Infrastructure Division based in Harrisburg, Pa. Christopher D. Antoni, P.E., was promoted to senior vice president of STV. He is the chief engineer and operations manager of the firm’s Energy Services Division and its energy subsidiary, STV Energy Services, Inc., responsible for overseeing engineering and environmental services of multidisciplinary projects related to the petroleum and gas pipeline transportation and electric transmission industries. Kevin D. Bomboy, P.E., LEED AP, was promoted to vice president at STV, where he is the industrial market leader. Bomboy has 30 years of experience specializing in planning, design, analysis, and specification of HVAC and other mechanical systems. Michael Tumulty, P.E., was promoted to vice president of STV. Previously, he oversaw the Buildings & Facilities Division’s environmental staff in the New York office. In his new role, he will oversee the Buildings & Facilities Division’s environmental specialists nationally. Vinny Kissoon, CCP, CEP, AVS, MRICS, was promoted to vice president of STV. He will continue in his role as a chief estimator with STV’s Construction Management Division’s Project Controls group based in New York City.

Atkins promoted Francis O’Connor to serve as the company’s national director of highway tolling programs. He is filling the role previously held by Jorge Figueredo, Ph.D., who was reassigned to oversee business development and sales for Atkins’ Department of Transportation business unit. Kenneth P. Hawkins III, P.E., joined Atkins in Denver as business unit manager for transportation preconstruction, where he will help Atkins expand its footprint in Colorado and the Northwest.

Bob Howell was selected to be the next president and CEO of SSOE Group, effective Dec. 3, 2014. Howell will replace current CEO Tony Damon, who announced plans to retire. Howell has been with SSOE for more than 30 years. He will transition from his current role of executive vice president/chief operations officer, as well as previous positions as chairman of the board, Strategic Business Unit and Division manager.

Michael Frye joined CT Consultants as a structural design engineer. His responsibilities will include bridge and structure design/analysis, bridge inspection, and construction plan development. David B. Hartt joined CT Consultants as manager of Planning Services for the firm. He has 45 years of professional experience providing planning services to public and private clients. John Merrill, P.E., joined CT Consultants as a senior bridge engineer. His responsibilities will include bridge design, project delivery, project management, quality reviews, and value engineering. CT Consultants also added David R. Parkinson, P.E., to its staff as a senior project manager. His responsibilities will include staff management, project development, and technical support. 


Vincent Tirolo, Jr., P.E.

Felix Weber

Russell Fortmeyer, LEED AP, BD+C

Ted Hall

Mark Gillette, P.E.

Sonia Sorensen, P.E.

Francis O’Connor

Kenneth P. Hawkins III, P.E.

Bob Howell

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