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Nov 28, 2018



Van Hemert




In Seattle, McKinstry hired Julie Milner as talent development director and Karen Vogel as human resources operations director. Also, it promoted Alli Burton to director of talent acquisition, Hendrik Van Hemert to technical services director, Geremy Wolff to technical services business development director, Scott Esher to operation manager for commissioning, Lauren Fruge to operations manager for energy management, Ryan Dickerson to operations manager for facility assessments and Jake Landsiedel to program manager for measurement and verification. Milner has nearly 30 years of experience in consumer goods and health care — specializing in training, employee and organizational development, strategic workforce planning and change enablement. She oversees employee training and development. Vogel has several decades of experience in human resources for Nordstrom, WatchGuard Technologies and Liberty Mutual. She will work on employee benefits and optimizing systems that power the benefits. Burton has 15 years of recruiting experience, including as a talent acquisition partner at McKinstry. She now drives recruiting efforts across McKinstry nationwide. Van Hemert oversees Northwest technical service offerings and leads business planning, strategy and financial management. He also continues to lead the firm's issue management services. Wolff leads technical services sales and development in the Northwest, which includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. He works with clients to assess building operational performance, identify needs and risks, and propose technical services. Esher leads Northwest commissioning teams with a focus on enhancing cross-region tools, process and approaches. He has over 15 years of project management and engineering experience, including as a U.S. Navy nuclear engineer. Fruge is responsible for the firm's powerED and active energy management offerings in the Northwest with an eye on growth in Oregon and the Inland Northwest. Dickerson oversees the delivery and growth of McKinstry's facility condition assessment offerings in the Northwest, and has nearly 20 years of experience in project development. Landsiedel leads measurement and verification for technical service clients in the Northwest. He is charged with streamlining processes and integrating programs into an optimized regional approach, and has over 12 years of experience.

FSi consulting engineers






In Seattle, FSi consulting engineers hired Rick Himmel as a senior associate, Ellisa Lim and Sam Douglas as mechanical engineers, and Barbara Medina as an intern. Byron Spears joined FSi as a senior mechanical engineer in Baltimore. Himmel has 34 years of experience, with recent projects for Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon and Overlake Hospital. He is working on a facility for 3D printing of aircraft components. Lim has nine years of experience focused on energy-saving retrofits for clients, including the city of Seattle, University of Washington and the state of Washington. Douglas has five years of experience and is working on the expansion of King County Transit's South Base. Medina has bachelor's degrees in mechanical engineering and teaching from Seattle University. Spears has 26 years of experience and is working on upgrades to the Cardinal Laminated Glass Plant in Ocala, Florida. FSi provides mechanical engineering, with an office also in Spokane.

Nov 21, 2018

Quantum Consulting Engineers






Seattle-based Quantum Consulting Engineers promoted Scott Tinker to principal and Frank Unocic to associate. It hired Travis Michaud as a project engineer, Thanh C. Nguyen as a staff engineer and Aiko Hollinger as marketing manager. Tinker has over 20 years of experience in structural design and seismic engineering. He specializes in commercial, residential and mixed-use projects. Unocic has over 20 years of experience in structural design and seismic engineering, specializing in residential, commercial and telecom projects. Michaud has a bachelor's in civil engineering from the University of New Hampshire and six years of experience. Nguyen has a bachelor's in civil engineering from Washington State University and four years of experience. Hollinger has a bachelor's in public relations from Gonzaga University and 10 years of experience in marketing, graphic design and public relations. Quantum provides structural design, seismic analysis and value engineering services.






In Seattle, McKinstry promoted James Miller to director of risk management, Thomas Tellefson to director of mechanical construction in Western Washington, Joan Smith to business development director for mechanical construction, Matt Nelson to director of preconstruction for mechanical construction and Sean Kennedy to chief estimator for mechanical construction. Miller was director of operations for mechanical construction. He will direct risk management for self-perform construction departments and projects in the Northwest. He has worked on commercial, industrial and critical facilities. Tellefson was business development director for mechanical construction. He now leads all Western Washington mechanical contracting teams with specific responsibility over client service delivery and pipeline development. He has worked on commercial, data center, health care, manufacturing and higher education projects. Smith will use her engineering capabilities and guidance to serve clients. She joined McKinstry in 2007. Nelson will streamline preconstruction activities with a focus on technology and process improvement. He has worked in the industry since 1999. Kennedy is a 17-year industry veteran with experience as an estimator and project manager. He joined McKinstry in 2007.

Trindera Engineering


In Spokane, Trindera Engineering hired Ricardo Munoz as an electrical project engineer. Munoz will work with the commercial group. He holds a bachelor's in electrical engineering from Northwest Nazarene University. Trindera is an electrical and control systems engineering and consulting firm.

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