May 22, 2018
Auburn Mechanical hired Ryan Welch as mechanical engineer, Adrian Parke as senior project engineer, Heidi Hague as senior accountant and Paula Reisinger as service coordinator. Welch has nearly a decade of engineering experience. Parke has experience assisting projects at both the general contractor and subcontractor levels. Hague has been working in accounting for 20 years. Reisinger has 25 years of customer service experience.
Ryan Companies US promoted Dan Bergstein to vice president of construction in the Northwest Region. Bergstein was division manager in the Northwest Region after serving the same role in the Southwest Region. He has over 25 years of construction experience. Minneapolis-based Ryan operates 15 offices, including one in Seattle.
In the Seattle office, SeaBay Building Group hired Brady Farley as director of operations and project manager, and Neal Jellison as superintendent. Farley has over 25 years of construction experience and is working on a $6 million tenant improvement in downtown Seattle for a law firm. Jellison also has over 25 years of experience, as regional manager, project manager and superintendent with major firms in Washington and California. SeaBay also operates in California, Oregon, Alaska, Arizona, Illinois and Texas.
Julio Iguina joined The Walsh Group in Seattle as project executive, where he is assisting the preconstruction team. Iguina comes from Mortenson Construction, and has experience in military construction projects nationwide.
May 15, 2018
Skanska promoted Kevin McCain to executive vice president and general manager of its Seattle operations. McCain succeeds Chris Toher, who was promoted to national COO of Skanska USA Building. McCain is a 26-year industry veteran who has spent his entire career in the Pacific Northwest. Toher, a 30-year Skanska veteran, continues to be based in the Seattle office.
Don Billen was named executive director of Sound Transit's Planning, Environment and Project Development department. Billen was deputy director of the department and served as acting executive director since September. He started at the agency in 1996 as a graduate intern and became systems integration project coordinator, project manager, program manager and director.