Aug 23, 2016
Seattle-based Dexter + Chaney promoted Scott Rosenbloom to vice president-strategy and Curt Westberg to vice president—customer. Rosenbloom is in charge of product direction and management, as well as the company's third-party partnerships and technology integrations. Westberg is managing client relationships, customer retention, client advocacy programs and customer awareness of Dexter + Chaney products and services. The company develops cloud-based construction management software.
Steven Hawkins is the new director of construction and estimating at Integrity Energy Services, where he is overseeing construction grade estimates, constructability reviews and project management. Hawkins is a Certified Professional Estimator with more than 30 years of industry experience. Seattle-based Integrity upgrades building systems.
Aug 16, 2016
Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, hired Neal Schaefer as senior superintendent and Roger McFarland as healthcare project executive, both in Seattle. Schaefer has 25 years of experience on projects ranging from high-rises to stadiums, and has worked with pile driving, concrete carpentry, forming systems, finish carpentry, and stone and tile. McFarland has 40 years of experience in healthcare, mission critical, government, higher education, life sciences and retail projects. He holds a bachelor's degree in operations research and logistics from the U.S. Naval Academy, and a master's degree in electrical engineering for power transmission and digital technology from Georgia Institute of Technology.
Kent-based Novinium hired Danius Silkaitis as engineering project manager. Silkaitis has experience in the medical and electrical device industries, and holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of Michigan. Novinium has an injection process that rejuvenates and extends the life of cables up to 40 years.
The Construction Industry Training Council of Washington expanded its painting apprenticeship program statewide, and will hold a first year painting class next month in Spokane. Washington Commercial Painters, which recently opened a shop in Spokane, has several apprentices enrolled in the newly approved program. CITC now has 10 apprenticeship programs that have statewide approval.
Tacoma-based Milgard Windows & Doors won a 2016 Crystal Achievement Award for the most innovative window from Window & Door magazine. Milgard was recognized for its Essence Series of casement windows that combines a fiberglass exterior for weather protection with a solid wood interior for looks.
Aug 09, 2016
Mukilteo-based University Mechanical Contractors hired Troy Turpin as project executive, Rachael LeCoump as payroll coordinator, Derek LaMarche as VCS coordinator and Aga Madetko as fabrication coordinator. Turpin has over 16 years of construction industry experience. He returned to UMC after three years as an independent consultant. LeCoump previously worked for a local commercial mechanical contractor and has extensive experience in construction/project accounting. LaMarche recently earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Central Washington University. Madetko has a degree in computer science and experience managing businesses.
Jason Clotfelter joined The Walsh Group as site safety and health officer. Clotfelter spent 30 years in the Navy and most recently was site safety and health officer for Nova Group on an explosives handling wharf project at Naval Base Kitsap. He is currently working on Building 435 at Naval Base Kitsap.
The Construction Industry Training Council of Washington hired Mandy Jones as apprenticeship program assistant and promoted Blanca Lizaola, who previously held that position, to mechanical trades coordinator. Jones ensures the accuracy of all CITC apprenticeship records. She previously worked at Harborstone Credit Union and the Spokane Chiefs Hockey Club, and holds a bachelor's degree from Eastern Washington University. Lizaola is supporting the mechanical apprenticeships within the CITC programs for plumbing, sheet metal and HVAC. She is the link between training agents (employers) and apprentices.
Industrial auctioneer and equipment distributor Ritchie Bros. bought Petrowsky Auctioneers to enhance its presence in New England. The $7 million cash deal could be expanded, if sales targets are met over the next three years. Ritchie is based in the Vancouver, B.C., area and Petrowsky is headquartered in North Franklin, Connecticut. Last year, Petrowsky auctioned nearly $50 million worth of construction equipment and other assets. The Petrowsky name will be retained.