Nov 27, 2019
Sarah Ogier joined Parametrix as vice president overseeing its water and environmental planning and compliance practices in the Puget Sound region, including offices in Seattle, Bremerton and Puyallup. Ogier has over 20 years of experience in natural resources and utility management, including drinking water, wastewater, solid waste and stormwater. She was with the city of Bellevue Utilities Department as utilities policy advisor. Prior to that, she was with the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, where she established and led the Office of Sustainability and Innovation for the Wastewater Treatment Division. Parametrix provides engineering, planning and environmental services.
Seattle-based Amazon honored three businesses in its first-ever U.S. Small Business Spotlight Awards. Nutpods of Bellevue won the Small Business of the Year award. The company was founded by Madeline Haydon and sells a plant-based creamer. The other winners were Habit Nest of Los Angeles (Small Business Owner Under 30 of the Year) and 1818 Farms of Mooresville, Alabama (Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year). The awards honor small businesses selling with Amazon. Winners get six months of account services, advertising credits and promotion on Amazon.com. They also will meet with Amazon leaders in Seattle to get tips on how to scale their businesses.
Seattle-based Tideworks Technology will create a dedicated intermodal division at its operations in Jacksonville, Florida. Mark Bromley will lead the new division, which will relocate with the rest of the Jacksonville office to a new location by year end. Bromley is a 20-year veteran of the logistics industry. Tideworks develops operating system software for marine and intermodal terminals.
Seattle venture capital firm Madrona Venture Group secured $2.85 million in seed funding for MontyCloud, a developer of software for management of cloud infrastructure, applications and services. The funding included investments from Lytical Ventures and Bob Hammer of Hammer Ventures. MontyCloud has offices in Seattle and Bangalore, India.
Seattle-based Yapta is partnering with Tokyo-based JTB Business Travel Solutions to expand Yapta's airfare and hotel price tracking services to corporate customers across Asia. JTB Business Travel Solutions is a joint venture between JTB and Carlson Wagonlit Travel that offers business travel management services, such as flight and hotel bookings and tour packages.
Vancouver-based ZoomInfo filed an application with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering of common stock. The company has not yet determined the number of shares and price range of the offering. The IPO is dependent upon an SEC review and market conditions. ZoomInfo sells access to its database of business people and companies to sales, marketing and recruiting professionals.
The American Heart Association and MultiCare Pulse Heart Institute unveiled a hands-only CPR training kiosk in the Central Terminal at Sea-Tac Airport. The kiosk's touch screen gives an introduction and tutorial to CPR, followed by an interactive practice session with a manikin and a 30-second test to measure efficacy. The entire process takes about five minutes.
HNTB Corp. named Deborah Taylor group director for its Bellevue office. Taylor, a transportation environmental planner with over 33 years of experience, manages HNTB's environmental, structures, urban planning, and mechanical, electrical and engineering departments, and will help meet growth goals for the office. She has been with HNTB for over 20 years, and most recently was director of environmental planning for its Texas region. She was office leader in Houston from 2006 through 2011. Her work included the South Padre Island Second Access bridge project. HNTB is an infrastructure firm.
In Everett, Reid Middleton hired Ponce Capati as a BIM technician, Amir Heydari as an IT help desk technician, Lloyd Langevin as a senior party chief, Chris Halamek as a designer I, Danila Popov as a survey technician, Jennifer Johnson as a project engineer and Noman Shafi as a project designer. In Alaska, the firm hired David Tatarenko as a designer I.
Capati has over 20 years of CAD experience. Heydari has more than six years of IT experience. Langevin has 10 years of experience as a survey crew chief. Halamek has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Washington. Popov will be bring his experience to the survey group. Johnson has a professional engineer license and more than 20 years of experience. Shafi has 20 years of experience. Tatarenko received a master's in civil engineering from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Reid Middleton provides structural and civil engineering, land surveying and permitting services.