Jun 09, 2021
Seattle-based Magnusson Klemencic Associates promoted Joshua Mouras to senior associate and Kelsey Rose Price, Devin Daniel and Alex Wiley to associate. Mouras' portfolio of engineering design work includes buildings as tall as 67 stories and as large as 5.5 million square feet. He was hired in 2008. His projects include the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center expansion in New York, Salesforce Tower in San Francisco and the Washington State Convention Center addition in Seattle. Price was hired in 2013. She is one of Building Design+Construction magazine's 40 Under 40 honorees for 2020, and was involved in the development of the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator, a free and open-access tool that helps identify lower embodied carbon building materials in an effort to reduce overall emissions during the design and construction of a project. Her work has included developing carbon reduction standards for Amazon and Hines, Pike Place Market MarketFront Entrance in Seattle and St. Regis Chicago in Illinois. Daniel has designed Class-A office buildings as large as 2.7 million square feet and residential towers as tall as 61 stories. He was hired in 2012 and was the design engineer for the Buckling-Restrained Mega-Braced tower at Oceanwide Center in San Francisco, and key engineer in the implementation of SpeedCore, the technology used in construction of Rainier Square Tower in Seattle. Wiley has worked on large-scale projects such as hotels, stadiums and high rise office towers in the United States and the Philippines. He joined MKA in 2014. His projects have included the Salt Lake City Convention Center Hotel Tower, and Dominion Headquarters Tower at 600 Canal Place in Richmond, Virginia. MKA is a structural and civil engineering firm.
Seattle-based Lund Opsahl hired Alissa Capuano, Claire Cyra, Mike Augustine and Scott Schroeder as engineers; Jason Parker, Julie Kerlin and Sam Pelelo-Ray as BIM technicians; and Margaret Clark as an administrative assistant. Capuano holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Seattle University. She began as an intern with Lund Opsahl and has been involved with the Washington State Labor and Industries/Washington State Department of Agriculture Lab and Training Center in Tumwater and the Buxton Center for Bainbridge Performing Arts. Cyra has a master's in civil engineering from the University of Washington and is working on the new UW Behavioral Health Teaching Hospital at Northwest Hospital and the mixed-use Orenda building at Othello Square in Seattle. Augustine has over 14 years of structural design and project management experience in the industry. His work at Lund Opsahl includes 16-bed and 48-bed behavioral health facilities in Centralia and Vancouver for the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services and construction support services on building projects for a local high-tech client.
Schroeder holds a bachelor's in architectural engineering from Kansas State University and has four years of engineering experience. He has been on Lund Opsahl's team for the UW Softball Performance Center and the new Encompass Northwest Snoqualmie Children's Clinic. Parker has 20 years of experience, and his work at Lund Opsahl includes a new townhome project for the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe in Auburn, the historic Byrd Barr Place Renovation (Fire House 23) in Seattle, and the new 100 Multnomah Office Tower in Portland. Kerlin has a studio art degree from the University of Redlands and CAD and BIM certifications from North Seattle College. She has been working on the Olympic College's Shop Building renovation, the new Covington New Life Church campus and PAWS Wildlife Campus in Snohomish. Pelelo-Ray has six years of CAD and BIM experience and is working on the Tacoma Medical Center Medical Office Building addition and upgrades for the Seattle Repertory Theatre's Bagley Wright Theatre. Clark has a bachelor's in international studies and English from Texas A&M University. Clark provides administration and marketing support and social media updates and was involved in the firm's recent website redesign. Lund Opsahl provides structural and seismic engineering services.
Seattle-based Sazan Environmental Services hired Tom Bowen and Thanh Pham as commissioning engineers in the Seattle office and Julia Stong as a project coordinator in Portland. Bowen has had a 15-year career operating and maintaining Naval submarine nuclear power plant systems. His current commissioning projects include Olympia High School in Olympia, Highline High School in Des Moines, and electrical upgrades at Washington Corrections Center in Shelton. Pham holds a bachelor's in mechanical engineering from Washington State University. She is currently commissioning West Woodland Elementary School in Seattle and Woodside Elementary School in Bothell, and helping with projects under the Seattle Building Tune-Up Ordinance, which mandates buildings meet energy and water efficiency measures. Stong holds a bachelor's in sociology from WSU and has worked in the AEC industry for three years. Her recent projects include the Seattle Public Schools facility condition and learning environment assessments, a value engineering study for Terminal Park Elementary School in Seattle, and a School for the Blind constructability review for the State of Washington DES. Sazan Environmental Services helps facility owners optimize infrastructure and building performance through third-party consulting services.
The Par 4 Kids Golf Tournament will be held July 23, 2021 at the Lynnwood Municipal Golf Course. This shot-gun scramble tournament supports the Recreation Benefit Fund. â€‹The city of Lynnwood Recreation Benefit Fund (RBF) is a financial assistance program funded by the city, local businesses and other organizations. RBF provides financial support for children 17 years and younger and for disabled adults who reside within the city. The Lynnwood Parks and Recreation Foundation has contributed over $75,000 to the RBF through donations of Par 4 Kids participants since 2010. 100% of the proceeds raised by the event go directly back to the RBF. This year the Lynnwood Chamber of Commerce has joined as a partner. To register as a participant or sponsor go to
Seattle-based ExtraHop, a provider of cloud-native network detection and response, has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Bain Capital Private Equity and Crosspoint Capital Partners in a strategic transaction valued at $900 million. Bain Capital is a leading investor in technology companies, with 22 offices on four continents. Crosspoint Capital is a private equity firm focused on cybersecurity, privacy, and infrastructure software sectors. ExtraHop CEO Arif Kareem and co-founders Jesse Rothstein, chief technology officer, and Raja Mukerji, chief customer officer, will continue in their respective roles. Rothstein and Mukerji will also remain significant investors in the company. The transaction is expected to close in the summer of 2021 and is subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of regulatory approvals. Qatalyst Partners is serving as the exclusive financial advisor to ExtraHop, and Wilson Sonsini is serving as legal counsel. Morgan Stanley is serving as the financial advisor to Bain Capital and Crosspoint Capital, and Ropes & Gray is serving as legal counsel. PwC is serving as the accounting advisor to Bain Capital.
Qumulo announced the expansion of its executive team through the appointment of Jonathan Maltos as vice president of people. In this role, Maltos is responsible for expanding global hiring and spearheading employee engagement and development initiatives, and will play a key role in accelerating the company's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives. Maltos brings more than 20 years of human resources leadership experience with talent acquisition, learning and development, retention and employee relations. He joins Qumulo from gaming company, Big Fish Games, where he served as the vice president of HR and led the company's people operations through several business transformations and acquisitions. Maltos has also held numerous HR leadership and consulting roles at Aon Hewitt, Darigold and Washington Mutual Bank. Qumulo is a data storage company headquartered in Seattle.
Jun 08, 2021
Seattle Public Schools Interim Superintendent Brent Jones has appointed Concie Pedroza as associate superintendent. Pedroza most recently served as the district's chief of Student Support Services leading the departments of Advanced Learning, Admissions, Enrollment Planning, Athletics, Special Education, and Student 504 accommodations. As associate superintendent, Pedroza will supervise the divisions of Schools and Continuous Improvement and Students Support Services. Pedroza began her career as a classroom teacher over 25 years ago and later served as an elementary, K-8, and high school principal. Pedroza was later selected as the first principal of Seattle World School, supporting immigrant and refugee students representing over 35 languages. Pedroza earned her master's degree in educational leadership & policy studies and doctorate in education leadership from the University of Washington.
Itron announced the appointment of Santiago Perez, a senior advisor at Arsenal Capital Partners and former executive at Schneider Electric, to its board of directors. Perez brings nearly 35 years of sales, product management and service operations experience in high-tech industries, including the energy, building automation and industrial automation sectors. Prior to his engagement with Arsenal, Perez served as chief commercial digital officer and senior vice president of U.S. services and solutions at Schneider Electric. He also held several leadership roles at Johnson Controls, including vice president and general manager for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America, where he led the company's sales, distribution, contracting and service operations, as well as vice president of global business lines and operations. Itron, headquartered in Liberty Lake, enables utilities and cities to deliver infrastructure solutions to communities in more than 100 countries.
Arcimoto, makers of affordable and efficient electric vehicles for everyday drivers and fleets, opened its new rental center in Eugene, Oregon. Rentals can be booked at Arcimoto.com/rental. Mark Frohnmayer is the founder and CEO of Arcimoto. Arcimoto Eugene is located at 135 Blair Blvd. From there, guests will be able to rent FUVs and explore downtown Eugene, Hayward Field, and the Southern Willamette Valley. Arcimoto Eugene is the fourth Arcimoto rental location, with rentals also available at Arcimoto San Diego, Arcimoto Key West, and GoCar Tours in San Francisco. Every Arcimoto vehicle is built at the Arcimoto manufacturing plant in Eugene.
In Seattle, Walsh Construction Co. promoted Juanita McLaughlin to project manager, Adam Parga to superintendent, Craig Gamble to general superintendent, Steve Schneider to senior project manager, Ryan McBarron to earthwork trade superintendent, Jason White to field operations coordinator, Ryan Gidley to project engineer, and Nick Huylar and Joe Geise to assistant superintendents. McLaughlin joined Walsh in 2015 as a project engineer and was promoted to assistant superintendent in 2018, followed by a promotion to assistant project manager in 2020. Parga joined the company as a project engineer in 2018 and transitioned to assistant superintendent in early 2020. He was a facilities services director for the Civil Engineering Unit of the Coast Guard. Gamble has been with Walsh since 2003, originally as a superintendent. Schneider has been with the company since 1995 as a general superintendent. He previously operated Schneider Construction for over 15 years. McBarron originally joined Walsh as a labor foreman and was promoted in 2018 to assistant superintendent. White has been with the company for 14 years, starting as a laborer and moving up to labor foreman in 2013. Gidley joined Walsh in 2004 as a laborer, left to work at Metro Parks Tacoma, and then rejoined Walsh in 2010 as a laborer. In 2013, he became labor foreman and earned his master rigger certification soon after. Huylar interned at the company and then graduated from Washington State University with a bachelor's degree in construction management, rejoining Walsh as a project engineer. Geise joined the company in 2014 as a carpenter and later became carpenter foreman. In 2015, he began supporting the layout and concrete divisions and was promoted in 2019 to layout trade assistant superintendent.
Garco Construction hired Doug Hartley as director of operations for its Tacoma office. The company says Hartley has an extensive background in operations management, manufacturing, production and leadership. In his new role, Hartley will focus on growing the company brand and culture as Garco expands in the Puget Sound area. Garco is based in Spokane and employs over 350 people. It offers construction, construction management and design-build services for commercial, civil, education, hospitality, military and other project types.