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Primoris Services appoints Chad Haxton as chief information officer

(UI) — Primoris Services Corp. (Primoris) has appointed Chad Haxton as chief information officer, the company announced on Jan. 31. Haxton joined Primoris in 2019 as senior vice president of information technology to lead the organization’s digital strategy encompassing data analytics, business intelligence, system development, cybersecurity, and technical services.

Vortex Companies promotes Wesley Kingery to COO

Kingery will lead the development of a cross-collaboration strategy between Vortex’s Services and Products divisions to strengthen customer relationships, increase sales, and improve overall service and product quality.

Dr. Vahid Zarezadeh joins LAN’s stormwater division as project manager

(UI) — Vahid Zarezadeh, PhD, PE, CFM, has joined engineering and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews and Newnam Inc. (LAN) as a project manager for the stormwater practice, the company announced on Jan. 17.

Doosan Infracore North America appoints Chris Jeong as CEO

(UI) — Doosan Infracore North America has named Chris Jeong as its new CEO, the company announced on Jan. 10. Jeong succeeds Edward Song, the previous CEO, who was promoted to global sales head of Hyundai Doosan Infracore in Korea.

Primoris Services appoints Rhonda Anderson as chief human resources officer

Primoris Services Corp. has appointed Rhonda Anderson as chief human resources officer, the company announced on Dec. 13. Anderson joined Primoris in 2021 as senior vice president of human resources and in the last year has guided the function through a transformation to strengthen the services it provides.

Brown and Caldwell appoints Tracy Stigers as design chief engineer

(UI) — Brown and Caldwell has appointed Tracy Stigers as design chief engineer in recognition of four decades of exceptional technical leadership and client service, the company announced on Tuesday. She is the first woman in the firm’s 75-year history to hold the esteemed title.

WSSC Water appoints Kishia L. Powell as general manager, CEO

(UC) — Ushering in a new era of leadership, stakeholder engagement and strategic opportunities, WSSC Water’s Board of Commissioners has appointed Kishia L. Powell as the company’s next general manager and CEO, effective January 1, 2023.

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John Baker joins LAN as vice president after distinguished military career

John Baker, PE has joined planning, engineering and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) as Senior Program Manager and Vice President of Infrastructure. In his new role, Baker will oversee public sector infrastructure projects.

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In Memoriam  Troy Young, vice president and co-owner of Tulsa Rig Iron, passed away in a tragic boating accident over the Memorial Day weekend, in Grove, Okla., at age 48.  From an early age, he was heavily involved, with his brother Trevor, in the family ..

CGA announces Susan O’Malley as keynote at 2023 CGA Conference & Expo

The Common Ground Alliance (CGA) announced on Wednesday that Susan O’Malley, former president of Washington Sports and Entertainment and the first female president of a professional sports franchise, will be the keynote speaker at the 2023 CGA Conference & Expo in Orlando, Fla.

Vermeer Chair Emeritus, former CEO Bob Vermeer dies at 78

(UC) — Bob Vermeer, former Vermeer CEO and current chair emeritus, has died at the age of 78 after battling cancer, Vermeer Corporation said in a statement.

Tulsa Rig Iron VP, co-owner Troy Young dies in boating accident

It is with a very heavy heart that we inform you that Tulsa Rig Iron Vice President and co-owner Troy Young passed away in a tragic boating accident over the Memorial Day weekend.

Volvo Tailors Support for Customers’ Carbon Reduction Goals

Volvo Tailors Support for Customers’ Carbon Reduction Goals, Investment in Sewer AI Spurs Next Generation of Water Infrastructure Diagnostics, John Deere Unveils 2022 “Own It” Program and more.

Tim Killoren, former PCCA chairman, dies at 69

Timothy Donald Killoren, former PCCA Chairman and longtime board member, passed away on June 6 at the age of 69. He served as president of Poygan Land Company and president of the Power and Communication Contractors Association from 2015-2016.

Water Horse Resources names Buster Gray as president

Water Horse Resources has named accomplished engineering industry veteran L.A. “Buster” Gray as its new president, bringing over 40 years of experience in the design, construction and management of large-scale pipeline infrastructure projects.

Industry icon Frank Forest passes away at 80

Sharewell Founder Frank (Buddy) Calvin Forest, 80, passed away peacefully with his wife, Dawn, at his side on May 12, 2022. He was born on Dec. 28, 1941, in Liberty, Texas, and was the youngest son of Calvin Bert and Tina Forest.

Jean-François Bolduc Named President of LOGISTEC Environmental Services Inc.

Jean-François Bolduc was named president of LOGISTEC Environmental Services Inc. and SANEXEN Environmental Services Inc., part of Montreal-based LOGISTEC Corporation.

National Trench Safety names Van Welch as new chief financial officer

National Trench Safety, a leader in trench safety solutions, and a Tailwind Capital owned business, announced the appointment of Van Welch as chief financial officer on Friday.

Carson Corporation names Bryce Carson as CEO

Bryce has served as the company’s chief operating officer since 2015 and said he looks forward to continuing to guide the organization into the future in his new role as CEO.

Brown and Caldwell names Broley as chief technical officer

Brown and Caldwell names Wendy Broley as the company's new chief technical officer as Cindy Paulson retires after 35 years with the firm.

Barbco welcomes new members to its Omneity Innovations team

Barbco welcomes four new members to its Omneity Innovations team which serves as the company's in-house engineering and machine field service staff.

Brown and Caldwell appoints Erin Williams as new Mid-South leader

Erin Williams becomes vice president and leader of Brown and Caldwell's Mid-South business.

Tindall Corporation announces corporate leadership promotions

Tindall Corporation, one of the largest providers of precast concrete solutions in North America, is proud to promote four members of its leadership team to new positions: Clancy Self to Chief Financial Officer; Michelle Gneisig to Controller; Isaac Perkins to Vice President and General Manager of t..

United Rentals CEO, Matt Flannery is recognized on the “2022 CEOs Who ‘Get It’” list

The National Safety Council names Matt Flannery, United Rentals CEO on the 2022 CEOs Who 'Get It' list.

Sprayroq welcomes Jeremy Alexander as president

Sprauroq, a leader in spray-applied resin technology, announces Jeremy Alexander as the new company president.

Steven Kramer Elected as UESI President

Steven Kramer was elected as the president of The Utility Engineering & Surveying Institute beginning in the fall of 2022.

Gary Bousquet Named Director of Engineering for San Diego County Water Authority

Gary Bousquet was named director of Engineering for the San Diego County Water Authority.

Bob Westphal and Ron Halderman Inducted to the HDD Hall of Fame

Bob Westphal and Ron Halderman were inducted into the HDD Hall of Fame at the UCT Conference.

George Kurz Honored as MVP at UCT Conference

George Kurz was honored at a MVP luncheon on July 13, the first day of Underground Construction Technology conference, in Nashville, Tenn.