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Jacobsmeyer Joins Takeuchi as Central Midwest Regional Business Manager

ATLANTA, GA — Takeuchi-US names Jeffrey Jacobsmeyer as its new Central Midwest Regional Business Manager. Jacobsmeyer’s duties will include dealer development and recruitment, inventory control, forecasting, promotions, sales planning, and goal setting in the Central Midwest region, which encompasses Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and South …

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Braband Joins HNTB as Central Region Sales Officer

CHICAGO, IL — Libby Braband joins HNTB Corporation, an infrastructure solutions firm, as Central Region Sales Officer and Vice President. She will drive an increased focus on clients’ infrastructure needs and successful project development, aiming to maximize growth within HNTB’s Great Lakes Division and Central Division, encompassing an expansive …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Promotes Bell to Northern Regional Sales & Operations Manager

KANSAS CITY, MO — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) announces the promotion of Paul Bell to Northern Regional Sales & Operations Manager. Bell will now provide strategic oversight of sales and operational activities for KSM’s Kansas City and St. Louis locations. He had previously served as Sales & Operations Manager for …

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Braun Intertec Corporation Announces Transition of Executive Leadership

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Jon Carlson, Chief Executive Officer and President of Braun Intertec, announces he is stepping down after a 35-year career in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. Carlson's career started as an Environmental Technician at Braun Intertec in 1988, being steadily promoted to President in …

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Western Specialty Contractors Promotes Grandbois to Manager of its Minneapolis Branch

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Western Specialty Contractors announces the promotion of David Grandbois to Manager of its Minneapolis, Minnesota, branch. Grandbois has been the Assistant Branch Manager for the past four years.

As Branch Manager, Grandbois is responsible for managing sales, daily operations, and field personnel at the branch, plus developing …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Promotes Shuffield to Vice President, Product Support, Cranes & Lifting

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) announces the promotion of Kelly Shuffield to Vice President, Product Support, Cranes & Lifting. Shuffield will be responsible for the strategic oversight of all crane support operations throughout KSM’s territory. Offering sales, rentals, parts, and service, the heavy equipment distributor is an …

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Barletta Joins Garver as Missouri Transportation Planning and Environmental Team Leader

ST. LOUIS, MO — With the hire of Molly Barletta, MBA, as Missouri Transportation Planning and Environmental Team Leader, Garver Transportation continues to expand services in the Show Me State. Barletta brings to the role over 20 years of experience in transportation, military, and environmental planning, including a decade …

Seif Named Director of Aviation at Kansas DOT

TOPEKA, KS — Ray Seif was recently named the Director of Aviation for the Kansas Department of Transportation. In his new role, Seif is looking forward to working with local airports across the state.

“It’s important to help airports improve their infrastructure and support the needs of the community,” …

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Elmer Joins HDR as Director of Sports and Recreation Architecture

KANSAS CITY, MO — Andrew Elmer, PLA, joins HDR as Director of Sports and Recreation Architecture. Based in HDR’s Kansas City, Missouri, architecture studio, Elmer will leverage his 16 years of experience to grow the firm’s sports and recreation design practice and complement a team of multidisciplinary architects, interior …

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CRB Announces Kenney as Regional Vice President

KANSAS CITY, MO — CRB, a global provider of sustainable engineering, architecture, construction, and consulting services to the life sciences and food and beverage industries, announces the promotion of Lindsay Kenney to Regional Vice President. Kenney will oversee operations in the Midwest.

The promotion advances CRB's commitment to successful …

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Schubert to Lead Big-D Construction Midwest as President

ST. PAUL, MN — Big-D Companies announces that Cory Schubert has been promoted to the role of President of the Big-D Construction Midwest office.

His promotion comes not long after the 10-year anniversary of the office’s opening, for which Schubert was an integral team member, then in the position of …

Nebraska DOT Announces Syslo as New Deputy Director

LINCOLN, NE — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) announces Mick Syslo as its new Deputy Director of Operations.

Syslo succeeds Moe Jamshidi, who will retire at the end of March 2024. Jamshidi has served as the Deputy Director of Operations for the past 13 years, with over 40 …

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Jackson Joins HNTB as Central Division Government Relations Director

DALLAS, TX — Sarah Jackson joins HNTB Corporation as Government Relations Director for the firm’s Central Division. She brings more than 17 years of experience in federal, state, and local government, management, stakeholder engagement, and strategic planning.

Jackson will direct the firm’s government relations activities for Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, Kansas, …

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Foley Equipment Appoints Allison as Chief People Officer

KANSAS CITY, MO — Foley Equipment announces that Melissa Allison has joined the company as Chief People Officer (CPO).

“We continue to grow and are happy to add Melissa, who brings a wealth of experience, to help us scale our culture and ensure our employees are empowered to safely serve …

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TranSystems Promotes Markwith to President, Rock to Chief Executive Officer

KANSAS CITY, MO — Rich Markwith, PE, has been named President of TranSystems. Markwith most recently served as the Executive Vice President of Strategy and has held a variety of leadership roles in the firm, such as leading the firm’s largest market sector, leading the Southeast region, and …

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Road Machinery & Supplies Co. Promotes Schmidtlein to Vice President of Aggregate

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Ben Schmidtlein has been named Vice President of Aggregate for Road Machinery & Supplies Co. Schmidtlein joined the company in early 2020 and has been instrumental in guiding nearly four years of steady, substantial growth in aggregate sales and support for Road Machinery & Supplies Co.

Under …

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LEO A DALY Promotes Suhr to Commercial Market Sector Leader

OMAHA, NE — LEO A DALY promotes Leslie Suhr, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C to Commercial Market Sector Leader for the Omaha design studio. Suhr continues her 17-year career with the firm.

From intern to licensed architect to senior architect, Suhr's project exposure and experience confirms her passion for serving …

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Seiler Instrument Remembers the Life and Legacy of Retired CEO Eric Paul Seiler Sr.

ST. LOUIS, MO — Eric Paul Seiler Sr., husband, father, and retired CEO of Seiler Instrument, passed peacefully in his home on January 7, 2024 at 95 years old. Eric was born to Eric H. and Dora Seiler on March 1, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri. He loved …

Meginnis and Mello Appointed to Nebraska State Highway Commission

LINCOLN, NE — Governor Jim Pillen appoints Richard Meginnis of Lincoln and Heath Mello of Omaha to serve on the Nebraska State Highway Commission. Created to ensure public input in the planning, design, and operation of the state highway system, the Highway Commission acts as a liaison between the …

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Retiring Burns & McDonnell CEO Kowalik Leaves Impact on Firm, Industry, and Communities

KANSAS CITY, MO — Burns & McDonnell Chairman and CEO Ray Kowalik retired at the end of 2023, after leading the 100 percent employee-owned firm through rapid growth and job creation. Kowalik will be succeeded by Burns & McDonnell Senior Executive Leslie Duke.

Kowalik came to Burns & McDonnell …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Hires Heisel as Used Equipment Sales Manager

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) announces the hiring of Matt Heisel as its new Used Equipment Sales Manager. In his new position, Heisel will manage KSM’s used equipment sales team and be responsible for growing the heavy equipment distributor’s used equipment business, which operates throughout the United …

Nebraska DOT Deputy Director Jamshidi Receives National Award from AASHTO

LINCOLN, NE — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) announces Moe Jamshidi, NDOT Deputy Director of Operations, was awarded the Thomas H. MacDonald Memorial Award by the American Association of Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) during the 2023 AASHTO Annual Meeting.

Established in 1957, the Thomas H. MacDonald Memorial Award …

Terracon Names Keiser Vice President and National Director for Transportation and Infrastructure

OLATHE, KS — Terracon, a national consulting engineering firm comprised of engineers, scientists, architects, facilities experts, and field professionals, announces Janet Keiser, PE, PTOE, has been named Vice President and National Director for Transportation and Infrastructure.

This key position supports client service, innovation, and project delivery as the …

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Brown Named Regional President for Gilbane Building Company

CHICAGO, IL — Gilbane Building Company announces that Michael C. Brown, PE, has been named Regional President overseeing Gilbane’s growing Midwest and Texas regions. With nearly 30 years of experience in the construction industry, Brown began his career as a Project Superintendent and previously spent close to two decades …

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Brett Bowman Retires at Star Equipment

DES MOINES, IA — After 50 years of employment in the family businesses, Star Equipment’s Brett Bowman has retired. Although Brett officially started after his graduation in the spring of 1973, he had been helping his parents, Max Bowman and Beverly Bowman, after school, weekends, and during the …

SITECH
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SITECH Central LLC
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WSP Promotes Watz to Midwest District Transportation Leader

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — WSP names Patrick Watz as Midwest District Transportation Business Line Leader. WSP's Midwest district includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Watz, a Senior Vice President with the firm since 2021, brings nearly three decades of experience …

DLR Group Elevates Fuller to COO

KANSAS CITY, MO — DLR Group Chief Executive Officer Steven McKay, AIA, RIBA, announces a new executive leader for the 100 percent employee-owned, globally integrated design firm.

Managing Principal John Fuller, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, is DLR Group’s new Chief Operating Officer. He will be responsible for executing …

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Trotta Named Midwest District Leader at WSP

CHICAGO, IL — John Trotta has been promoted to Midwest District Leader at WSP, an engineering, environment, and professional services consultancy.

Trotta, a Senior Vice President who was recently interim Midwest District Leader, has assumed this role on a permanent basis. He will continue to serve as WSP National …

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Gagnier to Lead Health, Safety, Environment and Quality at WSP in the U.S.

MADISON, WI — Jennifer Gagnier joins WSP, an engineering, environment, and professional services consultancy, as Senior Vice President of Health, Safety, Environment, and Quality (HSEQ) for the U.S.

In her new executive leadership role, Gagnier is accountable for the strategic direction, development, and management of all HSEQ frameworks, metrics, …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Promotes Cole to Executive Vice President, Sales

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) announces the promotion of Gavin Cole to Executive Vice President, Sales. Cole will now lead KSM’s commercial efforts across all segments of the business. He had previously served as Vice President of Sales, where he supported the sales efforts of Komatsu construction …

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Schiller Joins DICA as Strategic Advisor

URBANDALE, IA — DICA announces that Ingo Schiller, a crane industry veteran with executive experience in sales, distribution, new product development, and marketing, has joined the DICA team as a Strategic Advisor. He will be responsible for helping DICA expand its distribution programs, advising the sales team, and expanding …

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HNTB Announces Haywood as Central Division President and Senior Vice President

AUSTIN, TX — Responding to ongoing growth and a robust U.S. transportation market, HNTB Corporation announces Scott Haywood as Central Division President and Senior Vice President.

“Under the leadership of Scott, ... HNTB will further strengthen partnerships with clients and communities in the Central ... Division," said Rob Slimp, PE …

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McGough Construction Welcomes Douglas as New Project Executive

DES MOINES, IA — McGough Construction announces the addition of Adam Douglas to its Des Moines team as a new Project Executive. Douglas brings leadership and project management experience to the company and its clients across Iowa.

Douglas has spent the last 16 years in the construction industry, focusing primarily …

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MMC Corp President and CEO Chadwick to Retire in 2024 After Over 30 Years With Company

OVERLAND PARK, KS — MMC Corp veteran leader Tim Chadwick announces he will retire on April 30, 2024, as the company's President and Chief Executive Officer, a role he has held since 2014. Chadwick's tenure with the employee-owned national commercial construction services company spans his entire career of more than …

Nebraska DOT Announces New District Engineers for Southeastern Nebraska

LINCOLN, NE — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) names Tom Goodbarn as the new District 2 Engineer and Brandon Varilek as the new District 1 Engineer. District 1 includes 13 counties in southeastern Nebraska and District 2 includes five counties in eastern Nebraska.

Goodbarn succeeds Tim Weander, who …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Announces Crossley as Regional Product Support Sales Manager for Northern Region

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) announces the promotion of Nick Crossley as Regional Product Support Sales Manager in KSM’s northern region, which includes Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Amarillo, Texas. The promotion occurred earlier this year ahead of the transition of David Kellerstrass to Vice President of Product …

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Hyundai Launches Dedicated Compact Equipment Sales and Support Team in North America

DES MOINES, IA — Following the introduction of skid steer and compact track loaders, along with updates across its compact excavator lineup earlier this year at CONEXPO-CON/AGG, HD Hyundai Construction Equipment North America announces the formation of a new team dedicated to Hyundai compact equipment sales and support.

Hyundai has …

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Aspen Equipment Promotes Davidson to Director of Sales

DES MOINES, IA — Aspen Equipment, a division of MGX Equipment Services, LLC, announces the promotion of Marcus "Shane" Davidson to Director of Sales. Davidson joined Aspen in 2019. He experienced success as Ankeny’s Branch Manager, building his team’s overall sales growth. Additionally, he oversaw the establishment of …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Promotes Phillips to General Manager, Pipeline Group

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) promotes Kris Phillips as its new General Manager, Pipeline Group. He will lead KSM’s efforts to fully support the equipment needs of pipeline contractors operating in the mainline, regional, and local pipeline construction industries. Phillips previously served KSM as a Major Account …

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Kansas Governor Appoints Reed as Secretary of Transportation

TOPEKA, KS — Governor Laura Kelly announces that she has appointed Calvin Reed as Secretary of the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT). Reed has served as Acting Secretary since the departure of former Secretary of Transportation Julie Lorenz in December 2022.

“Calvin Reed has long worked to ensure Kansas families …

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AED Announces Stoltz as New Senior Regional Manager

SCHAUMBURG, IL — Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) announces the addition of Nichole Stoltz as Senior Regional Manager. Stoltz is replacing Jonathan Porter, who has been promoted to Manager of Government Affairs and is now joining the AED government affairs team headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Stoltz is a graduate of …

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Lewis Joins Aspen Equipment as Branch Manager in Ankeny, Iowa

ANKENY, IA — Aspen Equipment, a division of MGX Equipment Services, LLC, appoints Clayton Lewis as Branch Manager for its Ankeny, Iowa, branch. With over 18 years of experience in the construction industry, Clayton said he is thrilled to be joining Aspen. “I am excited to be working …

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Lamb Named Weitz Mission Critical General Manager

DES MOINES, IA — The Weitz Company announces Ryan Lamb as General Manager of Mission Critical, overseeing over 111 Mission Critical employees across jobsites and offices in the United States and Mexico. Lamb has been with the company for over a decade, serving in various capacities within the company’s legal …

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Bertram Named Next Leader of Transmission & Distribution Group at Burns & McDonnell

KANSAS CITY, MO — Burns & McDonnell selects Jamey Bertram to lead the Transmission & Distribution (T&D) Group, the largest business within the $7 billion firm. Bertram succeeds John Olander, who will now serve in his Chief Operating Officer role full time, with a focus on companywide transformation and …

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HDR Appoints Fewins as Corporate Sustainability Director

KANSAS CITY, MO — HDR names Lisa Fewins its Corporate Sustainability Director. Based in the firm’s Kansas City, Missouri, office, she will lead the overall approach for corporate sustainability, shaping and demonstrating value for all built and natural environments.

Fewins most recently served as HDR’s Power Environmental Sciences and Planning …

SITECH
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SITECH Central LLC
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Burns & McDonnell Adds Knecht as Hospital Consumer Experience Director for the Healthcare Architecture Team

KANSAS CITY, MO ― The Healthcare Architecture team at Burns & McDonnell welcomes Nan Knecht. Knecht spent nearly 25 years on the customer side, working for a health care system in the Kansas City region. She worked in many different capacities ranging from Graphic Artist to Brand Manager while …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Promotes White to General Manager, Road & Mineral Products

DALLAS, TX — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) promotes Matt White to General Manager of Road and Mineral Products. White brings over 13 years combined OEM and distributor experience to the role for road construction and crushing/screening equipment. He will be responsible for managing the Wirtgen Group family of products (Wirtgen, …

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Casey Selected to Lead Olsson’s Des Moines Office

DES MOINES, IA — Olsson names Lucas Casey Leader of its Des Moines office. Casey will oversee operations and develop and execute strategies to grow business in the central Iowa region.

Casey has nearly two decades of experience as a strategist and leader in the Greater Des Moines community. He …

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Aspen Equipment Promotes Rowan to Branch Manager in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO — Aspen Equipment, a division of MGX Equipment Services, LLC, announces the promotion of Nathan “Joe” Rowan to Branch Manager of Aspen’s branch in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, which serves the Greater Kansas City area.

Rowan joined Aspen in 2022 as Territory Manager for the newly …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Restructures Marketing Department

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) announces several changes to its marketing department. Cody Ward, Director of Strategy, Marketing, and M&A for KSM said that expanding the breadth and capabilities of the marketing team is essential to supporting the heavy equipment distributor’s current and future growth.

“This …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Promotes Kellerstrass to Vice President, Product Support

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) promotes David Kellerstrass to Vice President of Product Support. Kellerstrass, who joined KSM in 2019, had previously served as General Manager of Product Support Sales. With the retirement of former Vice President Brad Campbell, he now takes over the leadership of …

Strategic Growth Inspires Terracon’s Key Organizational Changes

OLATHE, KS — Terracon announces strategic organizational changes to support client service, innovation, and project delivery as the company continues to grow. Leadership promotions and changes include:

  • Michael O’Grady, P.E., to Chief Growth Officer. He is responsible for expanding Terracon’s client base, focusing on innovation development, positioning in the …

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Abel Joins Garver’s Growing Transportation Team as Municipal Team Leader

KANSAS CITY, MO — After 15 years in the public sector, Alysen Abel, PE, MPA, has transitioned back to engineering consulting to join Garver. As a Municipal Team Leader on Garver’s Transportation Team, she will be facilitating Garver’s full range of in-house services for a region that includes …

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Burns & McDonnell CEO Kowalik Announces Retirement After 37 Years at the Firm

KANSAS CITY, MO — Burns & McDonnell Chairman and CEO Ray Kowalik announces his retirement at the end of 2023, coming off of a record-breaking year for the firm. Kowalik took the reins in 2017 and was the seventh CEO for Burns & McDonnell in the firm’s 125-year history.

In …

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Butler Named President of General Excavating

LINCOLN, NE — As General Excavating (GE) enters its fourth decade, Ted C. Butler has been named President to assist GE in its continued growth in the civil construction industry. Butler possesses over 25 years of construction experience, having served in a variety of field and management roles. Butler's career …

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Black & Veatch Selects Dulan as Global Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

OVERLAND PARK, KS — Black & Veatch announces Silas S. Dulan III as an Associate Vice President and the company’s Global Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. Dulan will work with company leaders to advance commitments to creating and sustaining a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace.

Dulan previously served in …

CRB Board of Directors Adds CEO Title to President Schroeder; Company Announces Kitchell as New Chief Operating Officer

KANSAS CITY, MO — CRB, a global provider of sustainable engineering, architecture, construction, and consulting solutions to the biopharmaceutical and food and beverage industries, announces the Board of Directors has named President Ryan Schroeder as Chief Executive Officer. Schroeder succeeds CEO and CRB co-founder Jeff Biskup, who will …

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Foy Joins HDR as Health Principal in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO — Jacqueline Foy, AIA, ACHA, LEED AP joins HDR as a Health Principal in the Kansas City, Missouri, architecture studio. In this position, Foy will leverage more than 20 years of experience to build client relationships and expand HDR’s health care presence in the region.

With expertise …

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Western Specialty Contractors Hires Russell as Regional Business Development Manager in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO — Western Specialty Contractors announces the hiring of Jocelyn Russell of Blue Springs, Missouri, as Regional Business Development Manager for its Kansas City branches and divisions.

In her new role, Russell is tasked with supporting the sales staff and helping develop business for Western’s roofing and architectural …

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Henderson Companies Promotes Key Community Sector Leaders

LENEXA, KS — Henderson Companies, the 100 percent employee-owned parent company of Henderson Engineers and Henderson Building Solutions, announces the promotion of two longtime leaders within the company’s community sector, which designs civic, culture, higher education, K-12 education, recreation, and science and technology projects nationwide. Doug Everhart is …

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Francois Promoted to Project Director at McCarthy Building Companies

OMAHA, NE — McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. promotes Jim Francois to the position of Project Director, based in the company’s Omaha, Nebraska, office.

In his new role, Francois leads onsite construction teams on a wide range of McCarthy building projects spanning the health care, education, and science & technology sectors. …

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Perkins&Will Welcomes Sittner and Muhlenbruch to the Sports, Recreation, and Entertainment Practice

KANSAS CITY, MO — Jeff Sittner and Erica Muhlenbruch have built a career working with some of the most high-profile sports leaders and organizations in the nation. The two have joined the global sports architecture and design firm Perkins&Will, bringing more than two decades of experience designing sport facilities, …

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Takeuchi Hires Baldwin as Central Midwest Regional Product Manager

TULSA, OK — Takeuchi-US names Jeffrey Baldwin as its new Central Midwest Regional Product Manager.

Baldwin is now responsible for supporting all the company’s dealers and national rental accounts in the Central Midwest region, which includes Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma. He will also train the region’s salesforce on …

New Missouri Highways and Transportation Commissioners Confirmed by the Missouri Senate

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — The appointments by Gov. Mike Parson of Warren K. Erdman and Brian Treece to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission were recently confirmed by the Missouri Senate.

Erdman is Executive Vice President - Administration and Corporate Affairs for Kansas City Southern (KCS). Prior to joining KCS …

Williams Named HNTB Chief Information Officer

KANSAS CITY, MO — Marty Williams has been named HNTB Corporation’s Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President. Based in the firm’s Kansas City office, Williams is responsible for technology strategy and driving digital innovation and is accountable for firmwide technical services including technology project delivery, software development, procurement, …

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Scott Named New District 7 Operations & Maintenance Manager at Nebraska DOT

LINCOLN, NE — The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) announces that Kerry Scott has been promoted to the District 7 Operations & Maintenance Manager based in McCook. District 7 encompasses 13 counties in southwest Nebraska with responsibilities for 1,029 miles of state highways.

Scott is a 36-year employee of NDOT …

Fulghum Named Kansas DOT Chief of Fiscal Services

TOPEKA, KS — Ami Fulghum has been selected as the Bureau Chief of Fiscal Services for the Kansas Department of Transportation.

After graduating from Emporia State University in 2007, Fulghum started at KDOT as an Accountant I.

“I like being in public service," she said. “You get to see …

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Willhite Promoted to Central Region President at WSP USA

CHICAGO, IL — Joe Willhite has been promoted to Central Region President at WSP USA, an engineering, environment, and professional services consultancy. Willhite succeeds Rebecca Nolan, who recently assumed the role of WSP USA Chief Development Officer.

As Central Region President, Willhite is responsible for growth and oversight …

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RDG's Stokes Receives Iowa Architectural Foundation Award

DES MOINES, IA — The Iowa Architectural Foundation announces the winners of its annual awards program, which recognizes individuals for their volunteerism, contributions, and service to the foundation. RDG Planning & Design shares that Lauren Stokes, Assoc. AIA, an Architectural Intern based out of the firm’s Des Moines, Iowa …

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Former Kansas DOT Secretary Lorenz Joins 1898 & Co. to Help Lead Critical Infrastructure Clients Through Transformative Times

KANSAS CITY, MO — Former Kansas Secretary of Transportation Julie Lorenz joins 1898 & Co. to help businesses, industries, and governments make the most of unprecedented opportunities fueled by federal funding for addressing critical infrastructure needs.

After having led the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) for four years, Lorenz is …

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Henderson Companies Appoints Stein New Chief Operations Officer

LENEXA, KS — Henderson Companies announces the appointment of Darrell Stein as Chief Operations Officer (COO) for Henderson Engineers and Henderson Building Solutions. A Henderson veteran since 1999, Stein will spearhead strategic and day-to-day operations for the firm in collaboration with the executive team and other leadership.

Stein’s most …

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Data Scientist Fritz Joins the Leo A. Daly Company to Enhance Data-Informed Design

OMAHA, NE — Joshua Fritz joins the Leo A. Daly Company as a Data Scientist. Fritz’s work will strengthen the company’s data-informed approach to design.

Experienced with artificial intelligence and machine learning, Fritz adds expertise in three types of analytics: descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive. Descriptive analytics express what happened in …

Hansen Brings Industry Expertise to HDR as Director of Data Architecture

OMAHA, NE — Dwayne Hansen, PMP, CCSP, joins HDR as the Director of Data Architecture based in Omaha, Nebraska. In this position, Hansen will partner with executive leadership on the firm's global data management strategy. He will also develop and implement best practices within data management, data architecture, and …

Sothers Named Chief of Innovative Technologies for Kansas DOT

TOPEKA, KS — Mitch Sothers has been selected as the Bureau Chief of Innovative Technologies for the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT). This bureau is part of the newly created Division of Multimodal Transportation and Innovation.

Sothers graduated with an electrical engineering degree from Kansas State University in 1992. Following …

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Seeliger Joins Weitz as Business Development Manager for Iowa Commercial Business Unit

DES MOINES, IA — The Weitz Company welcomes Scott Seeliger to the Iowa Commercial Business Unit as a Business Development Manager. With a diverse professional background, Seeliger will bring knowledge and perspective to the role.

Seeliger has been active in the Des Moines community since his move to the area …

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Henderson Companies Announces Several Leadership Promotions in Kansas

LENEXA, KS — Henderson Companies, the parent company of Henderson Engineers and Henderson Building Solutions, announces three key leadership promotions at both subsidiaries. All three employees are based in Lenexa, Kansas. The new appointments, spanning various disciplines, include the following individuals:

Aralia Sendejas, Field Superintendent at Henderson Building …
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Adams Named Olsson’s Senior Director of Operations

LINCOLN, NE — Annie Adams has been named Senior Director of Operations at Olsson. Adams will oversee the firm’s operations and project support functions and serve on Olsson’s senior leadership team. She will consult with employees and leaders to drive project success, while working to increase efficiencies and grow …

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Allen Joins Knutson Construction as Vice President of Safety

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Knutson Construction announces Rick Allen as the company’s new Vice President of Safety. Based in Minneapolis, Allen will work with teams at all Knutson Construction offices in Minneapolis, Rochester, and Mankato, Minnesota, as well as Iowa City and Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

“Rick’s strong background makes him well-qualified …

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LEO A DALY Promotes Lassek to Lead High-Performance Design

OMAHA, NE — Nick Lassek, PE, CBCP, has been promoted to the role of Engineer, Mechanical, High-Performance Design at LEO A DALY. Lassek will lead analysis of high-performance design data for projects across the firm. He will partner with design teams at conceptual levels to understand the site, …

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Williams Named Black & Veatch’s CFO, Joins Company’s Leadership Team

OVERLAND PARK, KS — Michael Williams, Black & Veatch’s interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO) since June, has been appointed as the company’s CFO. Williams also joins the company’s leadership team.

Williams, who joined Black & Veatch in 2011 and previously served as Senior Vice President of Finance and …

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Kansas Governor Announces Departure of Transportation Secretary Lorenz

TOPEKA, KS — Governor Laura Kelly announces the resignation of Kansas Department of Transportation Secretary Julie Lorenz. Lorenz has served as Transportation Secretary since her confirmation in March 2019 and as Chair of the Kansas Infrastructure Hub, which coordinates federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding, since June 2022. She will …

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Kinchen Named National Construction Director for Water Projects at Burns & McDonnell

KANSAS CITY, MO — Dave Kinchen has been named National Director of Construction for Burns & McDonnell water projects. He will have overall responsibility for strategic positioning and growth of water construction projects throughout all 50 U.S. states.

Kinchen has nearly 35 years of experience working for self-perform national and …

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DBIA Names HNTB’s Deaton to National Board of Directors

KANSAS CITY, MO — HNTB’s Mark Deaton, RA, LEED AP, FDBIA, was named to the National Board of Directors for the Design-Build Institute of America at its annual membership meeting. His three-year term begins in 2023.

Deaton serves HNTB’s clients as a Project Director and Associate Vice President. …

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Brinkmann Constructors Promotes Satterthwaite to CEO, Oberle to President

ST. LOUIS, MO — Brinkmann Constructors has completed a leadership succession plan that promotes Brian Satterthwaite to Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and Tom Oberle to President. Founder Bob Brinkmann, formerly CEO, remains engaged as Chairman of the Board for the company he launched in 1984.

Since 2010, Brinkmann had …

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Kansas DOT Secretary Lorenz Receives National Transportation Award

TOPEKA, KS — Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) Secretary Julie Lorenz was awarded the 2022 George S. Bartlett Award given jointly by the American Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO), the Transportation Research Board (TRB) and the American Road & Transportation Builders Association for her outstanding leadership and …

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Messina Named Chief of Multimodal Transportation at Kansas DOT

TOPEKA, KS — Matt Messina has been selected as the Kansas Department of Transportation's (KDOT) Multimodal Transportation Bureau Chief. It is a new bureau within the Division of Multimodal Transportation and Innovation.

He started at KDOT in 2016 in the Bureau of Transportation Planning as the Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator. Messina …

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WSP USA Promotes Rome to Central Region Development Director

DALLAS, TX — Nolan Rome has been promoted to Central Region Development Director at WSP USA, an engineering, environment, and professional services consultancy.

In his new role, Rome will work with regional, district, and national business line (NBL) leaders to identify new business opportunities and expanded, multidisciplinary service offerings …

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Henderson Companies Welcomes Belser as New Safety Director

LENEXA, KS — Henderson Companies announces the hiring of Rhett Belser as the Safety Director for Henderson Building Solutions, the construction management sister company of Henderson Engineers. A 24-year safety industry veteran, Belser is charged with planning, developing, implementing, and supervising safety, health, and environmental protection programs in …

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DICA’s Kelly Koberg to Lead Inside Sales Team

URBANDALE, IA — DICA announces that long-time employee Kelly Koberg has been promoted from Sales & Admin Coordinator to Inside Sales Manager. Kelly will manage the inside sales and administration teams as they continue to elevate the customer experience.

“With DICA’s move to a new manufacturing facility, Kelly’s knowledge of …

Davis Named Kansas DOT Multimodal Transportation and Innovation Director

TOPEKA, KS — Cory Davis has been named the Director of the Division of Multimodal Transportation and Innovation at the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT).

Davis has worked in KDOT’s Transportation Planning Bureau for the past 11 years. He began as an Intern in Planning and worked with Public Transit …

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Curry Supply Welcomes Gray as Director of Marketing, Herron as Marketing Coordinator

ALTOONA, PA — Curry Supply Co. announces two new additions to the Curry team. The company welcomes Rob Gray as the new Director of Marketing, and Sara Herron as the Marketing Coordinator.

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In the Director of Marketing role, Gray will provide leadership in effective and focused marketing strategies. …
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Schuessler Appointed Newest Member of Burns & McDonnell Board of Directors During Rapid Firm Growth

KANSAS CITY, MO — Alissa Schuessler, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President for Burns & McDonnell, is the newest board member of the 100 percent employee-owned firm.

Schuessler joins CEO and Chairman Ray Kowalik and the five other current board members (Paul Fischer, Steve Gross …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Promotes Brewer to Director of Human Resources

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) promotes Angela Brewer to Director of Human Resources. Brewer will be responsible for the strategic direction of Kirby-Smith Machinery’s HR operations. She previously served as the company’s Human Resources Manager.

Jeff Weller, Chief Operating Officer for KSM, said he believes Brewer …

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Scott Promoted to HDR Interior Design Principal in Omaha

OMAHA, NE — Abby Scott, NCIDQ, IIDA, LEED AP, has been promoted to Interior Design Principal in HDR’s Omaha, Nebraska, architecture studio. With 21 years of experience in interior design, seven with HDR, Scott has talent for leading and fostering client relationships and a deep knowledge of strategic …

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Power, Water Industry Veterans von Lazar and Orth Join Black & Veatch Board of Directors

OVERLAND PARK, KS — Black & Veatch, a global provider of critical human infrastructure solutions, announces that Laszlo von Lazar, President of the company’s Energy & Process Industries business, and Mike Orth, President of the company’s Governments & Environment business, have been named to Black & Veatch’s …

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Black & Veatch Selects Clegg to Lead BV Operations

OVERLAND PARK, KS — Black & Veatch announces that it has named Barry Clegg President of BV Operations, a group comprising a centralized pool of resources and talent serving as the execution engine that keeps the global engineering and construction company running. BV Operations, with more than 8,100 professionals, houses …

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Koberg Named Chairman of SC&RA Outrigger Mat Resource Task Force

URBANDALE, IA — The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) names Kris Koberg, CEO of DICA, as Chairman of its new Outrigger Mat Resource Task Force, which is part of the Safety Education & Training Committee. The objective of the task force will be to advance awareness of …

Albers Joins HNTB Architecture Group as Project Director - Sports

KANSAS CITY, MO — Bradley W. Albers, AIA, joins HNTB Corporation’s architecture team as Project Director in the sports studio. Albers is based in Kansas City, Missouri, and will lead sports architecture projects nationwide.

For nearly three decades, Albers has worked on a variety of high-profile sports and …

Perinar Re-Elected as Leader of 52,000-Member Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council

CHICAGO, IL — Gary Perinar, Executive Secretary-Treasurer (EST) of the Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council, was unanimously re-elected to another four-year leadership term by the union's delegate body. As EST, Perinar oversees operations of a union that represents 52,000 carpenters in 324 counties across Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, and Eastern …

Kirby-Smith Machinery Names Schneider as General Manager, Industrial Equipment

KANSAS CITY, MO — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) hires Sam Schneider as its new General Manager of Industrial Equipment. Schneider comes to KSM after having served as Regional Product Manager for Takeuchi Manufacturing since 2014. He has a background in equipment dealership development with nearly 20 years of experience related …

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HOK Announces Leadership Promotions in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO — Peter Broeder, Sarah Godfrey, Steven Roark, and Peter Sloan all have been elevated to new leadership roles in HOK's Kansas City, Missouri, studio.

Broeder will be the Kansas City studio’s Design Principal, assuming one of four key leadership roles in the office. Broeder …

GBA Companies Announces Leadership Promotions and Growth

LENEXA, KS — GBA Companies announces the promotion of Dan Abitz to GBA Companies President following the retirement of GBA CEO and more recently GBA Companies President, Tim Ross. Ross will continue his involvement at GBA Companies by working in a consulting capacity after his retirement as President.

Abitz …

Henderson Building Solutions Hires Wilcox as New Mission Critical General Manager

LENEXA, KS — Henderson Companies welcomes Earl Wilcox as the new Mission Critical General Manager for Henderson Building Solutions, the construction management sister company of Henderson Engineers. Wilcox will oversee construction, project execution, scheduling, and client development for Henderson’s mission critical practice, which services mission critical facilities including …

Hollins Joins LEO A DALY to Lead Lighting Design

OMAHA, NE — Trevor Hollins, PE, LC, Assoc. IALD, joins LEO A DALY to lead the firm’s lighting design practice. Based in Omaha, Nebraska, Hollins will influence projects nationally and internationally. His work has earned nine design awards from the Illuminating Engineering Society, for projects ranging from event …

Professional Engineering Consultants Names Five New Senior Associates

WICHITA, KS — Professional Engineering Consultants, P.A. (PEC) announces the promotion of five employees. Chad Grisier, PE; Rebecca Hesse, PE, LEED AP, BD+C; Greg McDowell, PS; Nicholas L. Staib, RLA, LEED GA; and Darin Taylor, PE have been named Senior Associates.

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HR Green Welcomes Willham as Transportation Planning Director and Senior Project Manager

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA — HR Green announces that Brian Willham, PE, PTOE, PTP, has joined the firm as Transportation Planning Director and Senior Project Manager based in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, office.

Willham brings over 23 years of experience managing comprehensive and corridor plan studies, intersection improvement plans, traffic …

PALFINGER Announces Daneluz as New Vice President Sales & Service NAM Region

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA — Ismael Daneluz joins PALFINGER’s North American Region in the executive capacity of Vice President of Sales and Service. Daneluz will be responsible for developing strategic sales plans, based on the company’s goals, that will promote sales growth and customer satisfaction for the organization as well …

Logan Contractors Supply Announces New Position Promotions

DES MOINES, IA — Bruce Logan, President/CEO of Logan Contractors Supply announces that as the company continues to grow, expand its offerings, and plan for its future, Logan announces new position promotions within the company.

Nick Sinn, a Logan veteran of 18 years, has accepted a new position …

McCownGordon Construction Promotes Vaeth to Lead KC Business Unit

KANSAS CITY, MO — Chris Vaeth, a seasoned leader at McCownGordon Construction with nearly 20 years of experience with the company, has been named Senior Vice President of the Kansas City Region. In his new role, Vaeth will lead the company’s Kansas City business unit, guiding everything from business …

Henderson Companies Names Wollum as New Chief Sector Officer

LENEXA, KS — Henderson Companies announces the promotion of Jason Wollum to Chief Sector Officer (CSO) for Henderson Engineers and Henderson Building Solutions. An architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry veteran who has been with Henderson for more than 24 years, Wollum is charged with overseeing the execution of …

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Olsson Promotes Osborn to Environmental Practice Leader

LINCOLN, NE — Brian Osborn has been appointed Environmental Practice Leader at Olsson, an engineering and design firm. Osborn had been overseeing the firm’s Nebraska-based Environmental and Water Resources teams.

As Environmental Practice Leader, Osborn is charged with supporting the firm’s growth strategy by expanding opportunities and developing technical …

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The UP Companies Make Strategic Leadership Transitions

ST. LOUIS, MO — The UP Companies (UPCO) announces the recent transition of President Michael B. Kennedy to the role of Chief Executive Officer, and Vice President and Partner Brian W. Arnold to the role of President.

As CEO, Kennedy will continue to focus on business development opportunities, stakeholder relationships, …

Geldert-Murphey Elected 2024 President of American Society of Civil Engineers

EVANSVILLE, IN — The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) members elected Marsia Geldert-Murphey, P.E., F. ASCE, as President of the society for the 2023-2024 term, after a month-long election.

Geldert-Murphey is currently Chair of ASCE’s Public Policy and Practice Committee, which coordinates public policy and government relations activities …

Henderson Welcomes Miller as New Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leader

LENEXA, KS — Henderson Companies announces Jenn Miller as its new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) Partner for Henderson Engineers and Henderson Building Solutions. A 12-year DE&I and human resources (HR) industry veteran, Miller will lead education and training, talent acquisition, and workforce planning along with other DE&I initiatives …

Hampton Enterprises Promotes Keogh and Lockard to Properties and Construction Presidents

LINCOLN, NE — Hampton Enterprises announces a strategic leadership restructure to enhance and streamline how the company is managed in day-to-day operations. In support of this new segment structure, Hampton announces key presidential appointments, resulting in two tenured employees co-leading the charge to carry out the company's vision. Michelle Keogh …

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Allied Oil Remembers the Life of Founder Conrad Heinson

OMAHA, NE — Conrad Heinson passed away peacefully at home on Monday, May 16 at the age of 96. He spent his last days surrounded by family, listening to classic country music.

Conrad was born on February 1, 1926 in Steelville, Missouri, to Vera (Porterfield) and Jacob Diedrick Heinson. A …

BOMAG Americas Remembers Industry Leader, Long-Time Team Member Bert DeJong After his Passing

RIDGEWAY, SC — It is with deep sadness that BOMAG Americas announces the passing of Bert DeJong, a company leader and industry veteran for more than 30 years. DeJong is well remembered for being smart, honest, and fair and an industry pioneer, who helped drive success for both rental …

Vacuworx Appoints Tipton Executive Vice President, COO

TULSA, OK — Vacuworx announces that Robert Tipton has joined the company as Executive Vice President and has been appointed as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. Tipton joins the team with decades of knowledge in production and supply chain management, including executive leadership credentials and more than 20 years of …

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Michael C. Liptak, Co-Founder of ALL, Dies at 91

CLEVELAND, OH — The principal architect of the heavy lift equipment rental category and driving force behind The ALL Family of Companies has passed away. Michael C. Liptak was 91. Together with his wife, Marvine, and brothers Lawrence and Jake, Michael founded ALL Erection & Crane Rental in Cleveland, Ohio, …

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Hay Joins Foley Equipment as New Chief Information Officer

KANSAS CITY, MO — Foley Equipment announces the addition of new Chief Information Officer Kirk Hay, who will lead the dealer’s information technology, business intelligence, and cyber security operations. Foley CEO Ann Konecny said that Hay is joining the company during strong growth.

“Our customers are busy across the …

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Hampton Enterprises Recognizes CFO Retirement, Announces Brown as New CFO

LINCOLN, NE — Following a 29-year career with Hampton Enterprises, Chief Financial Officer Mike Lindberg announces his plans to retire. "Mike has been an invaluable asset to Hampton as CFO and has contributed a great deal to the company's success," said President Michelle Keogh. "Mike will be missed, …

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DLR Group Announces Johnson and Schnack as Senior Principals in Omaha

OMAHA, NE — DLR Group has recently appointed two new Senior Principals to the 100 percent employee-owned integrated design firm. Curtis Johnson, AIA, LEED AP and Becky Schnack, CPA were appointed as Senior Principals in Omaha, Nebraska.

"Acknowledging and rewarding achievement, professional growth, and leadership is a major part of …

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Labor Shortage is a Universal Issue in the Construction Industry

The ever-growing labor shortage is a universal issue, affecting nearly every business sector that relies on the availability of a workforce. It’s an issue that was happening before the COVID-19 pandemic and has persisted.

According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, there are 11.3 million job openings in the U.S., …

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DICA's Koberg Named Chairman of SC&RA’s Allied Industries Group Governing Committee

URBANDALE, IA — Kerry Koberg, Strategic Accounts Manager for DICA, was named Chairman of the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association’s (SC&RA) Allied Industries Governing Committee. Koberg’s nomination was approved during the association’s Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

DICA has been a member of SC&RA for the past …

Alexander Named Kansas DOT Transportation Electrification Manager

TOPEKA, KS — Tami Alexander has been named the Transportation Electrification Manager for the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT). The position was recently created to help the agency focus on strategic planning for electric transportation and to administer federal program funds.

Alexander previously worked for Metropolitan Energy Center, a nonprofit …

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Hasty to Retire from IMT, Brownlee to Assume Role of Vice President and General Manager

GARNER, IA — Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc. (IMT), an Oshkosh Corporation company, announces the company’s Vice President and General Manager Jim Hasty has retired. Amy Brownlee, IMT Senior Director of Finance, will assume the role of Vice President and General Manager.

Brownlee joined IMT in 2006 and has …

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Foley Equipment Welcomes Bradley in New Chief People Officer Role

KANSAS CITY, MO — Foley Equipment announces the addition of new Chief People Officer Erin Bradley.

“Our business has continued to grow and is showing no signs of slowing down,” said President and CEO Ann Konecny. “As our workforce expands to meet that demand, it will be more …

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General Excavating Names Kabourek Director of Operations

LINCOLN, NE — General Excavating announces the addition of Jerry Kabourek to the management team. Kabourek will serve as Director of Operations and oversee many underground utility projects.

Kabourek brings over 30 years of experience in the civil construction industry to General Excavating. Possessing a construction management degree from the …

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Kirby-Smith Hires Ward as Director of Strategy and Corporate Development

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery (KSM) hires Cody Ward to serve as its new Director of Strategy and Corporate Development. Ward will be tasked with the research and implementation of long-term growth strategies for the heavy equipment distributor.

“We had the good fortune to discover Cody through one of …

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Dineen Promoted to Education, Science, and Advanced Technologies Principal in Omaha

OMAHA, NE — John Dineen, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, has been promoted to Education, Science, and Advanced Technologies (ESAT) Principal in HDR’s Omaha, Nebraska, architecture studio.

In his new role, he will lead pursuits, oversee strategic planning and business and client development, and direct ESAT project teams in …

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Black & Veatch Selects Azar as New Chairman & CEO

OVERLAND PARK, KS — The Black & Veatch Board of Directors announces it has selected Mario Azar as the Chairman and CEO for the company upon the decision of Steve Edwards to retire after 44 years of leadership, service, and dedication. Azar, currently serving as President, Energy & Process Industries, …

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Wellner Honored with University of Kansas Distinguished Alumni Award

WICHITA, KS — Dennis Wellner, a Founder of Populous, has been honored with a distinguished alumni award from the University of Kansas (KU) School of Architecture & Design. The award recognizes Wellner for his demonstrated leadership and contributions to the design and architectural profession.

Wellner earned bachelor’s degrees …

APWA Board Selects Pugh as New President-Elect

KANSAS CITY, MO — With just a handful of months to go before a new president heads the American Public Works Association (APWA), the association board has selected a new President-Elect, long-time active member Keith Pugh, PE, PWLF. Previous President-Elect Dan Hartman had to step down from his role, …

Woolpert Welcomes Dickerson as Director of Operations for Infrastructure

OVERLAND PARK, KS — Bryan Dickerson rejoins Woolpert as a Vice President and Director of Operations for Infrastructure. Dickerson has more than 25 years of experience in water planning, energy and asset management leadership, and supporting public and private industries and clients across the country.

In his new role at …

Fuller Selected as Kansas DOT Chief of Maintenance

TOPEKA, KS — Robert Fuller has been named the new Bureau Chief of Maintenance for the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT). He succeeds Jaci Vogel, who recently retired.

Fuller worked for an engineering firm before coming to KDOT in 1999. He started in the Bureau of Transportation Planning in …

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HR Green Announces Phipps as a Senior Project Manager for the Water Business Line

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA — HR Green announces that Mark Phipps has joined the firm as a Senior Project Manager for the Water business line in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, office.

Phipps brings over 23 years of experience in local government, public works, and consulting management. His background includes planning and …

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HR Green Announces Wantock as a Lead Engineer for the Water Business Line

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA — HR Green announces that Mitch Wantock, PE has joined the firm as a Lead Engineer for the Water business line in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, office.

Wantock brings over six years of experience in structural building design, providing creative solutions to complex plans for education, medical, …

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Burns & McDonnell Promotes DeBoer to President; Carlson, Jarvis, and Schuessler to Senior Vice President

KANSAS CITY, MO — Burns & McDonnell announces several key leadership promotions to President and Senior Vice President after another record year of sales for the 100 percent employee-owned engineering, construction, and architecture firm. These individuals contributed to a year that produced $5.7 billion in sales and resulted in the …

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HNTB Names Ivy Central States Office Leader

KANSAS CITY, MO — HNTB Corporation names Gretchen Ivy, PE, as Central States Office Leader, overseeing offices in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Iowa. A Vice President based in the firm’s Kansas City office, Ivy brings more than two decades of experience in delivering innovative projects and policy guidance to …

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Electric Vehicle Expert Marshall Joins Olsson’s Transportation Practice

KANSAS CITY, MO — Olsson, an engineering and design firm, announces the hiring of Brian Marshall to help clients navigate electric vehicle (EV) and zero-emission mobility challenges facing communities.

As more people rely on electric vehicles for transportation, communities must develop strategies for the adoption of EVs into their …

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HDR Earns 2022 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards for Projects in Nebraska

OMAHA, NE — Several HDR projects in Nebraska received 2022 Engineering Excellence Awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). The state-winning projects advanced to the national ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards competition, which culminates with the announcement of national award winners at the Engineering Excellence Awards Gala on May …

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Nelsen Named 2022 Outstanding Alumni by Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction

OMAHA, NE — Leo A Daly's Doug Nelsen, PE, LC, Assoc. IALD, recently received the 2022 Outstanding Alumni Award from the Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction at the University of Nebraska. Nelsen earned his bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering from the Durham school in 2005, and …

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Vo Awarded Architectural Engineering 2022 MAE Industry Mentor Award

OMAHA, NE — Steve Vo, Electrical Division Manager at PEC, was awarded the Architectural Engineering 2022 MAE Industry Mentor Award at the Durham School’s 17th Annual Architectural Engineering Awards & Recognition Banquet.

This award recognizes a distinguished mentor to the students participating in the AEI competition at the …

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Vanden Bosch to Assume Role of Vice President of Operations at Vermeer Corporation

PELLA, IA — Mindi Vanden Bosch has been named the next Vice President of Operations at Vermeer Corporation.

Prior to joining Vermeer in 2008, Vanden Bosch held roles in continuous improvement at Cascade Engineering and treasury management at Fifth Third Bank. At Vermeer, Vanden Bosch has held leadership roles …

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Bartlett & West’s CEO Retiring After 38 Years with the Company

TOPEKA, KS — Keith Warta, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bartlett & West, announces his planned retirement. He will transition out of the role of CEO in June 2022 but will remain as the Chairman of Bartlett & West’s Board of Directors.

A pillar of the company and …

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Govindaswamy Named Kansas DOT Chief of Alternative Delivery

TOPEKA, KS — Raja Govindaswamy has been selected as the Bureau Chief for the new Bureau of Alternative Delivery for the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT).

He worked for the consulting company, WSP, for more than 40 years in various positions throughout the company. Govindaswamy is a licensed Professional Engineer …

ABC and AFSP Announce Partnership to Address Mental Health and Suicide Prevention in the Construction Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Associated Builders and Contractors and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention announce a collaborative partnership to address mental health and suicide prevention throughout the U.S. construction industry.

The goals of the partnership are to improve the mental health of construction workers through effective suicide prevention education, intervention, …

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OPN Architects Promotes Seven to Senior Project Architect, Project Architect, BIM Specialist, and Emerging Professional 2

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA — OPN Architects announces staff members who have received promotions in 2022. Joseph Tursi and Landon Burg are promoted to Senior Project Architect; Jimi Peters, Elisha Horsfall, and Brett Rottinghaus are promoted to Project Architect; Tyler Slaymaker is promoted to BIM Specialist; and Jamie Craine …

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Olsen Joins OPN Leadership as Associate Principal

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA — OPN Architects announces that Toby Olsen, AIA, has been promoted to its leadership team as an Associate Principal.

Olsen has been with OPN Architects since 2009 when he graduated from the University of Nebraska with a master's degree in architecture and minor in community and …

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Fewins Joins HDR as Power Environmental Sciences & Planning Lead

KANSAS CITY, MO — Lisa Fewins joins HDR as Power Environmental Sciences and Planning Leader. Based in Kansas City, Missouri, Fewins partners with clients to map cleaner energy futures as a global reduction of carbon-based fuels creates more environmentally complex power projects.

“Lisa’s experience will create tremendous opportunities in this …

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Broeder Rejoins HOK’s Sports + Recreation + Entertainment Practice as Principal

KANSAS CITY, MO — Peter Broeder, AIA, rejoins HOK as Principal, Design for the firm’s global Sports + Recreation + Entertainment practice.

Based in Kansas City, Missouri, Broeder has played an integral role in shaping stadiums, arenas, training facilities and recreation projects across the globe. He previously worked with …

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Steel Bridge Task Force Announces Collins as Recipient of 2022 Robert J. Dexter Memorial Award Lecture

LAWRENCE, KS — The Steel Bridge Task Force of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), the National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA), and the American Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) T-14 Technical Committee for Structural Steel Design have selected William Collins, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor in …

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Henderson Announces New CEO/President and New Structure

LENEXA, KS — Henderson Engineers names Kevin Lewis as the next CEO & President of Henderson Engineers, and the President of Henderson Companies, the parent company of Henderson Engineers and Henderson Building Solutions. Lewis becomes the fourth CEO & President in Henderson’s 52-year history and succeeds Rich Smith …

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Liebherr Appoints Gerhardt as New Managing Director of Liebherr USA, Co

NEWPORT NEWS, VA — Dr. Tim Gerhardt, a business executive within the Liebherr Group joins Liebherr USA, Co. as one of the new Managing Directors for the U.S. operations. Gerhardt shares Liebherr USA, Co. executive responsibilities with Kai Friedrich, Managing Director for Liebherr USA, Co. and Divisional Director …

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Jessen Named Emerging Professional by AIA Iowa for Arnolds Park Project

OKOBOJI, IA — RDG Planning & Design announces that Tyler Jessen, AIA, was awarded first prize in the Emerging Professionals Competition. The competition features work of architecture students, architecture interns, and architects licensed for 10 or years or less.

Qualified students and architects submit their work to AIA Iowa …

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Olsson Names Bertino Federal Program Technical Leader

OMAHA, NE — Olsson, a nationally recognized engineering and design firm, announces that John Bertino has joined the firm as a Technical Leader for Olsson’s Federal program.

Bertino has more than 41 years of experience with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and is extremely knowledgeable about federal …

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HR Green Welcomes Smith as Senior Project Manager

DES MOINES, IA — HR Green announces that Dan Smith, PE has joined the firm as a Senior Project Manager for the Transportation business line. He is based in the Des Moines, Iowa, office.

Smith brings over 22 years of experience on a variety of transportation projects ranging from early …

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Feldmann Joins OPN Leadership as Associate Principal

DES MOINES, IA — OPN Architects announces the promotion of Joseph Feldmann, AIA, to a new leadership role as Associate Principal.

Feldmann, who started at OPN in 2002 as a College Intern, has established himself as a leader in the firm, within the industry, and throughout the central Iowa …

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Orascom Construction Promotes Robinson, Anderson, and Martin

DES MOINES, IA — Orascom Construction USA announces the recent promotions of three colleagues within the leadership team: Krista Robinson, Aaron Anderson, and Greg Martin.

Robinson was promoted to Vice President, Human Resources. Robinson joined the company in 2015 as a Human Resources Generalist for the commercial …

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Leeds Named Kansas City Water Team Leader at Garver

KANSAS CITY, MO — Terry Leeds, PE, former Director of KC Water and a Kansas City native with more than three decades of water, wastewater, and stormwater experience, has been hired to lead Garver’s Water and Wastewater Teams in the growing Kansas City, Missouri, and Overland Park, Kansas, …

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Garver's Bradley Named to Leadership Overland Park

OVERLAND PARK, KS — Garver People Services Director Erin Bradley has been named to this year’s class of Leadership Overland Park. As one of 36 individuals selected from a range of industries across the growing area, Bradley will gain the necessary skills and connections to shape the future of her …

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Bergkamp Inc. Announces Retirement of Eberly, Promotion of Rhodes

SALINA, KS — Bergkamp Inc., based in Salina, Kansas, announces the retirement of Rex Eberly as Director of its Customer Care department. With Eberly’s retirement, Bergkamp has promoted Bob Rhodes, formerly the company’s Product Manager for new and existing product development, into the Customer Care Manager position.

Rhodes …

Then Hooge Receives Outstanding Civil Engineer Award from Iowa Section ASCE

DES MOINES, IA — Stephanie Then Hooge, P.E., Water Resources Engineer with HDR, has been selected by the Iowa Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers as its 2021 Outstanding Civil Engineer.

Then Hooge has been an active member of ASCE since she was a student at …

Minder Appointed KC Water Director

KANSAS CITY, MO — City Manager Brian Platt names Wes Minder as the new Director of KC Water. Minder previously served as Assistant City Manager for Kansas City, Missouri, in charge of special projects. Minder replaces Terry Leeds, who recently retired.

Minder, a 16-year veteran with the City …

Seiler Instrument Announces the Acquisition of Assets to Expand its Presence as a Geospatial Solutions Provider in Iowa and Illinois

ST. LOUIS, MO — Seiler Instrument & Mfg. Co., Inc. has acquired the assets of Precision Midwest to provide Trimble Geospatial products and solutions for the state of Iowa, all of northern Illinois, and the northwest counties of Lake and Porter, Indiana. The asset purchase of Precision Midwest located in …

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The UP Companies Hires Hunsucker as Square UP Operations Manager in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO — The UP Companies (UPCO) announces the hiring of Joe Hunsucker as Square UP Operations Manager at its Kansas City office. In his new position, Hunsucker is responsible for leading and managing all field staff, promoting and enforcing company processes and all field training programs, monitoring workmanship …

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Fecon Announces Zeller as New Midwestern Regional Sales Manager

LEBANON, OH — Fecon announces the addition of Dallas Zeller as a Regional Sales Manager for the Midwest region. In his new role, Zeller will assist distributors and other sales channel partners in the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, and Wisconsin in …

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O’Connor Elected to 2022 AEM Board of Directors, Construction Equipment Sector Board

LIVERMORE, CA — Topcon Positioning Systems President and Chief Executive Officer, Ray O’Connor, has been elected to the 2022 Board of Directors of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). O’Connor has also been elected to the Construction Equipment (CE) Sector Board, where he previously served from 2014 through 2018. …

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Kirby-Smith Hires Cook as Executive Vice President and General Manager, Construction Group

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery (KSM) continues to build its executive team with the addition of Joel Cook as its new Executive Vice President and General Manager (EVP-GM), Construction Group. Cook will be responsible for strategic direction, operational management, and overall leadership of the heavy equipment distributor’s construction group, …

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Okigbo Receives One of Omaha by Design’s Highest Honors

OMAHA, NE — RDG Planning & Design announces that Kene Okigbo, ASLA has been honored with Omaha by Design’s 2021 Young Urbanist Award. Part of the organization’s annual Laurels Awards program, the Young Urbanist Award acknowledges an individual under the age of 45 who has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to …

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Hy-Brid Lifts Announces Beimborn as Midwest Territory Sales Manager

RICHFIELD, WI — Hy-Brid Lifts announces JJ Beimborn’s transition from Service Manager to Midwest Territory Sales Manager. His new role will include promoting the growing Hy-Brid Lifts product line, establishing and maintaining customer relationships, and supporting customers in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin.

“I’m looking forward …

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BOMAG Americas, CMW Equipment Expand Coverage in Missouri and Southern Illinois

ST. LOUIS, MO — BOMAG Americas announces the expansion of its partnership with CMW Equipment in Missouri. CMW Equipment will help pave the way for growth in Missouri’s and southern Illinois’ roadbuilding and construction markets.

“Joining with BOMAG Americas to provide their equipment to our customers makes for a great …

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Terex Utilities Sponsors Competition at International Lineman’s Rodeo, Supports Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

BONNER SPRINGS, KS — Terex Utilities sponsored the Hurtman Rescue competition at the International Lineman’s Rodeo, held in Bonner Springs, Kansas. The event, which focuses on highlighting safe work practices, draws the most skilled journeymen and apprentice lineworkers from around the world.

During the Hurtman Rescue, workers demonstrate how to …

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Schuessler Named as Next Chief Financial Officer of Burns & McDonnell

KANSAS CITY, MO — Burns & McDonnell selects Alissa Schuessler as the next Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Schuessler’s promotion builds on her track record that began with her joining the firm in 2005 as a Staff Accountant, then rising through the ranks to her most recent role as Vice President …

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HNTB’s Deaton Designated as Fellow by Design-Build Institute of America

KANSAS CITY, MO — Mark Deaton, FDBIA, RA, LEED AP, was recently named to the 2021 Class of Fellows from the Design-Build Institute of America, joining an elite list of industry professionals who have garnered this designation.

Deaton, who serves as Director of Operations and Project Director for …

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Enovate Welcomes Duran as Vice President of Renewables

LEAWOOD, KS — Enovate recently announced the appointment of Phil Duran as Vice President of Renewables. He is leading Enovate’s Renewable Energy Division, focusing on solar, wind, and battery storage.

Duran has over 30 years of experience in the energy industry with 16 of those being in renewables. He has …

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Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Welcomes Park as President

NORCROSS, GA — Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc. (HCEA), announces the appointment of Stan Park as President of the company. A 27-year veteran of Hyundai, Park previously held various field and executive-level leadership roles, most recently as the Vice President of Marketing and Dealer Development.

“Stan is a pillar of …

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Kirby-Smith Hires Mull as Manager of Supply Chain

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) announces the hiring of Cherish Mull as its new Manager of Supply Chain. Mull will provide process leadership and transformation of the heavy equipment distributor’s supply chain operations and will be responsible for supply chain strategy and oversight of all procurement, pre-contract, …

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Hayden Machinery Joins Hydrema as Authorized Missouri Dealer

SPRINGFIELD, MO — Hydrema, an articulated dump truck manufacturer, expands its dealer network with the addition of Hayden Machinery, Inc., headquartered in Springfield, Missouri.

“We are thrilled to partner with Hayden Machinery,” said Kris Binder, Executive Vice President of Hydrema North America. “Their dedication to building strong …

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Seiler Celebrates its 75th Anniversary

ST. LOUIS, MO — Seiler Instrument & Manufacturing Co., Inc. recently marked its 75th Anniversary with a celebration at its main office in St. Louis, Missouri. The company also has seven additional geospatial sales offices in Lenexa, Kansas; Indianapolis, Indiana; Chicago, Illinois; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Lansing and Detroit, Michigan; and Omaha, …

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Dynapac North America Names Roush President/General Manager

CHARLOTTE, NC — Dynapac announces the appointment of Jamie Roush to President/General Manager of Dynapac North America.

Roush is an industry veteran with over 20 years of experience in the equipment industry. Roush has been with Dynapac North America since the transition in 2017 and held various management positions at …

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Conlon Construction Company Announces Leadership Moves

DUBUQUE, IA — Conlon Construction Co., a national commercial construction company headquartered in Dubuque, Iowa, with offices in Coralville, Iowa, has announced a change in leadership. In a letter to employees, CEO and Co-Chairman Tim Conlon has announced that Matt Mulligan is now President and Chief Operating Officer of …

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Kirby-Smith Selects Kunin as Vice President of National Accounts

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Following the promotion of John Arapidis to President and CEO of Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM), the heavy equipment distributor has found a successor for Arapidis’ previous role, recently naming Mike Kunin as Vice President of National Accounts.

Kunin will be responsible for the management and continued …

Humphrey Named the Iowa Section Associate Member of the Year

IOWA CITY, IA — Trenton Humphrey, an Environmental Engineer in Stanley Consultants' Iowa City office, was named the Iowa Section Associate Member of the Year by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The award is given annually to young civil engineers who have attained significant professional achievement …

Kansas Transportation Secretary Lorenz Reappointed to Transportation Research Board

TOPEKA, KS — Kansas Secretary of Transportation Julie Lorenz has been reappointed to the Executive Committee of the Transportation Research Board (TRB).

As one of seven major divisions of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS), the TRB promotes innovation and progress in transportation through research and information …

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Terex Trucks Becomes Rokbak

Articulated hauler specialist Terex Trucks rebrands as Rokbak and announces its vision for an exciting new future. The Scottish manufacturer unveiled the new brand at a digital launch event on September 1, attended by dealers, customers, media, and Volvo Group colleagues from around the world.

Rokbak is the new name …

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Burns & McDonnell Adds Two Key Hires in Omaha, Expands Square Footage

OMAHA, NE — Michelle Winkelmann and Patrick Finigan join Burns & McDonnell, an employee-owned engineering and construction firm, in the Omaha office to expand services offered across the region.

Winkelmann, joining the firm as a Transportation Section Manager, brings 25 years of experience in the transportation market, working as …

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Black & Veatch’s Barnard Honored with OPAL Industry Award for Work in Advanced Water Pollution Control

OVERLAND PARK, KS — Black & Veatch announces that Dr. James Barnard, Global Process and Technology Leader for the company’s water business, has been honored with the American Society for Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) Outstanding Projects And Leaders (OPAL) award for design. The OPAL award is bestowed upon exceptional …

MAASTO Leadership Transitions, Kansas DOT Secretary Takes the Wheel

MADISON, WI — Wisconsin Transportation Secretary-Designee Craig Thompson concludes a successful term as President of the Mid America Association of State Transportation Officials (MAASTO). Kansas Secretary of Transportation Julie Lorenz takes over as incoming President. The transition was announced at MAASTO's annual meeting in Chicago. Thompson served as MAASTO President …

Schmitz Joins HDR as Health Principal in Omaha

OMAHA, NE — Jason Schmitz, AIA, NCARB, joins HDR as a Health Principal in the Omaha architecture studio. In this position, Schmitz will be a leader for HDR’s health practice in the Omaha area, employing over 18 years of professional experience in the industry.

As the new Health Principal …

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Taylor Retires After 42 Years at Kansas DOT

TOPEKA, KS — Director of Program and Project Management Mark Taylor has retired from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) after more than 42 years of service to the State of Kansas.

Taylor’s entire working career has been at KDOT. While attending Kansas State University, he had internships at the …

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Manhattan Construction Company Announces the Promotion of Cuddihee to Senior Vice President of Field Operations

DALLAS, TX — Manhattan Construction Company, a national construction services firm, announces the promotion of Jim Cuddihee to Senior Vice President of Field Operations. Cuddihee will provide executive oversight of the company's safety and quality programs, project team performance, project management, and craft education programs. Cuddihee previously served as …

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Olsson Welcomes Emory as Senior Engineer

DES MOINES, IA — Olsson, a nationally recognized engineering and design firm, announces the hiring of Meredith Emory as a Senior Engineer. She joins the firm’s Traffic and Technology team and is based in Des Moines, where she will work on projects throughout the Midwest.

Emory has more than …

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Collins Joins Foley Equipment as New Chief Financial Officer

KANSAS CITY, MO — Foley Equipment announces the addition of new Chief Financial Officer Michael Collins. He will lead the dealer’s finance functions and operations — including Financial Planning & Analysis, Accounting, Tax, and Credit — as well as oversee the IT and Enterprise Process Management teams.

Foley CEO …

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Brokk Hires Diacek as Midwest Regional Sales Manager

LISLE, IL — Brokk, a manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, announces Chad Diacek as its Midwest Regional Sales Manager. Diacek manages sales for both Brokk robotic demolition machines and Aquajet Hydrodemolition robots. He provides support to customers throughout Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, and …

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Liebherr USA, Co. Announces Friedrich as New Managing Director

NEWPORT NEWS, VA — Liebherr welcomes Kai Friedrich as Managing Director of Liebherr USA, Co. and Divisional Director of Construction Equipment.

In his role as Managing Director, he will provide leadership and guidance necessary to oversee and implement the corporate and strategic plans for the nine product segments under Liebherr …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Announces Arapidis as New President and CEO

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc., a distributor of heavy equipment and cranes in the central United States, announces that John Arapidis has been named President and CEO. Ed Kirby, the company’s Co-Founder, President, and CEO of nearly 40 years will step back from his current position …

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Whaley Named to Lead Omaha’s Architecture Practice at HDR

OMAHA, NE — Matt Whaley, AIA, has been named Managing Principal of HDR’s Omaha, Nebraska, architecture practice. A six-year veteran of the firm, Whaley will work with the Omaha team to establish and cultivate a vision for the practice, manage the day-to-day operations, and engage with clients to …

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Iverson Named Olsson’s Federal Program Leader

OVERLAND PARK, KS — Steve Iverson, who has led Olsson’s Kansas City Environmental team for the past three years, was named Leader of the firm’s federal program.

In his new role, Iverson will implement strategies that will integrate federal work into all of Olsson’s practices across the firm. …

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Foley Equipment Hosts Invasive Tree Demonstrations

ROSALIA, KS — Foley Equipment recently hosted several invasive tree demonstrations to give Kansas and Missouri customers an opportunity to try out Cat machines and various attachments.

Attendees observed techniques for clearing pasture and brush, as well as cutting and mulching. Afterward, customers operated machines to get a feel for …

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Rokbak Revealed: The New Name for Terex Trucks

Rokbak is the new name for Terex Trucks, with the new brand representing the continuation of its strong hauling heritage with a future-focused vision. Throughout the last four decades, the company has never wavered in its promise to customers to deliver powerful and reliable articulated haulers — and that …

H&E Opens New Branch in Kansas City, Missouri

KANSAS CITY, MO — H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) announces its expansion into the Midwest and the state of Missouri with the opening of its new Kansas City branch. The 21,000-square-foot facility sits on nearly two acres with a fully fenced yard area, offices, parts warehouse, and a repair shop …

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Crowson Named Leader of Water and Wastewater Practice in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, and Virginia

DULUTH, MN — SEH shares that Kathy Crowson, PE now leads the water and wastewater practice in the company's central region.

"Kathy is known for creating a strong team environment and empowering those around her," said Benita Crow, Central Region Leader. "She is a technical expert and a natural …

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Remembering Harry Fabick, a Pillar of the Fabick Cat Family

ST LOUIS, MO — Harry P. Fabick, who passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 19, 2021, played a vital role at the John Fabick Tractor Company. Better known as Fabick Cat, this local heavy equipment dealership was founded by his grandfather, John Fabick, in 1917. After …

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Dolechek Named KSPE Young Engineer of the Year

WICHITA, KS — At the Kansas Society of Professional Engineers’ (KSPE) annual conference, Garver Kansas Infrastructure Team Leader Mark Dolechek, PE was named Young Engineer of the Year.

Dolechek has spent his career delivering sound solutions for water and wastewater projects, largely in his native Kansas. These include program …

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Henderson Engineers Names Garrett as New Chief People Officer

LEAWOOD, KS — Henderson Engineers hires Mindy Garrett as its new Chief People Officer (CPO). Garrett, who has more than 22 years of human resources (HR) experience within professional services, will oversee the HR department, employee and leadership development, and spearhead company culture initiatives including diversity and inclusion programs.

Initially, …

Hawkins Construction Co. President Receives National Public-Private Partnership Award

OMAHA, NE — Hawkins Construction Co. President Chris Hawkins has been recognized as a model of excellence in innovative transportation leadership and finance, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) recently announced.

The awards were presented during ARTBA’s 33rd Annual Public Private Partnerships (P3s) in Transportation Conference, held virtually. …

Olsson Names Naccarato Technical Leader of Omaha Structural Team

OMAHA, NE — Olsson, an engineering and design firm, announces that Michael Naccarato has joined the firm as Technical Leader of its Omaha Structural team.

Naccarato has four decades of experience leading projects on the local, national, and international level with major engineering firms based in Omaha.

“Mike brings …

Kansas DOT Adds Yorkey as Office of Finance and Budget Chief, Longe as Performance Management Chief

TOPEKA, KS — Brendan Yorkey joins the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) as the Chief of the Office of Finance and Budget. Tope Longe has been named the Bureau Chief of Performance Management.

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Yorkey has a background in performance measures and debt service/bonding issues. In addition, he was …
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RDG Announces Boyd as Sports Design Leader

DES MOINES, IA — RDG Planning & Design announces that Johnny Boyd, AIA has joined the firm in its Des Moines, Iowa, location. Boyd will serve as a Project Manager with a special focus on client development for the firm’s Sports Market.

“Johnny knows how to spark vision and turn …

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Azar, Key Architect at Black & Veatch Power Transformation, Joins Company’s Board of Directors

OVERLAND PARK, KS — Black & Veatch announces that Mario Azar, President of its global power business has been named to the company’s Board of Directors.

“Black & Veatch’s businesses are at the forefront of a global shift towards more sustainable, lower carbon energy use with a growing focus …

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Making the Right Choice with Terex Trucks

Terex Trucks comes from a strong hauling heritage: with over 70 years of experience in building robust, reliable and tough articulated haulers, the Motherwell, Scotland-based manufacturer knows how to design machines that are trusted by customers to deliver a powerful performance in all conditions. Its two models, the 30.9-ton payload …

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Thunder Creek Fueling Efficiency in the Big Woods for H2Dig LLC

Tucked away amongst wide swaths of agricultural fields and small, rural communities the Big Woods private waterfowl preserve is being developed by H2Dig LLC. The company specializes in premium outdoor recreational development and oftentimes is working in remote areas without great access to service stations, fuel, or equipment maintenance …

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IEDA Welcomes Phelan as New Marketing Director

WESTCHESTER, IL — The Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA) hires Kim Phelan as its new Marketing Director. An association publishing professional, Phelan has a history in the construction equipment industry and the rental business. For 15 years, she has created or curated written and live content on business subjects ranging …

Wadley Selected as Kansas DOT Chief of Research

TOPEKA, KS — Dan Wadley has been named the Chief of the Bureau of Research for the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT).

He started with KDOT in 2001 in the Bridge Inspection unit, performing in-service routing and fracture critical inspections on bridges and 500 series structures across the state. Wadley …

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Burns & McDonnell Hires Jones as a Rail Leader

KANSAS CITY, MO — Jeff Jones joins Burns & McDonnell as a Rail Leader within the Transportation Group in Kansas City. Jones will be responsible for growing the rail practice at Burns & McDonnell.

Jones’ hiring expands the overall rail services at Burns & McDonnell. He joins a team that …

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HDR’s Sharp to Serve on National Institute of Building Sciences’ BIM Steering Committee

OMAHA, NE — HDR’s Highways Director Will Sharp is one of 13 industry leaders chosen to serve on the National Institute of Building Sciences’ new National BIM Program Steering Committee. The goal of the National BIM Program is to help set digital design and construction standards in the …

Komatsu Introduces Expanded Range of Hydraulic Breakers

CHICAGO, IL — Looking for a hydraulic breaker attachment that is simple to use, powerful, and compatible with your Komatsu excavator? Take a look at the high-performance efficiency and unique variable energy technology incorporated into Komatsu’s expanded line of JTHB-G and JMHB-H hydraulic breakers.

Designed and tested for compatibility with …

Sakai America Names Talley New Midwest Regional Sales Manager

CHICAGO, IL — Sakai America has added Linden Talley as a Regional Sales Manager to their heavy equipment sales team, focusing on soil and asphalt rollers. He will work with new and current Sakai dealers in the Midwest United States. Talley will cover the following states: Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, …

Iowa Mold Tooling Celebrates 60 Years

GARNER, IA — Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc. (IMT), an Oshkosh Corporation company, is commemorating its 60th anniversary by celebrating its team members and the local community.

IMT products have now been a part of the building supply, construction, tire service, public works, mining, railroad, rental, and propane markets for …

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Redline Named New Missouri DOT Kansas City District Engineer

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Chris Redline has been named the District Engineer for the Missouri Department of Transportation’s (MoDOT) Kansas City District. He will take over the leadership of the Kansas City region from David Silvester, who recently retired from the position.

A registered Professional Engineer, Redline has …

Thomas Named Kansas Recreation & Park Association’s 2021 Distinguished Volunteer

WICHITA, KS — As a Landscape Architect for Garver’s Federal Team, Brent Thomas combines art and sciences to design the facilities that support communities. His passion for community enhancement extends beyond the projects he works on during office hours. A member of the Wichita Parks Foundation, Thomas was recently …

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Terex Trucks Articulated Haulers Are Strong Performance for Recycling Centers

As the circular economy ramps up, waste management facilities are gaining in importance. To optimize their operations, these sites need productive, cost-efficient machinery. Delivering high performance, fuel efficiency and excellent productivity, Terex Trucks articulated haulers are well-suited to meet the demands of recycling and resource management facilities.

Every year, Terex …

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SEH Names Casey Sales Leader in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska

DES MOINES, IA — Lucas Casey will serve as the Sales Leader in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska. Casey is a strategic and collaborative leader with over 15 years of experience in city administration and government relations. He joined SEH in 2016 to launch the SEH office …

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Minnich Manufacturing Announces Top Overall Dealer and Midwest Region Top Dealer

DES MOINES, IA — Minnich Manufacturing, a manufacturer of concrete dowel pin drills, concrete vibrators, and vibrator monitoring systems, recently announced its top dealers of 2020 according to sales performance. The Top Overall Dealer and Midwest Region Top Dealer was Logan Contractors Supply, Inc. from Des Moines, Iowa.

“Minnich …

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Burns & McDonnell Bolsters Health Care Capabilities by Adding Two in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO — Burns & McDonnell is expanding its health care team and deepening its support of the industry, hiring two industry leaders who bring additional architecture, design, and construction experience to the Kansas City office.

“The health care industry is facing demand and transformative change now, more than …

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Lang Recognized as one of CMFA’s Inaugural 40 Under 40 Class

KANSAS CITY, MO — Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), the only nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the educational needs of today’s construction financial professionals, announces the honorees of the first 40 Under 40 program, which recognizes the next generation of construction financial management leaders. Zach Lang, was selected to …

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McCownGordon Construction Names Levy Chief Operating Officer

KANSAS CITY, MO — Steve Levy was promoted to Chief Operating Officer of McCownGordon Construction, one of the Midwest’s largest construction firms. He formerly served as Senior Vice President, Operations for the regional construction firm. Over the past two years, Levy took on significant additional responsibilities beyond construction operations, …

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Burns & McDonnell Promotes Herrington to Director of Projects, Hires Otto as Transportation Director in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, MO — Zach Herrington, PE, has been promoted to Director of Projects within the Water Group in Kansas City at Burns & McDonnell. This role becomes a dual role as he continues to serve as the group’s National Director of Construction. Also based in Kansas City, …

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Lamp Rynearson Welcomes Smith as New Board Member

OMAHA, NE — Shawntal M. Smith, Esq., joins Lamp Rynearson's Board of Directors as its newest member. She is the Chief Professional Development Officer & General Counsel for Omaha Home for Boys and a Race and Law course Adjunct Professor at her alma mater, Creighton University School of …

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National Trench Safety to Merge with Trench Plate Rental Company

HOUSTON, TX — National Trench Safety (NTS) and Trench Plate Rental Company (TPRC), two pure-play providers of trench safety solutions in the U.S., announce that they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge. The combined company will be majority-owned by Tailwind Capital. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. …

Equipment Manufacturers Report Positive Outlook for 2021

MILWAUKEE, WI — As the industry emerges from a full year under the COVID-19 cloud, a clear majority (88 percent) of equipment manufacturers report a positive outlook for 2021, according to a new survey released by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. More than half (55 percent) of the respondents …

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Burns & McDonnell Announces Harden as Firm's First Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategy Manager

KANSAS CITY, MO — Burns & McDonnell promotes Leon Harden as the firm’s first Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Strategy Manager. After three years working in recruitment at Burns & McDonnell, in his new role Harden will work closely with executive leaders and business diversity teams globally to provide strategic …

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Schaap Promoted to Federal Market Sector Leader at LEO A DALY

OMAHA, NE — After 18 years of designing and managing federal projects around the world, Amy Schaap, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, FHFI, has been promoted to the position of Market Sector Leader - Federal Programs for LEO A DALY’s Omaha design studio. She will help advance the …

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Monzu Promoted to Health Care Market Sector Leader at LEO A DALY

OMAHA, NE — Following 26 years of health care design leadership, Jeff Monzu, AIA, NCARB, M. SAME, has been promoted to Market Sector Leader - Health Care for LEO A DALY’s Omaha design studio. Monzu has led design teams for large and small health care facilities around the …

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ACEC Nebraska Names Olsson’s Yates Young Professional of the Year

OMAHA, NE — Brittni Yates, Technical Leader on Olsson’s Nebraska Water/Wastewater team, was named the 2021 Young Professional of the Year by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Nebraska.

Yates, who joined Olsson in 2018, is responsible for managing and leading key client accounts, organizing technical resources …

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Rasmussen Chosen to Lead Olsson’s Springfield and Joplin Offices

SPRINGFIELD, MO — Jared Rasmussen, who oversees Olsson’s Springfield/Fayetteville General Civil team, has been named the firm’s Springfield and Joplin Office Leader.

Rasmussen replaces Ron Mersch, who recently was promoted to Regional Leader of Olsson’s operations in Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, and Arkansas. Olsson is an engineering and …

HDR's Trenolone Elevated to AIA College of Fellows

OMAHA, NE — Tom Trenolone, FAIA, a Design Director in HDR’s architecture practice, has been elevated to the College of Fellows in the American Institute of Architects (AIA). This is AIA’s highest membership honor, awarded to those who have demonstrated a "standard of excellence" and have made significant …

ABC Names the 2021 Young Professional of the Year

ROBINS, IA — Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) announces Jim Ellis, Vice President of Price Electric in Robins, Iowa, received ABC’s 2021 Young Professional of the Year Award. Ellis was honored at ABC Convention 2021 in Grapevine, Texas.

The Young Professional of the Year is chosen based on career …

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Takeuchi Promotes Klusmeyer to Divisional Manager

ATLANTA, GA — Takeuchi-US, a manufacturer of compact equipment, promotes Shay Klusmeyer to Divisional Manager. Formerly Takeuchi’s Central Midwest Regional Manager, Klusmeyer will now lead Takeuchi’s regional business managers and regional product managers as they support dealers and customers in the company’s West, Southwest, Central Midwest, and Midwest regions. …

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Burns & McDonnell Promotes Senior Executives, Expands Officer Group

KANSAS CITY, MO — Burns & McDonnell announces several key leadership promotions to President, Senior Vice President, and Vice President after another record year of sales for the 100 percent employee-owned engineering, construction, and architecture firm. These individuals contributed to a year that produced $5.3 billion in sales, resulted in …

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Burns & McDonnell Announces Retirement of General Counsel Quatman, Names Odum as Successor

KANSAS CITY, MO — Burns & McDonnell Senior Vice President and General Counsel G. William (Bill) Quatman will retire from the company in mid-March. He will be succeeded as General Counsel by Vice President Paul Odum of the Burns & McDonnell Legal Department.

“Bill has taken the general counsel role …

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Smith Joins Olsson as Director of EHS

KANSAS CITY, MO — Olsson, an engineering and design firm, names Joey Smith as Director of Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS). Smith will be based in Olsson’s North Kansas City, Missouri, office.

Smith joins Olsson after spending 15 years working in construction in the Kansas City area. Most recently, …

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Doosan Expands its Presence in Nebraska with Three New Locations

SUWANEE, GA — Doosan Infracore North America, LLC, is partnering with Central Nebraska Bobcat to add three new locations. In addition to providing increased service and support for customers, these new Midwest locations will offer customers more access to purchase and rent Doosan equipment.

The new authorized Doosan locations …

Olsson Employees Earn Professional Engineer Certification

LINCOLN, NE — Olsson, an engineering and design firm, announces that some employees recently passed standard required exams and earned their Professional Engineer (PE) certifications. To become a PE, a person must complete four years of progressive experience under a licensed Professional Engineer and pass the certification exam.

The …

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Vogel Named Kansas DOT Chief of Maintenance

TOPEKA, KS — A familiar face is back to the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) as Jaci Vogel has been named the Bureau Chief of Maintenance. She replaces Clay Adams, who was named KDOT Director of Field Operations.

Vogel started at KDOT in 1989 in KDOT’s Transportation Planning, then …

Menke Named Kansas DOT Chief of Construction and Materials

TOPEKA, KS — Tony Menke has been selected as the new Bureau Chief of Construction and Materials for the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT).

Menke started at KDOT in 2003 at the Emporia Construction office. In 2008, he was promoted to District One Assistant Construction Engineer in Topeka. In 2011, …

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McCownGordon Construction Promotes Johnson and Deets

KANSAS CITY, MO — McCownGordon Construction promotes two key leaders as the company continues to grow and expand in the Midwest region. Sheri Johnson moved into a newly created role as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Luke Deets, who directs the company’s K-12 work in Kansas City was named …

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Huffstetler Elevated to SAME Fellow

OMAHA, NE — LEO A DALY announces that Corporate Director of Federal Programs Mike Huffstetler, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP has been elevated to Fellow in the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME). The SAME Academy of Fellows recognizes members who have rendered dedicated and outstanding service to the society, military …

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Okigbo Recognized with ASLA’s Outstanding Service Award

OMAHA, NE — RDG Planning & Design announces that Kene Okigbo, ASLA has been recognized by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) with the 2020 Outstanding Service Award. ASLA’s annual award honors member volunteers who are making notable contributions to or on behalf of the society at the national …

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Olsson Names Cramer Senior Director of Operations, Mersch Takes Over as Regional Leader

OVERLAND PARK, KS — Sterling Cramer is promoted to Senior Director of Operations for Olsson, an engineering and design firm that serves clients throughout the United States. Cramer was previously leader of the firm’s region that covers offices in Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, and Arkansas.

In his new role, Cramer will …

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School Awards $70,000 in Construction Scholarships

PITTSBURG, KS — Seventy students in the School of Construction at Pittsburg State University will receive $70,000 in scholarships for the spring semester. Tyson Stites, a junior construction major from McPherson, Kansas, was among them and said he is honored and thankful to receive one.

“I have taken a …

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Biden Nominates Pete Buttigieg as U.S. DOT Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT). The former two-term South Bend, Indiana, mayor (2012 to January 2020) was a contender for the Democratic presidential nomination earlier this year. He withdrew from the race and endorsed Biden …

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Foley Equipment Rebuilds Give Second Life to Used Machines

Since 2005, Foley Equipment has restored over 300 machines to their original condition through the Cat Certified Rebuild Program.

The Cat Certified Rebuild Program allows machine owners to benefit from the multiple lives designed into their Cat machines and components. This program incorporates the very latest Cat technology and critical …

Astec Announces Expanded Distribution with Road Machinery & Supplies Co.

CHATTANOOGA, TN — Astec Industries announces that Road Machinery & Supplies Co. (RMS) has expanded its distribution to include Astec brands Roadtec and Peterson in increased territories and regions. RMS is a dealer for Astec brands KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens.

RMS provides construction and mining equipment throughout the Upper …

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Phillips Joins Aspen Equipment as New Territory Manager

OMAHA, NE — Aspen Equipment announces that David Phillips will be joining the company as the Truck Equipment Territory Manager for Iowa and Nebraska.

Phillips brings over 10 years of experience to the position, selling sign trucks and boom trucks throughout the United States, Canada, and Latin/South America. He is …

Bakarich Named Kansas DOT Manager of Special Projects

TOPEKA, KS — Carmen Bakarich has been named the Manager of Special Projects for the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT).

She started her legal career in 1989 as a Research Attorney for Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard Holmes. Then in 1991, she began at KDOT as a Staff Attorney …

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Mack Trucks Names Oldham Regional Vice President, Central Region

KANSAS CITY, MO — Mack Trucks names Jeff Oldham Regional Vice President of the U.S. Central Region. In this position, Oldham will be responsible for increasing Mack market share and profitability in the region.

“Jeff’s industry knowledge and extensive OEM and dealer experience will serve as an advantage in this …

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Shive-Hattery Announces Bennett as New President

OMAHA, NE — Shive-Hattery, an architecture, engineering, and interior design firm, announces the election of Jennifer Bennett as President and expansion into the Madison, Wisconsin, and Omaha, Nebraska, markets.

Bennett has served as Executive Vice President since March 2020 and has succeeded Jim Lee as President. Lee has served …

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Black & Veatch Names Murphy Chief Technology Officer

OVERLAND PARK, KS — Reflecting the increasing convergence of diverse technology platforms and the design, engineering, and construction of critical infrastructure systems, Christopher Murphy joins Black & Veatch as Chief Technology Officer. Murphy, a former executive and expert at The Coca-Cola Company in harnessing disparate information technology (IT) environments to …

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Bacehowski Joins HDR to Lead Waste Sector Environmental Practice

DES MOINES, IA — Dan Bacehowski, CGP, is HDR’s new Waste Sector Environmental Practice Lead. Based in Des Moines, Iowa, Bacehowski is focused on strategy development and technical leadership to provide waste clients with environmental and groundwater solutions.

“I look forward to bringing my experience in the industry …

Equipment Leasing & Finance 2021 US Economic Outlook

Equipment and software investment growth fared better than overall GDP growth in 2020 as businesses invested to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, and growth should remain well into positive territory in the beginning of 2021. Annual equipment and software investment growth of 7.8 percent is forecast for 2021. Annual U.S. …

Hale Named Kansas DOT Director of Communications

TOPEKA, KS — Steve Hale has been named Director of Communications for the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT). He said he is excited to be involved in the agency’s Eisenhower Legacy Transportation Program.

“KDOT is a well-respected agency in our state,” Hale said. “Kansans understand the importance of safe and …

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Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Welcomes Kim as President

NORCROSS, GA — Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc. (HCEA), welcomes J.Y. Kim as President. 28-year Hyundai veteran Kim began his career as part of an overseas sales team to support North American Operations, and later worked at HCEA’s Chicago office from 2004 to 2008.

He was instrumental in establishing a …

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Bergkamp Inc. Announces Management Promotion and New Hire

SALINA, KS — Bergkamp Inc., based in Salina, Kansas, announces the promotion of Jason Bergkamp to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He previously was the company’s Chief Operations Officer (COO). In his new position, Bergkamp will take over the day-to-day operations of the company. A member of …

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Thunder Creek Equipment Adds Lea as Vice President of Sales

PELLA, IA — Thunder Creek Equipment and its parent company, LDJ Manufacturing, have hired Larry Lea, the former Director of Sales for Mahindra USA, as the organization’s new Vice President of Sales.

Lea, who has spent his entire career in the agriculture and heavy equipment sales market, brings …

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Manitou Group Names Nartish as Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Manitou North America

WEST BEND, WI — Manitou Group announces the appointment of Ilmars Nartish to the position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Manitou North America, effective immediately.

“We are excited to welcome Ilmars to Manitou North America. With more than 13 years working with Manitou Group, his knowledge …

Caterpillar Signs Agreement to Acquire Weir Oil & Gas

DEERFIELD, IL — Caterpillar Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire the Oil & Gas Division (Weir Oil & Gas) of the Weir Group PLC, a Scotland-based global engineering business. Headquartered near Fort Worth, Texas, Weir Oil & Gas produces a full line of pumps, flow iron, consumable parts, …

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Kirby-Smith Adds Gunderson as Vice President of Road Construction & Minerals

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) hires Vern Gunderson as Vice President of Road Construction & Minerals. Gunderson is responsible for Kirby-Smith's road construction and minerals division and will lead the heavy equipment distributor’s sales, rental, and customer support efforts related to its Wirtgen Group (Wirtgen, Vögele, Hamm …

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Skurdahl Joins Black & Veatch as Senior Vice President and Director of Solar Energy

OVERLAND PARK, KS — Black & Veatch, a company specializing in power infrastructure engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services, announces that Paul Skurdahl has been named Senior Vice President and Director of Solar Energy within the company’s growing power business.

Backed by more than 35 years in the power …

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Technology Leader Bishop Named CIO of Black & Veatch

OVERLAND PARK, KS — Black & Veatch announces Irvin Bishop, Jr. as Chief Information Officer (CIO). Bishop, a leader in digital automation and digital transformation strategies, will lead the Information Technology services team, which provides the company’s global workforce with the tools and technologies needed to offer solutions and services …

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John Deere Power Systems Announces Leadership Changes

WATERLOO, IA — John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) announces a change to its leadership team in response to the planned retirement of David Hoffman, who acted as Director of Worldwide Marketing, Sales, and Customer Support.

After more than 41 years of service at John Deere, Hoffman has announced his …

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McCloskey International Welcomes Berry Tractor & Equipment to Global Dealer Network

WICHITA, KS — Screening and crushing manufacturer McCloskey International has welcomed equipment dealer Berry Tractor to its global network of distributors. The company will serve the Kansas and Western Missouri markets in the United States.

Berry Tractor & Equipment was founded in 1957 and is a division of Berry Companies, …

New Chair, Vice Chair for Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Michael T. Waters is the new Chair of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, and John W. Briscoe is the new Vice Chair. The commission elected them at its monthly meeting that was held virtually.

Waters was appointed to the commission in March 2015. Briscoe …

Foley Equipment Moves Olathe Facility to Accommodate Growth

OLATHE, KS — Caterpillar dealer Foley Equipment is moving Olathe operations to a larger facility to support a growing customer base. Increased capacity will include additional service bays, an expanded parts warehouse, and more room for equipment storage.

“We now have more Johnson County customers than ever, so we have …

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Star Equipment Awarded Takeuchi's Central Midwest Dealer of the Year

DES MOINES, IA — Takeuchi-US, a manufacturer of compact equipment, awards Star Equipment as the 2019 Dealer of the Year for the Central Midwest Region. Takeuchi Central Midwest Region Business Manager Shay Klusmeyer presented the award to members of Star Equipment at the 2020 CONEXPO-CON/AGG Show in Las Vegas. …

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Bianco Joins Black & Veatch as Civil Works Program Manager

OVERLAND PARK, KS — Climate change, shifting population demographics, and an increasing focus on resiliency are reshaping infrastructure initiatives across the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). To better support USACE as it strives to meet these challenges, Black & Veatch announces that John Bianco has joined the company as …

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Curry Supply Adds Hendricks as National Account Manager

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL — Curry Supply welcomes Forest Hendricks to the sales team as National Account Manager. Hendricks joins Curry Supply’s national account, bringing a focus on heavy machinery and the railroad industry. With his experience in rail, he will work toward further developing Curry Supply’s presence in the top …

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Hilti Exoskeleton Improves Performance and Safety

In construction there’s always a couple of major concerns on the jobsite – performance and safety. Strangely, as performance slips so does the on-the-job safety factor.

Any job function that requires a construction worker to keep their arms raised up and over their head is where this risk is a …

SITECH Mid-America and SITECH Midway Established to Serve Regional Civil Construction Contractors

ELGIN, IL — Trimble announces that two SITECH Technology Dealers have been established to serve civil construction contractors. SITECH Mid-America will serve Southern Illinois, Southern Missouri, and portions of Kansas and Oklahoma, and SITECH Midway will serve Eastern Iowa, Northeast Missouri, Northern and Central Illinois, and Lake and Porter counties …

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Reed Named Kansas DOT Director of Engineering and Design

TOPEKA, KS — Calvin Reed has been promoted to Director of Engineering and Design at the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT).

Reed received a bachelor’s and master’s degree at Kansas State University, then started in KDOT’s bridge design unit in 2002 where he worked until 2015. After nearly four years …

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Takeuchi Announces EquipmentShare as New Dealer in Columbia, Missouri

COLUMBIA, MO — Takeuchi-US, a compact equipment manufacturer, introduces EquipmentShare as a new dealer. Located in Columbia, Missouri they will be selling the full range of Takeuchi track loaders, excavators, and wheel loaders. In addition to stocking parts, this location will also be an authorized Takeuchi equipment repair center …

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Populous’ Carver on Advisory Board for New Healthy Building Rating System

KANSAS CITY, MO — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), a certification body for well buildings, announces a new health-safety rating system known as the WELL Health-Safety Rating for Facility Operations and Management. This evidence-based, third-party verified rating focuses on operational policies, cleaning protocols, …

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McCownGordon Construction Adds Noble as Senior Executive

KANSAS CITY, MO — Travis Noble joins McCownGordon Construction as Senior Vice President of the company’s Kansas City Business Unit, bringing executive-level expertise to help further position the company for expansion. Noble brings more than 25 years of construction experience working with two multi-billion-dollar national construction companies. Most recently, he …

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Vacuworx Welcomes Cunningham as Senior Director of Sales

TULSA, OK — Vacuworx welcomes Charlie Cunningham to the North America sales and leadership teams as Senior Director of Sales.

Cunningham brings more than two decades of experience with sales, marketing, and business development activities. He recently spent 15 years with Astec Industries, Inc. As Vice President of Sales with …

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CASE Construction Equipment Donates Skid Steer to Habitat for Humanity

WICHITA, KS — CASE Construction Equipment has donated a skid steer to Wichita Habitat for Humanity, expanding the manufacturer’s relationship with the international nonprofit organization dedicated to improving lives through affordable home ownership. Globally, Habitat for Humanity has helped build, renovate, and repair more than 600,000 affordable houses, sheltering more …

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McCownGordon Construction’s Kansas Business Unit Leader Relocates to Wichita Office

WICHITA, KS — Todd Knight, Vice President of the Kansas business unit of McCownGordon Construction, recently relocated to Wichita to provide additional support as the company prepares to ramp up its growth in the region. Knight will continue to be heavily involved in providing strategic leadership for both …

Nebraska DOT’s Fourth Annual Innovation Challenge Winners Announced

LINCOLN, NE — The winner of the Innovation of the Year and three runners-up were announced to Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) employees during the fourth annual Innovation Showcase, held in the NDOT Central Headquarters Auditorium in Lincoln.

Highway districts in eastern and western Nebraska received recognition with five awards …

Stanley Consultants Adds Bobb to its Water Team

MUSCATINE, IA — Kjrsten Bobb joins Stanley Consultants in its Iowa operations and will support clients there and in west central Illinois and northern Missouri. Based in Muscatine, Iowa, Stanley Consultants is a worldwide provider of engineering, environmental, and construction services.

Bobb will work to meet clients’ water, wastewater, and …

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Komatsu Commits to Supporting Feeding America as National Partner in COVID-19 Response Efforts

CHICAGO, IL — More than 37 million Americans face hunger each year and as the COVID-19 pandemic pushes an additional 17 million Americans into food insecurity, Komatsu’s North American business units are partnering with Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, to donate up to $250,000 to support …

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Volvo CE Names 2019 Dealer of the Year and Uptime Dealer of the Year Winners

EAST LONGMEADOW, MA — Volvo Construction Equipment has named Tyler Equipment its 2019 Dealer of the Year in North America. The company also awarded Housby Heavy Equipment the title of 2019 Uptime Dealer of the Year.

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EquipmentShare Announces Purchase Agreement with the Missouri-Based Victor L. Phillips Company

KANSAS CITY, MO — EquipmentShare, the fastest growing construction equipment rental and technology solutions provider in the U.S., recently reached a deal to collaborate with the The Victor L. Phillips Company (VLP), a heavy equipment company. The deal covers the five existing VLP locations within Missouri and Kansas.

EquipmentShare’s …

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Deere Board Elects Stone as President, Worldwide Construction & Forestry and Power Systems

MOLINE, IL — Deere & Company (DE) announces that its Board of Directors elected John Stone to the position of President, Worldwide Construction & Forestry and Power Systems. He will be responsible for the overall management and performance of the company's construction and forestry operations throughout the world and for …

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PALFINGER Appoints Cavaggioni as New Vice President Sales and Service for North America Region

TIFFIN, OH — PALFINGER announces the official appointment of Alberto Cavaggioni as the company’s new Vice President of Sales and Service for the North America Region.

Cavaggioni has been appointed Vice President Sales and Service for the North America Region as of March 23, 2020. He will be a member …

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Doosan Bobcat Partners with Ainstein to Develop Radar Sensor Technology for Compact Equipment

WEST FARGO, ND — Doosan Bobcat North America announces it has partnered with Ainstein AI, Inc. — a radar technologies company headquartered in Lawrence, Kansas — to develop next-generation radar sensor systems for Bobcat equipment. Through this partnership, Ainstein and Doosan Bobcat North America will collaborate to create radar-based sensing …

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McCullough Receives 2020 Changemaker Award from the Center for Health Design

OMAHA, NE — Cyndi McCullough, MSN, EDAC, Director of Evidence-Based Design at HDR, has been named as the 2020 Changemaker Award recipient by The Center for Health Design’s board of directors. Celebrated annually at Healthcare Design Expo & Conference, the award honors individuals or organizations that have demonstrated …

Hilti Among Industry Leaders to Launch 2020 Construction Startup Competition

PLANO, TX — “You are the missing piece.” With this slogan five global players of the construction industry invite all entrepreneurs worldwide with innovative construction solutions to participate in this year’s edition of the Construction Startup Competition. Startups willing to play a crucial role in the transformation of the construction …

CSDA Elects 2020 Officers and Board of Directors

ST. PETERSBURG, FL — The Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association (CSDA) announces new Officers and Board Members. The election took place via email and mail-in ballots and results were announced at a recent board meeting, which took place through Zoom, as the association’s planned 48th Annual Convention was cancelled due …

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DICA’s Koberg Named to SC&RA’s Safety Education & Training Committee

GUTHRIE CENTER, IA — Kris Koberg, CEO of DICA, was recently named to serve a three-year term on the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association’s (SC&RA) Crane & Rigging Group Safety Education & Training Committee. Koberg’s nomination was approved during the association’s recent web-based committee meeting.

The mission …

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Burns & McDonnell Hires Industry Leaders Reusser and O’Dell

KANSAS CITY, MO — Burns & McDonnell has hired industry leaders Megan Reusser and Sara O’Dell to further diversify the firm’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) capabilities throughout the U.S. The professionals’ combined experience includes engineer-procure-construct (EPC) project delivery, front-end engineering design studies, and project management for oil and gas projects …

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Garney Promotes Krase to CFO, Connell to Director of Information Technology

KANSAS CITY, MO — Garney Construction announces the promotion of Meggan Krase to Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Jeff Lacy is leaving the CFO position and Krase is replacing that leadership. After graduating from the University of Kansas with a degree in accounting, Krase went to work for Grant Thornton where …

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Burns & McDonnell Bolsters Transportation Construction Capabilities, Hiring Kellerman

KANSAS CITY, MO — Steve Kellerman joins Burns & McDonnell to lead and expand construction services for transportation projects across the U.S. Kellerman will support a range of alternative delivery transportation projects, including highways, bridges, roads, and rail systems.

“Transportation infrastructure is the lifeblood of the U.S. economy, and strengthening …

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Construction Industry Veteran Lumpkins to Retire from KOBELCO USA

KATY, TX — KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA announces that George Lumpkins, General Manager of Marketing, General Service Manager, and Product Developer Manager retired at the end of May 2020. Lumpkins is a professional with a 45-year career in the construction equipment business, with over 26 years with KOBELCO.

“George …

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Highway Signing Announces Mowinkel as Business Development Manager

OMAHA, NE — Highway Signing announces the addition of Zach Mowinkel as Business Development Manager of the organization. Mowinkel will strive to elevate the overall HSI customer experience and further develop customer relationships.

“HSI continues to be a leader in the traffic control and pavement marking industry, and the addition …

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Witiw to Lead HDR’s Central Region Aviation Practice

OMAHA, NE — Mike Witiw has been promoted to serve as HDR’s Central Region Aviation Leader.

Based at HDR's headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska, Witiw will focus on expanding the full-service offerings to aviation clients around the region and developing the firm’s aviation practice. He will also continue to provide …

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Link Manufacturing Promotes Hulstein and Van Den Brink, Announces Retirement of Hof and Ott

SIOUX CENTER, IA — Link Mfg., Ltd. announces the promotion of Greg Hulstein to Director of Engineering and of Joel Van Den Brink to Engineering Manager. At the same time, the company is formally announcing the retirement of Michael Hof, Link’s Vice President of Business Development, and Bill Ott …

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Takeuchi Announces RoadBuilders Machinery as New Dealer in Southwest Missouri

SPRINGFIELD, MO — Takeuchi-US, a compact equipment manufacturer, announces RoadBuilders Machinery & Supply as a new dealer. Located in Springfield, Missouri, the company also has a location in Kansas City, Kansas, where it is headquartered, and four locations throughout Nebraska.

RoadBuilders Machinery & Supply will carry the full lineup …

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Star Equipment's Founder and Owner, Max Bowman, Passes Away

DES MOINES, IA — Founder and Owner of Star Equipment, Max Gene Bowman, 85, died Saturday, April 4, at Mill Pond Senior Living in Ankeny, Iowa, of pneumonia, a complication of Lewy Body dementia. He will be forever missed by Beverly Joyce Bowman, his wife of 67 years, …

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RDG Announces Hayes as Certified Healthcare Interior Designer

DES MOINES, IA — RDG Planning & Design announces that Hanna Hayes, IIDA, WELL AP, Registered Interior Designer, has earned the credential of Certified Healthcare Interior Designer (CHID). The designation, which is provided by the American Academy of Healthcare Interior Designers, indicates Hayes’ commitment to enhancing the health, quality, …

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Dynapac Names Hyland Director of Sales for Key & Governmental Accounts

FORT MILL, SC — Tim Hyland returned to Dynapac recently as the Director of Sales for Key & Governmental Accounts, working with those customers on sales of the entire Dynapac lineup that includes pavers, feeders, and compaction equipment. He is be based at Dynapac’s North American headquarters in Fort Mill, …

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Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission Adds New Chair, Vice Chair

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — John W. Briscoe, New London, is the new Chair of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (MHTC), and Michael T. Waters, Orrick, is the new Vice Chair. The commission elected them at its monthly meeting in Jefferson City.

Briscoe and Waters succeed Michael Pace …

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ABC Heart of America Apprenticeship Trust Students Compete in National Craft Championships

KANSAS CITY, MO — Four students from the Associated Builders and Contractors Heart of America Apprenticeship Trust recently competed in the 33rd annual National Craft Championships (NCC). The local craft champions traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, and joined competitors from across the country. The competition dates back to 1987, when it …

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McCownGordon Construction Adds Isom as Business Unit Leader

KANSAS CITY, MO — James Isom has joined McCownGordon Construction, a Midwest-based construction firm, as Business Unit Leader in its Kansas City headquarters. Isom brings nearly 20 years of experience in construction management, design-build, and leadership to the new role. In his previous role at a nationally ranked firm, …

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31 Students Awarded Scholarships at Annual Banquet of The Builders’ Association

KANSAS CITY, MO — Thirty-one students received scholarships at The Builders’ Association’s Annual Banquet, which was held at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center. The scholarships were funded by donations to The Builders’ Association Scholarship Foundation, a nonprofit endowment fund established to support, through scholarships, the academic education …

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Pitzer Hands Over Responsibility of Liebherr US Market to Bilgeri

Newport News, VA — On April 1, 2020, Daniel Pitzer changed position and moved to the Liebherr headquarters for mobile and crawler cranes in Ehingen, Germany, becoming Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the mobile and crawler crane division. His successor in charge of the U.S. market for the mobile and …

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The UP Companies Hires Murrell as Kansas City Regional Director

ST. LOUIS, MO — The UP Companies (UPCO) announces the hiring of David E. Murrell of Leawood, Kansas, to its new Regional Director position.

Murrell takes on the leadership role during a time of growth for UPCO, a full-service contractor, and will be responsible for heading operations, developing new business …

Pace to Step Down from Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Michael Pace announces that he will step down from his role as a member of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, effective immediately.

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission is a six-member board that governs the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), the agency responsible for …

Michael Baker International Appoints Kieny as New Chief Technology Officer

KANSAS CITY, MO — Michael Baker International announces that Dan Kieny has joined the firm's Executive Leadership Team as Chief Technology Officer. Kieny is an Information Technology (IT) leader with comprehensive knowledge of engineering and construction, energy, water, and manufacturing industries. In his new position, Kieny will lead the Information …

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Burns & McDonnell Announces Promotion of DeBacker, Jeffcote, Norquist and Strawn

KANSAS CITY, MO — Burns & McDonnell has promoted four Employee-Owners to Vice President in the Kansas City, Missouri, office. These individuals contributed to another record year of growth for the 100 percent employee-owned engineering, construction and architecture firm.

"Our new Officers have been critical to leading our success and …

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McCarthy’s Kansas City Office Adds Bennett as Business Development Director

KANSAS CITY, MO — McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has expanded its Kansas City-based leadership team with the appointment of Jeff Bennett as the Director of Business Development.

In this position, Bennett will build and strengthen relationships with current and potential clients as well as industry partners throughout the Kansas City …

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USGBC Central Plains Announces 2020 Market Leadership Advisory Board

KANSAS CITY, MO — U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Central Plains announces the members of its 2020 Market Leadership Advisory Board (MLAB). This group of green building professionals volunteer time to work with the USGBC community to develop and implement programming that supports USGBC’s local, regional and global goals.

MLAB …

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Executive Vice President Olsson Receives Durham Award

LINCOLN, NE — John S. Olsson, Executive Vice President (EVP) for consulting services at Olsson, is this year’s recipient of the Charles Durham Achievement Award presented annually by ACEC Nebraska.

The award honors a person who exhibits Charles Durham’s leadership in the engineering profession and his community …

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Olsson Names Joe Johnson Nebraska Business Consultant Leader

LINCOLN, NE — Olsson, an engineering and design firm, announces the promotion of Joe Johnson to Business Consultant Leader for the Nebraska region.

Johnson has previously served as Business Consultant Leader for Olsson’s offices in Grand Island and Kearney. He begins his statewide duties immediately.

“Joe has greatly contributed …

Gov. Reynolds Appoints Marler to Serve as Director at Iowa DOT

DES MOINES, IA — Gov. Reynolds announces the appointment of Scott Marler to serve as Director at the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT).

“Scott will do an outstanding job leading the Iowa Department of Transportation because of his depth of experience and effective management style,” Reynolds said. “Iowa DOT plays …

CRB Welcomes Danielson as Director of Business Development

KANSAS CITY, MO — CRB announces that Eric Danielson has joined the company as Director of Business Development.

Based in the Kansas City office, Danielson will be helping lead the business development efforts for CRB’s Midwest Division. He will work with the Kansas City, Dallas and Denver offices to help …

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Hyland Promoted to Associate at OPN Architects

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA — OPN Architects announces the promotion of Vicki Hyland, ALEP, LEED AP, to Associate. An educator by nature, an engineer by nurture and engager by all accounts, Hyland has been a member of OPN Architects’ education team since joining the firm in 2008.

After graduating from …

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Ceco Concrete Construction Announces Battles as President

KANSAS CITY, MO — Ceco Concrete Construction LLC, a design-assist structural concrete contractor, announces Danny Battles has been named President. Battles previously served as Senior Vice President of Ceco’s Southern Operations.

In his 31-year tenure at Ceco, Battles has served the company in various roles and levels of management, …

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Burns & McDonnell Promotes Hetherington to Lead the Terminals & Pipelines Group

KANSAS CITY, MO — Jason Hetherington has been promoted to Manager of the Terminals & Pipelines Group at Burns & McDonnell.

In this role, he will lead a team of more than 100 professionals within the firm’s Oil, Gas & Chemicals Group who are engaged in large-volume storage and …

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Vetter Becomes President of ASPE, Piernicky Becomes President of ACEC

LITTLE ROCK, AR — Two Olsson employees are currently filling leadership roles with organizations that strengthen the engineering profession and industry.

Jim Vetter, Project Engineer on Olsson’s Water/Wastewater team, is serving as President of the Arkansas Society of Professional Engineers (ASPE), an affiliate of the National Society of Professional …

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Shukert Recognized for Leadership and Vision with Award of Merit

OMAHA, NE — RDG Planning & Design Principal Martin Shukert, FAICP has been awarded the 2019 Omaha – Council Bluffs Metropolitan Area Planning Agency (MAPA) Award of Merit. The award, the highest honor of service conferred by the organization, recognizes individuals whose efforts have had an extraordinary influence on MAPA’s …

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Weitz Promotes Kessinger to Student Housing Business Development Manager

DES MOINES, IA ― National general contractor and construction management firm The Weitz Company has promoted Emily Kessinger to Business Development Manager. Her primary responsibility will be leading Weitz’s national pursuit of student housing projects.

Kessinger was promoted to her new role after spending the past 22 months in Weitz’s …

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Householder Receives 2019 AIA Iowa Young Architect Award

DES MOINES, IA — Tonia Householder, AIA, LEED AP, BD+C, Architect at INVISION Architecture, recently won the 2019 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Iowa Young Architect Award.

Householder began at INVISION as an intern in 2008 and proved herself as someone that clients could look to for guidance. …

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Takeuchi Announces Kirby-Smith as New Dealer Supporting Kansas City Area

KANSAS CITY, KS — Takeuchi-US, a compact equipment manufacturer, has introduced Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. as a new dealer supporting the Kansas City, Kansas, market. Although a new dealer in the area, Kirby-Smith has been part of the Takeuchi dealer network for several years. The dealership offers parts, rentals, sales, …

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Clark Named Director of Business Development of Ross & Baruzzini

KANSAS CITY, MO — Ross & Baruzzini announces the addition of Karen Clark as Business Development Director in the firm’s Kansas City, Missouri, office.

“We’re excited to welcome Karen as our new Business Development Director at a time of unprecedented growth. Her experience, not only in business development but in …

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Henderson Engineers Welcomes Industry Veteran Sutherland to Lead Client Relations

LENEXA, KS — Henderson Engineers announces Barry Sutherland as the firm’s Director of Client Relationships. In this newly created position, Sutherland will focus on strengthening relationships with clients across practices companywide and in markets from coast to coast. He will develop an enhanced client management strategy to maximize the Henderson …

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Cowman Promoted to National Director of Engineering of LEO A DALY

OMAHA, NE — LEO A DALY announces that Kim Cowman, PE, LEED AP, Senior Associate, has been promoted to the position of National Director of Engineering. In this role Cowman directs strategy and business development for the engineering practice throughout the U.S. She is based in Omaha, Nebraska, and …

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RDG Announces Van Zee as New Communications Director

OMAHA, NE — RDG Planning & Design announces that Erin Van Zee has joined the firm and will serve as its Communications Director. Van Zee will be a key member of RDG’s leadership team, advancing the company’s brand and providing strategic direction for both internal and external communications. She will …

IMT Gives Back to Community, Makes Charitable Donations

GARNER, IA — Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc. (IMT), an Oshkosh Corporation company, recently gave back to its community through employee fundraising efforts. A donation of $500 was made to the Garner Volunteer Ambulance Service, a $2,500 donation to the Food Bank of Iowa, a $250 donation to Habitat For …

Brady Joins Bartlett & West as Senior Project Manager

SPRINGFIELD, MO — Neil S. Brady, PE, joins Bartlett & West in the company’s Springfield, Missouri, office as a Senior Project Manager. As a leader in engineering with more than 23 years of experience, Brady will be integral in furthering Bartlett & West’s presence in Springfield and the surrounding …

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Dynapac North America Announces New Vice President of Operations

FORT MILL, SC — Dynapac North America LLC, a manufacturer of high-tech rollers for asphalt and soil applications, pavers and feeders, welcomes Jason Ammon back to the Dynapac team as Vice President of Product Support & Operations.

Ammon is based in the Fort Mill, South Carolina, office reporting to …

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Burns & McDonnell Launches 1898 & Co., A New Future-Focused Consultancy Arm

KANSAS CITY, MO — Burns & McDonnell is launching its first new brand in the firm’s history with 1898 & Co., a future-focused consulting and technology solutions arm to deliver on clients’ challenges.

The new brand is poised to focus on services complementary to Burns & McDonnell’s 121 years …

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Pierce Named Senior Vice President at Henderson Engineers

KANSAS CITY, MO — Henderson Engineers announces the promotion of Julie Pierce to Senior Vice President. This promotion was a natural next step for Pierce who stepped into a Business Unit Leader role at Henderson last year following her tenure as the Director of Operations for the firm’s Kansas City, …

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McCownGordon Construction Adds Mitchell as Senior Vice President, Business Development

KANSAS CITY, MO — McCownGordon Construction, one the Midwest region’s largest construction management firms, added Tom Mitchell as Senior Vice President of Business Development. Mitchell brings nearly two decades of business development experience in the architecture, engineering and construction industries to the firm. In his prior role, he served …

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Miller Announced as New Managing Director for Populous Americas

KANSAS CITY, MO — Populous’ Americas practice announces that it has appointed Bruce Miller as Managing Director. Miller was elected by the firm’s global Holdings Board to a two-year term in the role. He follows Earl Santee, who completed two, two-year terms in the position. Santee will remain …

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Carpenter Tapped to Lead Stanley Consultants Water Market

MUSCATINE, IA — Guy Carpenter will lead the water engineering market for Stanley Consultants. Based in Muscatine, Iowa, Stanley Consultants is a provider of engineering, environmental and construction services.

Carpenter, formerly a Vice President with Carollo, will report to Michael Helms, Infrastructure Business Leader, operating from the firm’s …

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HDR Wins WELLCOM I.C.E Award at 2019 Wellness Awards Gala

OMAHA, NE — HDR received the WELLCOM I.C.E. (Innovate, Connect, Engage) Award at the 2019 Wellness Awards Gala in Omaha, Nebraska.

The WELLCOM I.C.E. Award recognizes corporate wellness, cultural innovation and impact, and this year honored HDR’s work to promote wellness through the design and formal evaluation of its own …

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Trimble Announces Painter as New President, CEO

SUNNYVALE, CA — Trimble announces that its Board of Directors has unanimously elected Robert G. Painter to succeed Steven W. Berglund as President and CEO of Trimble effective January 4, 2020, the first day of Trimble's 2020 fiscal year. Painter will also join the Trimble Board of Directors on January …

Lamp Rynearson Kansas City Office Now Offers Land Surveying, Hires Gregory as Survey Project Manager

KANSAS CITY, MO — Lamp Rynearson is now offering land surveying as a service mobilized from their Kansas City, Missouri, office. The firm has hired Kellan Gregory, PLS, as the Survey Project Manager to lead this expansion.

“Lamp Rynearson has offered land surveying services out of Omaha since our …

Terracon, Girl Scouts of NE Kansas and NW Missouri Partner for Live STEAM Event

OLATHE, KS — Terracon Consultants, Inc., and Girl Scouts of NE Kansas and NW Missouri (GSKSMO) announce a partnership where they presented the first LIVE STEAM event at Union Station’s Science City in Kansas City, Missouri. More than 200 local fourth and fifth grade Girl Scouts participated in this …

Cooper and Ottumwa SCR Project Win Awards at 2019 AGC-MO Construction Awards Gala

OTTUMWA, IA — Alberici Safety Director Bo Cooper was honored by the Associated General Contractors of Missouri (AGC-MO) with the Safety Professional Impact Award for his efforts championing the AGC’s Suicide Prevention in Construction Campaign. According to AGC-MO, the Safety Professional Impact Award is not an annual award and is …

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Aspen Equipment Adds More Field Techs in Davenport, Iowa

BLOOMINGTON, MN — Aspen Equipment recently added a third field service truck to its Davenport, Iowa, fleet, allowing the company to better serve customers in the Quad Cities area. Aspen’s professional service tech experts are factory trained with the most advanced technologies in the business, so most service requests can …

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Methane Rangers, Dirt Demons Bring Home National Gas Rodeo Championship Trophies

INDEPENDENCE, MO — The 2019 National Gas Rodeo, organized by MEA Energy Association and sponsored in part by CASE Construction Equipment, recently held its annual two- and four-person team championship events in Independence, Missouri.

The 2019 overall Rodeo champions in the two-person category were the Methane Rangers (Jason …

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ALLU Group Was Gold Sponsor at Dozer Days KC Event

KANSAS CITY, MO — ALLU Group Inc. recently joined dozens of construction companies, equipment dealers, equipment manufacturers and construction associations as a sponsor of the Dozer Days KC event at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Missouri. The event’s presenting partner was KC NUCA (the greater Kansas City area chapter …

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Whitney Joins HNTB Corporation in Kansas City as Human Resources Manager

KANSAS CITY, MO — Katie Whitney, PHR, SHRM-CP, joined HNTB Corporation as Human Resources Manager, supporting offices in Kansas City, Missouri, Overland Park and Mission, Kansas, as well as the firm’s enterprise operations unit. She provides support in all areas of human resources, including talent acquisition and management, employee …

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DLR Group Appoints Two Managing Principals: McKay and Fuller

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — DLR Group Managing Principal & CEO Griff Davenport, FAIA, announces that Steve McKay, RIBA, LEED AP from Seattle, Washington, and John Fuller, LEED AP from Overland Park, Kansas, have each been appointed a DLR Group Managing Principal.

McKay is the firm’s Global Design Leader and Fuller …

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HDR Foundation Announces 37 More 2019 Grant Recipients

OMAHA, NE — The HDR Foundation announces 37 grants awarded to nonprofit organizations across the country totaling $204,824. These are part of the 2019 small grant and young professionals action grant cycles. The organizations will use the funds for a variety of educational, recreational and community benefit programs.

Awardees for …

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K-Tec Announces Dealers of Excellence

SPENCER, OH — K-Tec Earthmovers recently held their first Dealership Network Scraper Symposium event, in Manitoba, Canada. The event hosted 56 professionals representing 22 different organizations, traveling from as far away as Japan, Sweden and Australia to hear the latest advancements in K-Tec’s earthmoving product offerings.

As part of the …

Epiroc Donates Drill Rig to Missouri S&T Experimental Mine

COMMERCE CITY, CO — Epiroc, a productivity partner for the mining and infrastructure industries, has donated a FlexiROC T20 R drill rig and consumables to the mining engineering program at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri. The FlexiROC T20 R replaces outdated equipment at the school’s …

EFCO Appoints Bennethum as CEO, Walter as President, Jennings as Chairman of the Board

DES MOINES, IA — After more than 38 years as EFCO’s Chief Executive Officer, and 63 total years of service to the company, Al Jennings announces the appointment of new leadership positions within the company. Executive Vice President Curt Bennethum has been named EFCO’s new CEO, and Chief Operating …

GOMACO Announces Winners of GOMACO Invitational #38 in Ida Grove, Iowa

IDA GROVE, IA — Approximately 300 guests from the United States and Canada were welcomed into the city of Ida Grove last week for the GOMACO Invitational #38. There were 228 participants in the two-person Putting Tournament and 280 in the four-person Scramble Tournament. The two-day GOMACO Invitational is the …

Midwest Block & Brick Earns Safety Awards

KANSAS CITY, MO — Nine Midwest Block & Brick facilities recently earned National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) / Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) Safety Awards. The annual recognition goes to product manufacturing members of the NCMA and ICPI for exemplary safety performance based on incidents reported to OSHA 300 log …

Foley Equipment Hosts a Series of Mini Excavator Demonstrations

WICHITA, KS — Foley Equipment recently hosted a series of Mini Excavator demonstrations in Wichita, Kansas; Manhattan, Kansas; Topeka, Kansas; and Kansas City, Missouri. All events took place on the grounds of the Foley facilities, with the exception of the Manhattan event, which was held at the Kansas State University …

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Infrastructure Projects Named as Finalists in Bentley Systems’ Year in Infrastructure Awards Program

COLUMBIA, SC — Bentley Systems, Incorporated, a global provider of comprehensive software and digital twins services for advancing the design, construction and operations of infrastructure, recently announced its finalists in Bentley’s Year in Infrastructure 2019 Awards program. The annual awards program honors the work of Bentley software users advancing …

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Ray Joins HNTB as Corporate President

KANSAS CITY, MO — Jim Ray joins HNTB Corporation as Corporate President and Executive Vice President. He serves as an accomplished resource to both the firm and its clients. Ray previously served in leadership roles at the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT), the White House, on Capitol Hill and …

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Acrow Bridge Appoints Needham as Pricing Analyst

PARSIPPANY, NJ — Acrow Bridge, an international bridge engineering and supply company, announces the appointment of Randy Needham, formerly New England Region Sales Manager, to the newly-created position of Pricing Analyst. In this role, Needham will collaborate with sales teams in North America to develop pricing strategies to …

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Ziegler CAT Introduces Operators to Caterpillar’s Next Generation of Machines

SIOUX CITY, IA — Over the last few years, Caterpillar has revamped many of its equipment models, which it now calls the Next Generation line. This line of equipment gives operators and owners a wider range of options and price ranges to choose from.

“Traditionally, Caterpillar has focused on its …

Seiler Instrument Geospatial Hosts Annual Open Houses

MILWAUKEE, WI — Throughout the summer of 2019, Seiler Instrument continued their tradition of hosting open houses and customer appreciation days at their locations throughout the Midwest. Seiler’s Geospatial and CAD staff, along with several vendor representatives from Trimble, Spectra Precision, Autodesk and more were on hand at …

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Greenfelder Elected to Two-Year Term on Society of Women Engineers Board of Directors


KANSAS CITY, MO — Kerrie Greenfelder, a Department Manager and Senior Project Manager in the Water Practice at Burns & McDonnell, has been elected to serve a two-year term on the Society of Women Engineers Board of Directors. With nearly 50,000 members nationwide, the Society of Women Engineers …

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CNH Industrial Hosts Senator Grassley at the CASE Construction Equipment Burlington Plant

BURLINGTON, IA — CNH Industrial recently hosted U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa at the CASE Construction Equipment manufacturing facility in Burlington, Iowa. The visit included a tour of the plant and a roundtable discussion with employees to address the latest developments in the U.S. agricultural and manufacturing industries.

“Iowa …

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HNTB Names Price President of Central Division

KANSAS CITY, MO — Chris Price, PE, has been named President of HNTB Corporation’s Central Division. He oversees operations, project delivery and client service in nine states including Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Iowa, Nebraska, Arkansas and Mississippi. Price leads approximately 600 professionals who provide aviation, highway, bridge, …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Promotes McNatt to Director of Construction Technology

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) has promoted Rebecca McNatt to Director of Construction Technology. In this role, McNatt will be responsible for the growth and development of Komatsu Smart Construction and other equipment manufacturer technology programs offered through KSM. Smart Construction from Komatsu provides customers with equipment …

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WTS St. Louis Recognizes Hassard for Work on MLK Bridge

ST. LOUIS, MO — Jerilyn Hassard, PE, SE, recently received the 2019 Innovative Transportation Award from WTS St. Louis. Each year, the award is given to a woman who has led an innovative transportation project. Hassard received the award in recognition of her work on the Martin Luther …

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Joerg Joins Berry Companies as Chief Financial Officer

WICHITA, KS — Berry Companies, Inc., announces the addition of Greg Joerg to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Joerg most recently owned his own consulting firm, working with small-to-midsize companies in operations, financial processes and functions and IT strategy. Prior to consulting, Joerg served a combined total of …

GOMACO Appoints Jinco, LLC, as New Distributor for Nebraska

IDA GROVE, IA — GOMACO Corporation announces the recent appointment of Jinco, LLC, as the authorized GOMACO distributor for the state of Nebraska. They will provide sales and service for GOMACO’s full line of concrete construction products. The appointment was made by Kent Godbersen, Vice President of Worldwide …

Somerset CPAs and Advisors Launches 2019 Construction Industry Survey

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Somerset CPAs and Advisors will be launching their 2019 Construction Industry Financial Performance and Salary & Benefits Survey. This industry-specific survey provides information about the financial standing of the national construction community, outlining salaries and benefits by position, balance sheets, statements of operations and other information as …

McCownGordon Celebrates 20th Anniversary with New Headquarters, Launch of Refreshed Brand

KANSAS CITY, MO — McCownGordon Construction celebrates the 20th anniversary of its founding in 2019. To mark this milestone and celebrate its success, the company moved into its new corporate headquarters building and refreshed its brand by unveiling a new logo to carry the firm into the next 20 years …

Black & Veatch Management Consulting Adds Greig and Campbell to Leadership Team

OVERLAND PARK, KS — In response to growing demand for Black & Veatch Management Consulting services, the company announces the addition of two industry leaders to the company's strategic leadership team. Vice President and Operations Director Brenda Greig and Managing Director Richard Campbell each bring extensive backgrounds in industry consulting, …

Kansas DOT Names Sharp as Director of Communications

TOPEKA, KS — Jeanny Sharp has been named the Kansas Department of Transportation’s (KDOT) Director of Communications by Transportation Secretary Julie Lorenz. In her new position, she will lead the communication team members at the headquarters in Topeka, Kansas, and at the district offices across the state.

Previously …

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Morgan Named Office Leader for HNTB’s Central US Offices in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Iowa

KANSAS CITY, MO — Tim Morgan, PE, has been named HNTB Corporation’s Office Leader for the firm’s Central U.S. offices in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Iowa. A Vice President, Morgan has 15 years of technical expertise and leadership experience in transportation infrastructure in the region. He previously served …

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Kirby-Smith Machinery Hires Chastain as General Service Manager

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. (KSM) has named Kevin Chastain as General Service Manager, expanding the company’s leadership team of industry professionals. Chastain will work to implement strategies that further the growth and development of all service operations, which include over 300 departmental employees across the company’s …

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Missouri DOT Inclusion Advocate Award Given to Lavallee

ST. CHARLES, MO — The Inclusion Advocate of the Year Award was recently presented to Dennis Lavallee by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT). The award was presented at the Annual Civil Rights Symposium in St. Charles, Missouri. Lavallee is the former President of the St. Louis Council of Construction …

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CSDA Elects 2019 Officers and Board of Directors

ST. PETERSBURG, FL — The Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association (CSDA) announces new Officers and Board Members, who were elected at the 47th Annual CSDA Convention & Tech Fair in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Newly elected Officers are President Matthew Finnigan, National Concrete Cutting, Milton, Washington; Vice President Mike …

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Berry Companies Promotes Farley to Chief People Officer

WICHITA, KS — Berry Companies, Inc., announces the promotion of Stephanie Farley as Chief People Officer.

“Stephanie is the first of a number of organizational moves we’re making to build a leadership structure that will carry us into the future,” said Walter Berry, CEO of Berry Companies. “We’ve been …

Emery Sapp & Sons Acquires Chester Bross Construction Company, Hutchens Construction Company

JOPLIN, MO — Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. (ESS) announces the acquisition of Chester Bross Construction Company of Hannibal, Missouri, and Hutchens Construction Company of Cassville, Missouri, and Springdale, Arkansas. The acquisition will give the ESS’s teams the ability to share resources, expand their geographic footprint and add value for …

HDR Acquires Calthorpe Associates

OMAHA, NE — HDR, headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, is expanding its multidisciplinary team of urban and regional planners by acquiring Calthorpe Associates, based in Berkeley, California. Going forward, the firm will do business as HDR|Calthorpe.

Calthorpe Associates is internationally recognized for leadership in regional planning, urban design and …

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Ritchie Bros. Appoints Jeter as President of Upstream & Emerging Businesses, Taylor as Chief Sales Officer

VANCOUVER, BC — Ritchie Bros. announces an organizational realignment in North America. Jeff Jeter is appointed President of Upstream & Emerging Businesses, and Kari Taylor is appointed Chief Sales Officer, U.S. Regions.
Jeter’s responsibilities will include driving the Upstream business by rolling out RB Asset Solutions in the U.S., …

Seventeen HDR Projects Receive National Recognition

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Council of Engineering Companies has recognized 17 HDR projects with national awards. The projects represent a wide range of disciplines and regions across the United States.
Three HDR projects received Grand Awards at the ceremony of ACEC’s 52nd Engineering Excellence Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. …

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Caterpillar Appoints Younessi as Lead of Construction Industries


DEERFIELD, IL — Ramin Younessi will replace Tom Pellette to lead Caterpillar’s Construction Industries segment. Younessi is currently the Group President of Energy & Transportation, and he has more than 30 years of leadership inside and outside of Caterpillar. He will now be responsible for the company’s earthmoving, excavation, building …

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Stanley Consultants Environmental Engineer Named QCESC Senior Engineer of the Year

IOWA CITY, IA — Becky Svatos, PE, has been named the 2018 Senior Engineer of the Year by the Quad City Engineering and Science Council (QCESC) at its annual banquet. Svatos is a Vice President and Principal Environmental Engineer with Stanley Consultants, a global consulting engineering company.
Svatos, …

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McCownGordon Construction’s Kimzey Accepted to Leadership Kansas

KANSAS CITY, MO — Leadership Kansas recently accepted Scott Kimzey, a Director on the McCownGordon Construction estimating team, to its Class of 2019 program. The Leadership Kansas Board of Trustees selected 40 nominees based on their level of responsibility, potential for continual leadership in Kansas and evidence of professional …

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Kissick Construction Celebrates 25th Anniversary, Announces Leadership Team

KANSAS CITY, MO — Since the 1890s, the Kissick family has been a mainstay in Kansas City’s heavy construction industry. Renewing that legacy with a commitment to helping build their community, Jim Kissick and his partner, Pete Browne, founded Kissick Construction Company, Inc., in 1994.

2019 marks Kissick …

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McCownGordon’s Vice President of Construction Operations Retires

KANSAS CITY, MO — Jay Lucas, Vice President of Construction Operations at McCownGordon Construction for the past 10 years recently retired. He played a key role in McCownGordon’s growth and oversaw all the firm’s field operations.
Lucas garnered more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry as …

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Minnich Manufacturing Announces Top Dealers of 2018

MANSFIELD, OH — Minnich Manufacturing, a manufacturer of concrete dowel pin drills, concrete vibrators and vibrator monitoring systems, announces its top dealers of 2018 according to sales performance.
Top Minnich dealers for 2018 include:

  • Top Overall Dealer and Midwest Region Top Dealer: Logan Contractors Supply, Inc. (Des Moines, Iowa) …
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Kirby-Smith Machinery Names Seth McColley as Vice President of Human Resources

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — Kirby-Smith Machinery, Inc. announced Seth McColley as Vice President of Human Resources. In the new role, McColley will lead people strategy, rewards, talent management, recruiting and leadership development and learning, while also creating an integrated team that will continue to strengthen the culture for the company’s …

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Haberberger Welcomes Three New Employees to its Team

ST. LOUIS, MO — St. Louis-based Haberberger, Inc., announces the addition of Jeremy McKinney, Ed Schaffer and Michelle Scott to the mechanical contracting firm’s growing team.
McKinney has joined Haberberger, Inc. as a Project Manager, where he will be responsible for overseeing projects and project estimation. He is …

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Caterpillar Announces Officer Changes of Bluth, Weiss and Hoenes


DEERFIELD, IL — Caterpillar Inc. announces officer changes to further support execution of the enterprise strategy, including an emphasis on the company’s focus on services. All changes became effective on May 1.
Tom Bluth, who was most recently Vice President of the Innovation & Technology Development Division (ITDD), has …

Brinkmann Constructors Promotes Swacil to Senior Project Manager, MacDonald to Controller

KANSAS CITY, MO — Brinkmann Constructors announces the promotion of Bob Swacil to Senior Project Manager and Nikki MacDonald to Controller.
Swacil started with Brinkmann in 2006 as a Project Engineer and has worked on a variety of projects over his tenure. Swacil most recently managed the construction of three …

HDR Expands Kansas City Office

KANSAS CITY, MO — HDR has consolidated its presence in the Kansas City metropolitan area into one location and has future plans to expand the space and add to the number of its employees.
According to Joe Drimmel, Senior Vice President and Area Manager for Missouri and Kansas, HDR …

MW Builders Celebrates Two 2018 Capstone Awards

KANSAS CITY, MO — The Kessler Residences at Meadowbrook and Union|Berkley Riverfront Park Apartments were both recognized in the top 25 best developments in Kansas City. Both awards were given in the Multifamily category. Winners were selected from a variety of categories that showcase the diverse array of development projects …

ABC Honors Contractors Leading the Industry in Safety Performance

LONG BEACH, CA — Associated Builders and Contractors announces the winners of the 2018 National Safety Excellence Awards during the 29th annual Excellence in Construction Awards at ABC Convention 2019 in Long Beach, California. A total of 42 ABC member companies were recognized for their safety performance.
The National Safety …

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CASE Celebrates 50 Years of Skid Steer Manufacturing

WICHITA, KS — CASE Construction Equipment celebrated 50 years of skid steer manufacturing with a recent ceremony at its Wichita, Kansas plant. CASE first built skid steers in 1969 at its Burlington, Iowa facility, before eventually moving production to Wichita. 

“Skid steers completely transformed the construction equipment landscape, and CASE …

Vacuworx Adds New Members to North American Sales Team

TULSA, OK — Vacuworx announces the expansion of its North American sales force with the addition of three new members to their existing team going into 2019. The manufacturer is aligning its sales team to handle key accounts, serve new and existing territories and support a diversified line of vacuum …