October 2009, Vol. 21, No.10


MACTEC (Alpharetta, Ga.) named Karen B. Gilmore senior principal. Gilmore is based in the firm’s Kennesaw, Ga., office. A licensed civil engineer, she has 23 years of project management and business operations experience in construction management, environmental compliance, and government contract management.

R&R Sy-Tec changed its name to TerraSpatial Technologies (Hood River, Ore.) to reflect the company’s solutions for geospatially-centric applications in electric, water, and wastewater utilities. The company offers integrated geospatial and field automation solutions for community-based municipal and rural utilities.

Phoenix Contact USA (Middletown, Pa.) received a quality assurance notification certificate to design and produce products that meet the Atmosphere Explosives, or ATEX, standard for explosive atmospheres. The company was audited by KEMA (Arnhem, Netherlands), an independent expert on risk, performance, and quality management in electricity, gas, and heat.

Fairbanks Morse Pump (Kansas City, Kan.) won a contract for approximately $70 million to supply the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with 13 axial-flow propeller pumps. The pumps will be part of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway West Closure Complex, which will function as a major component of the greater New Orleans Hurricane Storm Damage Risk Reduction System.

GEI Consultants Inc. (Woburn, Mass.) promoted Naser Bateni to senior vice president, Christopher J. Stockwell to senior vice president, Robert N. Lambe to vice president, Steven P. Canton to senior aquatic ecologist (grade 8), Don T. Kurosaka to senior consultant in water resources, David B. Terry to senior consultant, Don J. Conklin Jr. to senior project manager and aquatic ecologist (grade 7), and Graham C. Bradner to senior geologist.

Thompson Pump & Manufacturing Co. Inc. (Port Orange, Fla.) has moved its Panama City, Fla., branch to a new facility at 5814 Merritt Brown Road. The site, which occupies more than 576 m2 (6200 ft2), is better suited to accommodate the company’s growing needs for pump rentals, sales, parts, and service.

NSF International (Ann Arbor, Mich.) named Elizabeth A. Jones vice president of marketing. She previously was vice president of communications at Quicken Loans Inc. (Livonia, Mich.) and served in the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve for 23 years.

The American Public Works Association (APWA, Kansas City, Mo.) selected the Peoria Butler Drive Water Reclamation Facility construction project as the Public Works Project of the Year. The City of Peoria, Ariz., as managing agency; Sundt Construction Inc. (Tempe, Ariz.), as primary contractor; and Black & Veatch Corp. (Overland Park, Kan.), as consultant on the project, received the award during the APWA International Public Works Congress and Exposition in September.

Ellen Wolf, chief financial officer (CFO) at American Water Works Co. Inc. (Voorhees, N.J.) was named CFO of the Year among large companies by the Philadelphia Business Journal. The award celebrates financial professionals in the Delaware Valley for outstanding performance in their roles as corporate financial stewards.

Neptune™ Chemical Pump Co. Inc. (Lansdale, Pa.) announced that all of its lines of chemical metering pumps and mixers have earned the Conformité Européenne, or CE, certification, a mandatory certification for machinery and low-voltage equipment sold in the European Union.

Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC; San Diego) signed an agreement to acquire R.W. Beck Group Inc. (Seattle), a business and technical consulting firm providing services in the fields of engineering, energy, and infrastructure. Beck will join SAIC’s Infrastructure, Logistics, and Product Solutions Group, led byJoe Craver.

Baxter & Woodman Inc. (Crystal Lake, Ill.) employees Steven G. Zehner and Jonathan D. Flowers have been certified as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design accredited professionals.

The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (Boston) awarded Stantec (Edmonton, Alberta) a contract to design the rehabilitation of a major sewer tunnel beneath a densely populated area of Boston. The West Roxbury Tunnel is 3810 m (12,500 ft) long and 2.1 m (7 ft) in diameter.

PerkinElmer Inc. (Waltham, Mass.) appointed Lapo Paladini to the position of chief marketing officer and senior vice president. Paladini joined the company in 1982.

The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority received a Special Achievement in Geographic Information System (GIS) Award for its use of GIS technology to manage data on public fire hydrants. The authority received the award at the 2009 ESRI (Redlands, Calif.) International User Conference.

Poseidon Resources (Stamford, Conn.) announced the addition of Stan Williams as vice president of project development, Jonathan P. Loveland as vice president of technical services, and Chris J. Costello as director of construction services.