Thursday, October 6, 2011

ENR's People on the Move: AECOM, Taub & Associates

Paul Eng-Wong has been named a principal of Watertown, Mass.-based engineer Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc. following the firm's Sept. 6 acquisition of Eng-Wong, Taub & Associates, a New York City transportation planner of which he is president and co-founder. Martin Taub, the acquired firm's other co-founder and executive vice president, also joins VHB as a principal. Eng-Wong, Taub & Associates has 40 employees.

Johnson, Miraman & Thompson Inc., a Sparks, Md., engineer-architect, has named Sharon J. Bland as vice president. She was president, CEO and founder of Clear Solution Management Group, a Washington, D.C., management consultant, and formerly vice president of construction-management firm McKissack & McKissack. Bland is based in the Washington office of JMT, which ranks at No. 96 on ENR's list of the Top 500 Design Firms, with $110.8 million in 2010 revenue.



Jim L. Whitaker has joined Dallas-based architect-engineer HKS Inc. as senior vice president and principal to lead its federal and design-build practices. He had been the Washington, D.C.-based vice president and national director of the federal group for Skanska USA Building. Whitaker, now based in Dallas, is a board member of the Design-Build Institute of America. HKS ranks at No. 64 on ENR's list of the Top 500 Design Firms, with $190.5 million in 2010 revenue.

Gary Wohl has joined Harris & Associates, a Concord, Calif., professional-services firm, as chief financial officer. Formerly CFO at DPR Construction, he now also will lead Harris' risk-management and information-technology departments. The firm ranks at No. 38 on ENR's list of the Top 100 Construction Management-for-Fee firms.

Waterways Council Inc., the Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group for ports and inland waterways, has elected Mike Toohey as president and CEO. He is formerly the vice president of government affairs for Ashland Inc. and also served as assistant U.S. Transportation Secretary from 1992 to 1993. Toohey replaces Cornel Martin, who left the council in June.

Skanska USA, New York City, has named John Coster and Lee Kirby as vice presidents to support its mission-critical work. Coster, formerly chief operating officer and co-founder of Renomics Corp., a technology startup, leads Skanska's enterprise solutions division. Kirby, who now leads its consulting services group, was president of Lee Technologies International Services .

The Boston Society of Civil Engineers, a section of the American Society of Civil Engineers, has hired Anthony M. Puntin as its executive director. He retains his role with The Louis Berger Group as civil and transportation engineering manager in northern New England. The Boston section—the oldest U.S. engineering society, founded in 1848—has 3,400 members.

Marshall Davert has joined AECOM Technology Corp., Los Angeles, as executive vice president for its water businesses in the Americas. Now based in Dallas, he was president of MWH Asia-Pacific, based in Sydney, Australia.