HAUSSMANNLouis D. Haussmann has been elevated to chief operating officer of Baxter & Wodman Inc., a Crystal Lake, Ill.-based municipal engineering firm. A 14-year veteran, he had been head of its transportation group and joined the board in 2009. Baxter & Woodman is ranked at No. 352 on ENR's list of the Top 500 Design Firms, with $27.5 million in 2010 revenue.
Thomas Clinard has joined Chicago transportation engineer Alfred Benesch & Co. as vice president and Tennessee division manager. The move follows the Oct. 3 acquisition of Clinard Engineering Associates, a Brentwood, Tenn., design firm, Clinard was a managing partner. Sammie McCoy, who was a Clinard partner, now is senior project manager at Benesch. About 17 employees have joined Benesch, which ranks at No. 160 on ENR's list of The Top 500 Design Firms.
Wayne Perlenfein has joined Chicago architect Perkins + Will as a principal in its Washington, D.C., office. He was a principal, responsible for federal programs, at HDR Inc. and, before that, a vice president and program director at URS Corp. Perlenfein will focus on federal projects for P+W.
SAASCNY Builders, a New York City contractor, has hired Kenneth Saas as executive vice president in its interiors unit. Most recently, he was a principal of MDS Construction. Saas was also the former chairman of KESCO Contracting Corp.
Kent Masters has assumed the role of CEO at Foster Wheeler AG, the company said on Oct. 3. In a change announced earlier this year, Masters succeeds Umberto della Salla, who was interim CEO. Salla continues as president and chief operating officer and as CEO of the firm's global engineering and construction unit. Masters had been CEO of The Linde Group, a global engineer and gases producer. A vote to elect Masters to the Foster Wheeler board is set for Nov. 1. The firm also said that Raymond J. Milchovich will resign as non-executive chairman on Nov. 3.
Steven L. Angle has joined EYP Architecture & Engineering, Albany, N.Y., as a project director in its energy group. A specialist in the design and energy conservation of higher-education facilities, he was manager of facilities engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y.
DEBERNARDFairfax, Va.-based professional-services firm Dewberry has named Deborah DeBernard as its senior vice president and director of acquisitions. She joins the company from a previous role at design and program management firm Leo A Daly as vice president and chief officer for strategic innovation.
Nasri Munfah and Sanja Zlatanic have joined HNTB Corp., Kansas City, as senior vice president and chairman of tunnel services and as a vice president and chief tunneling engineer, respectively. Both are based in New York City and are former managers at Parsons Brinckerhoff—Munfah as national tunnel practice leader and Zlatanic as a project manager and senior professional associate. Munfah also is an adjunct professor of civil engineering at Columbia University. Paul Yarossi, president of HNTB Holdings Ltd., was elected the 2011-12 chairman of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association, the firm said on Oct. 5.