M/E Insider: 40 New LEED APs at Two Firms; Kling Names Scholarship Recipient


Syska Hennessy Group has upped its LEED Accredited Professional total to 53, as 32 Syska engineers have received LEED accreditation to date in 2004. LEED APs are certified under the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program.

ThermalTech , Cincinnati, announced that eight more of its staff has achieved LEED AP status. Sixty-seven percent of the firm's engineering principals and 20% of the entire staff are now LEED APs.

• Long Beach, Calif.-based Earth Tech, Inc. , a business unit of Tyco Engineered Products and Services , has named three vice presidents to pursue major infrastructure projects in the U.S. and Canada. Pamela Murray Johnson will consolidate the development and delivery of K-12 school projects. Lou Tortora, Jr. will be responsible for global sales and marketing for the company's water, wastewater and water resources projects. Joe Cazares will be responsible for business development of large U.S. transportation projects. Additionally, Kern Jacobson, P.E. , has been appointed senior vice president for the firm's western district.

Kling , Philadelphia, and Penn State University have announced Michael H. Pulaski as the recipient of the 2004 Kling Engineering Graduate Scholarship in recognition of his academic achievements and to encourage his continuation of building design study at Penn State. Pulaski, a doctoral candidate in the engineering department, completed his undergraduate work in Penn State's architectural engineering department. His research focuses on developing improved design and construction methods through the integration of sustainability and system thinking.

Cannon Design has named James Pannebecker, AIA, LEED AP , associate vice president. Pannebecker comes to the position with more than 20 years of experience in design leadership, project management and planning for higher education, health-care and corporate technology facilities.

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