M/E Insider: Recent New Hires and Promotions


Shirin Mandegari and Laura L. Perisse have joined CDM’s Industrial Services Group, Cambridge, Mass. Mandegari, a 16-year veteran and former management consultant specialist based in Irvine, Calif., is responsible for the senior project management of CDM’s private-sector contracts. Perisse, a 23-year veteran and former client service manager based out of Wayne, Pa., is responsible for heading up CDM’s services to industrial clients in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.

John M. Swift Jr., P.E., LEED AP, became principal at Cannon Design , Buffalo, N.Y. During his 20 years of experience, Swift led strategic initiatives throughout New England. In addition, the firm completed the residence hall Langdon Woods for Plymouth State University , Plymouth, N.H. The residence hall received a LEED gold-level certification. The building is 58% more energy efficient and will save the university approximately $230,000 annually. In addition, the building will use 40% less water, thus saving 1.4 million gallons annually, and 20% of all the materials in the building are recycled materials.

KTA Group, Inc. , Herndon, Va., was selected to provide mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering design services for Terremark Worldwide’s 30-acre campus in Culpeper, Va.

Steve Tredinnick , P.E., joins the Syska Hennesy Group, Princeton, N.J., as vice president and chief engineer in the Energy Services Division. Tredinnick brings more than 24 years of experience as a project and technical engineering manager to the firm.

Spectrum Engineers , Salt Lake City, adds five employees to its Tempe, Ariz., and Salt Lake City offices. Radoslav Radlovic, P.E., joins as an associate mechanical engineer. Sam Buhr joins the firm as an associate electrical engineer. For the Tempe office, Aaron Abbott joins as an associate technology designer. M. Troy Smalley, P.E., joins the firm as a mechanical project engineer. Marie Aitken joins the firm as a lighting designer. In addition, Jackie McGill , corporate communications director, received marketer of the year recognition by the Utah Chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services for continued success in the fields of architecture, engineering and construction. During McGill’s 10 years of experience with Spectrum Engineers, she developed a project database that increased proposal production efficiency and helped restructure the project delivery by the creation of the Centers for Engineering Excellence. Spectrum Engineers also received awards from the 2007 International Illumination Design Awards (IIDA’s) for interior lighting design at the South Jordan Library, South Jordan, Utah; Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Sandy, Utah; St. Thomas AquinasCatholic Church, Hyde Park, Utah; St. James Catholic Church, Ogden, Utah; and St. John’s Episcopal Church, Logan, Utah. Spectrum Engineers received regional IIDA Awards of Merit for its work on the South Jordan Library and Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. For a fifth consecutive year, Spectrum Engineers won Best of State medals. The firm won a medal in three divisions of science and technology: mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and lighting design.

Cobb, Fendley & Assocs. , Houston, announced that William F. Fendley, P.E., R.P.L.S. , vice president and founding principal of the firm, was elected president of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers.

Affiliated Engineers, Inc., Madison, Wis., named Mark Lee, P.E., LEED AP, as its director of Special Projects. A former NASA astronaut, who made four trips into space and conducted four space walks during his time with NASA, Lee will develop AEI’s project work and relationships with NASA and other aerospace organizations.

Newcomb & Boyd , Atlanta, announced the licensures of three of its mechanical engineers: Kristina L. Taylor, P.E., LEED AP; Kasey P. Mitchell, P.E. ; and Kidane H. Abebe, EIT, who became licensed in the state of Alabama. Newcomb & Boyd also announced the addition of two mechanical engineers to its staff— Olufemi S. Sowemimo , and Khamisi N. Walters .

AZCO INC. , Appleton, Wis., promoted Dale Coenen to vice president of construction. In this position, he is responsible for the direction and management of the field operations. Coenen has served AZCO since 1990, where he served as a site superintendent and project manager.

Sarah Parris joined BNA Consulting , Salt Lake City, as the director of Marketing/Business Development. Parris is responsible for the firm’s marketing and business development program for the Salt Lake and St. George, Utah., offices. Parris brings eight years of experience to the firm.

William S. Edgerton , mechanical engineer for Peter Basso Assocs. , Troy, Mich., passed the American Society of Plumbing Engineers, Certified in Plumbing (CPD)exam, which remains the only international credential program in the plumbing engineering field.

Keith Lane, P.E., RCDD, LC, LEED AP , a consulting editor for Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine, formed Lane Coburn& Assocs., LLC , in Seattle, with firm partner, Scott Coburn .

Sebesta Blomberg , Roseville, Minn., helped Rider University join the American College & University President’s Climate Commitment Initiative, which pledges to reduce and neutralize greenhouse gas emissions of their campuses. In the spring of 2007, Sebesta Blomberg’s services were retained by Rider University in order to establish their new Energy and Sustainability Steering Committee.

Matt Schneider , P.E., an employee of KJWW Engineering Consultants , Rock Island, Ill., received his Professional Engineer license in Illinois. Bradick Young , an employee of KJWW Engineering Consultants, Naperville, Ill., received his Professional Engineer license in Illinois.

Noel Bryan, AIA, received a promotion from SmithGroup , Chicago, to the position of Studio Leader. Bryan is a registered architect in both Illinois and Arizona. For the previous 7 years, Bryan was a part of the SmithGroup management team and most recently, he was the director of operations for the Phoenix offices.

ASHRAE , Atlanta, awarded 21 scholarships, totaling more than $86,000 for the 2007-08 school year: Luke Domermuth , North Carolina State University, Reuben Trane Scholarship; Ashley August , North Carolina A&T State University, Willis H. Carrier Scholarship; Brandon Boor , York College of Pennsylvania, Henry Adams Scholarship; Clinton Canaday , University of South Carolina, ASHRAE Region IV Benny Bootle Scholarship; Robert Shirey , University of Wisconsin, Frank M. Coda Memorial Scholarship; Tanushree Thote , University of Arkansas, Duane Hanson Scholarship; Lisa Kallemeyn , Hope College, Alwin B. Newton Scholarship; Hannah Barger , Technical University, Donald E. Nichols Scholarship; Julius Morehead , University of Arkansas, ASHRAE Region VIII Scholarship; Karen Bratsch , Winona State University, ASHRAE Scholarship; Justin Hill , University of Alabama, ASHRAE Scholarship; Blaine Hust , University of Minnesota, ASHRAE Scholarship; David Mutala , Oklahoma State University, ASHRAE Scholarship; Shou-Chin Tang , University of Texas, ASHRAE Scholarship; Eric White , Southern Illinois University, ASHRAE Scholarship; Brittany Wingfield , Purdue University, ASHRAE Scholarship; Brian Coulter , University of Western Ontario, Memorial Scholarship; Timothy Cross , Black Hawk College, Associate of Engineering Technology Scholarship; Michael Lowe , State University of New York, Associate of Engineering Technology Scholarship; and Michael Kalin , Wentworth Institute of Technology, Bachelor’s Engineering Technology Scholarship.

Paulus, Sokolowski and Sartor (PS&S) , Warren N.J., has been selected as the demolition team for the Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City, N.J. The demolition site will be the future home of Pinnacle Entertainment’s mega resort. PS&S will provide consulting services that include environmental services concerning hazardous and sensitive materials, but also geotechnical/foundation engineering services and structural engineering relating to existing superstructures. PS&S’s previous work properties in Atlantic City include Trump Taj Mahal and Harrah’s Entertainment.

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