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Haussmann Joins HDR As Principal Project Manager

John Haussmann, P.E., has joined HDR as a vice president and principal project manager based in the companyís Walnut Creek office.

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John Haussmann

He will focus on major transit projects in California and throughout the western U.S. Prior to joining HDR, Haussmann was the regional transit manager for PBS&Jís west and central regions. From 1997 to 2008 he served first as chief operating officer and then CEO/president of T.Y. Lin International.

Haussmann has more than 30 years of experience delivering a wide range of multimodal surface transportation projects. He has served as project manager or principal in charge for varying aspects of such notable projects as the Red Line 7th Street/Metro Center Station in Los Angeles, Port of Los Angeles Pier 300 expansion, the Riverside Maintenance Facility and Storage Yard for articulated light rail cars in Boston, the Railway Access and Station Remote Airport Check-in for Hong Kong International Airport, the Northwest Transitway HOV Lane in Houston, the Ravenel Bridge in Charleston, S.C.; and replacement of the eastern span of the San Francisco Bay Bridge.

Haussmann is a registered professional engineer in California, Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Texas. He serves on the American Road and Transportation Builders Associationís Railroad and Public Transportation Advisory Council and is also a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers.

Rosendin Electric Names New Manager

Tim Kennedy

Rosendin Electric recently promoted Tim Kennedy to preconstruction manager in the San Jose headquarters.

Kennedy has been with Rosendin Electric since 2003, working his way up from senior estimator for the San Francisco office.

He has nearly 40 years of electrical and contractor experience spanning a number of electrical contracting companies. He joined Rosendin Electric from SASCO Electric in San Francisco.Kennedy studied Business Administration at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Chiu Hired as VP at RTKL

Stanley L. Chiu

Stanley L. Chiu, AIA, LEED AP, an 18-year veteran architect largely known for his work in healthcare and higher education, has joined RTKL Associates Inc. as a vice president. As RTKLís Los Angeles Health + Science Studio leader, Chiu guides firm activities in the western U.S. and Asia markets.

Chiu is an award-winning designer and master planner whose work is regularly featured in numerous publications, including The New York Times, Modern Healthcare and Architectural Record. He is widely known for designing healthcare facilities using lean design principles, which maximize value and minimize waste in the built environment. Chiuís use of lean design principles enhances the level of care provided at healthcare facilities by improving the flow of patients, materials and information.

Chiu joins an RTKL office that is in the midst of designing the 3.9-million-sq-ft, $413-million Shanghai Changzheng Pudong Hospital project, the largest hospital ever built in one phase in China.

Prior to joining RTKL, he served as vice president in the Los Angeles office of HGA Architects and Engineers. Chiu received a bachelorís degree in fine arts from Wesleyan University in 1987 and a masterís degree in architecture from Harvard University in 1992.

Skanska Adds Two in Bay Area Office

Leslie Saulsbury

Skanska USA Building Inc. has hired two new members to its Bay Area office in downtown Oakland.

Leslie Saulsbury has been hired to fill the role of marketing manager. She joins Skanska from Wilbur Smith Associates, where she served as the west region marketing manager. During her five years at the firm, Saulsbury supervised the west region marketing team and worked closely with the regionís associates-in-charge, division directors and project managers in the pursuit of new work, client marketing and community/public relations.

At Skanska Saulsbury will manage all of Oaklandís marketing efforts as well as support its business-development activities by acting as the primary contact between business development, account management and operations.

Robert Rolla

Joining Skanska along with Saulsbury is Robert Rolla as preconstruction manager.

With more than 25 years of experience in the industry in the San Francisco Bay Area Rolla is a LEED accredited professional who earned a bachelorís degree in business from San Diego State University.

He is pursuing a certificate in project management from the University of California at Berkeley extension program.

Wells Joins Swinerton Interiors

Gary Wells has been tapped by Swinerton Interiors to lead its business development efforts in Northern California.

Gary Wells

In his new role as director of business development, Wells will enhance Swinerton Interiorsí position within the real estate and design community, cultivate new business relationships and grow services aimed at the real estate brokerage, management and development communities.

Wells brings over 15 years of extensive experience in the retail and commercial real estate industries, ranging from office brokerage and institutional asset management to the development of some of the San Francisco Bay Areaís premier construction services organizations. Prior to joining Swinerton, Wells was president of San Jose-based Teamwrkx Construction, which specializes in commercial construction services.

A member of NAIOP, BOMA, CoreNet and the USGBC, Wells is a resident of Danville, and holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration and Finance from California State University of San Diego. Wells will be based out of the San Francisco office.

Cupertino Electric Promotes Tom Schott to COO

Cupertino Electric Inc. reports that Northern California regional operations manager Tom Schott has been promoted to chief operating officer. In his new role, Schott is responsible for the companyís day-to-day operations, including overseeing all project management, estimating, engineering, sales and administrative functions.

Tom Schott

Schott holds a degree in finance from Santa Clara University and has more than 17 years of construction industry experience overseeing high-profile projects for numerous industry-leading customers. Since joining CEI in 1993 as a management trainee, Schott has strategically grown his knowledge and expertise through increasingly complex management roles. While serving as a project executive at CEI, he was instrumental in the companyís expansion into the data center and casino/gaming markets.

Following his project management success, Schott was promoted to director of project management for CEIís San Francisco office in 2005. In this role, Schott identified and leveraged the talent of key employees to create one of CEIís most profitable divisions.

Kennedy Joins ValleyCrest

ValleyCrest Landscape Cos. named Karen Kennedy, a senior-level sales executive, to the newly created position of vice president of sales. Kennedy brings more than 23 years of sales experience, capabilities and success to help meet the challenges of a global services operation that generates nearly $1 billion in annual revenue.

Karen Kennedy

Prior to joining ValleyCrest, Kennedy held key sales leadership positions where she played a pivotal role in creating top performing sales teams. This included positions at Hewlett-Packard, Unisys and most recently Dun & Bradstreetís Hooverís Inc. subsidiary.

At ValleyCrest, Kennedyís focus will be on developing senior relationships with customers, integrating the companyís high-touch customer service approach consistently across divisions, and improving the companyís ability to define and communicate value to customers who require maximum efficiency from service providers in todayís challenging economic environment.

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