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Construction industry veteran Awford joins T.B. Penick

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T.B. Penick & Sons Inc. has appointed Jamie Awford, a 20-year construction industry veteran, as vice president.

As part of Penick’s senior management team, Awford will be instrumental in securing general contracting and concrete construction work in the military, public and private sectors. He will be a key client liaison and will add depth and expertise to the Penick leadership team.

Awford was formerly vice president and general manager at Turner Construction where he was responsible for overall leadership and management of all business activities of Turner’s San Diego office.

Awford has worked on projects in Washington, Oregon, California and Arizona. During his tenure at Turner, he led the company’s efforts in securing a number of significant projects in Southern California, including Ten Fifty B Street Apartments, the Hard Rock Hotel and Sweetwater UHSD Modernization Projects.

Awford is on the local board of directors for Habitat for Humanity and the ACE Mentorship Program.

Kain promoted at PCL

Dale Kain

PCL Construction Services Inc. has named Dale Kain as its new district manager at the company’s San Diego office.

Kain has 25 years of experience with PCL Construction working in its Denver and Orlando offices.

He will be responsible for the overall leadership and success of the San Diego District office.

Just prior to this appointment, he served as director of corporate development at PCL’s U.S. headquarters located in Denver.

Varda moves up to associate at Heery

Heery International in Los Angeles has promoted Joseph (Joe) Varda, AIA, to associate. He retains his title of senior construction manager/administrator.

Joe Varda

With more than 35 years of experience, Varda has focused the past 15 years on the management of design/build projects.

As a registered architect and licensed general contractor in Arizona and California, Varda provides clients with quality control and constructability reviews. He also manages day-to-day construction activities such as schedules, budgets and progresses, shop drawings and material sample submittals.

A member of the American Institute of Architects, he also holds a bachelor of science degree in architecture from the school of architecture at Ohio State University, which he received in 1982, and a certificate in construction management from the University of California, Berkeley Extension, which he received in 1994.

Ware Malcomb names senior project managers

Design firm Ware Malcomb has promoted both Kristen Lien and Kelly Leanos to senior project managers in its San Ramon office.

Kelly Leanos
Kirsten Lien

Joining Ware Malcomb in 2001, Lien has designed and managed a wide array of project types, ranging from small tenant improvements to multi-million dollar full service interior design projects.

Lien is LEED accredited and NCIDQ certified, as well as an active participant in CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women), Sacramento Chapter.

Leanos has more than 14 years of experience in the interior architectural and design field.

Leanos has been with Ware Malcomb for more than five years and has managed a multitude of full service interior design and tenant improvement projects. She is NCIDQ certified.


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