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gkkworks has hired Scott Good as director of critical facilities.

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gkkworks has hired Scott Good as director of critical facilities. Good previously was director of critical environments with a national company that serves mission critical clients.

His 20 years of experience includes managing projects and project teams throughout the U.S. He has an extensive background in tier-1 management, lean sigma programs, real estate development, telecom, vendor management and technical comprehension.

Dennis Reyling
Scott Good

Good is a LEED-accredited professional and previously worked with an industry group to develop guidelines for V3.0 of LEED for data centers. He also worked with the EPA in the development of guidelines for measuring energy in data centers.

“Scott has extensive knowledge of industry best practices in the engineering of critical power, high density cooling and fire protection systems, which augments gkkworks ability to strategically lead the turnkey construction of data center projects,” says Dan McNary, PE, vice president of commercial construction for gkkworks.

Good reports to McNary. Good will be a national resource to service data center, telecommunications and call center clients, along with gkkworks colleagues Stephen Paolino and Dale Noriyuki, directors of commercial construction

Pankow expands Southern California leadership team

Pankow recently hired Dennis Reyling as vice president and group manager in the Pasadena office to lead the Southern California special projects construction group, which provides solutions for mid-size new construction, renovation projects, and projects in occupied facilities with the need to maintain ongoing operations.

Reyling is a 28-year construction industry veteran experienced in design-build delivery and in managing a range of projects including mixed-use developments, retail centers, hotel and resorts, restaurant roll-out programs, entertainment environments and student housing.

Reyling joins Pankow from Hopkins Real Estate Group, where he served as COO responsible for managing new development and redevelopment projects. Prior to that, he was with R. D. Olson Construction for more than 20 years and served as President.

Avendano, Gebo join MVE

Irvine-based MVE & Partners has added two key director-level positions with the recent appointments of Sylvia Avendano as business development director, and Erin Gebo as director of human resources.

Sylvia Avendano
Erin Gebo

The new hires are part of a broader staffing increase at the firm and its affiliate, MVE Institutional, adding 24 professionals across various departments. It is the second round of hiring this year, building on an earlier staffing expansion that boosted the companies’ ranks by 13 employees.

Avendano brings more than 25 years of business development experience in public and private sectors to her new position. Her background includes tenures at major Southern California architecture firms and institutions of higher education, including the University of Southern California.

Gebo’s extensive background in human resources includes operational expertise and global recruitment at all staffing levels for industries including architecture, engineering, communications and marketing research.

Avila Design hires Chan

Justin Chan

Berkeley-based architecture firm Avila Design has hired Justin C. Chan director of special projects to lead its grocery and large format retail projects team.

Justin’s formal training as an architect at the University of Southern California was the foundation of his career in retail design, which includes real estate development, design and construction. Prior to joining Avila Design, Chan served as the director of entitlements for the Fresh and Easy Northern California expansion.


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