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Construction Leaders - March 2005

Bruce Russell Named Senior VP, Managing Principal at Los Angeles Office of Carter & Burgess

Bruce Russell has been named a senior vice president and managing principal for the Los Angeles office of Houston-based Carter & Burgess.

Russell has held a variety of positions during his 19 years with the firm, including senior posts on high-profile transportation program. As managing principal, he will be charged with the day-to-day operations of the local office.

Russell's most recent assignment was as project manager on Carter & Burgess' general engineering consultant assignment for the Dallas-Area Rapid Transit Phase 2 light-rail expansion program. The $2.5 billion expansion will add 47 mi. of new LRT lines and a new maintenance facility. In this role, he led the GEC joint venture and managed more than 30 sub-consultant team members. Other clients have included the Texas Department of Transportation, the North Texas Tollway Authority, the Fort Worth Transportation Authority, railroads, and many city, county and private clients.

Russell is a registered professional civil engineer in California and seven other states, a member of the American Council of Engineering Companies, American Society of Civil Engineers, Chi Epsilon (Civil Engineering Honor Society), the National Society of Professional Engineers and the Women's Transportation Seminar.

J.R. Roberts Promotes Collin Nichols

Collin Nichols has been promoted to operations manager for multifamily projects in Northern California by J.R. Roberts Corp., a Citrus Heights-based general contractor.

Nichols has been with J.R. Roberts for 15 years and held several positions on commercial and multifamily projects in California.

David Tweedie, Pak-Mae Yip Promoted at Beck Group

The Los Angeles office of the Dallas-based Beck Group recently promoted two employees.

David Tweedie, a recent engineering graduate, was promoted to senior project engineer. He has been with Beck for two years and most recently was project engineer for the $17.3 million expansion of the Saticoy Operations Yard for the Ventura County.

Pak-Mae Yip was promoted to project manager. She has 20 years of interior design experience in the construction industry and has held the positions of project engineer and project administrator. She has worked on such projects as the Beverly Hills Hotel and IBM facilities in West Hills, Carson, Cupertino, Burlingame and San Mateo.

The Beck Group provides development, planning, architecture, interior design and construction services.

Bill Pangelinan Joins Up Inc.

Up Inc., the San Diego-based urban residential development division of La Jolla Pacific Development Group, has added Bill Pangelinan as construction manger.

Pangelinan will oversee the construction of Deca, 301 University and Monde, Up's residential projects in the city's Hillcrest neighborhood.

He previously was vice president of construction for Pennsylvania-based Genesis Health Ventures.

Brian Kite Joins Leo A Daly

The Los Angeles office of Chicago-based Leo A Daly has hired Brian A. Kite as vice president and managing principal.

He will oversee client relations, business management and development and the delivery of services.

He previously was studio director for Los Angeles-based Fields Devereaux Architects and Engineers Inc., managing principal for Pasadena-based MCG Architects Inc. and principal of his own practice, Santa Monica-based Kite + Associates.

His projects include Ventura County Crime Lab Renovation, Kaiser Permanente's Ontario Medical Center, Gilroy Joint-Use Library, Neiman Marcus department stores, Great Mall of the Bay Area and a 52-story mixed-use project nearing completion in Shanghai, China.

McCarthy's Jeffrey Drake Joins SBE Board; Robert Ward Promoted to Project Director

Jeffrey Drake, preconstruction director for the Northern Pacific Division of McCarthy Building Co. Inc., was selected to the board of directors of the Sacramento Builders' Exchange. Drake will serve on the board for three years.

Separately, McCarthy promoted Robert Ward to project director in the same division. Ward previously was a senior project manager. He will be responsible for management of projects, with a focus in the heath care sector. His high-profile projects include the expansion of the Sacramento Convention Center, the UC San Francisco Parnassus Services Seismic Replacement Building and Sutter Roseville Medical Center.

Nikki Mayer Named Marketing Manager at SGPA

San Diego-based SGPA Architects and Planning has hired Nikki Mayer as marketing manager.

She previously held a similar position at NTDStichler, a San Diego-based architecture firm.

Greg Bradshaw Joins HDR's Orange County Office

Greg Bradshaw joined the Lake Forest office of HDR, an architecture and engineering firm, as a water section manager.

He also will be a technical resource on drinking water treatment technologies and regulations for HDR clients in Southern California.

Bradshaw previously was the western division market leader for drinking water projects at Camp Dresser & McKee Inc.

Marc Kersey Named VP of Clark Construction Group

Clark Construction Group California has promoted Marc Kersey to vice president. He will be based in the firm's Costa Mesa office.

His new responsibilities include operations oversight and broadened business development duties in the Los Angeles market.

Kersey oversaw design production and purchasing for the San Francisco Civic Center project. He played a similar role on the Capitol Area East End complex in Sacramento.

Ware Malcomb Adds 4 Employees, Promotes Jay Todisco

Ware Malcomb, an Irvine-based architecture, planning and interior design firm, has hired four employees in its corporate Irvine office and promoted Jay Todisco to vive president.

Todisco will be based in the firm's San Ramon office, where he will be responsible for corporate-wide business development. In 2001, Todicso was named a principal and transferred from Irvine to the San Ramon office.

Christine Cho joins Ware Malcomb as a job captain in the interior design department.

Melinda Veregge is a new project manager in the commerical department.

Nicole Bienkowski and Geovanny Mendoza join the firm as senior job captains in the commercial department. Bienkowski received a Master of Architecture degree from Texas A&M University.

Stephen Pare Promoted at Washington Group International

Boise, Ida.-based Washington Group International Inc. has named Stephen Paré as Southern California area manager for its engineering, operations and management unit in Irvine.

He recently served as the company's project manager for the Mission Valley East Light Rail construction management contract in San Diego. Previous high-profile projects include the Trans Alaska Pipeline Terminal Site and the Alameda Transportation Corridor design-build project in Los Angeles.

Paré is a 31-year veteran of Washington Group. He earned an MBA from Seattle University.

Barnhart Inc. Promotes Glen Farlow to General Superintendent

Barnhart Inc., a San Diego-based general contractor and construction manager, promoted 18-year employee Glen Farlow to general superintendent in the general contracting division.

His major projects include Greak Oak High School in Temecula and the San Diego Convention Center Sails Pavilion Enhancements.

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