Rockville, Md.-based A. Morton Thomas and Associates, Inc. (AMT) announced the following leadership appointments: Chief Financial Officer Rich Khalil was named chief executive officer and chairman of the board, succeeding Mike Wiercinski, who announced his retirement with the company after 36 years of service. Wiercinski, who is an ACEC Fellow and past president of ACEC/MW, will remain as an advisor to the board of directors. Khalil, who will also continue to serve as CFO, currently serves as a Trustee for the ACEC Retirement Trust. Tim Kirk will assume the role as president in support of the CEO. Kirk has developed a significant West Virginia practice including transportation design, traffic engineering, structures, and CEI services, and will divide his time between the corporate office and all other AMT offices including West Virginia. He will assume the position of president of ACEC/West Virginia in 2023.
Bryan Nicol has joined Jacksonville, Fla.- based RS&H as chief strategy officer. Nicol will lead the development and execution of the firm’s strategic initiatives, short- and long-term growth objectives, and new business and expansion opportunities. Nicol most recently served as managing director of Deloitte and has 17 years of private-sector business operations, consulting, and advisory experience with global A/E/C firms Jacobs and CH2M.
New York-based WSP USA announced the following appointments: Davin Ruohomaki has been named deputy national aviation market leader and a vice president and will be responsible for new business development, quality delivery, execution of projects, and support growth of the aviation sector across the U.S. Ruohomaki formerly served as senior director of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. Stephen Famularo has joined the company as its Maritime East leader and vice president and will be responsible for identifying and pursuing project opportunities and managing client relationships, tasks, and staff for coastal and marine engineering projects primarily across the eastern U.S. Famularo, who has more than 25 years of experience in waterfront engineering, including underwater inspection, marine structure rehabilitation, coastal engineering, and climate resiliency planning, will be based in New York City. Charles (Chuck) Harris has joined the company as Navy program director for the firm’s federal programs national business line. Harris will direct the growth of the Federal team’s Navy program, which includes a recent joint venture win to directly support the $500 million U.S. Navy’s Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program.
Brad Curtis has been promoted to vice president of Fort Collins, Colorado-based Northern Engineering Services, Inc. Curtis has led Northern Engineering’s Municipal Services department from his director position since joining the firm in 2019 and also serves as the Town Engineer for half a dozen Weld County communities.
Jeong K. Hong has joined New Yorkbased Thornton Tomasetti as vice president on its forensics team where he will assist clients with the performance of welded structures. Hong has more than 25 years of experience in the management, investigation, and evaluation of engineering research and development programs in the oil and gas, nuclear energy, shipbuilding, heavy machinery, and automotive industries. Hong most recently served as a senior research engineer with Engineering Mechanics Corporation of Columbus. He is based in the New York office.
Dr. Christopher Corwin has joined Walnut Creek, Calif.-based Brown and Caldwell as national drinking water leader who will manage the firm’s strategy to solidify its position as the leading drinking water solutions provider for municipalities, private industry, and government agencies throughout North America and the Pacific. Corwin most recently served as partner and director of Operations of Corona Environmental Consulting. He is based in the firm’s Denver office.