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Skanksa’s Seattle office promoted Matt Sanborn to project executive. He has 14 years of experience in the construction field and joined Skanska in 2003. Dave Smith was hired as project executive. He will oversee all field operations for Skanska’s work on the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement from South Holgate St. to South King St.

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Todd Predmore

Steve Houston and Tom Leptich LEED AP were promoted to senior project managers. With 10 years of industry experience, Houston specializes in MEP systems at Skanska. During his 11 years at Skanska, Lepitch has served on numerous notable projects including Alley 24, the Sheraton Seattle Hotel expansion, and the new University of Washington Husky Union Building. Brad Rock LEED AP has been promoted to project manager. Tim Charoni LEED AP has been hired to join the Virginia Mason Medical Center East Tower addition building team as senior superintendent.

Skanska USA Building’s Beaverton office has promoted Todd Predmore, Jeff Fisher and Justin Cook to project executive. All three individuals have worked with Skanska for at least 12 years and are LEED accredited.

Jeff Fisher
Justin Cook

Rosendin Electric hired Brian Ruffner as business development manager for the firm’s Portland office. Ruffner previously worked with Red’s Electric Co., where he held a similar executive role in business development. He also worked as Regional Manager for HAR-BRO, Inc. Ruffner holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degree from Warner Pacific College.

P&C Construction hired Mark Fitterer as project superintendent. With 30 years of construction experience, Fitterer spent the last 14 years as a construction supervisor for medical and hospital additions in the Portland Metro area.

Steve Malany, P&C Construction’s President, was recognized by the Oregon Building Congress at its recent annual awards banquet as the “Co-Union Contractor of the Year.” Malany has taught in OBC’s science workshops, providing hands-on instruction to high school teachers statewide on the physics of construction principles. Malany has served on the AGC Board since 1999 and is chair of its Building and Industrial Council.

 Mark Fitterer
John Harrison

Elizabeth Pisciotta and Dmitriy Molla were added to SRG Partnership as staff designers. Pisciotta is currently working on Bellevue College’s Institute for Business and Information Technology. She earned her Master of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati and is a LEED-accredited professional. Molla graduated with a Master of Architecture from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, and is working on the Pierce County Campus Master Plan as well as the Olympia Intercity Transit Expansion.

John Harrison is retiring from SRG after a tenure of more than 20 years with the firm. An Australian native and a graduate of the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Harrison has played a key role in SRG’s largest, most complex research and healthcare projects, including the Oregon State Hospital Replacement Project, the University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Research Building 3A and Instructional Facility, and the Genentech Founders Research Center I and II.

 Karen Niemi.
 Ming Zhang

MulvannyG2 Architecture appointed Ming Zhang, AIA, to President. Formerly a senior partner and design director, Zhang joined MulvannyG2 in 1999 when his firm, ZGA Architecture Intl., merged with the company. A native of China, he received his Bachelor of Architecture from Heifei University of Technology and holds a Masters in Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He has designed award-winning projects such as Redmond City Hall and the Fujian Provincial Electric and Power Co. headquarters in China.

Karen Niemi, IIDA was promoted to the firm’s executive team. With more than 25 years of design, management, and business development experience as an interior architect, Niemi’s clients have included multi-nationals such as IBM and Chevron.

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