Jan 13, 2021
Dr. Tim Sturtz joined the air quality and community development practices of Environmental Science Associates as principal air quality specialist. He will be based in the Seattle office. Sturtz, a Northwest region air quality professional, will provide expertise in air quality assessment and management, including greenhouse gas analyses and odor assessments. He has managed projects and provided technical direction on air quality and odor issues for industrial facilities, airports, maritime port authorities, government agencies and research institutions. He has led air quality studies for clients including the Port of Seattle and has led air quality and greenhouse gas analyses for projects requiring SEPA review, including a methanol production facility, the modernization of a container terminal and a convention center renovation. ESA is an environmental consulting, engineering and planning firm.
Parametrix hired Jenifer Young as the environmental planning and compliance division manager for the Puget Sound region. The division includes approximately 50 staff in Seattle, Bremerton and Puyallup. Young served in this role from 2015 through 2018, when she relocated to New York City where she worked for VHB. Now back at Parametrix, she will further build the firm's National Environmental Policy Act and State Environmental Policy Act practice, working out of the Seattle office. Young has over 30 years of experience in preparing and managing environmental impact statements and related analyses for development projects. She was environmental manager on the State Route 520, I-5 to Medina bridge replacement. Parametrix provides engineering, planning and environmental sciences.
In Seattle, GGLO promoted David Marshall and Jeffrey Bates to senior associate. Marshall is a landscape architect who has worked with multi-disciplinary teams creating projects at GGLO. Bates is an architect who has designed at a variety of scales, from unit plans to urban district planning, and has worked on mixed-use urban infill projects, both high-rise and mid-rise. GGLO is a design practice for architecture, urban design, landscapes and interiors.
Central Washington University Professor Anderson Parks was named a Kuolt Distinguished Professor of Business. Parks is a management professor based at CWU-Lynnwood. Parks began teaching following a career in global management with The Coca-Cola Company. After guest lecturing at Bellevue College and teaching at Edmonds Community College, he began leading a marketing and management course at CWU-Lynnwood in 2017. The Kuolt Distinguished Professor in Business is named after Milt Kuolt II, the founder and former president and chief executive officer of Horizon Air. The focus of the professorship is to help the College of Business retain a faculty member with business experience who can connect the college and others at CWU with industry.
Bellevue-based Ossia has retained Citigroup Global Markets to serve as its financial advisor. In addition, Ossia has appointed Doug Stovall as chief executive officer and Marty Feuerstein as chief operating officer. Ossia's founder and chief technical officer, Hatem Zeine, will now also serve as the company's president. Ossia's Cota technology is a patented smart antenna technology that automatically keeps multiple devices charged without any user intervention.
Cyemptive Technologies named former USAF and NSA network and security system specialist Alan Yarusevich as principal security solution architect. Following his time with USAF and NSA, Yarusevich was at FalconStor Software and Hitachi Data Systems, where he served in senior pre-sales engineering and operations roles. Founded in 2014, Cyemptive is a provider of pre-emptive cybersecurity products and technology.
Tacoma Venues & Events announced that it has achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR accreditation, the venue industry's premier outbreak prevention, response and recovery certification. Under the guidance of GBAC, a division of the Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association, the Tacoma Dome and Greater Tacoma Convention Center have adopted the stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention. The program certifies that the Tacoma Dome and Greater Tacoma Convention Center have demonstrated compliance with the program's 20 core elements ranging from standard operating procedures and risk assessment strategies to personal protective equipment, emergency preparedness and response measures.
Jan 12, 2021
Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson has appointed Mario Bianchi as its new managing principal, replacing Karl Weiss. Bianchi chaired the firm's litigation practice group from 2009 through 2013. Lasher Holzapfel was founded 47 years ago in Seattle.
Arcimoto, makers of electric vehicles for everyday commuters and fleets, has named Galileo Russell to its board of directors. Russell is the founder and CEO of HyperChange, a startup financial media company with more than 130,000 YouTube subscribers. He co-founded the software-as-a-service financial visualization platform HyperCharts and is the founder of the venture capital firm HyperGuap. Every Arcimoto vehicle is built at its manufacturing plant in Eugene, Oregon.
Milestone Technologies, a Silicon Valley based global IT managed services firm, announced the acquisition of Covestic, a ServiceNow Elite Partner and IT Managed Services firm, based in Kirkland. The acquisition extends Milestone's footprint to the Pacific Northwest. Covestic brings fifteen years of experience in IT Service Management and IT Operations across many industries. Milestone Technologies has been providing services since 1997, and currently operates in 36 different countries.
General contractor Hensel Phelps promoted Shannon Gustine to vice president and district manager, and appointed Scott Bills as director of operations of the Pacific Northwest Region. Gustine maintains oversight of all operations in the Pacific Northwest and now sits on the company's board. Bills has worked for Hensel Phelps for the last 20 years, most recently providing executive oversight on complex progressive design-build projects. Hensel Phelps' local office, in Bellevue, is working on projects for the Port of Seattle, Sound Transit, University of Washington and Kaiser Permanente.
Scott Blaine is the new president of Goodfellow Bros., a heavy-civil construction company with corporate offices in Wenatchee and Hawaii. At Goodfellow, Blaine was CFO for four years and senior vice president for six years prior to that. In his new role, Blaine will continue to evolve the company's business strategy, look for new growth and manage daily operations. He is based in Wenatchee. Goodfellow also has offices in Oregon and California.
Longstanding commercial door and hardware distributors Contract Hardware and Evergreen Construction Specialties merged into a new company called Kinship Group, headquartered in Auburn. Kinship serves the commercial construction industry with specification writing and consulting, new construction project management, end-user support and direct sales, installation, keying, pre-installation and account management. The new company covers the Pacific Northwest, Mountain West and Alaska, with accounts across North America. It has branches in Everett and Midway, Utah.
General contractor Skanska launched its Vendor Diversity Portal, giving small and diverse firms access to local and national procurement opportunities. The portal can be found at https://tinyurl.com/SkanskaVDP.