People in the News – Sept/Oct 2006


Antinozzi Architects , a Connecticut-based firm, announced two new hires and a promotion. Jose Antonio Imery was hired as an architect; Seung Hyeon Park, AIA, was hired as director of design; and F. Michael Ayles, AIA, was promoted to director of business development. Before joining the firm, Imery served as project architect and technical coordinator at Gensler, New York City. Park brings international design experience to Antinozzi, having contributed to such projects as Mitsui Fudosan headquarters in Tokyo, Citigroup Headquarters in Canary Wharf, England, and Pusan Convention Center in Korea. Ayles has been with the firm since 1994 and served most recently as director of operations.





GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc., an environmental and geotechnical consulting firm, named Adam Fasano division manger of its new Airlogics division, which will offer technology for real-time perimeter air quality monitoring. Fasano, a certified industrial hygienist, has been with the firm since 1989 and will lead the air quality division from corporate offices in Norwood, Mass.

KKE Architects Inc., a Minneapolis-based firm, announced that Glenn Gauger retired from his post as director of justice design and the justice design studio. Gauger worked with the company for just under eight years. Craig Buikema was hired as the new director.

Bray Associates Architects announced the addition of Douglas Forton to the firm’s Milwaukee office. Forton will serve as a project team leader. Bray Associates Inc., a Wisconsin-based company, has provided services for the Sheboygan County Detention Center and the Greenfield Law Enforcement Center. The company also specializes in K-12 and higher education, governmental and commercial design.


Pro-Link , a national janitorial supply organization, hired Bruce Seich as director of operations. Seich will be responsible for improving the company’s overall efficiency and streamlining the supply chain processes that connect suppliers, headquarters operations and distributors. Before joining Pro-Link, Seich was vice president of distribution for Greywolf Enterprises, a third-party distribution and logistics provider.



Tornado Industries Inc., a manufacturer of professional cleaning equipment, as an engineering manager, hired Sofia Modesto. Modesto joins the company with more than 15 years of experience in mechanical engineering, product management and research and development in various industries, including health care, medical supplies and filter manufacturing.

Tornado Industries also hired Jolynn Kennedy as head of marketing. Kennedy’s responsibilities will include preparation of marketing strategies and production of the company’s newsletters and brochures.

Sloan Valve Company has announced several personnel changes. Christina Nicosia, who formerly managed Sloan’s national account program, is now western regional sales manager. Don Yurkovick was promoted to central regional sales manager. Joe Somerville joined the company as southeast regional sales manager. Steve Connaughton was promoted to product line manager of Programmed Water Technologies and Sloan Monitored Systems. Tod Reveles was named western specification manager/international. Scott Brown was named product manager for the QuickTop manual faucet line.

Baltimore Aircoil Company recently promoted John Lau to general manager, sales and marketing, of BAC Cooling Systems in Dalian, China. Lau has been with the company for 11 years and since 1999 he has served as marketing manager. Baltimore Aircoil Company specializes in evaporative cooling and ice thermal storage heat transfer equipment. The company also appointed Preston Blay as manager of sales, Latin America. He has been with the company since 2002. William E. Dietrich was hired as director of sales, commercial and industrial markets, Americas.

TOA Electronics Inc., a manufacturer of audio and security products, announced that Allan R. Lamberti and Apryl Griswold passed the professional selling skills examination and were awarded the Certified Sales Professional designation. Lamberti serves as director of sales and Griswold is a regional sales manager.

Williams Scotsman International Inc., a provider of modular space solutions, announced the election of Alan D. Wilson to its board of directors and audit committee. Prior to joining Williams Scotsman, Wilson served as president of the North American consumer foods and supply chain for McCormick & Company Inc.

Powers Fasteners Inc., a manufacturer of concrete anchoring systems, announced new appointments. Ira Liss was hired as the Tennessee branch manager, and Michael Olsen was hired as a sales representative. Liss brings 20 years of experience in the fastening industry to his new position. Olsen joins the company after two years as an inside sales representative for White Cap Construction.

Designed Security Inc. appointed Paul Brown as sales manager. Brown will oversee business development and management of the company’s network of more than 15 manufacturing representatives. Designed Security Inc. manufacturers a line of access management options, including optical turnstiles, waist-high and full-height mechanical turnstiles, and door management products.


Chris Hooley was named the 2006 Employee of the Year by the Oregon Department of Corrections. Hooley was recognized for her public safety achievements, including the establishment of a canine narcotics detection program in Myrtle Creek to combat drug use.


Peter Mesha, PE, was sworn in as the chapter president for the Illinois Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies. Mesha will serve as president for the 2006-2007 year. He is also the group president of engineering for Wright & Company. The ACEC is a statewide trade association that employs more than 8,500 engineers, architects, scientists and support personnel.

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