People in the News – September/October 2008


San Antonio-based security electronics integrator MCS Detention promoted Jim Gabel to president. Formerly vice president of sales and marketing, Gabel has more than 27 years of experience in the electronic security and detention industry.

Executive committee members for RBF Consulting announced the promotion of Richard Carrell, P.E., to senior vice president of land development in the firm’s Irvine office. As part of the promotion, Carrell will also join the corporate management committee. He brings 24 years of experience in land development to the position, with a focus on engineering design, project management, project scheduling and value engineering.




RBF also appointed S. Robert Kallenbaugh, P.E., and James E. McDonald, P.E., co-CEOs. Kallenbaugh and McDonald, formerly presidents of the firm, will succeed Robert W. Bein who is stepping down from the position of CEO.

Tom Latourette joined Building Leaders Inc. as vice president of sales and marketing. In his new position, Latourette will oversee the growth of the company’s presentation schedule, marketing and sales efforts and will work toward expanding consulting and counseling services. Prior to joining Building Leaders, Latourette held several sales positions for Simonton Windows and Fypon.

Robert Hiller was rehired by Breckenridge Group, an architectural firm based in Tucson, Ariz., to serve as a designer at the firm’s department of defense studio. Hiller previously worked for the firm for eight years. He was most recently a project manager for a local architectural firm. Hiller specializes in green historic preservation and rehabilitation projects.

Ricci Greene Associates, a justice design and planning firm based in Lexington, Ky., appointed Stacey Wiseman as a designer. Wiseman’s responsibilities include the management of daily activities and coordination for the firm’s planning and programming for projects.

The board of directors for New York-based design firm Perkins Eastman announced several senior-level promotions. The following were promoted to principal: Emily J. Kelly, AIA, Mitchell Levy, AIA, LEED AP, James L. Sawyer, AIA, and Charles F. Williams. Several employees were promoted to associate principal: Maureen Carley, Assoc. IIDA, Carmelo Crisfulli, RA, Jay P. Epstein, AIA. Marc F. Goldstein, AIA, Kim K. Lam, Gilles LeGorrec, John Amanat, AIA, LEED AP, Charles Cannizzaro, Danile DeBoo and Alejandro Knopoff.



Trivers Associates, an architectural firm based in St. Louis, hired David Lott and Andrew Rider as architectural designers Lott has experience as an intern for M.S.T.S.D Architects and as a junior designer for Leo A. Daly Architects. Rider is a 2008 graduate of the University of Kansas, with a master of architecture degree.

Cannon Design, an architectural engineering and planning firm, announced Daniel Green, AIA, LEED AP, was promoted to associate vice president. Green is the New York leader for quality assurance of all project documents. He has more than 22 years of experience in project management.

McDonough Bolyard Peck Inc., a construction consulting firm based in Fairfax, Va., named Robin Kelley as controller for the firm’s accounting department. Kelley has more than 15 years of experience and previously worked for a federal contractor.


Jackie Heinrichs returned to Wagner Companies as manager of production control. In her position, Heinrichs will lead the coordination among sales, estimating, warehouse and manufacturing functions to schedule and deliver products to meet customer needs. She is returning to the company after a two-year absence, during which time she served as project manager for Everbrite Inc.

The company also announced that Connie Knaak was promoted to manager of employee development and training. Her responsibilities will include the establishment and standardization of training and skill development throughout the company. Knaak has served in various capacities at Wagner for the past 20 years, including receivables, sales, sales management and production control.

Gerflor, a manufacturer of vinyl resilient floor coverings, announced the appointment of Tim Sweeney as regional vice president for the company’s western division, Carl Brester as Wisconsin sales representative and Lisa Kaplan as Chicago area representative. Sweeney will manage and support the sales team network through sales calls, lead generation follow-up, product training and exhibition expertise. Brester and Kaplan bring several years of flooring sales experience to their positions and will work to further extend the company’s presence in their respective areas.

Varco Pruden Buildings Inc., a manufacturer of pre-engineered metal buildings based in Memphis, Tenn., named Chad Gentry the new district manager for Alabama and western Florida. Gentry will be responsible for working with the firm’s network of builders in Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. He will assist with marketing, training and building solutions.

TCP Inc., manufacturer of energy-efficient lighting products, hired Charles Gallagher as vice president of operations and Jeffrey Bristol as director of retail sales. Peter Weller was promoted to general manager. Gallagher will oversee the supply chain, distribution and assembly of ecoVations, TCP’s specification fixture division. Bristol now manages daily and long-term strategies for TCP retail. Weller will lead TCP’s specification fixture division at ecoVations.

Tnemec Company, a manufacturer for industrial and specialized architectural markets, promoted Joe Davis to vice president of Technical Service. Davis has experience with industrial high-performance coating applications, failure analysis and facility coating evaluation.

Temple Promoted to President, CEO of Multimedia Telesys


Multimedia Telesys Inc. promoted Nick Temple to president and CEO of the company, which designs, manufactures and installs video arraignment and video visitation systems. Formerly executive vice president of MTI, Temple is an IT design specialist with 25 years of experience creating networks and video visitation systems for correctional facilities.

“Nick is well known and respected throughout the corrections industry,” says Tom Hesse, chairman of the board for MTI. “He has helped MTI accomplish its sales and engineering initiatives.”

Temple designs unified system platforms for video visitation with multiple remote sites. He recently installed such a system at a county facility in Arizona to offer satellite public visitation areas to reduce travel time for inmate visitation.

MTI plans to expand its video visitation capability beyond the county level to offer state and national coverage.

“We have recognized this market need for the last five years and have already installed our systems in Federal Bureau of Prison sites,” Temple says. “Now video visitation can be city-, county-, state- and nationwide.”