People in the News – July/August 2007





Jan David Horsfall, AIA, joined Mead & Hunt, an architectural firm located in Madison, Wis. He has 25 years of experience designing justice facilities and municipal buildings. Horsfall joins Len Witke, AIA, NCARB, at the firm, who has more than 30 years of architectural experience with projects including prisons, juvenile detention centers, jails, courts and police facilities.

Alice Painter rejoined Carter Goble Lee Companies, a consulting, design, program management and facility maintenance services firm headquartered in Columbia, S.C., as an associate. She has more than 15 years of experience in justice facility planning, space programming and design, and operational analysis.

The Facility Group of Atlanta hired James Pustejovsky as executive vice president. With more than 20 years of experience in the construction management industry, he will provide leadership and hands-on experience in business development and operations for the company. He comes to the firm from Hanscomb Faithful & Gould, where he served for 20 years.

Flintco Inc., a commercial construction company in the Sacramento, Calif., area, appointed Scott Kime to director of business development of its California division. With more than 25 years of experience in the design and construction industry, he will focus on business development, business plan implementation and support of operations while serving as part of the division’s management team.

Leo A. Daly, a Las Vegas-based architecture, planning, engineering and interior design firm, appointed Thomas J. Czech to director of operations. In his new role, Czech will oversee all professional services, including project delivery, technical processes and resource utilization, as well as manage the overall operational delivery process for the office. He has more than 30 years of experience in maintenance/operations and facility and construction management.

WDG Architecture of Washington promoted three senior staff members to associates. Alexandra Deasey, LEED AP, is a project manager and project architect with the interiors division of the firm; Ricardo Hendi, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, is a project architect with experience in urban and community planning; Douglas F. James, AIA, is a project architect who began his career as an intern with the firm.

Hardin Construction Company of Orlando, Fla., promoted Matt Hoglund to senior project manager. He joined the company in 2003 and currently oversees premium outlet projects in Philadelphia and Houston.


Dinex, a manufacturer of food service equipment and meal delivery systems in Glastonbury, Conn., announced several promotions as part of a corporate restructuring plan to accelerate product development. Rick Runyan was promoted to senior vice president of business development, Jacqui Gustafson to vice president of marketing, Tom Bow to senior vice president of sales, and Kevin Vigeant to vice president of sales.

Savage Range Systems, a manufacturer of indoor/outdoor shooting ranges, bullet traps, targetry and shoot houses based in Westfield, Mass., hired Keith McInnes as the company’s project coordinator. He is a licensed construction supervisor and has more than 20 years of experience in commercial and residential construction.

Cook’s Direct Inc., a catalog-based distributor specializing in correctional equipment and supplies, promoted Max Lecaros to national sales manager of the company’s Lisle, Ill., office. After serving three years as regional sales manger, he will be responsible for business development with private management companies and federal facilities, as well as lead the company’s inside sales team.





ISI Security Group, a holding company for three security system providers, announced several promotions. David Deason was promoted to vice president of estimating for ISI Detention Contracting Group Inc., a San Antonio-based detention equipment contractor and security electronics integrator. The group also promoted Jim Gabel to vice president of detention sales for San Antonio-based Metroplex-Control Systems, a company that specializes in turnkey installations for detention facilities. David Beeler joined the group as sales manager and will lead the new Metroplex office in Indianapolis . In addition, David Tidwell joined ISI Security Group as vice president of marketing. Prior to joining ISI, he was regional marketing director for Southern.

Apex Industries Inc., a manufacturer of doors, frames and windows for the correctional industry headquartered in Moncton, NB, Canada, appointed Donald C. Stading to business development manager of detention products. Prior to joining the company, Stading was president of Folger Adam Company, Norix Group Inc. and Johnson Fire Proof Door Company.



JWC Environmental of Costa Mesa, Calif., a manufacturer of sewage and sludge grinders, high-flow fine screens and removal equipment for wastewater treatment, appointed Ron Duecker president of the company, where he will oversee operations in the United States and abroad. He has spent 26 years with the company and is the JWC’s third president.

TerraChoice Environmental Marketing, a green marketing firm, hired Scot Case as vice president in the company’s Philadelphia office where he will assist in developing marketing tools. Case has more than 15 years of experience working with sustainable projects, and he previously worked as an independent contractor for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.



The Wyoming Department of Corrections appointed Daniel Shannon as the new warden at the Wyoming Women’s Center in Lusk. He has been the warden for Pennsylvania’s Elk County Prison for the past 12 years, and has more than 20 years of experience in the corrections industry.

The Kansas Department of Corrections appointed Johnnie Goddard as the new Warden at Ellsworth Correctional Facility. He has been employed by the department since 1985, and has held a number of positions, including correctional officer, corrections counselor and deputy warden. He is replacing Sam Cline, who was recently appointed warden of Hutchinson Correctional Facility.


Peter Arsenault, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, a principal at Stantec’s architecture group in Rochester, N.Y., was elected national vice president of the American Institute of Architects. He has nearly 30 years of experience in building design, consulting and planning, with a focus on energy-efficient, environmentally sustainable buildings and communities.

Irgens Development Partners LLC, a real estate development company based in Milwaukee, announced that the company’s chief financial officer, Duane H. Nolde, CPA and David C. Arnold, president of Irgens Health Care Facilities Group, accepted a partnership role in the company. Nolde joined Irgens in 1995 and has since formalized company accounting processes and procedures. Arnold joined the company in 2003 with more than 20 years of experience developing and marketing healthcare projects across the country.

Bob Mayerson, PE, was appointed president of the Board of the Design Professionals Risk Control Group, which focuses on risk management and loss prevention for large design firms. He adds this responsibility to his current role as chief financial officer for KKE, an architectural, interior design and comprehensive planning firm in Minneapolis.