People in the News – Nov/Dec 2008


RBF Consulting, of Irvine, Calif., announced several promotions to vice president, including Bo Burick, PE, Jeff Fromhertz, PE, Susan Harden, AICP, CMSM, Mo Iacuelli, PE, LEED AP, Collette Morse, AICP, Dan Pottinger, PE, and Steve Wragg. In their new position, the vice presidents will be responsible for transportation engineering, urban planning, environmental planning, land development and sustainable development projects.

Laura Williams joined IBA Consultants as regional account manager for the firm’s Pensacola, Fla., office. She will be responsible for account management, business development, new accounts and field sales. Prior to joining the company, Williams worked with SMB Architecture in marketing and business development.






HMN Architects, of Overland Park, Kan., announced a promotion and two new hires. Rick Freeman was promoted to senior associate. He brings 28 years of professional experience to the position, including 20 years in law enforcement with the Linn County, Mo., sheriff’s office. Adam Kuehl and Sean Leiker recently joined the firm’s justice design team. Kuehl has more than nine years of experience in initial planning and preliminary design concepts, construction administration and post-occupancy. Leiker has worked in all phases of facilities project development, including programming, schematic design, design development, construction documents and construction administration.

Ken Zyga, PE, joined the Nashville, Tenn., office of architectural firm Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon Inc., as vice president of facilities. Zyga will focus on client services, business development, resource management, strategic planning and process enhancement.

HDR Architecture Inc. announced two promotions. Jeffrey Bradley, PSP, was promoted to director of the central region for the firm’s civic program. In his new position, Bradley will be responsible for developing the company’s federal, state, county and municipal government markets with a focus on justice architecture. He has more than 20 years of experience in the justice and detention markets, including more than 173 facilities in 27 states, Canada and Mexico. Susan K. Oldroyd, AIA, LEED AP, was promoted to director of courts design. She has more than 28 years of experience in the justice industry and serves as the chair of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice Sustainability Committee.


Bob Barker Company Inc., a manufacturer of detention products, hired Mike Reed as director of marketing and David Meyer as director of quality. Reed joins the company with 17 years of experience at Sara Lee Corporation, where he oversaw distributing services. In his new position, Reed will be responsible for Bob Barker Corporation’s direct business and market growth, as well as annual and long-term business planning. Mayer has more than 24 years of experience in quality-related fields and will oversee the development of the company’s quality assurance program in domestic and international manufacturing plants.

Surebond Inc., a producer of sealants and adhesives, hired John Poultney as vice president of sales. He will oversee sales and develop market-specific growth plans for the company. Poultney has more than 20 years of sales and senior management experience in the construction, chemical and industrial markets. Prior to joining Surebond, he served as vice president of sales and marketing for Simon Roofing Company.

Dave Kogan joined Bird-X Inc. as marketing manager. He will manage marketing functions for the company and its subsidiaries, including advertising, public relations, trade show management and Web marketing. Kogan has more than 12 years of experience in the marketing field.

Compudyne Names New Norment Security President

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Compudyne Corp. announced the appointment of Greg Ergenbright as president and CEO of its Alabama-based subsidiary Norment Security Group.

Norment, which specializes in integrated detention hardware and security electronics solutions for the corrections and justice markets, is one of six security-oriented subsidiaries operated by Compudyne.

“First off, I want to get out to our field offices and talk to contractors and customers in order to find out what we do well and to look for ways to improve our delivery of products and services,” Ergenbright says.

A former regional general manager at UTC-Otis Elevator Company, Ergenbright brings 15 years of experience in sales and management to his new role with the detention systems contractor.

Regardless of the industry, the importance of having quality products and people, and good relationships with clients, contractors and suppliers remains the same, Ergenbright says.

“These principals are fundamental to any construction industry,” he says.

Headquartered in Annapolis, Md., Compudyne is a manufacturer and integrator of physical and electronic security products and services for the federal, state, local and commercial markets.

“Coming from Otis, Greg has an extensive background that includes working with a known industry leader and provider of capital equipment to the construction industry as a subcontractor on large-scale construction projects,” says Bernie Demko, COO of Compudyne Corp.