Thornton Tomasetti, New York, appointed Tom Scarangello as chairman and CEO. Scarangello joined Thornton Tomasetti in 1979 and is a licensed professional engineer in 26 states. He has been principal-in-charge of many award-winning projects internationally. Thornton Tomasetti also appointed Robert DeScenza to president and Aine Brazil and Dennis Poon to vice chairmen.
Global engineering firm WSP Flack + Kurtz named Paul Meyer vice president of commissioning in its New York office, where he will oversee and grow the firm's commissioning practice in the New York and Washington, D.C., markets.
Skanska USA's commercial development group hired Catherine Dannenbring as a development manager in its New York office. Dannenbring, who spent the last five years as a vice president and development manager at Twining Properties, will support the expansion of the commercial development unit into new markets, as well as pursue opportunities for the group with higher education, institutional and municipal clients and develop sustainability strategies.
Greyhawk, New York, promoted Chuck Romanoli to president and CEO from principal and Ron Kerins to principal fromregional manager.
Stalco Construction, Islandia, N.Y., hired Joseph Solloch as project manager. Solloch's responsibilities include all pre-construction and construction activities, including client relations, estimating, scheduling, logistics, bid package development, subcontractor negotiation, quality control, progress reporting, site work and project turnovers.
David Ziskind, chief architect at STV, New York, was named to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows. Ziskind entered the justice field 40 years ago in an attempt to solve social issues through architecture, and has since directed the creation of more than 200 correctional facilities throughout the world.
UMH Properties, Freehold, N.J., appointed Jeffrey Carus, founder and managing partner at JVC Partners, New York, as class II director and Michael Landy, executive vice president at UMH, as class I director on the firm's board of directors.
The Environmental Contractors Association, New York, appointed Frank Garito to chairman of the board of directors and Paul O'Brien to president of the board of directors.
BL Cos., Meriden, Conn., named Rainer Mulbauer, director of architecture, to the position of an internal board member.
The New York State Education Department's Board of Regents elected John R. Sorrenti ,founder and principal of JRS Architect PC, Mineola, N.Y., chair of the State Board of Architecture, where he will oversee licensing, education and practice issues.
The NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate honored Mary Ann Tighe, chief executive officer of CB Richard Ellis' New York region, with the Urban Leadership Award.
James R. Northrup,founder of Northrup Concrete, Brockport, N.Y., died in Florida on March 28 at the age of 69. Northrup started his construction career while still in high school, focusing his company's work on public utility projects like water treatment plants, sewer lines and other water lines in western New York.