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Obi C. Agudosi, senior vice president and principal at DMR Architects, Hasbrouck Heights, N.J., is fulfilling a six-year term as a member of the New Jersey State Board of Architects. He is in the second year of his term.

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VHB Engineering, Surveying and Landscape Architecture has moved its Madison Avenue office in New York to Two Penn Plaza. The move follows VHB's recent acquisition of Eng-Wong, Taub & Associates. VHB has also relocated New Jersey staff from its Edison office to Newark.

Silverstein Properties Inc., New York, has appointed Martin S. Burger as co-chief executive officer.

HDR Architecture, Lawrence-ville, N.J., has hired Jerry Percifield as project principal of the firm's Atlanta office. Previously, Percifield was a principal at Lord, Aeck & Sargent's Science Studio. Percifield has extensive experience with research facilities for public and private sector organizations.

Also, Lloyd F. Ramsey has joined HDR as principal of the intelligent facility solutions group, where he will be responsible for identifying opportunities in commissioning, facilities operations and energy-saving design services. He comes to HDR from Stantec Consulting Services, where he served as senior principal and regional operating unit practice lead.


Thornton Tomasetti, New York, has hired Richard J. Vivenzio as vice president in the building performance practice. Prior to joining Thornton Tomasetti, he was a project manager at Matawan, N.J.-based Chester, Ploussas, Lisowsky Partnership LLC, where he worked on numerous residential projects, adult communities, retail centers and office buildings.

Also, Thornton Tomasetti vice president Mark Dannettel has been named leader of the firm's building skin practice for the Pacific Rim region.

Robinson & Cole LLP, Hartford, Conn., has named Peter E. Strniste Jr. along with William J. Egan, Melissa Sullivan and Jeffrey J. White as partners in the firm's construction practice.

Roy Kienitz, former undersecretary for policy at the U.S. Dept. of Transportation, has been named a senior adviser at Parsons Brinckerhoff. In his new position, he will work on major project development and implementation strategies, drawing on his transportation policy experience. In his previous role with DOT, Kienitz assisted Secretary Ray LaHood in formulating national policies affecting surface transportation and aviation.

Parsons Brinckerhoff has also named Mike Matsko supervising construction engineer. He will be responsible for construction management support for the replacement of water siphons between Brooklyn and Staten Island.


Wendy Kaplan has been named eastern region manager for Duluth, Ga.-based Feelux Lighting. She will be based out of the firm's New York office.

Tectonic Engineering & Surveying Consultants P.C. has relocated its New Jersey office from Piscataway to a newer, larger facility in Saddle Brook and has expanded its environmental services offerings. The new office will be led by Charles DiMarco.

Dewberry, of Fairfax, Va., has promoted Christopher M. Cirrotti to associate vice president and business unit manager of the company's Parsippany, N.J., design branch. In his new role, he will be responsible for managing the branch's daily operations and serving a client base ranging from local municipalities to national developers. Cirrotti has been with Dewberry since 1999.

The Associated General Contractors of New York State has announced its 2012 board of directors. Mike Benson, president, BCI Construction Corp., Albany, was elected chairman; Paul Posillico, senior vice-president, Posillico Civil Inc., Farmingdale, was elected vice chairman; Vincent Iannelli, president, Iannelli Construction Co., Brooklyn, was elected treasurer; Gary Hill, president, Union Concrete & Construction Corp., West Seneca, was elected secretary; and Butch Marcelle, president, The Fort Miller Co., Schuylerville, will have a voting position.

Directors who have been elected to serve a three-year term include the following: Michael Kaleda, McKissack & McKissack, New York; Jeffrey DiStefano, Harrison & Burrowes Bridge Constructors Inc., Glenmont; Stephen Compagni, Economy Paving Co., Cortland; Patrick Murnane, Murnane Building Contractors Inc., Plattsburgh; and Kevin Cannan, AAC Contracting, Rochester, who has been elected to serve as director-at-large.

Hollister Construction Services, Hasbrouck Heights, N.J., has hired John B. Maulbeck as senior project manager. He has more than 30 years of experience in the commercial construction industry.


Frederick H. Merrill Jr., 67, executive vice president and regional manager of Component Assembly Systems, Pelham, N.Y., died last month. Merrill was in charge of operations in Component Assembly's Boston office for 40 years. Merrill is survived by his wife, two daughters, two sons, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


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