Charlotte Community News March/April 2010

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Woodcock Named President of Balfour Beatty’s Carolinas Division; Hambright Retires

Balfour Beatty Construction U.S. announced it has named John F. Woodcock President of the Carolinas Division. The company also announced that Robert B. Hambright will retire as chief executive officer of the company’s Southeast Division effective March 31. With more than 300 employees and offices in Charlotte, Raleigh and Greensboro, the Carolinas Division serves a diverse mix of private and public sector clients.

Skanska USA Building Promotes Fasth

Skanska USA Building Inc. named Ceclia Fasth Green Business Officer in its newly formed global unit for green business called Green Business. Skanska USA has NC offices in Durham, Raleigh and Charlotte.

Shelco Names Gardner VP

Winston-Salem based Shelco Inc., announced that Barry W. Gardner has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. The general contractor has other offices in Raleigh, Charlotte and Greenville, SC.

RJ Griffin Office Takes a New Name

After 10 years of being a JE Dunn Company and over 20 years contracting in Charlotte as RJ Griffin & Company, the Charlotte office is adopted the JE Dunn Construction name effective March 1. In addition to the name change, the office location also changed. The Charlotte office is located at 6101 Carnegie Blvd., Suite 400, Charlotte 28209.

CAGC Welcomes New President

Carolinas AGC welcomes Cynthia Mills as the association’s new President & CEO. Steve Gennett concluded his 23+ years of service to Carolinas AGC at the end of February.

Women in Construction Week Recognized

Women in Construction Week (WIC) will be celebrated March 7-13. WIC Week provides a unified time for more than 5,500 members of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) to raise awareness of the opportunities the construction industry holds for potential employees and to highlight women as a visible, growing force in the industry. Samantha Hedgepath, ECS Limited, Greensboro, said the Piedmont Chapter of NAWIC will be hosting charitable work-day events an Award banquet, luncheons and hands-on workshops during the week. NAWIC has chapters in Charlotte, Raleigh, Durham, Asheville, Greenville, Fayetteville and the Piedmont.

Asefnia Appointed to NC Economic Development Board

Sepideh Asefnia, President of SEPI Engineering & Construction, Raleigh, has been appointed by Gov. Bev Perdue to the 2010 NC Economic Development Board. SEPI has a a corporate office in Raleigh and a branch office located in Charlotte.

BJAC Hires Staff Professionals

Raleigh-based architectural firm, BJAC, hired Nancy Padgett as Marketing Director. Barbara Dokulil has joined the firm as an Interior Designer.  Michelle McNutt has become a registered architect at the firm. BJAC also has offices in Charlotte.

Aptcon Opens New Office in Wilmington

Aptcon, a specialized provider of construction management and construction services, announced it had opened a new regional office in Wilmington.  The address is 310 N. Front Street, Suite 4-181.

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