WSP Flack + Kurtz names senior vice president
WSP Flack + Kurtz has named Larry Beam senior vice president. Beam has 35 years of experience in architectural engineering design and project management.
WSP Flack + Kurtz has appointed Larry Beam, PE, LEED AP, as senior vice president in the firm’s Washington, D.C. area off,ice.
Beam has nearly 35 years of experience in architectural engineering design and project management. In his new role, he will assist in the management of the Arlington office, provide senior project management and electrical engineering expertise, and expand the office client base.
Previously, Beam served as president of Girard Engineering, a 45-person consulting engineering firm in Falls Church, VA. He first joined Girard in 1983 as a project electrical engineer, becoming a principal in 1991, and president in 2005.
Beam received a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering from Pennsylvania State University in State College, PA. He is a registered professional engineer in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
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