Recent promotions and hires.
GRAEF announced the election of six associates in 2009 for
its Milwaukee, Chicago,
and Orlando, Fla. offices. Terry Foster, PE, Paul Forski,
PE, Bryan Mentzel, Joseph Pepitone, Jr., Mike Rudolph, and Steve Schowalter, PE were nominated and elected as associates.
New York City-based Dagher Engineering announced that Michael Levine, PE , joined the firm as executive vice president and chief
operating officer. Levine has more than 35 years of experience in corporate
leadership and engineering.
Albany, N.Y.-based EYP Architecture & Engineering announced John Kempf as the new chief financial officer. Kempf has more than 18
years of financial and strategic planning, risk management, and leadership experience.
Additionally, EYP announced the Judy Pullar will be the new director of
business development and principal. Pullar has more than 20 years in the AEC
Chicago-based Environmental Systems Design named David P.
Callan, PE, LEED AP , to the position of senior vice president and chief
Frankfurt, Germany-based Emporis named Brian Tonry as the
new chief marketing officer, in which he will head up the marketing and product
Salt Lake City-based Total Building Commissioning Inc. named Todd Rindlisbaker, PE, LEED AP, as vice president. Rindlisbaker has 16 years of
HVAC, plumbing, and commissioning business experience.
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.