Recent hires and promotions
Tampa, Fla.-based PBSJ Corp. has named several staffing changes and promotions at its various divisions, as part of its aggressive 2015 strategic plan. Judy A. Mitchell has been appointed to the board of directors of the At its PBS&J consulting subsidiary, Charles I. “Skip” Homan succeeds Paulsen as president, and Clarence E. Anthony was named the board’s presiding director and chief marketing officer.
Aurora, Colo.-based consulting firm Merrick & Co. has named R. Ross Graham, DVM, MPH, PhD, CBSP, principal scientist and scientific programs manager. He will oversee laboratory design, laboratory operations and startup, certifications, and biosafety.
Garden City, N.Y.-based WAC Lighting —a manufacturer and designer of track, recessed, under-cabinet, monorail, and decorative lighting--has appointed Shelly Wang president.
Baltimore-based display case company Helmut Guenschel has promoted Cynthia Shaffer to vice president. The 23-year company veteran will focus on the company’s growth and product development.
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.