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.
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Annual Salary Survey
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.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey