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Falcon Pacific Construction has hired Santiago Iglesias as a Project Manager responsible for building-wide renovations and corporate interior construction.
Iglesias has been in the building and construction industry for nearly 20 years.
He has worked roles responsible for production, management, and coordination of schematic design for Neiman Marcus and H&M stores throughout the United States Eastern Region.
he previously served as a superintendent at Tristar Construction. In 2014, he worked at UA Builders as a Construction Project Manager and Superintendent and before that he was an Assistant Project Manager for Fields Construction and Development in New Jersey.
Iglesias holds an Architectural Degree from UPC in Bogota, Colombia. He is currently pursuing his architectural registration.

Salvatore Prestano, PE, an engineering executive with more than 30 years of experience, has joined the New York City office of Syska Hennessy as associate practice area director – energy services.
Prestano will oversee business development for energy infrastructure design and construction, manage projects and client relationships, and recruit new talent to Syska.
Previously, he served as the sales channel manager for Centrica, an international energy services and solutions company. Over the course of his career, he has managed energy infrastructure projects for a wide range of industries.
Prestano received Master of Engineering and Bachelor of Engineering degrees from Manhattan College in Riverdale, NY.

Denholtz Properties announced the hiring of Steve Lidster as Director of Development, Charlie Cleary as General Superintendent of Construction, and Jon Pierce as Assistant Superintendent of Construction.
Serving as Denholtz Properties’ first Director of Development, Steve Lidster brings a diverse background in engineering and real estate to his new role with the company.
He previously served as a Development Manager in Madison Marquette’s Asbury Park office where he oversaw the development of retail and residential projects in New Jersey. The has also served as a Development Manager with Advance Realty and a Real Estate Project Manager with The Briad Group.
As General Superintendent of Construction, Charlie Cleary will bring six years of experience as a Superintendent with The O’Mara Organization, Inc. to his new role.
Jon Pierce will work closely with Cleary and the other members of the Denholtz construction and development teams on a wide range of projects throughout the firm’s New Jersey portfolio.

The STO Building Group has enhanced its executive management team with a promotion and new addition to its Finance team.
Brian Lynch has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Finance Operations; Dan Clark to Chief Financial Officer of Structure Tone, an STO Building Group company.
Brian Lynch has been a key member of the STO executive management team since 2006 when he was named CFO of Structure Tone.
He joined the company in 1988, serving in financial management for several of the organization’s business units.

Daniel Clark has been in the AEC industry for 18 years. In that time, he has worked with some of the industry’s largest firms to implement finance strategies that solved complex business challenges and aligned operating practices with financial objectives. He will have a similar role at Structure Tone.
Both Lynch and Clark are based in STO Building Group’s New York City location.

Falcon Pacific Construction has hired George Glaraga as a Project Manager to oversee and manage construction documentation and assist throughout the construction process.
Glaraga has been working in the building and construction industry for nearly a decade. Previously, he served as Assistant Project Manager at Tri-Star Construction and worked at Centre Street Systems. He began his career as an Assistant Project Manager at Gregor Industries.
Glaraga graduated from CUNY New York City College of Technology where he earned his AAS degree in Civil Engineering Technology.

CNY Group announced the appointment of Jack Mesagno as Vice President of Learning.
Bringing over 46 years of experience within the design and construction industry to his new role, Mesagno will lead the firm’s new Learning Management initiative, which aims to help CNY employees further hone both soft skills and technical proficiencies.
Mesagno began his career as a chemical engineer, working at the Gulf Oil Research Center just outside of Pittsburgh, and spent over 12 years focused on the design and construction of oil refineries and petrochemical plants.
He joined CNY Group in 2015 as a Project Executive, bringing with him the knowledge that, in the AEC industry, excellent interpersonal and communication skills are equally as important as technical capabilities.
Mesagno has formerly held positions as MEP Project Manager at Morse Diesel, Assistant Vice President at Lehrer McGovern Bovis (now Lend Lease), and Vice President at Tishman Construction.
He holds a Bachelor of Science from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and a Masters in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.

Onyx Equities has named Kristen Pappas as its Senior Vice President of the new Property Management & Construction Department as part of an expansion of its construction department that addresses the developer’s aggressive office building acquisitions and related capital programs.
Pappas joined Onyx in July 2019 as its Vice President of Property Management & Operations and played an integral role in the creation and execution of Onyx’s COVID-19 office repopulation plan.
She will build upon her previous responsibilities as office tenant relationship manager in addition to overseeing all capital improvement and base building upgrade projects.
Pappas holds a B.A. Cum Laude from Gettysburg College and an M.A. from NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate with a concentration in finance and investment.

Shawmut Design and Construction announced four newly created senior executive roles across the New York Metro, New England and West regions.
Michael Schumacher will serve as senior director of the Commercial Developer Division in New England, Michael Moylan as general superintendent in New York Metro, Angela Gentry as director of marketing and business development in New York Metro, and Michael Sims as senior director of major projects in the West.
Michael Schumacher comes with 30 years of experience supporting high-profile commercial projects and investments.
Most recently, he managed the $950 million EchelonSeaport for Cottonwood Group.
Michael Moylan brings 15 years of experience in the New York and LA markets with a history of delivering large, complex, out-of-the-ground, and high-rise construction projects.
An award-winning builder, he specializes in fast-track scheduling, management of high-risk safety activity and logistics, as well as team development.
Angela Gentry is a 16-year commercial real estate industry veteran with strong business development and marketing experience in Chicago, LA and New York.
She will help grow and expand Shawmut’s market share across new and existing sectors throughout the New York Metro region with a focus on education, cultural, and healthcare.
Michael Sims
has 24 years of experience as a construction leader executing ground-up, long-duration and especially challenging builds.
He has extensive design-build experience, is a Design-Build Professional (DBIA) and specializes in large project management with a hands-on approach to leadership.
Most recently, Sims served as vice president at LendLease.

NELSON Worldwide announced the addition of Vicki Eickelberger as Northeast Regional Leader.
Eickelberger brings over 23 years of leadership, brand and storytelling expertise as a client and growth leader.
She previously held the position of Senior Vice President and Managing Director at Big Red Rooster, a global brand experience firm.
Working across all classes of real estate and retail from corporate headquarters to mixed-use developments, she’s provided her expertise to clients such as American Express, Yum! Brands, Procter & Gamble, Pepsi, and Wal-Mart.
She also held various high-level positions at Ologie, Deloitte, OhioHealth.
Eickelberger received her Bachelor of Science at Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.
She also holds a Masters of Business Administration from Capital University, and Certificate, Executive and Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University.

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