Skanska USA announced the promotions of both John Sullivan and John Crecco to vice president of field operations for its Civil Northeast office.
John Sullivan brings more than 24 years of experience at Skanska to this positio.
He has played a key role in managing several large-scale projects throughout the Metro New York region, including the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Projects, as well as the Arch Street Yard for the Long Island Rail Road project and the rehabilitation of the Manhattan Bridge.
John Crecco brings more than 28 years of industry experience to this position.
For the past 23 years, he has focused on managing a variety of mechanical projects and extensive infrastructure assignments at Skanska, including the Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive rehabilitation, the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway rehabilitation, and the construction of the Croton Water Filtration Plant.
In addition, Crecco was honored as one of five recipients out of Skanska’s 50,000 employees worldwide to receive the 2010 Golden Hard Hat award in the Project Manager category, which recognizes those at Skanska who best exemplify the company’s commitment to safety, financial focus and leadership.
Skanska USA has promoted six veteran employees in its building unit in its Metro New York office.
• Mike Quinn has worked at Skanska for 20 years, during which he has managed a vast number of complex projects for international clients, including a renovation to Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.’s 1.2 million square foot facility in Kenilworth, New Jersey;
• Patrick Vertullo has worked at Skanska for 20 years, overseeing the delivery of numerous high-profile projects including the construction of New York City’s new PATH Station at the site of the World Trade Center (WTC) for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ).
• Kevin Connor has worked at Skanska for 11 years, collaborating with Skanska’s Mission Critical team to complete numerous complex projects, including TELUS’ Super Internet Data Center (SIDC) in Rimouski, Quebec, and eBay’s new LEED® Gold certified data center in South Jordan, Utah. • Andrew Schroder has worked at Skanska for 14 years, concentrating on managing projects for the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) as well as overseeing a LEED-Platinum fit out to Skanska’s flagship office in the Empire State Building (ESB), earning the iconic building its first LEED-certified tenant in its 82-year history.
• Gary Thomson has worked at Skanska for 14 years, managing projects primarily in the pharmaceutical sector as well as the mechanical electrical and plumbing (MEP) trades on the Met Life Stadium and Skanska’s WTC PATH Station project.
• Cynthia Eng has been promoted to senior director of marketing. In her new role, Eng will manage Skanska’s marketing efforts throughout the Northeast region, including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. She has worked at Skanska for over five years.
Pratt Institute named Professor Theoharis David, AIA Fellow, the recipient of the 2013-2014 Distinguished Teacher Award.
David received the recognition during Pratt Institute’s 124th commencement ceremonies that took place at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan. More than 5,500 graduates, faculty, parents and guests participated in the ceremony.
David, a Pratt alumnus and professor of architecture, began his teaching career at in 1968.
He is a former chair of Pratt’s graduate architecture program and served as the faculty president of the Pratt School of Architecture.
He has served as a guest faculty member of the Metropolis Graduate Program in Architecture & Urban Theory at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain, and is a visiting professor at the University of Cyprus.
David co-authored a joint graduate program between Pratt Institute and the Center for Planning and Architectural Studies in Cairo, Egypt. He also originated and directed the Pratt in Greece and Cyprus international study program.
David is the co-founder and design principal of Theo. David Architects TDA+KAL Engineering based in New York City and Nicosia, Cyprus.
Jay Ratto was honored as Associate of the Year by the Long Island Builders Institute, New York State’s largest homebuilders organization.
Ratto, president and owner of Calverton-based J. Ratto Landscaping, Ltd., was honored for his work as associate vice president of the group and acting as co-chair of the organization’s annual trade expo and chair of its annual golf outing committee.
He is also secretary of Long Island Home Builders Care Development Corp., a charitable arm of LIBI, which builds homes for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans through its Building Homes for Returning Veterans program.
He supplied landscaping and design for homes built under the program in Sound Beach and Lake Ronkonkoma.
Anna Xiaohua Wang has been named a principal technical specialist in the New York City office of Parsons Brinckerhoff.
A specialist in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and fluid physics, Dr. Wang will be responsible for performing analytical modeling and design for a variety of projects, including tunnel fire safety, highway and road design, transit, and water and wastewater facilities.
Dr. Wang has over 17 years of experience in mechanical engineering and fire safety engineering. Dr. Wang received a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, an M.S. in thermal engineering from Guangzhou Institute of Energy Conversion, Chinese Academy of Science, and a B.S. in power machinery and refrigeration engineering from Shanghai Jiaotong University.
Stalco Construction, Inc. promoted Michael Finnerty to the position of project manager.
Since joining Stalco in 2011, Finnerty has contributed to the growth of the firm in the Greater New York area, particularly in the private and institutional market sectors.
He currently manages the $16.5 million expansion and renovation of the Long Beach High School in Lido Beach, N.Y. and the expansion of the Riley Avenue Elementary School in Riverhead, N.Y. Prior to his promotion, he served as the assistant project manager at the $8.4 million, LEED Platinum targeted Battery Park City Community Center and the $15 million restoration of the landmark Pier A, both in Manhattan.
Prior to joining Stalco, Finnerty worked as assistant project manager at Tri State Commercial Builders, Michael Anthony Contracting, and Racanelli Construction.
Joseph Foglietta has been named a senior engineering manager in the New York office of Parsons Brinckerhoff.
Foglietta comes to Parsons Brinckerhoff after a 35-year career with the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT).
He most recently served as acting director of Engineering/Chief Engineer, providing overall management for the agency’s 4,500 engineers, technicians and support staff in the delivery of a $1.8 billion capital program.
He was responsible for management of the NYSDOT’s bridge inspection and management program, highway and bridge design offices, construction management office, and technical services office.
Foglietta has a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Colorado.
He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the New York State Association of Transportation Engineers.