Movers & Shakers — February 2017
- Fairfax, Va.-based engineering firm Dewberry promoted Weston Hockaday, P.E., to assistant mechanical engineering department manager for the health-care group at the firm’s Raleigh, N.C., office. Hockaday has been with Dewberry for seven years and will assist in the day-to-day direction of the department.
- MiTek joined the ICC Evaluation Service’s Affiliate Program as its first major client. The program supports clients by increasing the visibility and awareness of its products in the built industry through a number of marketing support initiatives.
- IAPMO named Tom Palkon the executive director of the ASSE International Chapter of IAPMO. Palkon will make sure all of ASSE International’s activities are carried out within the IAPMO Group’s vision, mission and philosophy.
- Taco Comfort Solutions promoted Wil VandeWeil to CEO of the 96-year-old privately held company. VandeWiel, who joined Taco in December 2014, previously was president and COO.
- Noritz America promoted company veteran Jay Hassel from his current post as vice president of sales and marketing to president and COO. Hassel becomes the first American to serve as president of Noritz’s North American subsidiary. He succeeds Hisashi Uryu, who retains the title of CEO.
- In other Noritz moves, Jason Fleming was promoted to vice president of sales and marketing, while Jason Corey is now the national sales manager, reporting to Fleming.
- Fujitsu named Andrew Armstrong as vice president of sales and marketing. Armstrong will lead the sales and marketing efforts of the company’s heating and cooling business, including unitary products, split systems, heat-pump and variable-refrigerant systems.
- Jensen Hughes Power Services Group hired Jeff Julius as the company’s new director of risk and safety for the Seattle area. Julius has 30 years of experience in the performance, management and review of probabilistic safety, risk and reliability assessments of nuclear reactor plants and non-nuclear systems.
- Multistack acquired Desert Aire Corp., a manufacturer of commercial and industrial humidity and climate control systems. The acquisition bolsters Multistack’s commitment to provide the HVAC industry with high-efficiency, low-impact solutions for a diverse set of building applications, Multistack states.