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OCT 2018

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TUNNELINGONLINE.COM TBM: TUNNEL BUSINESS MAGAZINE // OCTOBER 2018 Avanti International Announces Babcock as New President Babcock Avanti International an- nounced the appoint- bcock, P.E., as President. Bab- cock has been with the company since 2011, and most recently served as Vice President of Sales. In this new role, Babcock's agenda for speed to market with new innovations is exactly what customer segments are expecting from Avanti. Engineers desire new specifications based on in-situ con- ditions, while municipalities want speci- fication statements. Distribution channel partners continue to make great strides promoting and selling Avanti's brand to their customers and the contracting com- munity seeks a certification program en- abling competition on quality of service. "I am honored to step in as the leader of Avanti, with a philosophy of servant leadership as my guide. Avanti has main- tained an exceptional product line for 40 years and we will serve our customers and partners with a team that is poised to go further faster," noted Babcock. Frank Aguilar, who had been serv- ing as interim President, will resume his position as Vice President of Operations. "Retaining Frank's 20 years of tribal knowledge in manufacturing produc- tion, supplier sourcing and logistics is a tremendous asset to the company. His loyalty to all that Avanti stands for is commendable," remarke Director of Avanti and widow of com- pany founder Dav Babcock, who holds a bachelor of sci- ence in civil engineering from Colorado State University, has over 25 years of en- gineering, construction, sales and man- agement experience. He will office at Avanti headquarters near Houston. AECOM Strengthens its Tunneling Position in North America Castrogiovanni emier, fully integrated infrastruc- ture firm, announces the addition of two tunnel- ing exp tion- al Tunnel Practice. Guido Castrogiovanni has been hired as an as- sociate vice president and senior design tional Tunnel Practice and is base as- trogiovanni joins us from the consulting group COWI, a specialized engineer- ing firm. He has 23 years of experience in tunneling, geotechnical and under- ground engineering in urban areas and is also an expert in alternative delivery methods of tunneling and underground projects. Among his previous projects are o Red Line, the Cityringen o in Copenhagen, and R o Line B1 and Line C, as well as other large transportation projects in Europe, the d States. Jennemyr Lars Jennemyr joined om Skanska as senior tunnel con- struction engineer in its tional Tunnel Prac- tice and is also based in wealth of experience in underground and tunneling projects from across the globe including South East Asia, South America, Africa, Cana- da and the United States in transporta- tion, water, and hydropower projects. He brings extensive experience in con- ventional and mechanized tunneling. In addition, Jennemyr has special exper- tise in tunnel construction, construc- tion planning, constructability, con- struction estimating, and scheduling and project implementation. His previ- ous work includes the Second Avenue Subway, 86th St. Sta bway Line Extension in York; the Regional Connector and the Purple Line Extension in Los Ange- les; Sweden; the Kukule Ganga Hydro Power Project in Sri Lanka, and the Hong Kong Strategic Sewage Scheme project. Rosenberg Assumes Role as Chair of ABA Forum on Construction Law Rosenberg Roetzel and Andress, LPA announced that shareholder Thomas L. Rosenberg has under- taken the role of Chair of the American Bar Asso- ciation (ABA) Forum on Construction Law (Fo- rum) following his yearlong tenure as the Forum's Chair-Elect. Rosenberg, a long- time member of the Forum, has served on numerous committees and subcommit- tees, including Chair of Division 4 (Project Delivery Sy ting Commit- te bership Committe eting Committee, Diversity Committee, Pro- gram Co-Chair for the 2014 Annual et- ing in Las Vegas, Book Editor, and Chair of the Division Chairs Committee. "We are very proud of Tom's achieve- ment," said Roetzel Chairman Robert E. Blackham. "He has shared his knowledge and expertise with the Forum's member- ship for a number of years and served in a number of roles. His peers on the Forum have made a great choice in selecting him as their next Chair." The Forum is the largest organization of construction lawyers in the United States. Its roughly 6,000 members and associates are drawn from all types of construction practice—law firms of all sizes, solo practitioners, in-house and government counsel, as well as construc- tion professionals and the public sector. Forum members represent all segments of the Construction industry: owners, developers, design professionals, con- tractors, subcontractors, suppliers, con- struction managers, lenders, insurers, and sureties. While the Forum's core fo- cus is on the education and professional development of construction lawyers, it continues to promote the positive role of construction lawyers to others in the industry. Brierley Associates' Chicago 1HƒEG9GNEQOGU5VCPNG[ Stanley Brierley Associates wel- comed Ashok Stanley to the new Chicago office. Stanley is a professional engineer with more than 14 years of experience in structural engineering. His experience spans various construction arenas including Heavy Civil (Underground Infrastruc- ture), Industrial (Power & Utilities, Ener- es), Residential (High-Rise), Retail and Institutional. In the last eight years, his area of fo- cus has been in underground design and construction, project engineering, pro- curement, field support and steel fabrica- tion support for various tunnel and mine construction projects in America. He earned his bachelor's in Civil Engi- neering from PSG College of Technology and master's degree from University of Texas, Arlington. 1 2 P E O P L E

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