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Feb 07, 2024

Ware Malcomb

Suess

Shannon Suess has joined Ware Malcomb's Seattle office as director of interior architecture and design. In this role, she will focus on the growth of the office's Interior Architecture & Design practice, and overall business development within the Seattle market and beyond.

Suess brings more than 28 years of experience and leadership skills to Ware Malcomb. Her background includes design and project management roles on projects in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, as well as the United States.

Most recently she served as principal at another Seattle design firm, where she spearheaded business development, conducted due diligence, and led interior architecture and design efforts for hospitality, retail, multifamily, and office projects.

Suess studied Interior Design from California State University, Long Beach, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Design from ArtCenter College of Design. Additionally, she received a Commercial Real Estate Development Certification from the University of Washington.

Suess has been published in various magazines and journals and worked on award-winning projects. This includes the 2021 LIV Award winner for Architectural Design of the Year and 2021 NAIOP Night of the Stars Winner - Historic Renovation of the Year.

Hargis Engineers

Anderson

Waszgis

Mills

Svee

Hargis Engineers announced the promotion of two professionals within their leadership team, and the recognition of two new associates.

Doug Svee has been promoted to principal and Eric Mills to associate principal. Amanda Waszgis (electrical) and MacGregor Anderson (mechanical) will join the firm's leadership team as associates.

Svee has been a driving force in expanding Hargis' higher education, life sciences, justice, and infrastructure upgrade projects as an electrical consulting engineer.

Mills, who has a background in serving clients with refrigeration needs, has invested the last decade in expanding his mechanical system and consulting background to align with Hargis' diverse client base.

Waszgis has been heavily involved with infrastructure upgrades and highly-sustainable projects, while Anderson has honed his experience in education and commercial projects.

Herrera

Lenth

Herrera announced the appointment of John Lenth as chief strategy officer, effective January 2024. Lenth has been with Herrera for 27 years. His career encompasses many firsts in the realm of monitoring, modeling, engineering design, data analysis and interpretation, and policy review and development.

He has led several of the region's landmark studies that have advanced understanding of toxic chemical contamination in Puget Sound. In his most recent position as the firm's Water Practice director, Lenth doubled the size and scope of Herrera Water Practice.

In his new role, he will lead strategic initiatives, supporting the firm's growth and expansion.

Parametrix

Alar

Patterson

Stacy Patterson and Molly Alar have joined Parametrix, bringing a combined over 40 years of experience to the firm's environmental planning and compliance practice.

Patterson joins as a senior consultant and Environmental Infrastructure Group lead. She has over 30 years of experience in environmental management, including serving as principal environmental scientist, project manager, and project coordinator. Patterson comes to Parametrix from Langan Engineering and Environmental Services where she was a senior project manager. Her experience encompasses environmental compliance including wastewater and stormwater compliance and management; hazardous and solids waste management, handling, and reporting; contaminant source control; and allocation work for Superfund sediment sites.

Alar joins as a senior scientist with over 11 years of diverse experience in project management and compliance consulting. Alar also comes to Parametrix from Langan Engineering as a project scientist. Her experiences include regulatory support for industrial stormwater and wastewater permitting and compliance; Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan preparation and management; air operating permit compliance; waste designation and management; along with additional experience in aquatic toxicology.

RMC Architects

Ormesher

Leah Ormesher has joined RMC Architects as an administrative professional. Ormesher graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2012 earning a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities, while minoring in Marketing and Cinema Studies. She will apply her detail-oriented organizational and planning skills to keep RMC's Bellingham office running smoothly. Along with her administrative duties, she will assist with the firm's marketing pursuits, including proposal development and creating social media content.

Pacific Office Automation

Pacific Office Automation (POA) has acquired Maunakea Integrated Solutions, a local Sharp, HP, and Kyocera family dealer based in Honolulu, Hawaii that services all of the Hawaiian islands. All employees will become a part of the POA team. Trevor Maunakea, former president of Maunakea Integrated Solutions, will stay with the company as general manager. Maunakea Integrated Solutions serves various industries across the state, from healthcare and government to finance, education, real estate, law, and nonprofits, and provides document imaging, mailing solutions, document workflow, and commercial printing. As the company grows, it will aim to focus on maintaining a strong relationship with Sharp and adding managed IT and software services, security cameras, and production print. Palani Correa, a tenured sales representative, will move from the Portland office to Honolulu and assume the role of branch sales manager. Founded in 1976, Pacific Office Automation is a privately held office technology company headquartered in Beaverton. POA has more than 1,350 employees across eleven states, and provides managed print services, enterprise level IT services, software, office equipment, and unified communications all over the United States.

PABCO Roofing Products

Tacoma-based PABCO Roofing Products is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The family-owned business manufactures asphalt shingles, serving the contractors in the Western United States and their customers. PABCO Roofing Products is a division of PABCO Building Products which services the building industry in the Western United States and Canada. PABCO Building Products is a wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Coast Building Products, a manufacturer and supplier of building materials for more than 70 years.

Feb 06, 2024

Exxel Pacific

Marshall

Exxel Pacific has promoted Donna Marshall to chief financial officer. Over the past 12 years, Marshall has worked very closely with Exxel's prior CFO, developing her corporate finance oversight capabilities. In addition to day-to-day financial oversight, she represents Exxel's financial relationships with its ESOP, banking, bonding and accounting partners.

Washington Wine Industry Foundation

The Washington Wine Industry Foundation recently elected its 2024 Board of Directors. Re-elected for a three-year term to the board were: Paul Champoux, owner, Lady Hawk Vineyard; Roger Gamache, owner, Dalee Vineyard, and manager/member, Gamache Vintners; Bill Shibley, Sr., agriculture officer/VP, Wheatland Bank; and Sherri Swingle, consultant, charitable giving and marketing. Elected to her first term on the board was Claire Mitchell, partner, Stoel Rives. Mitchell has spent more than a decade representing wineries and other beverage alcohol and hospitality businesses in the Pacific Northwest. She advises producers both regional and national, importers, vineyards, restaurants, hotel operators, alcohol brand owners, and others on a wide range of state and federal alcohol regulatory and licensing matters. Other board members include: Cory Brown, CFO, Long Shadows; Jeremy Camden, senior vice president, Bank of America; Catherine Jones, specialty crop advisor, Wilbur-Ellis Co.; Craig Pacheco, attorney, Stoel Rives; and Adam Ramirez, president, Coventry Vale. Since 2002 the non-profit foundation has been awarded over $3 million in grants supporting winemaking and winegrape growing, and has awarded $480,000 to over 250 viticulture and enology students.

NWCCA

Kahler

Knutson

Orlosky

Mehrer

Sumsion

Till

Harris

The Northwest Wall and Ceiling Contractors Association elected its officers for 2024, including Nathan Sumsion of Western Partitions as board president. Other officers are vice president Kurt Mehrer of Mehrer Drywall, and secretary-treasurer Robert Orlosky of Olympic Interiors. Directors are Greg Knutson of GK Knutson, James Kahler of Northwest Partitions, Rick Harris of Performance Contracting, and immediate past president Ryan Till of Anning-Johnson Co.. NWCCA members consist of signatory wall and ceiling contractors.

JTM Construction

O'Leary

Coffman

At the start of 2024, Benjamin Coffman took over as president of JTM Construction from Martin O'Leary, who transitioned to the role of CEO. O'Leary co-founded Seattle-based JTM in 2005 with John Hayduk and Tom Titus. Coffman, who joined JTM shortly after its formation, has over 21 years of local construction experience and has overseen some of the company's most significant projects. JTM has built notable local buildings such as Avenue Bellevue, Weyerhaeuser headquarters, The Jack, and the Ovation apartment towers. JTM provides preconstruction, self-perform work and construction management.

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