Douglas Eckmann, P.E., has been hired as chief operating officer and engineering manager for TKW Consulting Engineers in Fort Myers, Florida. Responsible for day-to-day operations and leadership, Eckmann will also oversee the staff of professional engineers for the consulting engineering firm. Certified in water and wastewater engineering by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers, he also holds an MBA and has managed engineering projects in southern Florida for 20 years.
Debra Hicks, P.E., was recently appointed to two state positions. Governor Susana Martinez appointed Hicks to the board of regents for the New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology, and the board of regents for New Mexico State University has placed her on its presidential search committee. Hicks has over 30 years of engineering experience and works as principal and owner of Pettigrew & Associates.
The owner and president of Team Engineering in Goffstown, New Hampshire, John Turner, P.E., has earned a PE license in architectural engineer from Massachusetts. Turner opened the office 20 years ago as a franchise of Criterium Engineers, providing building inspection and design services, then spun it off into an independent business last year. He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maine.
Greeley and Hansen has hired Michael Hope, P.E., as office director for the civil and environmental engineering firm's Philadelphia office. He will oversee business operations throughout the Northeast. Hope most recently worked as client service manager and senior project manager for CDM Smith, and he has experience in planning, design, and project management for water and wastewater facilities.
This year's William Metcalf Award, given by the Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania, has been awarded to Alex Sciulli, P.E. The award recognizes an engineer making outstanding contributions in the region. During a 35-year career spanning civil engineering and real estate, Sciulli has influenced the design and construction of numerous Pittsburgh landmarks. Most recently, he worked on a 174,000-square-foot medical mall just outside Pittsburgh.
Warren Hahn, P.E., has been elected to chair the Florida Board of Professional Engineers. Hahn has over 50 years of experience with engineering contracting and construction, covering design, analysis, supervision, and inspection. Owner of Hahn Engineering in Tampa, Florida, he also serves as an expert witness with forensic experience and heads his firm's forensic engineering division. He earned his bachelor's in electrical and mechanical engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy.