Louis Wetstein, P.E., Ph.D., has been appointed senior director of engineering strategy and support for the Langone Medical Center at New York University. The medical center is undergoing significant expansions to its facilities and infrastructure, to which Wetstein will be applying his 20 years of experience and considerable academic background. He holds a bachelor's in biomedical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a doctorate in the same from Columbia University.
Ananth Prasad, P.E., has received the Ben Watts Partnership Award by the Florida Department of Transportation in conjunction with the Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers. The award honors individuals who have made contributions to the development of the partnership between the Florida DOT and the consultant community. Prasad received the award in recognition of his work as department secretary, in which he has developed a strategy of public-private partnerships as well as other contracting techniques.
The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission recently appointed Sean Hill, P.E., to be deputy executive director of operations. He had previously worked for five years as the director of operations for the New Jersey Turnpike, where he oversaw day-to-day work for the toll road. In his new position, Hill will be responsible for overseeing the operation and maintenance of the commission's 20 river bridges, 34 approach bridges, as well as further approach roadways, ramps, and support facilities.
Richard MacInnes, P.E., has been hired as director of turnkey project delivery for KCI Technologies. In this new role, he will assist the firm's expansion as an engineer-constructor in addition to working in the design-build and public-private partnership areas. Before joining KCI, MacInnes had been a long-time employee of construction company Kiewit, where he worked on business development, estimating, bidding, and overseeing projects in both defense and transportation.
The mayor of Pittsfield, Massachusetts, hired Douglas Clark, P.E., to the position of community development director this past spring. Clark founded Clark Engineering & Surveying in 1986 with his wife, also a professional engineer, who will continue as president of the firm while he serves the public. His previous work has involved collaborating with municipalities on infrastructure projects, giving him more than 35 years of experience. Clark holds a master's in ecological economics, values, and policy from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Josh Pope, P.E., recently passed the Principles and Practice of Engineering Exam, earning his license in Minnesota. He has worked for the Mankato, Minnesota-based I&S Group since 2011, and before that in Texas and Wisconsin; he is involved in municipal engineering and site design, including seeing projects through design to construction. He holds a bachelor's in civil engineering from the University of Minnesota, and a bachelor's of arts from St. John's University.