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Feb 09, 2021



Katerra, a technology-enabled construction company, appointed Kris Beason as head of construction for the Pacific Northwest, where she is overseeing project delivery in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Her role focuses on scaling delivery of factory-built multifamily housing and mass timber projects. She succeeds Greg Smith, who is transitioning to lead project delivery for the company's factory-driven multifamily platform. Beason has over three decades of experience in construction management, holding executive roles at large construction companies that include Skanska and Mortenson.

Forma Construction Co.


In Seattle, Forma Construction Co. named Carrie Whitton as outreach and inclusion manager. Whitton has been with the company for three years, most recently as a project manager in the Special Projects Division. Prior to joining Forma, she was a designer with a small subcontractor and also was a contracts specialist at Sound Transit, where she collaborated with local businesses on public works from the owner's side. Forma says Whitton has an understanding of the subcontracting process from the perspectives of both a public agency and a general contractor, as well as the realities of what small and historically underutilized firms face in the marketplace.

Feb 02, 2021




Redmond-based electrical contractor Sequoyah added Brian Cole as senior project manager and Dillon Maguire as Network Services Division project coordinator. Cole has over 19 years of experience providing estimation, preconstruction planning and execution of projects from bid to closeout. He works in the Special Projects and Tenant Improvement Division. Maguire brings over 10 years of experience in end-to-end warranty coordination, vendor relations, field supervision and customer service. He comes from Pacific Ridge Homes and Bosa Development.

JTM Construction


In Seattle, Justin Molocznik joined JTM Construction as safety director. Molocznik has a decade of industry experience and holds a master's degree in industrial and organizational psychology. He most recently was safety manager at Mortenson Construction and prior to that a director at Forensic Analytical Consulting Services. JTM says its lost-time incident rate and EMR are consistently below the industry average. The company has been a member of the AGC Safety Team for over 15 years.

Compass Construction






Kirkland-based Compass Construction hired Karl Clocksin and Brian Welsh as senior project engineers, Brittany Duhs as project engineer and Csaba Orban as assistant superintendent; and promoted Esteban Reyes to superintendent. Clocksin previously worked for the company.

Welsh Commissioning Group

Performance Validation acquired Auburn-based Welsh Commissioning Group. Performance Validation is an Indianapolis-based company providing commissioning, qualification and validation services to the life science industries. The buyout allows employee-owned Performance Validation to expand its geographic reach. Welsh employees will also become owners of Performance Validation. Welsh Commissioning Group was founded in 2005 by Bryan Welsh to provide third-party building commissioning in the Pacific Northwest. As part of the buyout, Bryan and Joan Welsh will retire from the business and Tim O'Neill will continue to lead the local group as a division of Performance Validation.

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