Jul 10, 2019
Seattle-based Darigold opened a sales office in Dubai and added Benoy Kondoor as sales director for the Middle East and Africa. Kondoor previously managed dairy sales for Louis Dreyfus Co. in the Middle East and Pakistan. The new office is in the Dubai World Trade Centre complex. Darigold is the marketing and processing subsidiary of Northwest Dairy Association, which is owned by over 430 dairy farms.
COWI hired Linda Stroud as business development and marketing manager. Based in Seattle, Stroud will be responsible for the growth of business development opportunities and marketing strategy primarily in the Western U.S. She has over 27 years of experience in marketing for Seattle-based architectural and engineering firms. She managed the marketing and proposal efforts to secure two major projects, which totaled more than $31 million in fees. COWI is a bridge, tunnel and marine engineering consulting group.
Seattle-based Rolluda Architects hired Tanya Rolluda as an administrative assistant and Joshua Lamb, Karina Djaynurdin and Houri Beheshtifar as project designers. Rolluda has a bachelor's in quantitative economics from the University of Asia and the Pacific and a master's in childhood education from Miriam College. She is assisting with accounting and administrative tasks. Lamb has a bachelor's in architectural studies and a master of architecture from Washington State University and is working on elementary school modular additions and renovations for the Tukwila School District.
Djaynurdin has a bachelor's in architectural engineering from Parahyangan Catholic University in West Java and studied web marketing at Bellevue College. She is working on a remodel of Stephens Whitney residence hall for Central Washington University. Beheshtifar has an associate degree in civil engineering and a bachelor's in architecture from Azad University in Iran and a master's in landscape architecture from the University of Idaho. She is working on projects for Mount Baker School District and the city of Seattle's Haller Lake Vehicle Maintenance Building.
Arup hired David Phillip Beal as an associate principal and the transportation planning leader for the Seattle office. Beal will spearhead the creation of an integrated planning practice to support Seattle-area clients. He has over 30 years of experience as a transit project manager. Most recently, he was the Pacific Northwest transportation planning regional manager at Aecom, and prior to that he was the director of planning and development at Sound Transit for almost 10 years during the development and adoption of that agency's $54 billion ST3 Regional Transit System Plan.
In Seattle, McKinstry named Adam Gloss as director and general manager of service, a team that offers help for HVAC systems, plumbing and piping, specialty services, building control and fire protection systems, and preventive and predictive maintenance. Led by Gloss, it will develop a new technology platform to give customers more visibility into their systems, assets and service histories, improve communication channels and boost dispatch efficiency. He will also oversee growth and hiring for the team. He was a founding member of the Air Conditioning Contractors of America Building Performance Council's Advisory Committee. McKinstry is a national design, build, operate and maintain firm.
In Seattle, Bassetti Architects promoted Manika Bhagra and Alan Dodson to associate. Bhagra brings excellent communication and collaboration skills to her project teams. She is the project architect for the Walnut Grove Elementary School replacement for Vancouver Public Schools. Dodson will continue to focus on design excellence and detailing, documentation and mentoring younger staff. He is senior project architect on Highline High School for Highline Public Schools, and renovations to a local museum.
James “Jim” Barr IV later this month will become CEO and a board member of Vancouver-based fitness equipment maker Nautilus. Barr was a group president at industrial equipment marketer Ritchie Bros., and executive vice president and chief digital officer at OfficeMax. Earlier this year, Bruce Cazenave resigned as CEO after seven years with Nautilus.
Daryll DeWald, chancellor of WSU Health Sciences, took on the added title of vice president of Health Sciences. The new position reflects DeWald's additional responsibilities of overseeing WSU's Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, College of Nursing, and College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences — all based in Spokane. DeWald was a life-sciences researcher and professor before joining WSU in 2011 as dean of the former College of Sciences.
Seattle-based TCS World Travel merged with Travcoa to improve its custom-tailored journeys across the globe. Travcoa offers curated journeys and TCS offers private jet journeys. The merged businesses operate under the TCS name.
In Portland, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn was ranked No. 4 nationally in the annual Glass Ceiling report by Law360. The ranking is based on the percentage of female equity partners among law firms of 150-299 lawyers. This is the fourth consecutive year that Miller Nash has appeared on the list.