ECS, TEI make important personnel moves.
ECS Hires Two Key Managers
ECS Corp., headquartered in Broadview, Illinois, has hired Tony DiLegge as Operations manager and Cathy Hayat as Marketing manager. DiLegge joins ECS with experience including working for Adams Elevator Equipment Co., most recently as senior support specialist. He then served as district buyer for thyssenkrupp, before being transferred to a service operations role in downtown Chicago. He holds an associate’s degree in Applied Science in Electronics from DeVry University. Hayat rejoins ECS with a sales and marketing background that includes handling international sales for Adams, customer relations for Formula Systems and marketing for ECS. She left the industry in 2011 to further her marketing career. She has a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA from Northern Illinois University. ECS President and CEO Rick Milefchik observed the company “continues to make critical investments in people, products and equipment as we strategically advance and grow.”
TEI Adds Executive, Promotes Superintendent
TEI Group has announced the addition of Kevin Lynch as senior vice president for Modernization & Construction and the promotion of Edward Rivera, Jr. to the position of general superintendent of the same department. Lynch will have overall responsibility for the performance of the department, including both its engineering and field operations components. His industry experience includes what TEI says “encompasses a complete range of industry positions, from hands-on work in new construction and modernization to executive-level management” at Serge Elevator; Fujitec; and, most recently, City Elevator as vice president. He has also been made an equity partner of TEI.
Rivera has held many positions, progressive in responsibility, with TEI for more than 10 years. In his last position as foreman of Modernization & Construction, he was responsible for the oversight of many significant projects, including 5 Penn Plaza and premier office space located at 650 Madison Avenue, both in New York City.
CTBUH’s Wood Honored by ENR
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has announced that its executive director, Antony Wood, has been named among Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) Top 25 Newsmakers of 2016 for going “above and beyond to serve the best interests of the construction industry and the public.” Specifically, Wood is recognized for his role in “propelling the global skyscraper authority into a new era.”
In a biography of Wood, ENR reveals that in his “dream job,” he has initiated an original research program, expanded publications and made the CTBUH website an interactive source of data that is free to everyone. He “has worked tirelessly to advance the exchange of information” about tall buildings, added CTBUH Trustee Abrar Sheriff, president and CEO of construction company Turner International. “He has been a driving force to increase the collaborative spirit of our [entire] industry.”
ENR editors will choose one from its “Top 25 Newsmakers” to receive its highest honor, the Award of Excellence. That person will be the subject of a cover story in the April 17-24 issue. All recipients will be celebrated on April 13 at the New York Hilton Midtown.