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NewsMakers Wilson Joins Aqua Engineers Greg Wilson has joined Aqua Engineers, a water and wastewater management company, as Schofield Barracks’ operations manager. Wilson was a project manager for ESG Operations, Inc. in Conyers, Ga., where he was responsible for the operations and maintenance of five municipal wastewater treatment plants and an industrial paper mill pretreatment facility. Aqua Engineers purchased the Schofield Barracks Wastewater Treatment Plant in 2006. Valmoja Takes Helm of Painters DC50 Ryden “Bully” Valmoja has been unanimously elected by the delegates of the District Council 50’s (DC50) Executive Board and was officially sworn in to office as the newly elected business manager/secretary-treasurer of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 50. “I am honored to be allowed the opportunity to lead such a wellrespected organization,” Valmoja said. “I will continue to strive to keep the council moving forward in a positive direction and I will work together with our members and our signatory employers in order to better serve the industry.” Valmoja has been a painting member since 1996. He has served on the Painters’ Executive Board in various positions, and most recently as the assistant business manager/ secretary-treasurer for DC50. He currently serves on the Hawaii Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-C10 Executive Board. Ledcor Appoints Bourassa The Ledcor Group of Companies (Ledcor) has named Chris Bourassa as president, U.S. Construction, based in San Diego. Ledcor first entered the U.S. market in the 1980s, and has construction and property development operations in Seattle, San Diego, Irvine, Napa, Las Vegas, Chicago, Austin and Honolulu. “Ledcor’s building construction business continues to grow outside our traditional Canadian markets. In recent years we have achieved steady success in Illinois, Nevada, Texas, California and Hawaii,” said Ron Stevenson, president and CEO of Ledcor Industries Ltd. “We are expanding our senior executive team to manage this growth, and increase our local senior executive presence in the U.S.” A&B Hires Hayashi Scott W. Hayashi has joined Alexander & Baldwin, Inc., where he will oversee tax compliance, income tax accounting and tax research and planning. Hayashi, who will report to Paul K. Ito, A&B’s senior vice president, chief financial officer, treasurer and controller, previously was senior international tax counsel and international tax manager at Apple Inc. Phillips Joins Horton-Schuler Peter Phillips has joined D.R. Horton-Schuler Division as a land acquisition project manager. He will be responsible for acquiring developable real estate throughout Hawaii for the company. Phillips, an alumnus of Punahou School and a graduate of Pepperdine University, was previously a project manager with Stanford Carr Development, overseeing various residential projects on Oahu and the Big Island. “Pete brings a high level of excellence and we warmly welcome him to the team,” said Mike Jones, president, D.R. Horton - Schuler Division. “His solid experience in the Hawaii market will be a tremendous asset to the company, as we continue to grow and serve the needs of families seeking homeownership opportunities.” BI ‘Sweepsteaks’ Winner: ‘Oh, Wow!’ Sharon Chang, a project engineer at Group Pacific (Hawaii), Inc., is the winner of Building Industry magazine’s monthly “Sweepsteaks” drawing for a $100 gift card B to Hy’s Steak House. When informed that her name had been pulled from the Building t Industry hardhat that held all the entries, she said, “Oh, wow! I never win anything!” I Chang, of Hawaii Kai, has been at Group Pacific for three years. The company provides project management and development services to developers, landowners, property managers and other project owners in Hawaii and the Pacific Rim. Sharon Chang Trade Publishing graphic designer Ursula Silva draws a Previous “Sweepsteaks” winners include Kimberly Calpo of Kapolei, Mindy Willers of Ewa “Sweepsteaks” winner’s name Beach, Maude Omai of Honolulu and Lynette Langsi of Kapolei. out of a Building Industry hardhat To enter the contest, visit held by editor David Putnam. T | 77

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Building Industry Magazine - June 2013

NEWS BEAT Alakai Pacific opens Guam office
CRW replaces Harbor Court roof
Hawthorne Cat debuts new trucks
NAVFAC awards Safety Star
NAIOP Symposium
Bonterra Solar installs PV at Crown Thurston
HPS gives schools solar power
PBTE offers ‘early bird’ rates
ohnson named Guam executive of year
DEPARTMENTS Editor’s Corner
Concept To Completion: St. Francis Intergenerational Center
Spotlight On Success: Wheeler UEPH Barracks
Contracts Awarded and Low Bids
BIA Renaissance awards
GCA awards
New Products
Best Practices
HLPA Guide
Sweepsteaks” winner

Building Industry Magazine - June 2013