Scott Canada, pre-construction director for solar installations at McCarthy Building Companies, was recently promoted to director of the company’s growing Renewable Energy team within the Southwest Division.
In this role, Canada will use his 15 years of experience in the solar industry to oversee a diverse portfolio of solar and energy related projects in Arizona, California, Nevada and New Mexico. He has been highly successful with forging true collaboration among the owner, design team and subcontractors on a variety of projects, and brings this experience to his new role.
“Scott’s extensive experience dealing with various aspects of utility-scale solar projects has been a tremendous asset to our team at McCarthy,” said Dennis Tucker, executive vice president of McCarthy Building Companies. “His expertise combined with his proven leadership abilities makes him a good fit for this new role.”
Canada is a LEED AP and a Certified Energy Manager and Certified Power Quality Professional with the Association of Energy Engineers. Last year, he was named to the merit review committee for the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Concentrating Solar Power R&D Solicitation. He has also published several articles that have appeared in SolarPro magazine.
Canada holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Texas Tech University and a master’s degree in construction management from Arizona State University.
McCarthy also recently promoted Eric Doran to project director.
In this new position, Doran will oversee a diverse portfolio of projects in Arizona, including the Banner Estrella Medical Center new tower addition as well as the IHS San Carlos Apache Rural Healthcare Center in northern Arizona. He has been highly successful with forging true collaboration among the owner, design team and subcontractors on a variety of projects, and brings this experience to his new role.
As project director, he will also serve as a liaison between the office and field teams; champion job-site safety efforts and proactively manage project budgets and schedules. He previously served as project manager and worked on a variety of projects including Banner Ironwood Medical Center in Queen Creek and Banner Gateway Medical Center in Gilbert.
“Eric has demonstrated excellent leadership and mentoring skills, which have earned him the promotion to project director,” said Bo Calbert, president of McCarthy’s Southwest Division.
“He also played a key role in one of our most successful projects – Banner Gateway Medical Center in Gilbert – where he ran all aspects of the MEP scope of work from buyout and construction to BIM coordination and modeling.”
Doran joined McCarthy in 2003 as a project engineer upon graduating from Oregon State University with a bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering Management. He is a member of the American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE) and is a LEED accredited member of the U.S. Green Building Council.