Sundt hires Richard Carlucci

Richard Carlucci recently joined the Sundt Infrastructure Development Group as a bid director. He will be responsible for public-private partnership (P3) bids and private development opportunities.

“Richard has significant experience in the P3 market,” said James Geer, Senior Vice President and Sundt Infrastructure Development Group Manager. “His deep understanding of project financing and development will make an immediate positive impact on our group.”

Carlucci brings a range of skillsets to his new role, including project finance, commercial negotiations with owners and partners, proposal development, strategic partner evaluation, and alternative technical concept development. He joins Sundt from Ashurst LLP, where he led a team advising the State of Maryland on its $10 billion I-495/I-270 P3 project. Prior to this, Carlucci was a Commercial Director at Skanska Infrastructure Development where he served in leadership roles on bidding teams for both the automated people mover (APM) and consolidated rent-a-car (ConRAC) projects at Los Angeles International Airport. His knowledge stretches across a broad range of markets including aviation, transit, toll road/highway, and petrochemical.

Sundt promotes Randy Stromstad

Sundt Construction, Inc. recently promoted Randy Stromstad to project superintendent.

“Randy is very deserving of this promotion,” said Stewart Grauer, Sundt’s Vice President and Phoenix Regional Director. “He is the embodiment of Sundt’s purpose to build environments where our clients, employee-owners and communities prosper.”

Stromstad has been with Sundt for three years and has worked as a field superintendent on many notable projects, including a recently completed hospitality project in the Phoenix region. He holds many certifications including OSHA 30.

Sundt has over 90 years of experience in Arizona, with offices in Tempe, Tucson and Phoenix. The company ranks in the top three of ENR Southwest’s top contractors. Sundt is currently working on the Canopy by Hilton Tempe and recently completed the Gilbert Road Light Rail Extension, Ocotillo Water Reclamation Facility and the Ina Road and I-10 Traffic Interchange.

Wilson & Company hires Rebecca Timmer

Wilson & Company, Engineers & Architects, Inc. announced today that Rebecca Timmer, CBD, has joined its Arizona team as their first Business Development Manager. Timmer will be responsible for driving Wilson & Company’s business development, growth initiative, and recruitment in Arizona.

After experiencing a renaissance of steady growth and sustained profitability, the 87-year-old firm is charting a future of expansion through the addition of the Business Development Manager role. To pioneer this position, Timmer will use 20 years of business development experience to expand Wilson & Company’s presence in Arizona and build upon past efforts to establish Higher Relationships with clients and industry leaders. 

“Wilson & Company is committed to growing our presence in the Arizona market,” said Edward Cordova, PE, PTOE, Vice President, “and Rebecca is one of the pieces needed to reach that goal.”

Matt Loid joins DP Electric as project manager

DP Electric Inc (DPE), a full-service electrical contracting firm, announces the addition of Matt Loid to the team.

Matt has joined DPE as a Project Manager. Matt is responsible for providing quality leadership by managing the operational and financial aspects of electrical construction projects. Matt will work closely with estimating, preconstruction and field management to make sure that each project is on schedule and budget.

Matt has 7+ years of electrical construction experience. He began his career in Houston, Texas as a Project Engineer and worked his way up to Project Manager. 

Matt has spent the past few years in Houston and Austin, Texas working for Trio Electric. He has worked on electrical construction projects including corporate office, healthcare, hospitality, sports facilities and industrial manufacturing facilities. One of the many impressive projects Matt has worked on was the construction of Hines World Headquarters, in Houston, a fifty-story tower.

“The scope of knowledge of the industry that Matt brings to our company makes him a huge asset to DP Electric,” said Dan Puente, Founder and CEO of DPE. “We are confident that his credibility and involvement in the construction community will further our company mission to provide an exceptional experience to our partners and community.”

Rusing Lopez & Lizardi adds 3 associates

Rusing Lopez & Lizardi has added three associates, Travis Atwood, Caitlyn Mitchell and Matthew Ramirez, to its growing business law firm.

Atwood joined the firm after earning his law degree magna cum laude at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law earlier this year.

While in law school, Atwood served as a judicial extern for Honorable U.S. District Court Judge James Teilborg and gained courtroom experience working for the Pima County Public Defender and the Colorado State Public Defender. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Texas, and he earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the U.S. Military Academy. At RLL he will be practicing in both the business transactional and litigation areas.

Mitchell earned her law degree from Arizona State University and previously practiced in Phoenix where she gained experience in probate, guardian and conservatorship proceedings, trust management and dispute resolution.

She has a Master’s in Public Administration and dual bachelor’s degrees from ASU. Prior to attending law school, she worked in the Budget and Management Office for Maricopa County and also held a position in the Phoenix City Council Office.

Mitchell’s practice areas will include business formation and corporate governance, bank and credit union representation, and real estate and construction litigation.

Ramirez also earned his law degree from the UA College of Law earlier this year and was a clerk for Rusing Lopez & Lizardi while in law school. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies from Arizona State University.

While still in Law School Ramirez was awarded the Community Leader of the Year award in 2017 by the Arizona Daily Star and Tucson Indian Center.  In 2019 Ramirez was awarded The Robert A. Hershey Award for Outstanding Tribal Advocacy and was involved in the creation of a neighborhood legal services clinic to assist American Indians who live off-reservation and the Tucson area.

As an associate at RLL, Ramirez works with clients in general business litigation matters, estates and trust litigation, gaming and Native American law, personal injury, real estate and construction litigation, and business formation and corporate governance.

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