In Tacoma, Korsmo Construction has hired Bill Haider and Jean Julius Muwulya as project managers; and Laurier Franklin and Chris Ohlinger as project engineers. Haider and Muwulya have expertise in a range of markets, including multi-family housing and educational institutions. Franklin and Ohlinger focus on healthcare and tribal markets. Korsmo has been a general contractor since 1948.
The Ministry of Energy recently awarded the 2021 Classification Excellence Award to LaMont Schofield, Classified Material Expert and Information Security Officer for Hanford Mission Integration Solutions. Schofield has led two high impact projects that will result in a significant reduction in classified documents, improved processes and quality control, and cost savings for the Hanford site.
Garco Construction, based in Spokane, was ranked 357th largest contractor in the United States by Engineering News-Record. The company has moved up nine places from its 2020 ranking. Rankings are based on revenue from construction contracts, the construction portion of design-build contracts, and construction management work that carries a financial risk equivalent to that of a general contractor. Garco has been operating since 1978 and also has an office in Tacoma.
APA – The Engineered Wood Association has announced the winners of its 2020 Safety and Health Awards, which honor companies in the structural panel and engineered wood industry. Pacific Northwest winners included: Spokane’s PotlatchDeltic for the Safest Company Award (three plants or less), 1st Safety and Health / Division I award (St. Maries, Idaho, Plant ) and Safety Improvement Award / Division I (St.. Maries, Idaho, mill); Murphy Plywood Co. for 2nd Safety and Health / Division I Award (Rogue River, Oregon, Mill); and Boise Cascade Co. for the 3-Year Safety Award / Division III (White City, Oregon, mill). Tacoma’s APA represents approximately 175 sawmills across North America.
Pacific Northwest-based sole maker Superfeet has entered into a partnership with private equity firm Westward Partners. Effective June 15, Westward took a majority stake in the company. Westward and the Superfeet teams will leverage their mutual strengths to expand the availability of Superfeet shape and personalization technology to more people through current and new distribution channels. The purchase price was not disclosed. As Superfeet becomes 100% employee owned, the business will change its structure from an S corporation to an LLC. For over 11 years, Seattle-based Westward Partners has been investing in private companies based in the Northwest.
F5 Named Networks Michel Montoya, Director of Information Security at Equinix, to its board of directors. Montoya has experience leading comprehensive cybersecurity programs for large global organizations. In his current role, Montoya leads Equinix’s global cybersecurity risk program. His responsibilities include evolving the company’s information security program and defining Equinix’s future roadmap for cybersecurity, enterprise risk management and compliance programs. Prior to Equinix, Montoya was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Digital Realty, and previously held a number of leadership roles at Microsoft, including as Director of Cyber Security for Asia. Montoya has also held leadership positions at FireEye, EMC and Avanade. With the appointment of Montoya, the board of directors of F5 expands to 10 members, nine of whom are independent.
The Urban Freight Lab at the University of Washington launched one of the first zero-emission last mile delivery pilots in Seattle’s Uptown neighborhood, working with the Seattle Department of Transportation and technology and technology companies. delivery, including AxleHire, Coaster Cycles, BrightDrop and REEF. . Using zero-emission operating technologies, the pilot, called the Seattle Neighborhood Delivery Hub, enables last mile solution providers to test new vehicles, delivery models and technologies faster and more efficiently. These technologies are an important part of the City of Seattle’s strategy to reduce climate emissions outlined in its transportation electrification plan, including the transition target of 30% zero-emission cargo delivery by. 2030. Parcel locker and cargo bike delivery service. The hub and associated modes of transport are equipped with sensors that monitor activity. This data will be analyzed by the Urban Freight Lab to assess energy reductions and provide feedback to all participants as they work to improve their products and operating models.
June 18, 2021
Seattle’s Laird Norton Wealth Management named Financial Industry Veteran Ron Albahary as the company’s new chief investment officer. In this role, Albahary will be part of LNWM’s management team, lead all aspects of the company’s investment strategy and research function, and manage its investment platform. Albahary succeeds Gino Perrina, who has served as CIO since 2015. Albahary has held leadership positions at Merrill Lynch and Northern Trust Private Bank, as well as CIO and / or CEO positions in specialist family-focused companies and high net worth foundations such as Threshold Group, Wealth Advisors and Wealth Advisors converge.
Trupanion, a provider of medical insurance for cats and dogs, has hired Simon wheeler as executive vice president of international affairs. A 30-year veteran of the animal health industry, Wheeler will be responsible for developing Trupanion’s international growth in existing markets such as Australia and for entering and growing into new international markets including the Japan, UK, Brazil and Western Europe. Wheeler will join Trupanion in October. He is currently Managing Director of the Swedish company Agria Pet Insurance. Wheeler also played key roles at Allianz Animal Health and Pinnacle Pet Health Care in the UK. Trupanion was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Seattle. Its policies are issued in the United States by its wholly owned insurance entity American Pet Insurance.
The Seattle Thunderbirds will welcome hockey fans back to the ShoWare Center on October 9 for the season opener against the Portland Winterhawks. T-Birds fans who purchase a 20 Flex ticket package before June 30 will receive two free tickets to the home opener. The full 2021-22 regular season schedule will be released on Wednesday. Season tickets can be purchased by calling (253) 239-7825.
ZoomInfo, a market intelligence solutions provider, announced a partnership with Beyond Codes, a B2B demand generation company serving customers around the world. This strategic partnership offers companies in India, as well as other Asian countries, direct access to ZoomInfo’s intelligence platform. Beyond Codes is ZoomInfo’s first international solution partner under the new ZoomInfo Partner Program, which debuted in March. The program helps businesses create personalized engagements with the ZoomInfo platform to help them grow their businesses. Solution partners help other businesses expand their network by connecting them with other customers, industry influencers, integrators, sales and marketing consultants, and other organizations. ZoomInfo is headquartered in Vancouver.