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Jul 06, 2022


Kent-based Hermanson Co. promoted Scott Sinclair to business group leader of the Critical Environments Group — a team dedicated to mechanical design and construction for hospitals, laboratories and other mission-critical settings. Sinclair spent the last seven years at the company as a senior project manager and construction executive. He has over 35 years of experience as a mechanical design engineer, senior project manager and construction team leader, in charge of acquiring new projects and managing them through the preconstruction and construction phases.





Tacoma-based Ethos Civil announced the recent additions of William Thompson, Trevor McDonald, Andrew Coito-Poile and Noah Burlingame to their growing firm. Thompson, McDonald and Coito-Poile were formerly with AHBL.

Thompson has four years of professional experience and manages Ethos Civil’s Wenatchee office. He is the lead designer for projects such as a senior living development in Spokane and a commercial development in Missoula, Montana.

McDonald has nine years of professional experience. He serves in the Army Reserves at Joint-Base Lewis McChord. McDonald is the lead engineer for the Memorial Stadium project with Federal Way Public Schools.

Coito-Poile has five years of professional experience. He is the lead designer for projects with several K-12 clients, including Tacoma Public Schools, Bethel School District, North Kitsap School District and Clover Park School District.

Burlingame is a recent graduate of George Fox University. He is the lead designer for the Salvation Baptist Church project, a 19-acre development located in Milton.


Sielen Namdar has been appointed to the Parametrix Board of Directors as the eighth member. Namdar currently serves as Global Sustainability Lead for Industries and Global Diversity & Inclusion Lead at Cisco. Prior to joining Cisco in 2018, Namdar spent 20 years at Jacobs where she co-founded the Smart Cities Initiative serving as the Global Strategic Sales Director and led Global Strategic Sales for key programs in water, transportation and energy markets. Namdar brings her experience across multiple industries implementing sustainable and innovative technologies to Parametrix.






In Seattle, Perkins&Will promoted Marie Henson to principal, Ana Hakim to senior associate and Jeff Sipprell, Veronika Jonsson and Ashley Smith to associate. Henson has dedicated her career to healthcare planning and design. As Perkins&Will’s Regional Practice Leader in healthcare, Henson has presented her work at the Healthcare Design Conference, the WSSHE Conference and the Architecture for Health Panel. Henson currently plays a leadership role on the Providence Swedish First Hill Transformation among other healthcare projects.

Hakim is a project architect with over 20 years of industry experience. She has participated in projects based around the world, ranging from large institutional and commercial developments to single-family residential remodeling. She collaborates with project managers, leaders and stakeholders on healthcare, corporate, civic and commercial projects. Hakim is currently the project architect for the Providence Swedish First Hill Inpatient Tower and plays leadership role on the studio’s Project Resource Team, which ensures technical excellence across all projects.

Sipprell is a senior project architect who has been with Perkins&Will for over three years. He currently works on the Providence Swedish First Hill Ambulatory Tower, First Hill District Energy Implementation and Swedish Cancer Institute.

Jonsson is a designer III and has been with Perkins&Will for over six years. Currently she is working on MultiCare Advanced Primary Care Clinics, the First Hill Medical Pavilion Tenant Improvements, Swedish Cancer Institute and MCG Health Seattle. Smith is a project manager and has mainly designed complex buildings for higher-education, life science and healthcare clients. She is currently serving as project manager for Providence Swedish First Hill Inpatient Tower, the Stewart Avenue Life Science Tower, and Providence Swedish First Hill Ambulatory Tower.


KBA Inc. hired Gina M. Hortillosa as project manager in the firm’s Bellevue office. Hortillosa brings over 25 years of experience as public works director, development engineering manager, designer, capital projects manager and team builder for roads, bridges, water/wastewater, and transportation projects primarily in Washington state. She is a licensed Professional Engineer and Project Management Professional with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Seattle University. As the former Development Engineering Manager of Alderwood Water and Wastewater District, city of Mill Creek Public Works Director, and long‐time Capital Projects Manager for the city of Kirkland, Hortillosa’s experience complements KBA’s established role as a premier CM provider of consulting engineering services on large‐scale infrastructure and transit projects throughout the Pacific Northwest. KBA Inc. is a purpose‐built engineering firm specializing in construction management, project/program management and value‐added specialty services.


TAPCO Credit Union appointed Jason Allen as its new chief information officer. Allen has over twenty years of IT experience in the financial industry, along with education, manufacturing, and health services. Allen comes to TAPCO from American Bank located in Corpus Christi, Texas, as their director of IT operations. In his career, Allen has successfully executed core conversions, led four bank acquisitions, and designed infrastructure for fifty-five branch locations in four states. He was also awarded the President’s Technology Award for Truliant Federal Credit Union, for implementing a new ticketing system. TAPCO Credit Union, founded in 1934, is a Pierce County-based and community-focused financial institution, where anyone who lives or works in the state of Washington is eligible for membership.

The acquisition of Westwood Shipping Lines by Swire Shipping has been finalized, following regulatory approvals and completion of standard closing conditions. Westwood, headquartered in Puyallup, connects the Japan and Korea markets with ports in Washington state and British Columbia and inland points in the US and Canada through those ports. Westwood will continue to provide its current services with its team of professionals in Canada, China, Japan, Korea, and the US. Senwa Maritime Agency, will continue to serve as Westwood’s general agent in Japan, along with Hyop Woon International, its long-time agent in Korea. Westwood announced in April 2022 that its owner, J-WeSco, a subsidiary of a group of Japanese companies led by the Sumitomo Warehouse, had signed a definitive agreement with Swire Shipping to sell the US-based company as part of a corporate strategy to focus on its core businesses of warehousing, stevedoring, real estate, and logistics. Swire Shipping’s acquisition of Westwood complements its growth strategy to widen its liner network while vertically integrating shipping services.

Seattle-based Raisbeck Engineering announced the appointment of Don Graves as chief financial officer. Graves brings over 25 years of finance, corporate strategy, accounting, and operational expertise at the executive and board level. He comes to Raisbeck from Korry Electronics, where he was responsible for overseeing the company’s financial functions, including financial reporting, analysis, and forecasting. In addition, Graves supervised the company’s accounting and IT departments. Prior to joining Korry Electronics, Graves served as director of business management at Blue Origin. He also served as vice president finance at Top Aces and CFO of the Advanced Composites and Engineered Materials Division at Zodiac Aerospace. In his new role, Graves will lead Raisbeck’s financial activities, including accounting, financial planning and analysis, financial reporting, cost control, insurance, and internal audit. Additionally, he will oversee the company’s ERP implementation and interface with parent company Acorn Growth Companies and its investors. Raisbeck Engineering is a leading provider of aircraft modifications for business and commercial aircraft.