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Global Best Projects Awards: Meet the Judges

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Geno Armstrong
, Principal, KPMG

ARMSTRONG

Geno Armstrong serves as KPMG’s global leader for its major projects advisory service as well as the international head of its engineering & construction industry practice. He has over 20 years of domestic and international major project development and construction experience, including construction development strategies, troubled project recovery and project controls. Armstrong worked in Fortune 100 corporate real estate and construction groups and was project manager for an ENR Top International engineering and construction company before joining KPMG. A registered professional engineer, Armstrong is active with major projects in the energy industry, including specialization in generation, transmission and distribution projects.

 

John W. Dalton Sr., Executive Vice President, Wood Group Mustang

DALTON

John Dalton, executive vice president of Wood Group Mustang, is responsible for two business units, Process Plants & Industrial and Automation and Control. and the company’s three regions – Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Europe/N. Africa/Middle East/India. Over his 37-year career he has held executive staff and operations management positions in all aspects of engineering, procurement, and construction. He is a member of the U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council, the Construction Industry Institute, the National Academy of Construction, and past chairman of the Engineering and Construction Contracting Association.

 

 

David J. Nash, PE, President, Sustainable Biofuels Solutions

NASH
Dave Nash is currently president of Sustainable Biofuels Solutions, a vice president at MELE Associates, and president of his own consulting firm Dave Nash & Associates. He served in the U.S. Navy as a commissioned civil engineer for 33 years before retiring as a Rear Admiral (upper half) in 1998. During his 46-year military career, he has also been director of the Iraq Program Management Office. He also was concurrently chairman and CEO of Jordan-BE&K Federal Group and president of BE&K Government Group.



Robert Prieto, Senior Vice President, Fluor Corp.

PRIETO

Bob Prieto is a senior vice president of Fluor, responsible for strategy for the industrial & infrastructure group, which encompasses infrastructure, with an emphasis on public private partnerships; mining and industrial sectors. Most recently, he has served as Fluor’s executive sponsor on the World Trade Center Early & Enabling Works; Abu Dhabi Public Transport Program and Sharq Program in Doha. Prior to joining Fluor, he was chairman of Parsons Brinckerhoff. He is a member of the ASCE Industry Leaders Council, National Academy of Construction and a fellow of the Construction Management Association of America. Until 2006 he served as one of three U.S. presidential appointees to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Advisory Council.

 

Michael Raymond Sanio, Director, Sustainability and International Alliances, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

SANIO

Mike Sanio is the ASCE's staff contact for the committee on sustainability and the liaison to the World Federation of Engineering Organizations, Pan American Association of Engineers, American Association of Engineering Societies, UNESCO, and others. His 30 years in engineering include work for the World Bank/Global Environment Facility, where he was responsible for the development and leadership of the private sector strategy, the organization of international CEO forums and the initiation of innovative projects with the private sector, NGOs, development banks and governments.  He also served as executive director to the World Engineering Partnership for Sustainable Development, deputy to the president of WFEO-ComTech and as a consultant to the United Nations Environment Program and the U.N. Development Program. He is a board member of the Pan-American Academy of Engineers.

 

Gregs G. Thomopulos, PE, FASCE, FACEC, Chairman, Stanley Consultants Inc.

 

THOMOPULOS
Over his 48-year career with Stanley Consultants, Gregs Thomopulos has progressed from engineering intern to corporate chairman since 2007. During his time as vice president and head of Stanley's international division, he visited more than 35 countries, overseeing the design and construction of infrastructure, energy, and environmental projects. He is the 2013 chairman of the American Council of Engineering Cos., a past president of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) and an active member of the National Society of Professional Engineers, Society of Military Engineers and American Society of Civil Engineers. He is a licensed professional engineer in 14 states and Puerto Rico.



Hans A. Van Winkle , Vice President, Parsons Brinckerhoff

VAN WINKLE
Major General (Ret) Hans Van Winkle, a vice president with Parsons Brinckerhoff, has been a longtime participant in domestic and international infrastructure programs. He recently served as the program director for the firm’s work on the California High Speed Rail project, which will ultimately link San Francisco with Los Angeles in the nation’s first true high speed rail system. He was previously president of Hill International's domestic project management operations and director of the Construction Industry Institute. Before that, he spent more than 30 years in various positions with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, eventually as deputy commander from 2001 to 2003. He is a registered professional engineer in Virginia and a member of the National Academy of Construction.

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