June Business News

June 2010 Vol. 65 No. 6
The ribbon-cutting ceremony at CONTECH's new facility in Guanajuato, Mexico.

Martin is a vice president and principal of AMEC’s Earth & Environmental Division (Nashville, TN). He is also the managing principal for AMEC’s largest commercial client and previously chaired AMEC’s Technical Council. A graduate of the University of Louisville, where he earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees, both in civil engineering, Martin has more than 30 years experience in multiple aspects of geotechnical, environmental, and civil engineering. 301.565.2733, www.asfe.org

Sukut Construction
Mary Ellen Copek, the senior human resources officer for Sukut Construction Inc., was honored as the recipient of the 2009 Excellence in Human Resources Transformation Award by the Orange County California chapter of the National Human Resources Association.

Copek, holding the unique title of Talent Director, was recognized for her ability to create strong human resources and learning functions within Sukut while preserving the unique culture that sets the company apart.

Sukut, which employs more than 300 people, is one of America’s premier heavy civil engineering contractors with extensive operations throughout California and currently expanding to Nevada, Arizona, Wyoming and Utah.

Copek, who began at Sukut in 2004, introduced professional interviewing and hiring techniques to insure the selection of new hires that were best suited to the available jobs. She responded to the company’s need for more project management staff by tripling the number of project managers in four years.

One of Copek’s most important roles has been the establishment of Sukut University, the centerpiece of Sukut’s employee training and education program. Copek designed a curriculum for project management personnel, taught by in-house experts, which significantly reduced the time required for project engineers to be ready to run projects independently. 888.785.8801, www.sukut.com

John Deere Power Systems
John Deere Power Systems’ PowerTech PVX 9.0L and PowerTech PSX 9.0L models are the first of their off-highway 75 horsepower and above engines to be certified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and European Union (EU) as compliant with the Interim Tier 4 and Stage III B regulations.