Movers & Shakers

Movers & Shakers

Steve Johnson Named Safety Director at Walters & Wolf

Fremont, California – Steve Johnson, OHST, SMS, has been named safety director for Walters & Wolf Glass Co., based in Fremont, California. Johnson has more than 25 years of experience in construction and general industry safety management. He also has participated in numerous Cal/OSHA regulatory advisory committees. He lives in Pleasanton. Source: Cal-OSHA Reporter

Bookwalter Reappointed to California Board of Occupational Therapy

San Francisco, California – Richard Bookwalter, of San Francisco, has been reappointed to the California Board of Occupational Therapy, where he has served since 2014. Bookwalter has been a rehabilitation outcomes coordinator at Kaiser Foundation Hospitals since 2012 and a durable medical equipment occupational therapist since 2008. He was supervisor of outpatient rehabilitation at the California Pacific Medical Center from 2006 to 2008, an occupational therapist and program manager for the Institute on Aging from 1996 to 2006 and a home health occupational therapist at the University of California, San Francisco Home Health Care from 1998 to 1999. Bookwalter was an occupational therapist at the Davies Medical Center from 1995 to 1997. He is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and the Occupational Therapy Association of California. Source: Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr./LinkedIn

Spokane Organization Celebrates Its First Female Construction Training Graduates

Spokane, Washington – With help from the nonprofit Women Helping Women Fund, the Inland Northwest Associated General Contractors recently held its first all-female Head Start to the Construction Trades program training course. Melissa Halvorson, Amanda Giger and Christina Duhamel are three of the seven women who graduated from the program. They got an introduction to fields like carpentry, plumbing, welding and ironwork, as well as received their OSHA, Forklift, First Aid and CPR certifications, which are the building blocks for careers in construction. Women only make up about 9 percent of the country’s construction workers, according to Fed-OSHA. Source: KREM (Spokane, Wash.)

Nancy Tower Is New Tampa Electric CEO

Tampa, Florida – Effective December 1, Nancy Tower is chief executive officer of Tampa Electric Co. Tower is a longtime executive of Emera Inc., Tampa Electric’s Canadian parent company, having served most recently as the chief corporate development officer. She was instrumental in the Tampa Electric acquisition, the company said in a statement. Tower succeeds Gordon Gillette, a 36-year veteran of Tampa Electric. Tower says much of the safety improvement she plans involves learning from the company’s previous mistakes. Source: Tampa Bay Times


Bowtie Engineering Appoints New VP of Business Development

Atlanta, Georgia – Bowtie Engineering, an electrical engineering/managed services consulting firm, welcomes Paul Pieroni to further develop its growing portfolio of national accounts. Pieroni is a seasoned leader in this industry with award-winning achievement and a consistent track record of performance in account management, sales/marketing initiatives and revenue generation. Bowtie works nationally with clients on electrical power studies, electrical maintenance, electrical safety programs and electrical risk mitigation. Paul will instill Bowtie’s capabilities into the facilities maintenance industry to continuously reduce risk to electricians nationally and improve reliability. Source: PRNewswire/Bowtie Engineering