Apr 14, 2022
Seattle-based Trace Register, a provider of data to the global seafood industry, named Heath England as its new president. England is a seafood industry veteran with a depth of knowledge in operations, logistics and distribution. He previously was COO of The Fishin’ Company, a major Walmart supplier. Trace Register’s TR5 platform helps supply chain members build digital supply networks.
In Seattle, Shelf Engine named retail technology executive Sophi Kim as head of product management, a newly created position. Kim comes from Amazon, where she held a variety of lead product roles over the past 4Â½ years, including retail supply chain optimization, information system design, and Just Walk Out store launches. She also led the development and launch of a unified data pipeline between Amazon and Whole Foods Market that powers core retail use cases, including the perishables supply chain. Shelf Engine provides artificial intelligence in an effort to reduce food waste.
Seattle-based Docklight Brands said it planned to open a Marley Natural cannabis store this week in Toronto under a retail development agreement with Fresh Vibe Ventures. The company also has secured several other retail sites, and plans to have 35 stores open by 2030 across Canada. Each store will be independently owned and operated. Docklight’s brands include Marley Natural and Marley CBD. Fresh Vibe Ventures has decades of experience building retail and restaurant brands in Canada.
Apr 13, 2022
Art Anderson announced three new hires. Sabrina Stengle joins the firm as a designer. Stengle will work in the Marine Division and will be responsible for detailed design and drafting of ship systems. Her experience as a shipfitter, which allowed for hands-on problem solving, will be an asset.
Stan Kulsa has been hired as a project manager and senior naval architect/marine engineer. Kulsa will also work in the firm’s Marine Division. He will carry out design efforts as a team member with senior engineers, architects and designers; and will be responsible for the independent execution of engineering design solutions. Kulsa will perform assigned design solutions in accordance with accepted engineering standards. Assignments will include a wide variety of naval architect/marine engineering design services related to supporting projects focusing on vessel stability, structural analysis, mechanical engineering, and vessel constructability.
Ryan Fish joins the firm as an electrical engineer. Fish will be responsible for electrical design and related services. He will perform assigned design solutions in accordance with accepted engineering standards.
Blueline recently hired five new employees. MaKenzie Fockler was hired as an engineer to work on residential projects. Fockler is a graduate of the University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. In addition to her engineering experience as an intern at RH2 Engineering and as a civil designer at Hatton Godat Pantier, she has traveled the world by herself through the UW’s Bonderman Fellowship.
Melanie Williams was hired as an engineering drafter. Williams is originally from the Philippines, where she received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Cebu Institute of Technology-University. Most recently, she was working for PACE out of its Oregon office doing survey drafting.
Rudy Jimenez Jr. joins the firm as an engineering designer to work on public works projects. Jimenez comes from Houston, and has experience as a civil CAD designer on multiple water and wastewater projects with Brown & Caldwell in Seattle and other engineering firms in Houston.
Dan Saarenas was hired as an engineering designer. Saarenas is a graduate of the University of Washington with a bachelor of science in civil engineering degree and has over 10 years of civil design experience. Saarenas will be working on residential projects for Blueline.
David (Dave) Bramer joins the firm as a project landscape architect. Bramer is a graduate of the University of Washington with a master’s degree in landscape architecture, and has over 10 years of experience in landscape architecture. He will be working on multifamily, mixed used and other commercial projects for Blueline.
Michael Romero, LEED AP, has joined Parametrix as a senior construction manager based in Seattle. He has over 25 years of industry experience in landscape architecture, project and construction management. He has spent the last 15 years providing construction and project management services for K-12 schools and other public sector clients. Romero comes from the Shoreline School District, where he served as a construction manager. He managed the budget, programming, schedule, consultants, design, permitting, and construction for a four-school, $250 million bond program. His project experience also includes work for the Lake Washington School District, Seattle Public Schools, state of Washington, city of Bainbridge Island, Pierce Transit and King County Metro. At Parametrix, he joins the firm’s community building division, providing project and construction management services to public and private clients in the Puget Sound region.
Tae Kim, PE, LEED, has joined Stantec as a senior mechanical engineer. He is based out of the firm’s Lynnwood office, concentrating on health care projects. Kim has 16 years of experience managing the engineering of mechanical and plumbing systems for new and existing health care facilities including Swedish Medical Center, University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center.
Mukilteo-based Vimly Benefit Solutions, a provider of cloud-based benefits administration technology, appointed Keith Dorsey to its board of directors. Dorsey has over 25 years of sales leadership experience in the human capital management and benefits technology industry. Currently the president and executive advisor of Dorsey Management Consulting, he has also served as executive vice president, global head of sales for Alight Solutions and Aon Hewitt, both providers of human capital solutions. Vimly is a certified women-owned business that was founded in 1993.
Compass Health hired Connie Summers as its first-ever chief human resources and diversity officer (CHRDO). As CHRDO, Summers oversees all aspects of human resource management and is key to fostering a culture that supports diversity and inclusion. Creating the CHRDO position is part of Compass Health’s diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging strategy. Summers joins Compass Health after serving as director of human services for Seattle Counseling Service and spending almost 25 years with Boeing, finishing as a senior leader in global diversity, equity and inclusion. Compass Health is a community-based health care agency that offers mental health treatment, crisis prevention and intervention, supportive housing, children’s services and community education. The nonprofit serves people of all ages throughout Snohomish, Skagit, Island, San Juan and Whatcom counties.
Bellevue-based Novo Integrated Sciences completed the acquisition of Clinical Consultants International, a global consulting firm based in Boca Raton, Florida, providing value-added services for the pharmaceutical, biotech, health care management, hospital management, medical marketing and strategic planning, health policy, and medical device sectors. The deal was an all-stock transaction. As part of the acquisition, Joseph Chalil was appointed chief medical officer and president of Novomerica Health Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of the company formed for expansion of certain medically related businesses in the U.S. In addition, Chalil will maintain his leadership of CCI. Founded in 2006, CCI has an international team of physicians, diplomats, hospital administrators and regulatory/FDA experts. Novo offers a holistic approach to patient-first health and wellness through a multidisciplinary health care ecosystem.
In celebration of Earth Month, April 5-May 2, Nordstrom chefs have worked with family-owned Trident Seafoods and the Association of Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers to showcase the versatility and taste of wild Alaska pollock at a time when consumers are looking for more sustainable food sources. Nordstrom restaurants are featuring two wild Alaska pollock dishes at stores across the country — blackened wild pollock with Cajun risotto and blackened wild pollock taco salad. Wild Alaska pollock, a flaky white fish sustainably caught in Alaskan waters, has long been used as an ingredient in fish sandwiches and fish sticks at restaurants, and is widely available in the frozen section at retailers. Sustainable harvest practices and transparency from the source to the plate allow the fish to be certified sustainable by the Responsible Fisheries Management and Marine Stewardship Council programs. Wild Alaska pollock is also one of the most abundant fish species harvested in Alaska waters. Additionally, Trident is unveiling two new wild Alaska fish oil brands, Pure Catch and Alaska Naturals, one designed for consumers looking for products to help maintain their lifestyles and another formulated for canines.