Derek Wassink, P.E., R.A., LEED AP, has joined the Fort Lauderdale office of Thorton Tomasetti as a vice president in the structural engineering practice. He has over 25 years of experience in structural design, project management and coordination, as well as business development, spanning various types of construction projects, all of which will be an asset as the Florida office expands.
It was announced that Victoria Handa is now director of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and deputy director of gynecology and obstetrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In addition, she is a professor of gynecology and obstetrics, director of the division of female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at Johns Hopkins, and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School
It was announced by USA Compression Partners, L.P. that William Manias is the company’s new COO. Previously, Manias was director of USA Compression’s general partner.
Charles Brankman is the new director of instructional programs for International Human Resources Development Corporation (IHRDC), a global provider of training and competency management for the oil and gas industry. He will oversee IHRDC’s program activities, including course content, instruction and marketing.
Polar Corporation named Chris Dietemann the president of its Quality Trailer Products Company. Prior to the new appointment, Dietemann was general manager of one of the corporation’s other product lines, Rockwell American.
Princeton Engineering alum John Ochsendorf *98 was recognized with a 2010 Earth Award in The Built Environment category.
Dr. Laura Forese '83 is chief operating officer and chief medical officer of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where she oversees programs and operations for 1000 medical, surgical and psychiatric beds on two campuses. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University with a degree in civil engineering.