Written by The Business Journal Staff
TETER, LLP, the largest architectural and engineering firm headquartered in the San Joaquin Valley, California, has promoted Jonathan Schlundt, P.E. to partner. Schlundt is a licensed mechanical engineer, mechanical contractor and project manager.
Jason Staicer, PE, recently received his license as a California Professional Engineer from the Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors and Geologists. Staicer joined QK (formerly Quad Knopf) in 2013 as a graduate of Fresno State and has provided design support for a variety of municipal projects that include storm drainage and design, sanitary sewer septic systems, road/street design, and parking lot design located throughout the Central Valley since joining the firm. Jason is actively involved in the Fresno Branch of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and Membership Chair for the ASCE Young Member Forum (YMF).
Western States Petroleum Association President Catherine Reheis-Boyd announced the hiring of Henry T. Perea as senior vice president, policy and strategic affairs. In this role, he will advise WSPA on public policy and legislative matters in California. Prior to joining WSPA, Perea was senior director with the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America where he oversaw public policy issues in California, Arizona and Nevada. From 2010 to 2015, he represented the 31st Assembly District (Fresno-area) in the California State Assembly. Perea’s first day at WSPA will be May 1.
James M. Ford, president and CEO of Central Valley Community Bank, California, announced the promotion of Hiren Patel to vice president, assistant controller. Patel joined the Bank in 2009, most recently serving as an account manager. He has more than seven years of banking accounting experience. In his new role, he is responsible for overseeing company regulatory and management reporting, financial analysis, compliance and general accounting functions.
Central Valley Community Bank also hired Robert Faust, investment representative, as a dual employee of Investment Centers of America, Inc. Faust brings 28 years of sales and marketing experience, and 10 years of financial planning to CVCB. In his role as investment representative, he will be responsible for managing client relationships with non-deposit investments and developing opportunities to market non-deposit investments, in addition to new business development throughout the Merced, Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties.