Industry News: JLG’s parent company receives prestigious industry awards

March 3, 2021

HDR names new president; WSP USA names business line leader for the Pacific Northwest district

JLG’s Parent Company, Oshkosh Corporation, Receives Prestigious Industry Awards

Feb. 25, 2021—JLG Industries Inc. recently announced that parent company Oshkosh Corporation has received several prestigious industry awards, including being named one of the 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies and one of FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies.

The 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies honors were awarded by Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. Oshkosh Corporation has been recognized for six consecutive years and is one of only eight honorees in the “Industrial Manufacturing” industry.

In addition to being named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies, Oshkosh Corporation was also recently named one of FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies. Ranked by industry peers, Oshkosh was one of more than 330 companies to earn this designation, receiving third in the “Construction and Farm Machinery” category. This is the third time Oshkosh Corporation has received this award.

Tom McLaughlin Named President of HDR’s Global Transportation Program

Feb. 17, 2021—HDR has named transportation industry leader Tom McLaughlin, P.E., president of its award-winning global transportation program. McLaughlin succeeds former President Brent Felker, who retired at the end of 2020.

McLaughlin, an executive vice president at HDR, will focus on continuing the growth of its transportation program, which includes over 4,000 employees and generated more than a billion dollars in new revenue in 2020. HDR provides traditional planning and design, program and construction management, and infrastructure advisory services in every transportation sector, including highways and roads, transit, maritime, aviation and freight rail. In 2020, that work included projects on four continents and in more than 1,000 communities across the world.

Based in New York, McLaughlin will be responsible for developing and guiding the long-term strategy and vision to meet the evolving and complex needs of our public and private transportation clients. Staff development focused on training and career opportunities and investment in programs, technologies and new tools to enhance and expand service capabilities are a priority. He will continue to promote and support HDR’s inclusion and diversity initiative across all program activities.

Lorelei Williams to Lead Pacific Northwest Transportation at WSP USA

Feb. 1, 2021—Lorelei Williams has joined WSP USA, a leading engineering and professional services consultancy, as its Transportation business line leader for the Pacific Northwest district. 

In her new role as a WSP vice president, Williams will be responsible for using the firm’s broad technical experience to enhance current and new service offerings, fostering the development of new and emerging innovations, as well as respect for the basics, that support the firm’s reputation as a trusted thought leader in the transportation industry. She will advance the strategic direction of WSP within the Pacific Northwest district, which includes Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Hawaii and Guam; and position the company for sustained and continued growth and encourage the technical and professional development of all staff within her district.

Williams brings approximately 24 years of transportation industry experience to her new role at WSP. Williams most recently served as deputy director of capital project delivery for the City of Seattle’s Department of Transportation over the past 16 years. In this role she served as the executive lead for the Move Seattle Levy, the Capital Projects Division, the Project Development Division and the Roadway Structures Division. She began her career in consulting, providing full-service expertise in planning, design, project and construction management for roadway and aviation projects.