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New Hires at Ahtna, Inc.

Feb 13, 2019 | Alaska Native, Construction, News, Right Moves

ANCHORAGE—Ahtna, Inc. announced five new hires within its subsidiaries.

Nathan Hagar is Ahtna Environmental, Inc.’s (AEI’s) newest geologist based in the Fairbanks office. Hagar attended the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), and graduated in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Geological Engineering. While attending UAF, he worked as a Student Research Assistant for the Institute of Northern Engineering, performing geologic mapping in the Yukon and Central Brooks ranges. Nathan will be a field team lead for projects such as the installation and startup of an air sparge/soil vapor extraction system at Fort Wainwright and will be sampling various contaminated media at Fairbanks sites and in Tanana.

Martin Molyneux has joined AEI as a Senior Project Manager as part of its construction team based in Anchorage. Molyneux has 27 years of experience in Alaska and California managing megaprojects with values of over $5 billion on Alaska’s North Slope, as well as performing operational work involving major facilities, pipelines, sealifts and fabrication. Molyneux has a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from University of Colorado, Boulder.

Justin Dunn has joined the AEI team as a Senior Project Manager in Anchorage. He has an extensive background in commercial vertical construction throughout the state of Alaska, and has worked on projects from the North Slope to Kodiak Island. His experience includes federal, municipal, and private construction, which has increased his versatility and ability to manage different types of projects. Dunn has an Associate of Applied Science degree in Small Business Management from WyoTech in Laramie, Wyoming.

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Marty Walker was hired by AEI as a Site Superintendent based out of the firm’s Anchorage office. Walker has 22 years of civil construction including an extensive background with equipment operation. Walker has supervised projects for federal, state, municipal, and private clients, such as ice-road construction on Alaska’s North Slope under extreme weather conditions across sea ice, a new four-lane road and bridge for the 48th Avenue expansion in Anchorage, and the Port of Anchorage 20-acre expansion, which involved the hauling and placing of 1 million yards of fill material.

AEI’s Anchorage office announced the hiring of Wayne Johnson as Senior Superintendent. Johnson has 30 years of experience in all phases of the construction industry including providing comprehensive project supervision, quality control, safety management, and project administration. He is particularly knowledgeable about the logistical complexities associated with performance of projects throughout Alaska, including in remote locations. He has extensive experience with military, state, and commercial clients, and will be an asset to the AEI team.

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