Boston-based R.W. Beck has appointed Jeffrey F. Clunie as chairman of the board. Clunie has served as acting chairman since March 2000.

Mike Collier, former senior vice president of Waste Management Inc. (WMI), Bensalem, Pa., died on Nov. 30. Prior to serving as a WMI vice president, Collier was the company's chief operating officer, directing business in international markets.

American Baler Co., Bellevue, Ohio, has hired Randy Rohm as operations manager.

Norm Aardema has been elected chairman of the Washington, D.C.-based Environmental Industry Associations (EIA) board.

Jim Ashton, a partner from the consulting firm Grisanti, Galif & Goldress, will take on chief executive officer duties at Miami-based Hi-Rise Recycling Systems Inc.

David B. Robinson has been named Recycling Coordinator for the city of Philadelphia.

Scott Pollman of The Charles Machine Works Inc., Perry, Okla., has been named to the board of directors of the Common Ground Alliance, a non-profit organization that works to prevent damage to the nation's underground utility infrastructure.

The Louis Berger Group Inc., based in Cary, N.C., has hired David C. Robinson as a transportation engineer for its North Carolina office.

Javier Herrera has joined Harris Waste Management Group Inc., Peachtree City, Ga., as director of business development and technology.

HNTB Corp., Kansas City, Mo., has hired two associate vice presidents: Wayne Feuerborn and Michael Ports.

Lynne Singer has joined Skelly and Loy Inc., Harrisburg, Penn., as a public involvement specialist/policy specialist.

Tony Maxson has joined EMCON/OWT Solid Waste Services, based in Bolingbrook, Ill., as solid waste client program manager for the company's Bolingbrook office.

Portland, Ore.-based Consolidated Metco has appointed Michael J. Aherne vice president of sales and marketing, Brice W. Barker vice president of operations, Thomas Duncan plant manager for the company's Rivergate facility, Wayne Duncan vice president of operations, Timothy T. Griffin operations manager for the company's Etowah, Tenn. facility, Steve Norman vice president of operations, and James D. Stapp plant manager for the company's Clackamas, Ore. facility.

New York-based GreenOrder.com Inc. has hired Fran McPoland as senior vice president and chief environmental strategist, and David J. Barram as a member of the company's board of directors.

Paul J. Hill, president and CEO of Canada-based Hill Companies, has joined the advisory board for Environ.com, Tempe, Ariz.

Gregory Hicks has been elected to succeed his father, W. Glen Hicks, as president and chief operating officer of Clement Industries Inc., a construction trailer manufacturer based in Minden, La.

With degrees in industrial engineering and business/economics from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa., Gregory Hicks joined Clement in 1979, as director of operations.

He was named general manager in charge of manufacturing in 1984.

Under Gregory Hicks' guidance, Clement has increased significantly both its manufacturing capability and its dump trailer sales volume.

Former company President W. Glen Hicks will remain at Clement as chairman of the board and chief executive officer.