Staff Promotions and New Hires in Atlanta Office

  • Apr 27, 2016
  • Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Promotions And Hires

Hayward Baker, Inc., North America’s leader in geotechnical solutions, announces that James Dickinson has joined the company as the Southern States Shoring Division Manager in its Atlanta office. In addition, Michael Morello has been promoted to Operations Manager, and James Weldon, P.E., joins Hayward Baker as a Project Manager within the Southern States Ground Improvement Division.

James Dickinson is a graduate of the University of Liverpool, holding a Master’s degree in Civil & Structural Engineering.  He has over 15 years of experience in the geotechnical construction industry with particular specialization in earth retention, anchors, bracing, auger cast piling, micropiles and related technologies. Prior to joining Hayward Baker, he was employed by a national geotechnical contracting company over a 13-year period holding positions of progressive responsibility­ encompassing all aspects of the sheeting and shoring operations throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast U.S. He will be HBI’s primary point of contact for shoring projects in the Southern States.

Michael Morello is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering. He has over 10 years of experience with Hayward Baker, specializing in ground improvement engineering and construction. Morello started with Hayward Baker as an intern and has since gained progressive responsibility in the Southern States based in Atlanta. As Operations Manager, Morello will coordinate resources and shop activities for the Southern States Ground Improvement Division.

James Weldon, P.E., comes to Hayward Baker with 5 years of experience with a California-based shoring company. He is a graduate of California State University in Fullerton with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering. He has wide-ranging experience in design-build shoring, foundation drilling, mass excavation and structural shotcrete. Weldon will manage geotechnical construction projects in the Southern States.

“We are delighted to welcome James Dickinson and James Weldon, our two newest team members, to HBI’s Southern States business. We are also proud to recognize Michael Morello’s contributions to the company through his promotion. All three have strong construction experience and engineering competence to push Hayward Baker’s growing Southern businesses to the next level in today’s exciting design-build construction market.”

Joe Persichetti, Vice President

Half-Day Seminar Scheduled in Birmingham, Alabama

In other news relating to Hayward Baker’s activities in the region, the company will be conducting an upcoming seminar in Birmingham, AL on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 10:45 am for developers, contractors, architects and engineers. The seminar will focus on structural support, earth retention and ground improvement topics. Registration is $30 per person, or $15 for educational and government registrants, which includes lunch from Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, and an afternoon reception.

To register please visit

For more information about the Birmingham seminar or to schedule a lunch-and-learn meeting with Hayward Baker, please contact Tony Sak at

The Atlanta office of Hayward Baker supports developers, contractors, architects, and engineering customers in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina and East Tennessee. It is located at 515 Nine North Court in Alpharetta, GA. For more information on the services offered by the office, contact Joe Persichetti at 800-816-4480.

For a complete listing of Hayward Baker’s regional and local offices in North America, visit