Cambridge, MA – Acentech announced that Benjamin Markham, LEED AP has been named as president effective Feb. 3, succeeding Jeffrey Zapfe, Ph.D., president of Acentech since 2011. Zapfe will continue as a principal, providing project leadership in the firm’s Noise & Vibration Group.
Markham’s consulting career at Acentech began in 2002 as an acoustician, and he has been a principal and the director of Acentech’s Architectural Acoustics Group since 2012. Under his direction, the group has grown significantly in its staff size, revenue, and innovation – particularly Acentech’s 3DListening technology – into one of the largest acoustical practices in the U.S. In his role, Markham will provide leadership of corporate operations and performance, and direct Acentech’s national growth strategy to expand its brand and market share across the AEC industry.
The announcement of Markham’s presidency marks the culmination of Acentech’s expanded leadership with new leaders in the firm’s Architectural Acoustics and Technology Groups, Marketing, and Human Resources.
Principals Jonah Sacks and Ioana Pieleanu have been promoted to directors of Acentech’s Architectural Acoustics Group in dual leadership roles. Sacks serves as group director-practice and Pieleanu serves as group director-client relations. Each is an expert acoustician and highly trained musician with over 20 years of experience, responsible for project leadership, technical excellence, and client development.
Principal Corey Salvatore, CTS was recently promoted to director of Acentech’s Technology Group responsible for business strategy and consulting operations.
Kate Brannelly, FSMPS, CPSM joined Acentech in a new role of strategic marketing officer responsible for business and marketing strategy and implementation. Stacey Micka, SCP joined Acentech as director of human resources, responsible for human resources, talent management, and EDI initiatives.