DPS Group, a Framingham-based privately owned, global engineering, procurement, construction management and validation (EPCMV) firm serving high-tech process industries, recently announced that Carlos Pascoal has joined the firm as the director of construction management projects.

In his new role, Pascoal will be responsible for all construction management (CM) projects in New England for DPS. Reporting to Carl Bradbury, senior director of construction at DPS Group, Pascoal will oversee all field staff in the CM group and work closely with clients to ensure the successful execution of capital projects.

A chemical engineer who started his career with Dow Chemical, Pascoal has more than 20 years of experience in process/facility design and management of cross-functional teams for both the design and construction phases of capital projects. Prior to joining DPS Group, he served as the vice president of operations and business development at a local design/build firm who specializes in industrial facilities. As the lead process engineer on a $30 million high hazard process facility in Rhode Island, his role included material and energy balance, utility sizing, equipment selection and procurement, PIDs for process, and the commissioning and startup of utility and process systems. He transitioned to a project management role where he was responsible for the overall design quality for all disciplines (mechanical, electrical, I&C, architecture, structural, and civil) for a $30 million multi-phase fast-track project in Massachusetts.

Pascoal has extensive experience delivering “fast track” projects that require pre-construction services in order to meet project milestones. His project portfolio includes chemical/ industrial manufacturing facilities with a focus on high hazard environments, clean rooms, labs, facility renova­tions, and clean manufacturing. 

He earned a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. He is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering.

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Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan recently announced that Robert Bender has been named the 2019 recipient of the Middlesex County Assistant District Attorney Award by the Middlesex Bar Association.

The award recognizes Bender’s hard work, commitment and determination and the positive impact his work has had on the commonwealth.

Assistant District Attorney Bender joined the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office in 2007 as a member of the Appeals and Training Bureau. With more than 40 years of experience as a prosecutor, he has had leadership roles in Wisconsin and Massachusetts. He has held positions in the appeals unit at the Essex and Worcester District Attorney’s Offices before joining the Middlesex Office, where he currently serves as deputy chief of the Appeals and Training Bureau.

Bender was born in Boston and graduated from Harvard College. He earned a degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School. He was admitted to Bar in Wisconsin in 1976 and he passed the Bar in Massachusetts the same year.