Raba Kistner announces new Chief Operating Officer of Infrastructure: Russel W. Lenz, P.E.

raba kistner logoLenz, Russel 8-21-14Raba Kistner, Inc. is pleased to announce that Russel W. Lenz, P.E. has joined the firm as Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Raba Kistner Infrastructure, Inc. (RKI).  Russel has over 34 years of experience in the development, design, construction, maintenance and operation of transportation projects. He has served in executive level leadership positions within TxDOT as the Director of the Construction Division, Corpus Christi District Engineer, Abilene District Engineer, Waco Deputy District Engineer and South Travis/Hays County Area Engineer.  In 2013, he served as the Director of Heavy, Municipal and Utilities Divisions for the Associated General Contractors of Texas. Having expertise in managing activities associated with transportation planning, operations, right-of-way, design, construction, inspection, maintenance, safety, environmental, ferry operations and administrative support functions adds significantly to the body of knowledge within RKI.

Raba Kistner would also like to announce that Robert L. Wilson, P.E. will be stepping down from the COO role of Raba Kistner Infrastructure as of September 30, 2014.  Robert was the second employee hired to join Raba Kistner Infrastructure in 2002 and has been instrumental in its growth and national recognition in the transportation Design/Build industry.  He has served as Project Manager on over $5B of design/build quality programs across the U.S. and has served as COO of the firm since 2013.  Robert will remain an employee of RKI, assisting with project pursuits, project development and project management.

About Raba Kistner, Inc.
Founded in 1968, Raba Kistner, Inc. is an Engineering News-Record “Top 500 Firm,” operating in ten different markets in Texas, Utah, New York and México. Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, Raba Kistner provides program management, building enclosures rehabilitation, environmental engineering and consulting, geotechnical engineering and testing, construction materials engineering and testing, and pavement consulting, in addition to transportation consulting.

Raba Kistner Infrastructure, Inc. (RKI), the leader in Quality Management Programs, is heavily impacting how tomorrow’s transportation needs will be addressed.  We specialize in providing unique approaches that successfully deliver roadway, rail and transit projects. RKI has industry-leading program managers, project delivery specialists, consultants and construction managers on staff.  RKI has created a comprehensive menu of solutions in the development, engineering, financing and management of transportation facilities and its services are tailored to help each client achieve their mobility goals. RKI has been and is currently involved in planning, design and construction projects worth more than $8 billion.