Alfonso Fernandez of J.D. Abrams, LP, is the new AGC of Texas El Paso Area Chair replacing John Goodrich, C.F. Jordan Construction. We want to thank Mr. Goodrich for his many years of service and his willingness to take a leadership role for the members in the area. Mr. Fernandez has been active in working with membership to prepare for the upcoming session. Several key members have already begun to make significant contributions to those efforts including meeting with state and national representatives.
AGC El Paso Area meetings were held on February 24, 2012 where highway funding, scholarships, and the statewide AGC/ TxDOT Joint Committee meeting minutes were discussed. The next meeting for the El Paso Area is April 18, 2012 and will be held at The El Paso Club in the Chase building in downtown El Paso. Contractors will meet at 10:30 am and TxDOT will join the meeting at 11:00 am. The noon luncheon will feature the local and TxDOT annual forecast for the El Paso Area.
TxDOT announced the selection of Bob Bielek, as the El Paso District Engineer, effective March 1, 2012. Bob has forty-two years of experience in the planning, design, and construction of transportation facilities, including highways, airports, and mass transit. Twenty-five years of Bob’s professional experience has been with engineering consultants, and he spent more than nineteen years working with the Federal Aviation Administration, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, and the Houston Airport System (HAS). Most recently he served as Director of Project Delivery and as the City Engineer for HAS. While at HAS, Bob managed over twenty-five projects with a constructed value of approximately $600 million, including pavement and lighting, major terminal reconstruction, road and street improvements, and storm water system improvements. Bob holds BS and MS degrees in Civil Engineering and a PhD in Public Administration. He is a licensed professional engineer in Texas, Florida, and Colorado. Additionally, he holds an NCEES Certificate and is a licensed pilot.
Please join me in welcoming Bob.