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Bryan A. Wood, PE, Senior Project Manager II

Bryan A. Wood, PE, Senior Project Manager II

RABA KISTNER INFRASTRUCTURE ANNOUNCES HIRE OF BRYAN A. WOOD, PE AS SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER II (1/22/2015) Austin Russel Lenz, PE and COO of Raba Kistner Infrastructure, Inc. (RKI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Raba Kistner, Inc., has announced the hire of Bryan A. Wood, PE as Senior Project Manager II. With vast experience in executive leadership and oversight of all facets of project management, including planning, design, construction, and maintenance, Mr. Wood will be responsible for all areas of project operations for RKI, including construction inspection and material testing operations, to ensure compliance with project plans, approved shop/working drawings, and specifications.

Prior to joining RKI, Mr. Wood had a long career with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). In his more than 30 years with the organization, Mr. Wood served as a District Engineer for the Bryan District, Interim District Engineer for the Corpus Christi District, Associate Area Engineer II in the Brownwood District, and began his career in Austin as an engineer in the Bridge Division. Mr. Wood also served as a Division Head of the Constructed Facilities Division of the Texas Transportation Institute in conjunction with Texas A&M University in College Station, where his duties included coordination of all University research in the areas of construction engineering and management, geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering, and major highway structures.

“RKI is very excited to have Mr. Wood as a member of our team,” said Lenz.  “Mr. Wood had a distinguished career with TxDOT, holding numerous technical, managerial and executive level positions.  His experience and expertise in the development and delivery of transportation projects make him an excellent addition to our team.”

Mr. Wood graduated from the University of Texas in Austin with a Bachelor’s of Science in Architectural Engineering, and a Master’s of Science in Civil Engineering, and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas.


Brian Platfoot, Health and Safety Manager

Brian Platfoot, Health and Safety Manager

RABA KISTNER, INC. ANNOUNCES CORPORATE HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGER, BRIAN PLATFOOT (1/19/2015) San Antonio William L. Raba, President and Vice Chairman of the Board of Raba Kistner, Inc., announced today that Brian Platfoot has taken the position of Corporate Health and Safety Manager for the firm and its subsidiaries, including 14 locations across the state of Texas, Utah, Mexico and New York. Mr. Platfoot will manage the Enterprise-Wide Health and Safety program, which includes planning, developing, and coordinating compliance with federal, state, and local safety and environmental regulations, laws, codes, and rules in order to preserve health and environmental integrity for corporate, regional, and project site offices.

Mr. Platfoot comes to Raba Kistner, Inc. with more than 14 years of experience in health and safety practices. He has been a regional health and safety manager in the construction and oil and gas industries for multiple companies in Alaska. Mr. Platfoot is a Certified Environmental Health and Safety Management Specialist, Certified Emergency Management Specialist, Certified Safety Auditor, Certified Ergonomics Safety Technician, and a Certified Workplace Violence Prevention Specialist. He is also an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 501, 500, H2S Instructor, and has been through the ConocoPhillips Safety Leadership Training for supervisors.

Mr. Platfoot has a Master’s of Science in Occupational Safety and Health, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Health and Safety, both from Columbia Southern University.

Shennandoah Goodson, Marketing Coordinator, Project Control of Texas, Inc.

Shennandoah Goodson, Marketing Coordinator, Project Control

PROJECT CONTROL ANNOUNCES HIRE OF SHENNANDOAH GOODSON (1/8/2015) San Antonio Project Control of Texas, Inc. (Project Control), a subsidiary of Raba Kistner, Inc, has announced the hire of Shennandoah Goodson as Marketing Coordinator. Ms. Goodson will be responsible for the overall marketing efforts of Project Control and PC Sports, Inc., including managing Requests for Qualifications and Proposals, creation of marketing materials, including brochures, pamphlets, and presentations, and managing marketing and advertising initiatives for the company.

Before joining Project Control, Shennandoah was a public relations and marketing consultant for a variety of authors, small businesses, and Inc 500 companies across the country. She has served as contributor for such outlets as SXSW Interactive, YFS Magazine, Commercial Real Estate Women, and Women in Communications. Ms. Goodson has a Bachelor’s of Art in Economics from St. Edward’s University in Austin.

Jacob R. Fuentes, EIT

Jacob R. Fuentes, EIT

RABA KISTNER CONSULTANTS ANNOUNCES THE HIRE OF JACOB R. FUENTES, EIT (1/7/2014) San Antonio Preston S. Parker, PE, Vice President of Raba Kistner Consultants, Inc., (Raba Kistner) announced that the firm has hired Mr. Jacob R. Fuentes, EIT to serve as a construction materials engineering and testing Engineer-in-Training. Mr. Fuentes is serving as a project manager on various projects for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) across Central Texas, as well as for the new $110 million Kallison Ranch High School for Northside Independent School District.

Mr. Fuentes’s primary responsibilities include reviewing project documents, technical review of observation and testing reports, client communication, reviewing field and laboratory engineering reports, performing construction materials testing engineering investigations and studies dealing with construction related issues. Mr. Fuentes will also coordinate and participate in field investigations, classification and characterization of construction materials’ physical properties, and assignment of laboratory and field tests.

Prior to joining Raba Kistner, Mr. Fuentes served as a Construction Inspector and Engineering Assistant for the San Antonio District of TxDOT. He also gained more than five years of experience in the field of materials testing as a laboratory technician for various firms in the San Antonio area.

Mr. Fuentes is certified by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers, the American Concrete Institute, and the Texas Asphalt Paving Association. He is a member of the San Antonio Chapters of the American Concrete Institute and the American Society of Civil Engineers. Mr. Fuentes received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2014.

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Richard Evers, Director of Business Development

Richard Evers, Director of Business Development

RABA KISTNER CONSULTANTS ANNOUNCES THE HIRE OF RICHARD EVERS AS DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT FOR THEIR ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS TESTING PRACTICES (12/15/2014) San Antonio Paul Lampe, Executive Vice President of Raba Kistner Consultants, Inc., (RKCI) announced today that the firm has hired Richard E. Evers as Director of Business Development. RKCI is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Raba Kistner, Inc. Mr. Evers’ primary responsibilities include managing marketplace growth efforts by developing client relationships and participating in project development for geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, building envelope and forensics services. Mr. Evers specializes in developing projects for commercial clients and is a valuable resource for architects, developers, and general contractors.

Mr. Evers is a current member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services, the Association for Corporate Growth, the Real Estate Council of San Antonio and several others. He has received multiple recognitions within his field, including awards and board leadership.

Previously, Mr. Evers was VP of Business Development and Marketing for Koontz McCombs Construction and Browning Construction. His responsibilities while there included business opportunities development, constructability analysis, value engineering and budgeting. Before that, Mr. Evers was a partner in Southern Folger, a San Antonio-based manufacturer.

Mr. Evers received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M in 1991.

San Antonio Business Journal
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Justin Nipp, PE

Justin Nipp, PE, Project Manager I

JUSTIN W. NIPP, PE, HIRED AS PROJECT MANAGER I FOR CITY OF KAUFMAN SH 24 PASS-THROUGH TOLL PROJECT (12/8/2014) Dallas Russel Lenz, PE, Vice President and COO of Raba Kistner Infrastructure, Inc. (Raba Kistner) has announced that Justin W. Nipp, PE has joined Raba Kistner as a Project Manager I to work on the City of Kaufman SH 34 Pass-Through Toll project, including construction inspection and material testing operations.

Mr. Nipp brings more than eight years of transportation and utility engineering experience to the Raba Kistner team. In that time, he worked on major transportation projects for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). Projects have included the IH 635/IH 35E LBJ Express Managed Lanes Project in Dallas, the replacement of four off-system bridges in Kaufman County, the ADOT SR 101 design-build project, and many others. He has experience in utility adjustment, development of plans, specifications, and estimates (PS&E), and signage and markings. Mr. Nipp also provided roadway design services for IH 35 in Temple, TX from South of Nugent Ave to North of Loop 363N for the TxDOT Waco District.

Mr. Nipp is a 2005 graduate of Texas Tech University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Civil Engineering and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.

Dallas Business Journal, “People on the Move”


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Mark Luzmoor, MA, Archaeologist

Mark Luzmoor, MA, Archaeologist

RABA KISTNER ENVIRONMENTAL ANNOUNCES HIRE OF MARK LUZMOOR, ARCHAEOLOGIST (12/3/2014) San Antonio Steve Jones, CHCM, Senior Vice President and COO of Raba Kistner Environmental, has announced that Raba Kistner has hired Mark Luzmoor, MA to serve as an archaeologist. Mr. Luzmoor has more than 5 years of experience in archaeology, with a wide range of experience, including numerous archaeological investigations in the Central Texas area.

Mr. Luzmoor was at the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Center for Archaeological Research (CAR) for 2 years before coming to Raba Kistner, first as a graduate student, then as a practicing archaeologist. During his tenure with CAR, he provided archaeology services in Brackenridge Park, San Pedro Park, Mission San Juan, Mission Espada, as well as various projects along the San Antonio River as a part of the Mission Reach project. Of particular note were the significant prehistoric findings during excavations of San Pedro and Brackenridge Parks. Mr. Luzmoor has also worked on the San Pedro Creek project and the HEB Arsenal, both in San Antonio.

Originally from Wyoming, Mr. Luzmoor, received an undergraduate degree in History from the University of Wyoming. During this time, in addition to participating in archaeological digs in Wyoming and Montana, he participated in a field school in Western Belize where he studied the anthropological impact of the ancient Mayan civilization. Mr. Luzmoor then went on to receive his Masters of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

San Antonio Business Journal, “People on the Move”