Operations & Maintenance Phase
Dr. Gary Raba is a recognized leader among infrastructure engineering consultants in the U.S. After earning three degrees in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University, he embarked on a 25-year career that has involved significant projects for many governmental agencies and Departments of Transportation around the country. He developed quality assurance software that made Raba Kistner the in-demand partner on some of the largest, record setting projects across the U.S. Gary now provides strategic leadership and planning to the leadership of the four service lines of the company.
Bryan Helbert manages Raba Kistner’s financial, accounting and corporate employee services team. His interaction with each engineering and consulting discipline and his over 30 years of experience provides ongoing stability and direction for the firm, helping to ensure that profitable initiatives are implemented. Bryan came to Raba Kistner from one of the largest engineering firms in the U.S. where he served as the Corporate Controller. He currently mentors peers and staff in their professional development. Bryan serves as Board Treasurer of the San Antonio International Piano Competition.
As President and Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Schultz oversees Geotechnical Engineering and Testing projects. With more than 27 years of experience, exclusively with Raba Kistner, Mr. Schultz is responsible for scope development, contracting, financial management, and implementation of Raba Kistner’s geotechnical engineering projects across many industries for the entire company. After earning a B.S. from the University of Colorado, Chris received an M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He has served in state board positions for TSPE and TCEL.
Paul Lampe supervises operations and financial management of Construction Materials Engineering, Inspection, and Testing services for the entire firm. A long-standing Raba Kistner veteran, Paul has managed thousands of projects, and understands all aspects of operations. He is an advisory member of several professional and civic organizations, including the American Concrete Institute and the Associated General Contractors. Paul is committed to technical education and has served as chairman of the San Antonio College Engineering Technology committee.
Dick McNary is President and COO of Raba Kistner Project Control. Dick has been with the firm since 1985, working his way up through all aspects of managing the business, from his start as Project Manager. Most recently, Dick has guided his project management group through expansions into multiple markets throughout Texas. He is involved in Chamber of Commerce initiatives and is a graduate of their leadership development program. He also is a past member of the Alamo RMA’s Community Advisory Group for the Loop 1604 and Highway 281 Improvements.
With more than 35 years of experience in the development, delivery, maintenance, and operation of transportation projects, Russel Lenz develops strategic and tactical plans to advance programs and projects that will provide engineering, environmental and construction-related services to the transportation industry. Mr. Lenz’s experience is based on his executive level leadership positions within TxDOT as the Director of the Construction Division, District Engineer for multiple Districts. He also served as the Director of Heavy, Municipal and Utilities Divisions for AGC of Texas.
After earning degrees from the University of Oregon and Baylor University, Thomas Burr worked for international corporations in environmental consulting and management roles before joining Raba Kistner in 2015. He now manages client development and is involved with state and federal agencies on environmental compliance efforts that involve permitting, testing, regulatory reporting, management and auditing. Tom is also responsible for extending the group’s offerings, including the recent growth of archaeological services and the addition of coastal and hydraulic consulting.
Prior to joining Raba Kistner in 2004, Joe Irizarry spent most of his career with a Fortune 500 service industry firm, focusing on sales management, strategic planning, leadership development, and process improvement. He now leads Raba Kistner’s business development and marketing initiatives, and enjoys helping the firm, its clients, his community and business networks elevate their performances. A Southwestern University graduate, Joe also is chairman of the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Council.