Directors

Ray Messer

Director of Design-Build / Senior Principal

    Ray served as Walter P Moore President and CEO for 21 years, and led the firm through exponential growth in employees, services, and locations. The firm expanded from four to 15 U.S. and two international offices under Ray’s leadership, as well as won numerous prestigious awards for engineering solutions.

    With more than 40 years of experience in
    engineering design, project management, and
    construction, Ray is now focusing on developing
    relationships to pursue and execute design-build
    projects. With a special interest in the interface
    between design and construction, he is creating the
    firm’s in-house protocol for delivery of design-build
    and construction engineering services. For ten years
    prior to joining the firm, Ray focused on the design
    and construction of post-tensioned structures. He
    also serves as a consultant for solving construction
    issues related to post-tensioned structures.

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    Paul J. Varello

    Former Chief Executive Officer Sterling Construction Company, Inc.

      Paul J. Varello is the former Chief Executive Officer of Sterling Construction Company (NASDAQ:STRL). Before being named CEO in February of 2015, Mr. Varello was Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. He joined the Board in January of 2014.

      Prior to Sterling, Mr. Varello was Founder and Chairman of Commonwealth Engineering & Construction Company, LLC (CEC) for twelve years. The company was involved in the engineering and construction of major capital projects for the oil and gas, refining, alternative fuels, power and energy industries.

      Prior to CEC, Mr. Varello served, for twelve years, as Chairman and CEO of American Ref-Fuel Company, a nationally-recognized leader in the waste-to-energy industry. The Company was a 50/50 joint venture between Air Products & Chemicals (NYSE: APCI) and Browning Ferris International (NYSE: BFI). Earlier in his career, he was employed by Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) for eighteen years including his last assignment as President of Fluor’s Process Sector. He was also a Project Manager for Dravo Corporation for eight years in their heavy construction group. His combined experience in engineering and construction totals more than 50 years.

      Mr. Varello received a Civil Engineering degree from Villanova University and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in California, Texas and Louisiana and has been a Monitor Trustee for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. Mr. Varello has served as a Director on two other public companies; The Ryland Group (NYSE:RYL), a national homebuilder, and Sims Metal Management (ASX:SGM), a global metals recycling company, where he also served as Non-Executive Chairman.

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      Maarten D. Hemsley

      Founder, Chairman and President of New England Center for Arts & Technology, Inc. (NECAT)

        Mr. Hensley currently serves as the Chairman and President of NECAT, a career-directed educational non-profit serving resource-limited adults and youth in Boston, Massachusetts. Before that, he was the Company's President and Chief Operating Officer from 1988 until 2001, and its Chief Financial Officer from 1998 until August 2007.

        He was the Chairman of the Company's Board of Directors from March 2014 until December 2014. Mr. Hemsley is also a director of a number of privately-held companies in the United Kingdom.  

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        Milton L. Scott

        Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Tagos Group, LLC (Tagos)

          Mr. Scott is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Tagos Group, a company that provides expertise in Supply Chain Advisory Services, Oilfield Support Products & Services, Outsourced Technology and Anti-Corrosion Technology.

          Mr. Scott is also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TGS Solutions, LLC, a private company that manufactures Corrx, a surface decontamination product that treats and destroys the primary cause of premature coating failures.  Mr. Scott was previously associated with Complete Energy Holdings, LLC, a company of which he was Managing Director until January 2006, and which he co-founded in January 2004 to acquire, own and operate power generation assets in the United States, and Mr. Scott was a director of W-H Energy Services, Inc., which at the time was a publicly-traded company in the oilfield services industry.   

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          Richard O. Schaum

          General Manager, 3rd Horizon Associates LLC

            Mr. Schaum also serves as a director of BorgWarner Inc., a publicly-traded company that manufactures and sells technologies for engines and drive trains, and Gentex Corporation, a publicly-traded company that manufactures and sells automotive electro-chromic dimming mirrors, windows, camera-based driver assist systems, and commercial fire protection products.

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            Charles Patton

            Executive Vice President – External Affairs of American Electric Power

              Mr. Patton has served in the above capacity since January 2017 with responsibility for customer services, communications, federal public policy and corporate sustainability initiatives. Mr. Patton previously served as President & Chief Operating Officer of Appalachian Power Company for seven years with responsibility for distribution operations and a wide range of customer and regulatory relationships. Appalachian Power Company is a unit of American Electric Power Company, Inc. (AEP), one of the largest publicly-traded utilities in the United States. Mr. Patton also serves as a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

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              Marian M. Davenport

              Executive Director, Genesys Works – Houston