Bill Abbott, PE, is president of RPS Klotz Associates. He earned his BSCE from Texas A&M University in 1981. After several years working as a project/structural engineer in the Houston area, he joined RPS Klotz Associates in 1993. Since joining the firm, his projects have involved bridge design, land development, railroads, airports, toll roads, marine ports and roadways. He is currently responsible for the operations and growth of all major practices within the firm.
D. Wayne Klotz, PE, D.WRE, F.ASCE is senior principal at RPS Klotz Associates in Houston. Mr. Klotz began his nearly 40-year career with a BSCE from Texas A&M University and an MSCE from the University of Houston. He serves on the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure Board of Directors, the Industry Leaders Council and the Coastal Water Authority Board of Directors, as well as chairs Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner's Public Works Transition Committee.
Awards and Honors
- 2012 University of Houston Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award
- 2012 University of Houston Academy of Distinguished Civil & Environmental Engineers.
- 2011 Texas Engineer of the Year Award
- 2011 Houston Engineer of the Year Award
- 2005 ASCE Edmund Friedman Professional Recognition Award
- 2004 Texas A&M Distinguished Graduate of the Department of Civil Engineering
Tom Ramsey, PE, is a senior vice president at RPS Klotz Associates in Houston. He earned a BSCE from Texas A&M University and joined the firm in 1993 after serving as project engineer/manager in east Texas, on the board of directors of a major Texas firm and then as president/CEO of a large national environmental services company in Denver. With experience in all aspects of civil engineering, Mr. Ramsey is the firm’s primary business development officer. He currently serves as Mayor of Spring Valley Village and is considered a leader in Texas engineering issues. Recently, he has been asked to lead the North American business development efforts for RPS Group.
Bart Standley is a vice president at RPS Klotz Associates in Houston. Mr. Standley has nearly 40 years of experience in business operation and management, program and project management, engineering analysis and design, and construction management. He holds a BSCE from Lamar University.
David Balmos, PE, is senior vice president of marketing at RPS Klotz Associates in Houston. Mr. Balmos joined the firm in 2008 after nearly 15 years in the consulting business. Upon graduation from Texas A&M University in 1995 with a BSCE, he began work in the hydraulics and hydrology field. He eventually transitioned to transportation projects, with a focus on TxDOT and county projects. Among notable career achievements, David served as the program manager for the Fort Bend County Mobility Bond Program in 2002 and continues to serve as an advisor on Fort Bend County’s transportation needs.
Delvin Dennis is a vice president and is responsible for the business development activities for Transportation Practice at RPS Klotz Associates in Houston. He began his career in 1980 as a graduate of the University of Houston, where he earned his BSCE in Civil Engineering then became a registered professional engineer with the State of Texas in 1985.
Before joining the firm in 2012, Mr. Dennis spent more than 30 years as an engineer serving the Texas Department of Transportation in the Houston district in a variety of capacities, including: assistant district construction engineer, central Houston-area engineer and director of maintenance. In 1998, he advanced to deputy district engineer, and in 2008 was appointed as the Houston district engineer, where he was responsible for managing all district operations and a budget in excess of $1 billion annually. His responsibilities included oversight of department operations in the counties of Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Montgomery and Waller.
Brent Christian is senior vice president of operations for RPS Klotz Associates. He holds a BSCE from North Dakota State University. Mr. Christian leverages more than 30 years’ engineering and operations experience to oversee operations at the firm's locations across Texas.