Leadership

William R. (Bill) Abbott, PE

Bill Abbott, PE, is president of RPS' North America infrastructure division. 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.

Bart C. Standley, PE

Bart Standley is a vice president at RPS 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 C. Balmos, PE

David Balmos, PE, is senior vice president of marketing at RPS 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 L. Dennis, PE

Delvin Dennis is a vice president and is responsible for the business development activities for Transportation Practice at RPS 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 L. Christian, PE

Brent Christian is senior vice president of operations for RPS' North America infrastructure division. 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.