RPS Klotz Associates Names William Abbott, PE, as President

  • D. Wayne Klotz, PE, D.WRE, Continues as Senior Principal

  • Brent Christian, PE, Moves Into Operations Role

  • David Balmos, PE, Takes on Firm-Wide Marketing

    William (Bill) Abbott, PE

D. Wayne Klotz, PE, D.WRE

Brent Christian, PE

David Balmos, PE








Texas-based civil engineering firm RPS Klotz Associates has named William (Bill) Abbott, PE, as president, while announcing new senior leadership roles for founder D. Wayne Klotz, PE, D.WRE, Brent Christian, PE, and David Balmos, PE.

  • Mr. Abbott will leverage more than 35 years of experience in the engineering industry, including more than 20 at RPS Klotz Associates, where he most recently served for six years as senior vice president overseeing operations.
  • Mr. Klotz, who founded the firm in 1985, will serve as senior principal, focusing on strategic initiatives, key client relationships, management mentoring and training, profitability and project quality initiatives.
  • Mr. Christian, previously vice president and regions practice manager for the firm’s Austin and San Antonio offices, will apply more than 30 years of industry experience in his new role as senior vice president of operations for the firm’s locations statewide.
  • Mr. Balmos will use more than 20 years of experience in transportation and expertise in directing the firm’s transportation marketing to expand his role firm-wide as senior vice president of marketing.

“It’s an exciting time in our business as we celebrate unprecedented growth and the opportunities it presents for our next generation of leaders,” Mr. Klotz said. “I am pleased to announce these appointments and look forward to working with each of these proven professionals in their new roles as we continue building on our firm’s success.”

Under the leadership of Mr. Klotz and the firm’s management team, RPS Klotz Associates has become an award-winning firm, including most recently being named to the Houston Business Journal’s Fast 100 list, the Zweig Group’s Hot Firms and Best Firms to Work For lists, and the list of Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies in the nation, among others.