Greg Bilyeu 804-786-4243, 804-370-8109
Oct. 24, 2014
VDOT ANNOUNCES NEW RICHMOND DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR
Robert H. Cary, P.E., will lead the transportation program in the agency’s Richmond District
RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Commissioner Charlie Kilpatrick, P.E., today announced that Robert H. Cary, P.E., will be the agency’s new Richmond District Administrator.
“I am pleased to announce that Robert H. Cary, P.E., will be leading VDOT’s Richmond District,” said Kilpatrick. “Rob takes on a new role with the agency, but is in no way new to VDOT. He brings an incredible amount of experience to the Richmond District. His background and experience working on the executive leadership team and directing both the Salem and Lynchburg districts will be invaluable to the transportation program in the Richmond area.”
Cary, who started his career with the agency in 1992, became the Salem District Administrator in July 2012. Before that, he served for five years as the agency’s Lynchburg District Administrator.
While in the Salem District, Cary directed road maintenance, construction and operations for a 12-county region of southwest Virginia that includes more than 9,200 miles of roadway, 2,800 structures, approximately 850 employees and an annual budget of $265 million.
Cary holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Virginia Tech. Following graduation, Cary joined William H. Gordon Associates of Woodbridge as a staff engineer and surveyor. In 1992, he became a transportation engineer in VDOT’s Staunton District and later, location and design engineer in the Salem District before being promoted to assistant district administrator for preliminary engineering.
Cary is chairman of the American Association of State Highway Officials’ (AASHTO) technical committee of preconstruction engineering, a member of AASHTO’s subcommittee on design, and is active with both the Transportation Research Board and the National Cooperative Highway Research Program.
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