UCTA’s 2013 Most Valuable Professional: Antonio Almeida
Antonio V. (Tony) Almeida, P.E., has been named the 2013 Most Valuable Professional (MVP) by award sponsors Underground Construction Technology Association (UCTA) and Underground Construction magazine. The MVP Award is bestowed annually to an individual for outstanding contributions to the underground infrastructure industry.
Almeida will be presented with the award at a special luncheon on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013 held in conjunction with the annual UCT conference in Houston. The banquet will be held in the George Bush Ballroom at the George R. Brown Convention Center from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm.
Almeida has more than 41 years of experience in the water and wastewater industry, both in municipal engineering and private consulting. He graduated from Texas Tech in 1971 and began his career at Dallas Water Utilities (DWU). His experience while at DWU included all phases of the Utilities Department’s operations that ranged from planning, budgeting, contracts, design and construction for both facilities and pipelines. In 1985, Almeida became the division manager for an $80 million water and wastewater pipeline design program for Dallas. In 1987, he moved to deputy director of construction for both facilities and pipelines, managing 250 employees, and four construction divisions for a $147,000,000 annual program. In 1989, he became deputy director of the $35 million pipeline program for design and construction. In 2000, he joined Halff Associates where he currently manages large utility projects and programs for many north Texas cities.
Almeida has a sincere sense of service to the engineering profession and serves on numerous technical and professional committees. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Water Environmental Federation, Water Pollution Control Federation, and the American Water Works Association and serves on numerous committees. He has one U.S. patent and two patents under review, and has published articles in several professional journals. In addition to being honored with this year’s UCTA MVP award, Almeida has received recognition and several other awards including the American Society of Testing MaterialsInternational: 2001 Award of Merit and ASTM Fellow; 1997 Paul Finn Award; and the 1996 Reinhart-Kuhlmann Award.
To make reservations for an individual or table at the MVP luncheon, visit the UCTA website at uctaonline.org, or contact Ginger Coleman, firstname.lastname@example.org, (713) 839-0808. Pre-registering is encouraged as seating is limited.