Congratulations to Vanir’s water/wastewater expert, Troy Pyles, PE on his 20 years of service to the company!
Troy was hired in October 1992 as a aenior construction manager for our San Diego Clean Water Program where he served as the second shift resident engineer for a $54 million sewage outfall pipeline extension project. Troy’s 20 years of Navy experience, in both construction and as a certified diver, made him uniquely qualified for this demanding position. Upon completion, the Point Loma Outfall Extension was awarded Project of the Year by the American Society of Civil Engineers. In 1997, Troy was assigned to our King County North Creek Diversion Project in the state of Washington, and in 1998 he was promoted to Washington area manager/project director.
Troy is well-versed in alternative project delivery methods, and applied his extensive training and experience in all types of contracting methodologies for the benefit of our clients in the Pacific Northwest. He was appointed a vice president in February 2000 and continued his focus on the successful management and delivery of water and wastewater capital projects, including the $29.8 million design/build marine outfall pipeline for the new Brightwater Wastewater Treatment Plant. As a PM/CM consultant, Vanir was a part of this nationally-recognized project that captured several project awards, including ENR’s Best of the Best Heavy Civil Projects 2009.
In July 2007, Troy was assigned as our Market Segment Leader, Water/Wastewater and continues to share the knowledge he has gained in his career over the past 40 years. Troy holds a B.S. degree in Analytical Management, United States Naval Academy; a B.S. in Civil Engineering, University of Hawaii; and a Master of Science degree, Ocean Engineering, University of Hawaii. He is a registered professional engineer in Washington and Virginia, and the author of an article that was published in the American Public Works Association’s quarterly magazine in 2008, “Turning Around the Mercer Island Lake Line Project”.