MRB Group President Ryan Colvin, PE, and Regional Director Scott Murrah, PE, recently announced the addition of Frank B. Parker, PE, to the firm’s engineering team in Temple.

Parker is a civil engineer with extensive expertise in water and wastewater systems engineering and design, along with natural gas pipeline distribution and transmission, and a variety of transportation projects.  He has designed lift stations, well and storage tank projects, and public street and drainage improvements.  In his earlier career, Parker contributed toward architectural, electrical and mechanical civil projects while serving as Captain in the United States Air Force.

“Frank’s previous experience with the Air Force as a Contract Manager gives him tremendous insight into successfully maintaining and expediting projects in sensitive areas and tightly controlled environments,” said Colvin.  “His strengths will be an asset to community leaders, all of whom have short deadlines, tight budgets, and high expectations,” Colvin continued.

Parker received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Mississippi in Civil Engineering, then earned a Masters of Business Administration from Lehigh University.  He is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers.

“Frank’s MBA gives him a unique perspective and understanding of financial implications that will be valuable to community leaders. His vast and diverse experience will be a tremendous addition to our Temple and Waco teams,” said Murrah, who oversees those offices.  “We are fortunate to be able to provide our clients with his level of hands on experience, especially in energy, water and wastewater – three of the greatest needs to support development in Central Texas,” he stated.

“Right away, Frank’s expertise will be a tremendous benefit to our growing communities,” Murrah continued.  “His design capabilities will help leaders plan for the significant challenges ahead,” he stated.

Colvin agreed.  “We work closely with community leaders and utility districts to identify trends and plan for growth, along with increasingly strict environmental regulations that are far less costly to address if accomplished in advance of their implementation,” he added.

“Our teams help leaders prepare for what’s ahead, and Frank’s experience will strengthen that capability,” Colvin stated. “We’re proud to welcome him to MRB Group and look forward to working with him.”

MRB Group has served communities and utility districts for more than 90 years, providing engineering, architecture, and municipal services.  Some local governments have worked with the firm and its engineering and planning teams for over 50 consecutive years.

MRB Group team members currently assist 150 communities with day-to-day operations, including long term planning and engineering for maintenance of critical assets like water and wastewater treatment, support for public works services, and architecture for rehabilitation of public facilities.  MRB Group’s support for municipal operations includes strategic and capital planning, planning board services, and both community and economic development.   More information can be found at www.mrbgroup.com and at www.smarterlocalgov.com .