Houston, Texas (November 1, 2023) – Pape-Dawson Engineers, LLC announces the promotion of Michael Preiss, P.E., to Executive Vice President, Operations. Mr. Preiss joined Pape-Dawson in 1997 and has 24 years of experience in civil engineering.
In his previous role as Managing Principal of Greater Houston, Mr. Preiss led the growth of Pape-Dawson’s Houston staff from a single employee in 2009 to nearly 300 employees today. He has contributed to Pape-Dawson’s operations across the entire organization by providing exceptional service and management for key clients and ensuring the company’s operational plans are aligned to support short- and long-term initiatives.
In his new role as Executive Vice President, Operations, Mr. Preiss will oversee corporate functions such as Human Resources, Learning and Development, Talent Acquisition, Information Technology, Budgeting and Metrics, and Acquisition Integration.
Outside of work, Mr. Preiss has provided leadership in the civil engineering profession and his community through his involvement in numerous organizations. He most recently completed his second term on the Texas Tech University Whitacre College of Engineering Dean’s Council and his 17th year as President of Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 159.
“Mr. Preiss is a Pape-Dawson legacy leader and has played an instrumental role in who we are today. He established our Houston and North Houston offices and led our recent acquisition of Costello. He has guided our Houston team of 300 as they have developed significant projects that are positively changing the landscape and preparing the region for the future. As we carry out our national growth strategy, Mr. Preiss’s leadership, acumen for operations and financial analysis, and integration expertise continue to provide immense value in achieving our goals,” says Gene Dawson, P.E., President.