Past Presidents

About Us  

Early in 1972, leaders from about a dozen Texas construction materials testing and geotechnical engineering firms met in Austin at a meeting called by Grover Williams, P.E. of Trinity Engineering Testing Corporation.  The purpose was to consider forming a Texas Council of Engineering Laboratories. 

The idea of a Texas State organization whose goals would be to foster and maintain excellence and professionalism in the construction materials and geotechnical engineering disciplines was not entirely new. Most of the people at the Austin meeting were members of American Council of Independent Laboratories' Southern division, and had discussed this subject for several years.  Their joint conclusion has been that such an organization not only would be a service to the construction industry and to the public, but to its member firms as well.  The meeting produced a unanimous agreement. TCEL came into being that very day.  

Award of Excellence Winners

  • Carl Raba:  2016
  • Joseph Cibor:  2015
  • David L. Pickett:  2012
  • John Wolley:  2010
  • George Hollon:  2009
  • Jerry Weathers:  2008
  • Grover Williams:  2006
  • Douglass Flatt:  2005
  • Daniel Hanna:  2004
  • William J. Harper:  2003
  • Richard W. Kistner:  2000
  • Grover Williams: 1972-1973
  • Carl F. Raba, Jr.: 1974-1975
  • Warren Lacy: 1976-1977
  • Dalton Hamilton: 1978-1979
  • Dan Hanna: 1980-1981
  • Douglas Flatt: 1982-1983
  • Joe Jeanes: 1984-1985
  • Jack Haston/William J. Harper: 1986-1987
  • William J. Harper: 1988-1989
  • Richard W. Kistner: 1990-1991
  • Jerry Weathers: 1991-1993
  • Jeffery Danielski: 1993-1995
  • Jack Haston: 1995-1997
  • David L. Pickett: 1997-1999
  • John Wooley: 1999-2001
  • Duane Harrell: 2001-2003
  • Steven Richards: 2003-2005
  • Joe Cibor: 2005-2007
  • Chris L. Schultz: 2007-2009
  • Lyndon Cox: 2009-2011
  • Pete Bush: 2011-2013
  • Jeffrey Roberts:  2013-2015

Jeff Roberts awarding Dr. Carl Raba Jr., PhD, PE the 2016 Award of Excellence.