Ray Messer is President and Chairman of the Board of Walter P Moore, headquartered in Houston since 1931, with offices nationwide.
He has over 35 years of experience in various aspects of engineering design, project management and construction, with a special interest in the interface between design and construction. He is a registered Professional Engineer in four states.
Ray is a member of the ACEC Executive Committee, sits on the Board of Trustees of Carroll College and serves on Texas A&M University’s Civil Engineering Advisory Council. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Post-Tensioning Institute; as co-chairman of the Liaison Committee, Texas Council of Engineering Companies/Texas Society of Architects; on the Nominating Committee and the Planning Cabinet of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC); and on the Council of American Structural Engineers Executive Committee, 2000-2004.
In Houston, he focuses his time on business and professional organizations such as the Greater Houston Partnership, a business advocacy organization; AIA Houston; and Theatre Under the Stars. He is the past president of both the Texas Council of Engineering Companies and the Houston Architecture Foundation.
Prior to receiving Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and Master of Science in Engineering Mechanics degrees from Columbia University in New York, New York, Mr. Messer obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Carroll College in Helena, Montana.