Richard Morales, P.E., F.ASCE, director of engineering for LB Foster Piling, supplier of infrastructure products for worldwide markets, has been elevated to the status of Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.
As director Morales is responsible for technical support and engineering deep foundation solutions for Foster’s national and international sales teams. For the past three decades, his experience has included work as director of major projects for ARAMARK, senior project director for Phelps Dodge Copper Mining, senior project manager for Lockheed Engineering and Sciences at the NASA Johnson Space Center and White Sands Testing Facility, bridge engineer for CALTRANS, and a research structural engineer for the National Bureau of Standards in Gaithersburg, MD. Most recently he has provided technical support to the expansion of the Panama Canal.
Morales is the president of the ASCE Georgia Section. He is the chairman of the Exploring Engineer Academy at Georgia Tech, and is on the nonprofit board of directors for SkillsUSA. He also served on the Georgia Infrastructure Report Card Committee, leading the development of the 2009 and 2014 Georgia Infrastructure Report Cards. In 2015 he was honored to be selected as Georgia’s Engineer of the Year.
Morales has a master’s degree in structural engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and a bachelor’s from the University of New Mexico. He also earned an executive MBA from Thunderbird American Graduate School of International Management. He is a registered P.E. in California, Texas, New Mexico, and Georgia.