2010 PSEC Engineer of the Year Awards

The 52nd Annual Puget Sound Engineering Council (PSEC) Engineering Awards Banquet was held Saturday, February 20th, 2010 at 6:00 PM. The event was held at the Museum of Flight at King County International Airport (Boeing Field). 2010 Engineer of the Year Recipients

2010 Engineer of the Year Award Recipients Left to Right: Raymond Walton,
Ronald E. Nece, Karen A. Pavletich, Melissa Wu, Jerremy J. Barbera, Glen J. Bertini

Ron Tober, Deputy CEO of Sound Transit delivered the keynote address. He spoke about the completion of the LINK Light Rail and the future plans for light rail in the Puget Sound Region. Tober has more than 35 years of experience managing transit operations and capital projects, most recently as CEO of the Charlotte Area Transit System, a role in which he oversaw the opening of North Carolina's first light rail line as part of managing an integrated system of bus, paratransit, ride-share and vanpool programs spanning six counties. He previously served as Director of Transit for the Municipality of Metropolitan Seattle (Metro) from 1982 to 1988 and as General Manager and Secretary-Treasurer for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority from 1988 to 1999.

Tober has been active on numerous transit industry committees and served as chair of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and as president of the Ohio Public Transit Association. APTA members recognized him as the Outstanding Public Transportation Manager for 2005, and in October 2008 he was elected to the North Carolina Transportation Hall of Fame. Tober was selected as 1990 Most Valuable Public Official-Special District by City and State magazine. In 1997, The American Society for Public Administration extended him the Ernest J. Bohn Award, its honor for excellence. In 1999, he received the Executive of the Year Award from the Conference of Minority Transit Officials in recognition for his efforts in hiring and promoting minorities and women.

Concluding the evening, PSEC presented the following awards to an outstanding group of engineers possessing remarkable achievements:


Several proclamations were issued to mark the 2010 Engineers Week. See the links below.

Photos from the event are available for viewing and may be found here.