Safely Building Infrastructure Takes A Total Team Effort
(3rd Quarter 2009)
A Message From
Leo A. Vecellio, Jr.
Vecellio Group, Inc. President, Chairman
Building and maintaining transportation infrastructure takes a total team effort. So does keeping everyone safe in and around our job sites.
We applaud the efforts of our operating units for keeping their focus on safety and reaching impressive safety milestones.
We cant do it alone, however. We also call on the traveling public to take seriously the obligation we all share to drive cautiously around road construction work.
Employee safety training and maintenance of traffic programs are designed to protect workers and the traveling public. And they will if motorists will drive with caution and awareness as they pass road improvement projects.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and families of needless work zone tragedies as America builds and maintains its critical transportation infrastructure.
Drivers everywhere, youre part of the team, too. We need you to be cautious and alert as you proceed through road construction zones!
Professor Paul E. Torgersen, an Industrial Engineer whose career at Virginia Tech spans 43 years, including 20 years as a Dean and seven as University President, is the presenter of this years Vecellio Lecture, held at the university in October.
Torgersen is a Fellow of both the Institute of Industrial Engineers and the American Society of Engineering Education. An internationally published author, he has also signed 62,191 diplomas during his terms as Dean and President.
The annual lecture series is sponsored by an endowment from the Vecellio Family Foundation and individual family members, in support of the Vecellio Construction Engineering and Management Program at the school. Several family members are Virginia Tech alumni, including the late Leo Vecellio, Sr. (class of 1938), Leo Vecellio, Jr. (1968) and Michael Vecellio (2001).
The Vecellio endowment also supports scholarships, fellowships and a full professorship at the school.