CCI & Associates Welcomes Neil Smith as Managing Director
July 5, 2019
— Corporate Announcement —
Welcome to the CCI Group of Companies Neil Smith, Managing Director for CCI & Associates Inc.
Mr. Neil Smith’s role will be to further develop CCI & Associates Engineering and EPC capabilities for specialized projects. He will be based out of our Houston office.
Neil graduated, with honors, with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Manchester in 1983. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
Neil brings, to CCI & Associates and its clients, 30 years’ HDD experience in complex, long and large diameter Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) crossings using steel, HDPE and FPVC pipe, at environmentally sensitive sites, in rural and congested urban areas, for shore landings and offshore in open waters. He has been instrumental in enabling the advancement of trenchless technology to benefit the industry and enable optimum project solutions.
Neil has over 30 years’ experience in leading international HDD contracting companies. Before assuming executive management roles, he gained experience in the HDD sector as project engineer, site manager, project manager and general manager. Neil’s accomplishments include building world class companies, delivering many challenging and significant projects (several recognized with industry awards) and the development of niche businesses in marine based HDD crossings (shore approaches and water-to-water crossings).
Neil has won multiple awards for his work with trenchless technology groups. In years past, he has been active in trade specific professional organizations and served as the President of the Directional Crossing Contractors Association.
The CCI Group of Companies are pleased to have Neil join our team.