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and adoption of innovative practices
and technologies to realize the highest business value throughout the life
cycle of capital assets.

2008 Recipients

Gary Barnes

Gary Barnes, of Bechtel Corporation, is known for his extraordinary work in developing, instituting, and operating Fiatech's process to manage and coordinate all technical projects under the Capital Projects Technology Roadmap. His deft hand and diplomatic ways, combined with his dedication, have helped to engage experts from Fiatech in the selection and coordination of these projects.

Rob P. DeCarlo

Rob DeCarlo, of Bechtel Corporation, is the software development architect and lead for all development activities in Fiatech's Camelot project. In addition to his technical contributions, DeCarlo's planning and drive has enabled the diverse software development teams to work effectively on a worldwide scale. The Camelot project is seen as a success because of his leadership and knowledge.

Darius Kanga

Darius Kanga, of Bechtel Corporation, has served in a key role on the Fiatech Camelot project. He has been invaluable in supporting the software development teams in their use of ISO 15926. Kanga is involved in the Reference Data System and Work-in-Progress Yellow Belt Training. He also is the developer of the first WIP Editor.

Steve Makredes

Steve Makredes, of Target Corporation, is a strong believer in members of Fiatech having a common vision. Makredes' strong support of Fiatech's Streamlining Project has helped in reforming, reengineering, and revising the U.S. building and land use regulatory process by encouraging the 40,000 municipalities to automate their permitting processes.

Todd Sutton

Todd Sutton, of Zachry Construction, has had a long-time commitment to Fiatech's activities in the Smart Chips Projects. He also has been instrumental in bringing new technologies and tools to the attention of the construction industry. He is adept at identifying applications that will increase both productivity and business value.

Bob Wible

Bob Wible, Fiatech Streamlining Project Manager, is a key player in getting the 40,000 U.S. municipalities into the digital age with permitting and building and land use regulatory processes. Wible is unsurpassed in influencing these municipalities. Despite political and technical challenges in the process, his efforts are bringing about a welcomed change.