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Key Staff Members

Richard D. Koury, President and C.E.O.Richard Koury, CEO, founded Koury Engineering & Testing in 1992, and has grown the team at Koury Engineering and Testing to include the best personnel in the industry, with over 130 employees. Having worked as a contractor, he is intimately familiar with the construction process; Mr. Koury also had a distinguished career as an inspector. He held inspection licenses in structural masonry, reinforced concrete, structural steel, and seismic rehabilitation and is on the City of Los Angeles’s deputy inspection advisory committee. Mr. Koury is a known face in the industry, and still maintains contacts with many clients in the Greater Los Angeles area.

Since this time in 1992, Mr. Koury has continued to hire only the most qualified personnel. Only those who are dedicated to the mission of becoming a valued project advisor that equally understands owner concerns and quality assurance requirements get to represent the Koury name. Mr. Koury continues to recruit top individuals on a regular basis to ensure all his projects are staffed with his very best.

Jacques B. Roy, P.E., G.E. Mr. Roy has more than 30 years of experience in the geotechnical field, Mr. Roy has performed a wide variety of geotechnical investigations for earthwork design and construction, including roads, bridges, residential, commercial, recreational, and public facilities. He performs field investigations, data analysis, prepares laboratory programs, supervises laboratory testing, verifies test results and computations, interprets data, and performs geotechnical construction supervision, project management, technical review, and quality assurance. Mr. Roy’s geotechnical expertise includes shallow and deep foundations, conventional and post-tensioned slabs, precast driven and cast-in-place piles analysis, deep fill evaluation and monitoring, landslide evaluation and monitoring, liquefaction prediction, seismic evaluation, lateral pressure estimation, frost heave, expansive soils evaluation, observation and testing during construction, quality control and quality assurance of earthwork during construction.

Matin Noorzay, Project Engineer:Mr. Noorzay has more than 10 years working experience in conducting and monitoring soils investigations at the job site He is experienced in soils investigations, drilling, logging and sampling. Mr. Noorzay has performed site investigations and observation and testing for over 40 school/college sites during the past five years. He has extensive experience in AC Marshall testing, as well as field inspection and testing of subgrade, base material and asphalt. He is currently involved with many areas of pavement reconstruction at the Port of Long Beach (Shore to Ship Power Project). He was extensively involved in street the rehabilitation project for the City of Brea, observing the grinding and testing the overlay of rubberized asphalt, as well as overseeing the construction of a public park (Field of Dream in the City of Perris, a 370-acre park with massive parking lots). Mr. Noorzay also has experience in mechanical and technical drafting.

Armen Gaprelian, P.E., G.E., Project EngineerMr. Gaprelian has over twenty years of experience: fifteen years in geotechnical and engineering consulting, two and a half years in the cement and concrete industry, and two years in the residential construction industry. In his professional career, Mr. Gaprelian has been involved with projects such as transportation and infrastructure projects, various hospital projects, multistory commercial projects, various slope stability projects and other retail and commercial developments. For the past 15 years of his career, Mr. Gaprelian has been directly involved with managing and overseeing the engineering as well as the construction phases of the various projects he has managed.

Ray Roblero, Field and Operations ManagerMr. Raymond Roblero has over 6 years of management and construction experience. He reviews all inspection reports and works closely with the QA/QC Manager to coordinate field and laboratory services. He periodically makes planned and unplanned site visits to ensure inspectors meet the appropriate codes and standards for each project’s requirements. Mr. Roblero also supports all of Koury’s field personnel with either technical support or support to provided calibrated equipment to our technicians in the field. He also manages Koury’s Inspection Control System, which allows the project managers to provide real time budget breakdowns to our clients.

Jasmin Kelley, Project ManagerMs. Kelley has a proven track record of meeting deadlines, being highly organized and efficiently prioritizing and handling multiple tasks. With several years of Project Management experience with Koury, Ms. Kelley manages construction progress and documentation, is in charge of the project’s cost controls, conducts thorough evaluations of change orders, and manages all project billing. In addition, she upholds extraordinary client satisfaction for many of Koury’s high-profile projects by pro- actively managing client requests and needs, organizing the necessary staff to address challenges, and by addressing any client concerns. Ms. Kelley also makes project site visits and facilitates team meetings when needed.

Michele Shams, Controller Ms. Shams has construction management training and knows how to provide essential and orderly information to improve the course of the business. She previously controlled over 450 million dollars in construction loan payouts for a large bank, and has intimate knowledge of the construction and inspection process. Ms. Shams is responsible for all business accounting activities. She prepares financial statements, budget reports, forecasts, cost analysis, and all other financial reporting associated with business progress. She oversees all accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll processes. In addition to her work in accounting, she reviews contracts, project budgets, maintains certified payroll records and insurance certifications. Ms. Shams earned her Bachelor of Science from Cal Poly Pomona and earned a dual Master’s in Business Administration and Accounting and Financial Management from Keller Graduate School of Business Management.