President and Chairman of the Board
Walter P. Moore
Ray Messer is President and Chairman of the Board of Walter P Moore. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Walter P Moore is recognized worldwide, emphasizing technical innovation, operational excellence and close and enduring relationships with clients. Under Ray’s direction, the firm has won numerous prestigious awards for engineering solutions and recognition as a “best place to work.”
Ray joined Walter P Moore in 1981 and became president in 1993. At that time, the firm had four offices and provided structural, civil and traffic engineering services. Today, Walter P Moore has approximately 400 professionals in 13 U.S. cities and has expanded to structural diagnostics, transportation engineering, and parking consulting. He has over 35 years of experience in various aspects of engineering design, project management and construction, with a special interest in the interface between design and construction. He is a registered Professional Engineer in four states.
Ray is currently associated with the following organizations:
- Chairs the Board of Trustees of Carroll College in Helena, Montana
- Serves as a board member of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Life/Health Trust
- Serves on the Board of Trustees of the College for All Texans Foundation: Closing the Gaps
- Serves on the Council for Continuous Improvement and Innovation in Texas Higher Education of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
- Serves on the Higher Education Cost Efficiencies Committee of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
- Serves on Texas A&M University’s Civil Engineering Advisory Council
In Houston, he focuses his time on business and professional organizations such as:
- The Greater Houston Partnership, a business advocacy organization
- AIA Houston
- Theatre Under the Stars
He is the past president of both the Texas Council of Engineering Companies and the Houston Architecture Foundation.
Prior to receiving degrees as a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science in Engineering Mechanics from Columbia University in New York City, Ray obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics degree Carroll College in Helena, Montana.