Mississippi Concrete Industries Association recently inducted Bill Waters of B&B Concrete into the MCIA Hall of Fame and presented lifetime achievement awards to David Trevathan, retired from Key Constructors, and Warren Sawicki of WR Grace at its January Winter Meeting in Tupelo.
Waters received his BS degree in Civil Engineering from Mississippi State University. He served as Past President of the Engineering Advisory Board, as well as the Advisory Board for the Construction and Materials Research Center, and the Civil Engineering Advisory Board at Mississippi State University.
Waters started his career at B&B Concrete in 1960 as a summer worker. After graduation he was employed as a computer systems engineer for IBM for six years. Waters returned to B&B Concrete in 1972 and has held many positions with the company over the past 48 years. He currently serves as Vice President and has held that position since 1988.
Waters has held several positions on the Board of Directors including Past President. He also has been active with the Mississippi Engineering Society, and Mississippi Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Surveyors. He has served on several boards and organizations in the Tupelo area.
Waters and his wife, Sunny, have been married for almost 50 years. They have four children and four grandchildren.
Trevathan received his Civil Engineering degree from Mississippi State University. For 34 years, from 1978 to 2013, Trevathan worked for Key Constructors building concrete structures throughout Mississippi and Louisiana. Trevathan retired in 2013 as the President of Key Constructors. His resume lists some of the largest highway projects in Mississippi including Highway 49 over the Yazoo River, the SPUI at Highway 463 and Interstate I-55, the intersection of Interstate I-55 and I-20 known as the “Stack,” and the state’s first Design-Build job on SR21. His dedication to the Engineer’s Creed along with his personal integrity and vast experience with concrete made him an invaluable resource to the industries of highway construction and concrete construction. Trevathan and his wife, Phyllis, have resided in Madison for over 20 years. They have two sons and two grandchildren.
Sawicki graduated in 1980 from New York Institute of Technology and majored in Criminal Justice. He worked for the FBI for four years in the New York City Field Office. His employment with WR Grace began in December 1979 and he moved to Jackson in 1980. His accomplishments include getting MDOT to approve the usage of superplasticizers which later it became an MDOT requirement in all MDOT bridge decks. Sawicki also introduced the use of hydration stabilizer admixtures for drill shaft concrete applications, which later also became an MDOT requirement. Sawicki has served over 20 years as a volunteer instructor and supplemental examiner for the MCIA/ACI concrete technician certification programs. Sawicki and his wife, Cecilia, have been married 34 years, and they have three children.
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