Our People

Our People

Advancing stronger, safer communities begins with a commitment to serving people. We believe strongly the best way to provide our clients the highest level of quality and service is to equip, develop, and serve each member of our team. Our leadership is unified in fostering a supportive, team environment and inspiring our engineers to find innovative, cost-effective, and reliable solutions.  

Headshot of John D. Bleyl, PE - President and CEO of Bleyl Engineering

John D. Bleyl, PE

President and CEO

With over 35 years of experience as a Professional Engineer in southeast Texas, John is well known in the region for quality engineering and honest service. Under his leadership, Bleyl has expanded from our initial office in Conroe in 1997 to additional offices in Bryan, North Houston, and Austin. John's commitment to quality, integrity, and service forms the foundation of our approach to engineering and client service.

John D. Bleyl, PE

President and CEO

Headshot of Derek Wind, PE - Chief Operating Officer of Bleyl Engineering

Derek joined Bleyl Engineering in 2006 and worked as a project manager in our Conroe office until being promoted to Director of Engineering in 2010. Managing an engineering staff of 15-20, Derek was also instrumental in establishing and developing our Hydrology and Hydraulics department. In 2016 he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer and now oversees operations and leadership development across all offices.

Derek Wind, PE, CFM

Chief Operating Officer

Headshot of Ken Walker, CPA - Chief Financial Officer of Bleyl Engineering

Ken has over 30 years of experience with various phases of construction management in the underground utility industry, representing both contractors and engineering firms. He has extensive knowledge and experience regarding contract documents, specifications, and project administration documents. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Texas with in-depth knowledge and experience with accounting practices applicable to municipalities.

Ken Walker, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Headshot of Brad Stafford, Director of Client Services at Bleyl Engineering

Brad has over 30 years of experience serving communities in Northwest Texas and the Brazos Valley. His vast municipal experience includes serving as City Manager for several municipalities, including 15 years with the City of Navasota. Brad brings to Bleyl a wealth of insight and experience in municipal management and a genuine heart for people.

Brad Stafford

Client Services Director

Headshot of Hector Forestier, Public Relations at Bleyl Engineering

After a long career in the United States Air Force, Hector served 25 years in the municipal arena as City Manager for multiple cities in Texas. He brings a seasoned perspective to our public relations and business development. His lifetime of public service and proven commitment to the community serve as a perfect complement to our mission and values.

Hector Forestier

Chief Financial Officer

Headshot of Steve Duncan, PE - Senior Director at Bleyl Engineering

Steve has nearly 30 years of experience serving communities in the Brazos Valley as a Professional Engineer. He has generated numerous comprehensive plans, feasibility reports, and specialized civil engineering studies, and completed hundreds of municipal projects for numerous cities across central Texas. He brings to our team a wealth of insight and experience in municipal services along with a firm grasp of the engineering needs and challenges facing local Texas communities.

Steve Duncan, PE, LEED AP

Senior Director

Advancing stronger, safer communities begins with a commitment to serving people. We believe strongly the best way to provide our clients the highest level of quality and service is to equip, develop, and serve each member of our team. Our leadership is unified in fostering a supportive, team environment and inspiring our engineers to find innovative, cost-effective, and reliable solutions.  

Headshot of John D. Bleyl, PE - President and CEO of Bleyl Engineering

With over 35 years of experience as a Professional Engineer in southeast Texas, John is well known in the region for quality engineering and honest service. Under his leadership, Bleyl has expanded from our initial office in Conroe in 1997 to additional offices in Bryan, North Houston, and Austin. John's commitment to quality, integrity, and service forms the foundation of our approach to engineering and client service.

Headshot of Derek Wind, PE - Chief Operating Officer of Bleyl Engineering

Derek joined Bleyl Engineering in 2006 and worked as a project manager in our Conroe office until being promoted to Director of Engineering in 2010. Managing an engineering staff of 15-20, Derek was also instrumental in establishing and developing our Hydrology and Hydraulics department. In 2016 he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer and now oversees operations and leadership development across all offices.

Headshot of Ken Walker, CPA - Chief Financial Officer of Bleyl Engineering

Ken has over 30 years of experience with various phases of construction management in the underground utility industry, representing both contractors and engineering firms. He has extensive knowledge and experience regarding contract documents, specifications, and project administration documents. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Texas with in-depth knowledge and experience with accounting practices applicable to municipalities.

John D. Bleyl, PE

President and CEO

Derek Wind, PE, CFM

Chief Operating Officer

Ken Walker, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Headshot of Brad Stafford, Director of Client Services at Bleyl Engineering

Brad has over 30 years of experience serving communities in Northwest Texas and the Brazos Valley. His vast municipal experience includes serving as City Manager for several municipalities, including 15 years with the City of Navasota. Brad brings to Bleyl a wealth of insight and experience in municipal management and a genuine heart for people.

Headshot of Hector Forestier, Public Relations at Bleyl Engineering

After a long career in the United States Air Force, Hector served 25 years in the municipal arena as City Manager for multiple cities in Texas. He brings a seasoned perspective to our public relations and business development. His lifetime of public service and proven commitment to the community serve as a perfect complement to our mission and values.

Headshot of Steve Duncan, PE - Senior Director at Bleyl Engineering

Steve has nearly 30 years of experience serving communities in the Brazos Valley as a Professional Engineer. He has generated numerous comprehensive plans, feasibility reports, and specialized civil engineering studies, and completed hundreds of municipal projects for numerous cities across central Texas. He brings to our team a wealth of insight and experience in municipal services along with a firm grasp of the engineering needs and challenges facing local Texas communities.

Brad Stafford

Director of Client Services

Hector Forestier

Public Relations

Steve Duncan, PE, LEED AP

Senior Director

Headshot of Mike Kelly, PE - Director of Engineering at Bleyl Engineering

Mike has 22 years of experience in civil engineering in southeast Texas. With Beyl since 2006, MIke has worked extensively with municipalities, utility districts, and private developers on a broad range of civil design projects. As Director of Engineering, he provides supervision support to leadership and Quality Assurance/ Quality Control for a majority of the projects completed by our Conroe office.

Headshot of Mark Adam, PE, - Senior Director and North Houston Regional Manager at Bleyl Engineering

Mark is a licensed professional engineer and registered professional land surveyor with over 40 years of municipal experience. His experience includes owning and operating a civil engineering and land surveying firm in the Houston area for 22 years. As Senior Director and Regional Manager, Mark provides oversight and QA/QC for all projects out of our North Houston office.

Headshot of Tim Wolff, PE - Bryan/College Station Regional Manager at Bleyl Engineering

With over 19 years of experience in civil engineering and land surveying, Tim was formerly the Stormwater Engineer for the City of San Angelo. He has extensive design, assessment, and construction experience, and has managed civil engineering design and consultation for numerous public and private projects. With Bleyl since 2014, Tim serves as Regional Manager at our Bryan office.

Mike Kelly, PE

Director of Engineering

Conroe

Mark Adam, PE, RPLS

Senior Director, Regional Manager

North Houston

Tim Wolff, PE, CFM

Regional Manager

Bryan/College Station 

Headshot of Steve Ihnen, PE - Austin Regional Manager at Bleyl Engineering

As former co-owner of Garrett-Ihnen Civil Engineers for over 20 years in Austin, Steve has extensive experience in commercial and residential site development. He also has vast experience working in all central Texas jurisdictions in and around Austin. Steve leads our Austin team as Regional Manager.

Headshot of Jason Rodgers, PE - Austin Assistant Regional Manager at Bleyl Engineering

Jason has over 27 years of experience in civil engineering with a focused emphasis on site development projects. His experience includes multi-family, office, retail and fast-food restaurants in the central Texas area. He provides Client Management and Project Management for projects out of our Austin office.

Headshot of Steffanie DeLoss, PE - Land and Site Department Manager at Bleyl Engineering

Steffanie has 20 years of civil engineering experience in southeast Texas. She joined Bleyl in 2013 as a Project Manager. Her experience includes numerous projects in land and site development as well as public water, wastewater, roadway, and drainage. In 2016, she was promoted to Department Manager of Land & Site Development. Steffanie provides oversight and quality control for our Conroe team of land and site engineers.

Steve Ihnen, PE

Regional Manager

Austin

Jason Rodgers, PE

Assistant Regional Manager

Austin

Steffanie DeLoss, PE, CFM

Department Manager

Land and Site Development

Headshot of Travis Walker, PE - Public Works Department Manager at Bleyl Engineering

After interning at Bleyl throughout college, Travis joined Bleyl Engineering in 2013 following graduation. As a Project Manager, he has gained experience in a broad range of civil projects with a focused emphasis on municipal and county clients. A natural leader, Travis serves as primary Engineer for several Cities and Districts in Montgomery County. He provides oversight and quality control for our Conroe team of municipal engineers.

Headshot of David Besly, PE - Transportation Department Manager at Bleyl Engineering

David has over 25 years of experience in planning, design, modeling, and management of a variety of transportation projects. His expertise includes schematic design, roadway design, drainage design, traffic operations studies and design, and the development of plans, specifications, and estimates for cities, counties, and TxDOT. He is TxDOT precertified in numerous categories and has authored technical publications and policy efforts.

Headshot of Pat Riley - Department Manager of Construction Services at Bleyl Engineering

With over 25 years of experience in public service and municipal management, Pat has served in Cities, Water Districts, and the U.S. Airforce (Civil Engineering Red Horse.) He is a Certified Public Manager and holds two TCEQ licenses: A Water and B Wastewater. His extensive experience gives him a unique perspective on the engineering construction needs of municipalities and private development.

Travis T. K. Walker, PE

Department Manager

Public Works

David Besly, PE

Department Manager

Transportation

Pat Riley

Department Manager

Construction Services