Texas exec earns ARTBA’s top honor

By |  October 21, 2020
Photo: David Zachry


The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) bestowed its highest honor, the ARTBA Award, on David Zachry, CEO of San Antonio-based Zachry Construction Corp.

Among the subsidiaries of Zachry Construction Corp. is Capitol Aggregates, which has multiple locations across south, central and West Texas.

According to ARTBA, Zachry is a long-time volunteer leader in the association. He was presented with the award during a special ceremony at ARTBA’s national convention.

The ARTBA Award recognizes individuals for outstanding contributions that advanced the broad goals of the association. Recipients over the years include more than 25 U.S. senators or representatives, two U.S. secretaries of transportation, several governors and dozens of top leaders and executives from government and the private sector of the transportation construction industry.

Zachry was recognized for more than 30 years of professional success at Zachry Corp., as well as for his ARTBA volunteer leadership service as a two-term chairman, senior vice chairman, first vice chairman, vice chairman at-large and vice chairman of the Transportation Development Foundation.

According to ARTBA, Zachry helped develop and advance an innovative revenue and tax reform package aimed at increasing federal transportation infrastructure investment by providing long-term stability for the Highway Trust Fund.

He also launched the Safety Certification for Transportation Project Professionals (SCTPP), the construction industry’s only internationally-accredited safety program. According to ARTBA, the SCTPP seeks to significantly reduce the number of safety incidents that occur in and around U.S. transportation project sites. Nearly 500 industry professionals have earned the certification credential since its late 2016 launch, ARTBA says.

Additionally, Zachry played a major role in moving the ARTBA Women Leaders Council strategic plan forward, the association says.

Kevin Yanik

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Kevin Yanik is editor-in-chief of Pit & Quarry. He can be reached at 216-706-3724 or kyanik@northcoastmedia.net.

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