Mr. Bard serves as the Vice President, Engineering for Centric. During his time at Centric, he has helped streamline the operations of Centric and helped the company efficiently execute on its strategic growth projects.
Richard has served in a variety of capacities at the company, but he is primarily responsible for the design and layout of fiber optic and natural gas systems. He manages key relationships with builders & developers and is responsible for the procurement of permits and franchise agreements, the negotiation and acquisition of surface and subsurface easements, and works to ensure design layouts maximize land-use. Mr. Bard is also responsible for working with Centric’s field operations team to ensure timely commencement of construction and services are delivered seamlessly.
Prior to joining Centric Infrastructure, Mr. Bard worked as the Land and Site Development Group Manager for BGE, a national civil engineering firm. Prior to that he was a Land and Site Development Project Manager for a civil engineering firm in the Houston area.
Mr. Bard holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech University. Mr. Bard is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Texas. Outside of work, Mr. Bard enjoys spending his time outdoors and with his wife and son.