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MACE Recognizes Hargrove Teammates

Jan 21, 2016

The Mobile Area Council of Engineers (MACE) presented two Hargrove Engineers + Constructors Teammates with awards as part of their annual recognition program. J. Harris Oswalt Jr., P.E., LEED AP, was awarded Mechanical Engineer of the Year, and Chris L. Carroll-Vasquez, P.E. received the honor of being named Civil Engineer of the Year. These awards recognize those who have contributed significantly to the engineering profession and to the technological and economic development in the Mobile area, the region, the nation, and the world throughout their engineering career.

Harris Oswalt Jr. serves as a mechanical/refining project engineer for Hargrove Engineers + Constructors, leading the mechanical effort on projects up to $60MM in Chevron’s Pascagoula, Mississippi refinery. These projects support Chevron in their continual maintenance and improvements to ensure petroleum products meet market quality requirements in a safe and environmentally conscious way. As refining mechanical engineer, Oswalt provides project leadership in developing estimates, the design of systems, specifying equipment, and coordination with installation contractors. Prior to joining Hargrove, Oswalt served on the MEP procurement team and as a project manager for a general contractor that generated more than $1.5B in revenue per year. He is a professional engineer in six states and a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) accredited professional. Oswalt is a young adult program leader at Government Street Presbyterian Church, volunteers with the YMCA Big Brother Big Sisters program, and is an officer in the Vanderbilt University Mobile Alumni Chapter. He lives in Mobile with his wife Hunter and daughter Eleanor.

Chris Carroll-Vasquez serves as civil/structural engineering leader for Hargrove Engineers + Constructors, overseeing 35 civil/structural engineers, designers, and surveyors in the Mobile office. He has also served as project manager, lead civil/structural engineer on major capital projects of more than $100MM, and chemical industry leader for Hargrove. Carroll-Vasquez recently completed the front-end through start-up of a $65MM TIC chemical resins multifunction line expansion that included a 3-story process structure. He is a licensed professional engineer in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi. Carroll-Vasquez holds a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Alabama. Carroll-Vasquez is an active member of Saint Mary Catholic Church where he has served on the parish council, the school board, and the church building committee. He is active in the Knights of Columbus, and coaches soccer and the girls’ volleyball team with his wife, Mary. They live in Mobile and have three children, Mason, Nicholas and Aiden.

“We are so proud to have these two outstanding professionals as part of the Hargrove Team,” said Roy Duncan, Hargrove’s Mobile Operations Leader. “They couldn’t be more deserving of these prestigious accolades. They serve as great examples of leadership and discipline to our office, and our compay as a whole.”

Oswalt and Carroll-Vasquez will both be honored, along with other MACE award recipients, at a formal ceremony at the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center on Thursday, February 25, 2016, beginning at 6 p.m. The ceremony is scheduled to take place during National Engineers Week (Feb. 21-Feb. 27), which celebrates the way in which engineers make an impact in our community and in our lives.

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