Rubina ChaudharyCEO and President
Mrs. Chaudhary has created a culture of collaboration, integrity, and quality in serving MARRS clients. She has supported large transportation and environmental infrastructure programs in the areas of local resource development, and mentoring small emerging businesses in business operations and administration. Her vision for MARRS is simple, “grow together”, with a mission to grow by providing superior service to clients and providing career and professional growth opportunities to her staff.
Mrs. Chaudhary’s active engagement in the professional community includes WBEC West, LA Metro Transportation Business Advisory Council (TBAC), Los Angeles Chapter of National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), among others.
Riaz Chaudhary, PE, QEPPrincipal and COO
With over 45 years in public works, including 30 years in Southern California, Mr. Chaudhary is one of the industry’s most qualified program managers. He has successfully assisted major agencies to achieve their goals for large infrastructure upgrade/renovation capital improvement programs, including Los Angeles World Airports, City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power, Los Angeles Metro, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, San Diego County Water Authority and U.S. Department of Defense among others. He has written papers in professional publication, and presented seminars nationally and internationally through the United Nation Development Program.
Michelle HenryBusiness Development & Marketing Manager
Ms. Henry’s diverse background includes marketing, communications, strategy, and proposal development. She has spent much of her 20 plus years working in the engineering industry. She has the knowledge and understanding of diverse projects, including civil transportation and environmental infrastructure. From 2003 to 2005, Ms. Henry joined the Department of Defense for an 18-month contract where she served as a Public Affairs Officer, both nationally and internationally. She received the Joint Unit Merit medal and the Global War on Terror medal for her exceptional service.
Eric EismannProgram Control Manager
Mr. Eismann has more than 34 years of experience in project controls, project management, reporting, and computer science. For the last 16 years, he is focused on program controls oversight and reporting at the executive management level on complex projects nationally and internationally, including world class mega projects such as the $15B renovation/upgrade of the Los Angeles International Airport. He has developed program control regimes and successfully managed up to 40-person teams in a complex, matrix-organizational structure comprised of multiple contracts and firms. He has facilitated the development of procedures and the implementation of a 500-user program-wide management software, and being responsible for its maintenance staff training and reporting.
Robert Palazuelos, PESr. Resident Engineer/Project Manager
With over 40 years in public works construction, Mr. Palazuelos is an exceptionally qualified project management/construction management (PM/CM) professional for multidisciplinary facility and transportation projects. For the past 25 years, he has focused on the PM/CM services for major projects, comprised of bus system facilities, including pedestrian access, roadways improvements, parking structures, operation and maintenance (O&M) facilities, fueling stations and electric bus charging stations. He has successfully completed PM/CM services for transit facilities-related contracts for several agencies, including Los Angeles Metro, Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), City of Norwalk Department of Transportation, and Foothill Transit.
Dhananjay Kulkarni, PEProject Manager
Dhananjay Kulkarni, a registered Civil Engineer in California, has 15+ years of SoCal experience in Civil and Transportation Infrastructure Development. He has managed projects for City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Metro, Orange County Transportation Authority, San Bernardino County Transportation Authority, Caltrans, and US Navy, NAVFAC SW San Diego. His experience includes D-B-B, D-B, GC/CM projects. This has included LAX Automated People Mover project, I-405 Express Lanes and SR-91 Express Lanes projects; and roadway, active transportation and drainage projects for the City of Los Angeles.
As President-Elect for Orange County Engineering Council, Dhananjay serves to advance, build, and celebrate engineering profession and achievements. He enjoys judging at Science fairs, teaching Physics and Mathematics, attending CES and Aspen Ideas Festival, and participating in discussions and engaging with scientists and scholars around the World.
Gamal Elgaali, PE, CCMSr. Project Construction Manager
Gamal Elgaali is an exceptionally qualified project management/construction management (PM/CM) professional, with over 30 years of experience bridging over all aspects and phases of construction projects, from conceptual and program development through design, construction, close out and commissioning, for multidisciplinary facility and transportation projects. Mr. Elgaali’s experience includes transportation, municipal, recreational, port, and theme parks facilities, roadways and railroads, and oil and gas projects. He has successfully completed major projects ranging in cost from $5 million to over 2 billion for public agencies, general contractors, owners, and public Agencies in the US and internationally.
Mr. Elgaali is a registered civil engineer in California and certified construction manager (CCM), and has a master’s degree in Civil Engineering and an MBA. His experience representing both the owner and the contractor provides him a unique perspective of administering construction contracts for on time and on budget completion.