Robert Stachel, P.E.
Executive Vice President
Robert Stachel is the executive vice president and Co-Founder of HRV. Robert has dedicated his career to the improvement of our country’s bridges and roads. Establishing HRV has provided him the place to continue in the career where he insists he’s just “having fun every day”. He is a licensed Professional Engineer, has acquired many other technical certifications, and has over 35 years of experience in the industry including inspection, inspection management and coordination. Through the years, Robert has visited nearly every major steel fabrication facility in the United States and is often sought out for his expertise when clients are faced with complex issues dealing with bridge materials fabrication. As the executive vice president for HRV, he supervises and oversees the HRV’s operations team, which includes service line managers, project managers, and project administrators who are managing and servicing contracts to provide inspection and construction management services.
Giving back to his profession is a priority and source of enjoyment for Robert. He is an active contributor to the American Welding Society and sits on the AWS D1.5 Committee, contributing to the bridge welding code. Additionally, he participates in and volunteers his time to the National Steel Bridge Alliance. In 2013, Robert was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Association for Bridge Construction & Design for his years of contribution and service to the bridge industry.
As the project manager for the Pittsburgh Section of Engineers Without Borders, Robert was instrumental in the completion of the Ecuador Water Project in Tingo Pucara, Ecuador; a water supply and distribution project, a nearly one-mile water supply line over a 1,000-foot elevation change, and a home water supply network. The project was awarded the 2012 EWB-USA Premier Project Award, and Robert was recognized by the American Society of Civil Engineers with the “Service to the People” award. Robert continues his involvement with the EWB and is embarking on a new, more complex project in Ecuador for the continued distribution of water to indigenous communities of the Andes Mountains.