C O M M I S S I O N N E W S R E L E A S E
Joe Agnello, (724) 755-5262, (724)
March 28, 2003
RITCHEY RECEIVES STATE’S COMMUNITY SERVICE
H. Ritchey, a 20-year Turnpike Commission employee and a Construction
Manager since 1997, received the Community Service award at the
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s annual Senior
Inspector-In-Charge Conference held recently in State College.
51, a resident of Saxton village in Liberty Township, Bedford County, is
president of the Tussey Mountain School Board and was instrumental in a
project to upgrade the high school football facility, which opened for the
also serves as vice president of the St. Luke Cemetery Association and as
a member of the Raven Run Brethren Church’s Pavilion Committee.
are privileged to have Bill as one of our Construction Managers and we are
proud of his accomplishments and service to his community,” said John
Ozimok, the Turnpike’s Construction Engineer Manager.
was one of 12 nominees for the state’s Senior Inspector-In-Charge of
the Year award. The award is given to the Construction
Manager/Resident Inspector who best exemplifies the principles of
partnering, safety, innovation, communication, staff development and
of 11 PENNDOT Engineering Districts across the Commonwealth, as well as
the Turnpike Commission, nominates one candidate for consideration.
began his career at the Turnpike Commission in June 1983 as an Engineering
Assistant in the Construction Department. He has managed numerous roadway,
structure and plaza projects in Districts 1 and 2, covering the first 200
miles of the Turnpike from its western terminus.
under his supervision included a $10.5 million bridge replacement four
miles east of the Somerset interchange, a $6 million expansion of the
Midway Service Plaza, $7 million worth of overhead bridge replacements in
Somerset County and the recent milling and paving project between the
Donegal and Somerset interchanges.
“I like the responsibility of the
position and working in the field with the contractors,” said Ritchey.
Ritchey married the former Anita Koplets in 1971. They have four daughters (the youngest still at home in Saxton) and five grandchildren.
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