Jerry Paz, PE, is Chief Operations Officer of Molzen Corbin with more than 38 years of experience, including a combined 27 years as a member of the Company’s executive team as well as Branch Manager of the Las Cruces/El Paso Office. He has been responsible for the planning and design of over $350 million in infrastructure improvements in New Mexico and Texas. Mr. Paz’s project experience encompasses the full spectrum of civil engineering, ranging from small residential streets to interstate highways, and from storm sewers and waterlines to complete water and wastewater facilities.
He is currently the Region 6 Director for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), serving in this position since 2020, and he was the previous Region 6 Governor (2016–2018). In addition, Mr. Paz has been active on ASCE’s local level for more than 24 years, serving as the Chairman of the Water Resources Section in 1987 and eventually serving as the New Mexico Section President from 2010–2011.
In addition to his commitment to ASCE, Mr. Paz has volunteered for numerous engineering and community organizations throughout his career, including the American Council of Engineering Companies, New Mexico Society of Professional Engineers, Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society, Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce (Transportation Committee), and the Good Neighbor Environmental Board.
Mr. Paz holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from New Mexico State University. He has remained an active alumnus in the Civil Engineering Department, having been inducted into the Civil Engineering Academy at NMSU in 1998 and serving as a board member (2004–2009) and President (2007–2008).
A Registered Professional Engineer in both New Mexico and Texas, Mr. Paz’s projects are showcased throughout the southwest corridor. He has spearheaded a number of large, visible projects, including the I-10 and I-25 Interchange Project in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and the I-10 Six-Lane Improvements Project that spanned from Las Cruces, New Mexico, to the Texas state border. However, Mr. Paz is equally proud of the less visible projects he has worked on throughout his career that have connected families, provided clean drinking water, and delivered reliable wastewater treatment to improve the overall quality of life within our communities. As a certified Environmental Sustainability Professional, Mr. Paz aims to factor in community, the natural world, and resilience to each of the projects he oversees.