Terry F. Neimeyer, P.E., ENV SP, BCEE, F.ASCE, chairman of the board of KCI Technologies Inc., has been honored by ASCE as the Outstanding Projects And Leaders award winner in management.
The ASCE OPAL awards honor outstanding civil engineering leaders for their lifetime accomplishments. This year’s OPAL leadership award winners will be honored at the OPAL Awards Gala, a virtual event held Oct. 8 as part of the ASCE 2021 Convention.
Neimeyer is recognized for exceptional management skills throughout his professional career. He was named chief operating officer of KCI in 1995, and became CEO in 1999 and chairman of the board the next year. The firm is ranked 48th among top engineering firms in the country by Engineering News-Record. It also won the Baltimore-Based Large Firm of the Year in 2017 in a contest by the Baltimore Sun.
In a number of contexts and on a plethora of committee and industry forums, Neimeyer has been particularly skillful in forming leadership teams and fostering collaboration, whether on behalf of ASCE’s Board of Direction (At-Large Director), Industry Leaders Council (former chairman), or the Sustainability Roadmap.
He has been the principal for many major Maryland and Pennsylvania highway and bridge projects, including Maryland 5 at Coventry Way Urban Diamond Exchange; the I695 Design-Build Lane Expansion; Pennsylvania Turnpike Upgrades and Gettysburg Exchange; design of the Zebra Mussel Protection facilities for Baltimore’s three major drinking water sources; and direction of design efforts of the Konterra Business Campus, a 1,000-acre site featuring over 1 million square feet of office space in Prince Georges County, Maryland.
Neimeyer project-managed the design and construction of the award-winning Inland Bays Regional Wastewater Facility for Sussex County, Delaware, and the award-winning design of the county’s Southern Solid Waste Facility Landfill. As project engineer, he designed many components of a $60 million resource recovery facility known as Delaware Reclamation Project, in New Castle County.
Besides ASCE, he has been very active with the American Council of Engineering Companies, locally and nationally, as well as the Maryland Association of Engineers and the Water Environment Federation. He was named Civil Engineer of the Year in 2001 by ASCE’s Maryland Section. He also served as president of the Design Professionals Risk Control Group of AXA/XL Design Professionals Inc.
Neimeyer has co-authored two technical training manuals for the National Asphalt Pavement Association. He has written prolifically on designing above-ground landfills, protecting Delaware’s Inland Bays through the land treatment of wastewater, and using a dual-chemical treatment process to control the infestation of zebra mussels in Maryland’s waters.
As a past-president of the Maryland Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, his fundraising has contributed to finding a cure for a disease that affects 16 million Americans. He is also a past chairman of both the Maryland and Baltimore Chambers of Commerce and has served on two legislative appointed panels.
He is a professional engineer in Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and North Carolina. Neimeyer graduated with honors and a civil engineering degree from the University of Delaware in 1977.