Alfred Vitela III, PE, has joined planning, engineering and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) as Program Manager. Vitela will support LAN’s program management business, including the building improvements to campuses within the Alamo Colleges District located in San Antonio, Texas.
Vitela brings over 15 years of experience in engineering, project management and program management to this role. Vitela has worked as a Senior Mechanical Engineer for UT Health in San Antonio, Texas for the past six years. Before that, Vitela worked as a Project Manager and Mechanical Engineer for Northside Independent School District. His career is distinguished by several notable achievements during his tenure with UT Health including the Excellence Award (2022), Extraordinary Impact Award (2021) and Employee of the Year (2019).
Vitela’s responsibilities at LAN will include overseeing various project types ranging from new construction to renovation projects, aimed at enhancing educational environments for LAN’s clients. His role involves program development, project planning, procurement, overseeing construction processes, managing project closeout and facilitating operational handover.
JP Grom, LAN Vice President and Program Management Business Group Director remarked, “Bringing Alfred into our team is a strategic step for LAN. His experience at UT Health San Antonio and his dedication to engineering excellence will greatly benefit our projects at Alamo Colleges. Alfred’s approach aligns seamlessly with our commitment to providing exceptional service in planning, engineering, and program management.”
A Professional Engineer licensed in Texas, Vitela earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).