In March, VDOT named Robbie Prezioso, P.E., as the new State Maintenance Engineer. Robbie replaces Branco Vlacich, who retired at the end of 2020. Below is an excerpt from the announcement email from VDOT’s Kevin Gregg:
I am pleased to announce the selection of Robbie Prezioso as our new State Maintenance Engineer. He will take ownership of State Maintenance effective March 25. Robbie will lead our State Maintenance Program with urgency and purpose and make the changes needed to ensure we are consistent and well prepared for tomorrow and into the future. In many ways, Robbie will help us get back to basics in our statewide maintenance program and take ownership of the metrics established in our Comprehensive Review.
Robbie, a proud Virginia Tech graduate, started his VDOT career as a co-op student while attending Va Tech. He became a full-time employee as an engineer trainee in Lynchburg District. He has benefitted from opportunities to work in the residencies of Richmond District, as well as 10 years in the Maintenance Division. Over the last five years, Robbie has led the maintenance program for the Fredericksburg District. He lives in the Richmond area with his wife, Rose. In his free time, Robbie enjoys volunteering at his church, visiting his daughter at WVU, and playing golf.
Robbie will replace Branco on the VDOT-VAA Paving Leadership Group and be involved in various industry-VDOT initiatives. We look forward to working with him and his Maintenance Division staff in fulfilling VDOT’s mission.