Rhaoul A. Guillaume, P.E., F.ASCE 

President and Founder

 1981 - Present
 

Mr. Guillaume, as Principal and Chief Officer, supervises all activities of the corporation which includes the management of all contract requirements. His experience includes client liaison, contract negotiations and administration, project budget, manpower assignments and overall project quality control. He is directly involved with day-to-day as well as long range operations of the firm. He prefers the hands-on approach to management. This is possible because of the family-like, yet professional, atmosphere which prevails at GOTECH. One of Mr. Guillaume's many attributes is his disposition which permits him to be at ease with differing personalities while maintaining strict professional engineering policies and procedures. 

Superdome, New Orleans, LA  1971-75

Under Mr. Guillaume's skillful guidance, GOTECH has established a strong base and root system. Each employee is highly regarded and treated as an indispensable member of the family comprised of highly qualified professional and technical people. Each of these "family members" plays a necessary and vital role at GOTECH. Praise and individual recognition are strong tools in Mr. Guillaume's repertoire.

Mr. Guillaume's work background includes internships during college in Idaho, Wyoming and California in the engineering and surveying industry fields as well as field engineer for a construction company. Highlighting his experiences before GOTECH, was his selection as one of four engineers to represent the owner of Louisiana Superdome construction site. In this capacity he was responsible for monitoring all civil and structural aspects of design, including piling, concrete and steel.

Mr. Guillaume received his BS degree in civil engineering from Marquette University in 1971 where hereceived "The Marquette Engineer" award in his senior year. Additionally Mr. Guillaume received a B.A. degree from Xavier in 1971. He was a member of Chi Epsilon (National Civil Engineering Honor Society), Phi Mu Epsilon (National Mathematics Honor Society) and Sigma Phi Delta (National Professional Engineering Service Fraternity).

 

Professional Experience

Corporate Management -33 Years
Project Engineering - 7 Years
Field Engineer - 5 Years

Professional Education

BA, Xavier University, New Orleans - 1971
BS, Civil Engineering, Marquette University - 1971

Professional Registrations

Civil Engineer
Louisiana #20083
Mississippi #8858

Board Memberships

Baton Rouge Community College Foundation
Pennington Bio-medical Annual Foundation for Excellence Campaign
Whitney Bank Marketing Board

Major Accomplishments

Louisiana Engineering Society, Andrew M. Lockett State Award for civic activities - 2011

Louisiana Engineering Society, Andrew M. Lockett Award for distinguished  civic service by an engineer - 2008, 2009 and 2011

Duke of Karnival Krewe de Louisiane supporting cancer education and research - 2011

Marquette Alumni Recognition - 2009

Rhaoul A. Guillaume, Sr., P.E., F.ASCE and OPUS Dean of Engineering, Stanley V. Jaskolski, Ph.D., Marquette University

Rhaoul A. Guillaume, Sr., P.E., F.ASCE and OPUS Dean of Engineering, Stanley V. Jaskolski, Ph.D., Marquette University

Professional Organizations

Present Memberships

American Society of Civil  Engineers (Fellow Member and Life Member)
American Consulting Engineers Council Of Louisiana
Louisiana Engineering Society  (Board Member)
Louisiana Society of Professional Engineers
Mississippi Society of Professional Engineers
National Society of Professional Engineers
Society of American Military Engineers

Past Involvements

Louisiana Professional Engineering & Land Surveying Board (2004-2011)
Advisory Board for LSU Civil Engineering Department
Engineering Advisory Committee for Scotlandville High School
LADOTD Consultant Selection Advisory Committee
LADOTD Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Advisory Committee
 

Community and Civic Activities

Present Involvements

Baton Rouge City Club
Better Business Bureau of Baton Rouge
Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem
Manresa Retreat (Group Co-Captain)
Sierra Club
Woodgate Subdivision Civic Association Architectural Committee
St. Jude Catholic Church: Parish Finance Committee-Eucharistic Minister-Knights of Columbus\
Rotary Club of Baton Rouge (Paul Harris Fellow)

The Rotary Club recognized Rhaoul A. Guillaume, Sr. for being selected to speak at Marquette University. This billboard message was posted on Interstate 10, westbound between Highland Road and Siegen Lane exits.

The Rotary Club recognized Rhaoul A. Guillaume, Sr. for being selected to speak at Marquette University. This billboard message was posted on Interstate 10, westbound between Highland Road and Siegen Lane exits.

Past Involvements

Alliance for Judicial Excellence
Advisory Board for St. Vincent DePaul Society
Arts and Humanities Council
Baton Rouge Good Growth Committee
Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce Transportation Committee
Kenilworth Subdivision Civic Association President
The United Way Agency Committee
Woodgate Subdivision Civic Association President
St. Aloysius Catholic School: Planning and Development Committee Chairman
St. Joseph's Academy: Facility Planning Committee Chairman - School Board Member-Dad's Club Officer
St. Jude Catholic Church: Long Range Planning Committee Chairman - Building Committee Chairman - Ad-Hoc School Board Member-Parish Advisory Council - Parish Council President - Trustee of the Parish