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TxDOT Names Dan Perry as Paris Area Engineer
Contact: Tim McAlavy
Phone: (903) 737-9213
Date: May 30, 2017

PARISThe Texas Department of Transportation today announced that Dan Perry will serve as Paris area engineer, overseeing construction and maintenance efforts in Lamar, Delta and Red River counties in Northeast Texas.

“Dan has a wealth of experience with TxDOT right here in the Paris District. He will continue to be a valued member of our district team,” said Noel Paramanantham, TxDOT district engineer based in Paris. “He will begin his new duties effective June 1, 2017.”

Perry began his TxDOT career in December 1998 as a design technician in Transportation Planning & Development (TP&D) in Paris, working as a member of the newly-formed bridge design team. He utilized the tuition assistance program and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and industrial engineering from Texas A&M University-Commerce in 2005.

He earned his professional engineer’s license in 2007, and in 2008 became a TP&D supervisor in design, right of way, utilities and plan review. In 2012 he advanced to assistant area engineer for the Paris area office, overseeing construction and maintenance contracts.

Perry and his wife of 18 years, Ellen, a TxDOT maintenance engineer in the Paris District, have three daughters: Grace, 14; Abigail, 11; and Marley, 1. In his spare time, Perry coaches his children in soccer, works in the yard, maintains family land, plays golf and sometimes finds time to fish and hunt. He also serves Grace Lutheran Church as congregation president.


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