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Margarita Takou, Ph.D., P.E.


Margarita Takou, Ph.D., P.E.

Technical Resources Manager

Ph.D. in Structures and Applied Mechanics

The University of Texas at Arlington

Bachelor and Master of Science in Structural Engineering

National Technical University of Athens


Currently based in Irving, Texas, she has been working for the ACPA since September of 2016. As Technical Resources Manager, she works with members and engineers on any technical items related to concrete pipes and boxes. She manages the QCast program and is also a committee staff liaison between Research, Quality, and Safety. She is helping with Technical Committee Help with their database transition from IMIS to Hubspot, she enjoys automating/programming anything she can. Her day-to-day work consists of making appointments for projects, calls, and conference calls as well as checking emails as needed. She divided her day between tedious tasks to get out of way in the morning and work on the enjoyable tasks passionately in the afternoon time. 

"Contributing to society with continuous improvement in every aspect related to production and design of precast culvert products which are an integral part of every city, small town, and suburban area. The footprint and impact of our work in the concrete pipe industry are literally reflected around the globe and I feel very inspired to keep contributing to the improvement of our industry. I am also inspired by the people I work with. There is a lot of support and space for young professionals to grow in the industry." 

Fun Fact: She loves traveling, reading, and spending time with her husband and kids. She enjoys being outdoors as well, she is jogging, biking, or exploring trails with her little son.