Douglas Eichorst, P.E., is the district engineer for TxDOT's Lubbock District.
The district comprises 17 counties: Bailey, Castro, Cochran, Crosby, Dawson, Floyd, Gaines, Garza, Hale, Hockley, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Parmer, Swisher, Terry and Yoakum.
He has 21 years of TxDOT experience and previously was the Midland Area Engineer and the Odessa District design engineer.
Eichorst joined TxDOT's Abilene District as an engineering assistant in August 1987 after receiving his bachelor's degree in civil engineering technology at Texas A&M University. He also earned a bachelor's degree from Texas A&M in 1984 in civil engineering.
He was promoted to assistant area engineer in 1990, and in 1994 he took over as the Abilene District design engineer. In 1997, Eichorst moved to the Odessa District as the Pecos area engineer, and in 1998 he was promoted to Midland area engineer. In 2005 he was presented with the Gibb Gilchrist Award in recognition of outstanding service in highway engineering with TxDOT.
He received his license as a professional engineer in 1993.
He and his wife Karen have four children, Trey, Dirk, Kaelee and Kelly.