ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Aug. 9, 2022) – Wilson & Company Inc., Engineers & Architects, welcomes John D’Antonio Jr., PE, as the water resource business development manager based at the company’s Albuquerque headquarters to lead the growth of the water resource services in the Southwest region.
“We are excited to have John join the team in this key role,” said Dan Aguirre, PE, CFM, senior vice president at Wilson & Company. “John brings tremendous experience in New Mexico and beyond. He has strong leadership and strategic planning skills, which combined with his technical knowledge, makes him an incredible asset to Wilson & Company as we grow our water resource services throughout the region.”
D’Antonio brings more than 40 years of experience in water resources engineering and regulation, water policy, water rights, infrastructure funding, water planning, dam safety, acequia rehabilitation, and construction. D’Antonio was the New Mexico State Engineer and Secretary of the Interstate Stream Commission under three different Governors and developed key relationships with the local, state, federal, and Tribal governments and helped negotiate three key Indian Water Right Settlements in New Mexico. These settlements have led to nearly $2 billion in infrastructure improvements and, more importantly, adjudicated Tribal water rights while bringing wet water to many Tribal communities and reducing conflict for competing water resources between Indian and non-Indian communities.
Additionally, D’Antonio has an equally strong background in coordinating planning, design, cost engineering, construction, and environmental restoration of many federal projects while focusing on key milestones and deliverables, with NEPA compliance to complete projects on schedule and within budget. In his 22 years with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), D’Antonio has served in the positions of hydraulic design engineer; chief of hydraulics, hydrology, sedimentation, and floodplain analysis; project manager for civil/military/international and interagency support; deputy district engineer for programs and project management; and senior executive service roles as the program director for the USACE South Pacific Division and regional business director for the USACE South Atlantic Division.
In this role, D’Antonio will identify opportunities to expand our services and offer clients expert results built upon Higher Relationships through discipline, intensity, collaboration, shared ownership, and solutions.
Wilson & Company’s water resource team offers a full spectrum of engineering services and innovative solutions that protect, enhance, reuse, store, and mitigate water. Services include stormwater system planning and design; flood control, dams, levees, and channels; water, wastewater, and reuse systems; and utility and drainage master planning.