John is the executive vice president of Stantec’s global Water business, providing strategic direction for the planning, design, delivery, and operation of water-related infrastructure for public and private entities. With more than 25 years of water industry executive and front-line engineering experience, John has previously been responsible for the operations of Stantec’s North America Water business line and its water conveyance sector. Under John’s leadership, Stantec’s Water business has continued to grow and deliver best-in-class operating results. His notable business achievements include the successful integration of strategic acquisitions including MWH Global, and Stantec’s emergence as the #2 ranked Trenchless Technology and Tunneling business.
Technically, John as focused on water conveyance planning and design, the specialized hydraulics of gravity collection and pressurized distribution systems, and the delivery of major water conveyance and pumping facility projects. His experience includes helping to reduce hurricane storm damage and flooding risk for the City of New Orleans with the US$645 million design-build Permanent Canal Closures and Pumps project—one of the largest resiliency-focused drainage pumping systems in the world. He has participated in the analysis and detailed design for many of Stantec’s large conveyance projects, including the raw water delivery systems for the 1,800 MLD (475 MGD) Seymour Capilano Filtration Plant and 1,192 MLD (315 MGD) Tesla Water Treatment Facility.
John has a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the University of New Brunswick and a master of engineering degree in civil engineering (water resources) from the University of Alberta.