In March 2012, after completing his 15th term as president, Steve Morrison, P.E., will officially pass the torch to the company's fifth president, Lonnie Howard, P.E.
Lonnie Howard began working for Johnson Engineering in 1994 after completing the University of Florida's graduate program in groundwater and open channel hydraulics.
Currently, the director of our groundwater resources team, Lonnie has also served on the company's Board of Directors for the past seven years.
For more than 18 years, Lonnie
has worked on hundreds of projects for municipalities, utilities, private developers, and agricultural clients.
extensive experience providing clients hydrological and hydrogeological services includes performing hydrogeological investigations, well construction, wellfield design, well abandonments, well rehabilitations, groundwater modeling, hydraulic modeling, hydrologic modeling, computer programming, deep injection well design and construction oversight, water supply planning, utility certification through the Federal Public Service Commission
, and water use permitting for public water supply, irrigation, and dewatering, just to name a few.
has also provided expert testimony before hearing examiners related to zoning cases and before the Governor's cabinet pertaining to water supply and hydrogeology at the Babcock Ranch.
If you want to find Lonnie
outside of Johnson Engineering
, more often than not he'll be in the field standing on the side of his
well drilling rig.
He is a licensed water well contractor, as well as a professional engineer, which gives him unique insight to both sides of groundwater projects.
is passionate about any endeavor he
is a hard working, hands-on leader who isn't afraid to take off his
tie, roll up his
sleeves and get dirty.
has considerable accomplishments and qualifications; his
infectious enthusiasm and his
collaborative experience in developing and innovating water supply solutions provide an essential base for the continued advancement of the company.
isn't drilling wells, he's
spending time with his
large family in LaBelle.
A fifth generation Floridian, raised in Hendry/Glades Counties, Lonnie
is extremely active in his
sits on the Hendry County Construction Industry Licensing Board
and is also a strong supporter of the LaBelle Youth Soccer Association
, LaBelle Junior Pro Basketball and LaBelle Quarterback Club
Lonnie's wife Vanita and their three children can be found at church every Sunday morning and out on Lake Placid spending time with family and enjoying their boat.
is a solution driven leader who will bring Johnson Engineering
into what he
likes to call the 'Solution Generation.' Lonnie will provide leadership and direction in the areas of strategic planning, development and service management.
will work directly with each market leader in building a strong solution-oriented strategic vision for the company's future.