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April 13, 2016

Chandler names new Municipal Utilities Director

John KnudsonChandler Acting City Manager Marsha Reed announced that John Knudson has been selected as the City’s new Municipal Utilities Director, replacing Dave Siegel who retired in October 2015.

“John offers the expertise and relationships to effectively lead our utilities department,” Reed said. “He brings unique knowledge of managing water resources, completing major capital improvements and delivering outstanding service for Chandler businesses and residents.”

Knudson has worked for Chandler’s Municipal Utilities Department for 13 years, serving as the Utilities Engineering Manager for the past five years. He has implemented the department’s capital improvement program and managed over $900 million in construction projects since joining the City.

Prior to that, he served as Operations Engineer for the Arizona-American Water Company (2001-2003), District Manager and Contracting Engineer for the Layne Christensen Company (1992-2001) and worked in the construction industry on large dam and subway projects to provide contract administration and engineering support (1986-1992). 

Knudson is a graduate of Arizona State University and a licensed professional engineer in Arizona. He also is a licensed water and wastewater operator in Arizona. He is a current member of the Arizona Water Association, American Society of Civil Engineers and American Public Works Association.

He began his new post April 12, 2016.