John founded Alliant Engineering, Inc. in 1995 and he is the current President and CEO. He has over 25 years of experience managing projects in both the public and private sectors. Over the course of his career, John has successfully managed hundreds of land development and transportation projects.


For the last 12 years, John has focused on both managing Alliant and engaging in the pursuit of design-build projects. His comprehensive understanding of the design-build process and his ability to facilitate successful working relationships between owners, contractors, and engineers has resulted in a track record of successful project delivery. During project pursuits, John has developed innovative alternative design concepts that have saved millions of dollars on the contractor’s bids and lead to many project awards. John is licensed to provide engineering services in 23 states and he has managed projects locally, nationally and internationally. He is active in many professional organizations including the American Council of Engineering Companies of Minnesota (ACEC/MN, Board of Directors), Minnesota Guidestar (Board of Directors and Executive Committee), Intelligent Transportation Systems of Minnesota (ITS-MN, Former President), Association of General Contractors (AGC), Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), Minnesota Surveyors and Engineers Society (MSES) and Transportation Research Board (TRB).