Engineering firm opening new office in Huntingburg

Commonwealth Engineers, Inc. (Commonwealth) announced hiring John Wetzel, PE, as a new Senior Project Manager starting on July 22. Additionally, Mr. Wetzel will be stationed in and lead a new Commonwealth office in Huntingburg, which will officially open in the fall of 2024.

The new office will be at 511 E. 4th Street, Suite 200, Huntingburg. It is part of the company’s ongoing efforts to serve its clients better and support its growing team, the company reported.

Wetzel has more than 30 years of expertise in water resource consulting engineering as the former president of an engineering firm, a Project Manager and Engineer.

He has extensive experience working with Regional Water and Sewer Districts, Conservancy Districts, Non-Profits, and Municipalities on local and regional (multi-county) water and wastewater projects. Additionally, Mr. Wetzel has been instrumental in assisting with the financing of many of these projects by working directly with funding agencies such as USDA-RD, IFA, SRF, EDA, CDBG, and more. 

Wetzel graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and has been a member of the American Water Works Association for over 25 years. His experience with the planning, design and construction of water resource projects has earned him multiple ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards. 

Mr. Wetzel will be leading an engineering team in Huntingburg to drive innovation and enhance our offerings in and around the Huntingburg regional service area, said the company in a press release.

“We are excited to welcome John Wetzel to our team,” said Al Stong, PE, President of Commonwealth Engineers. “His engineering and leadership experience and proven technical track record make him a valuable addition to our company as we continue to grow and expand.”