Eric Wilson, LEED AP has been promoted to Executive Vice President. Coming from his role as Vice President of Environmental Services, Wilson leverages more than 25 years of experience in the environmental consulting industry to take on the new position. His focus on delivering exceptional results and unparalleled client experiences, coupled with his passion for Dudek’s culture, has made Wilson an integral force at Dudek for the past nine years.
“Eric’s new role is part of a long-planned leadership succession process put in place to ensure the continuing viability and sustainability of the firm’s culture and growth strategy,” said Joe Monaco, President and CEO of Dudek. “I can think of no better ambassador for Dudek’s culture than Eric. From his first day here, he has demonstrated not only a proficiency in understanding our culture but has also played a key role in nurturing, developing, and enhancing it.”
As a Board Director, Wilson helped lead Dudek’s recent transition to 100% employee ownership. “Reinvesting our profits in our employees fuels the virtuous cycle at Dudek. Empowered employees do great work, which translates to happy and successful long-term clients,” said Wilson.
Under his leadership, Dudek’s Environmental Practice successfully balanced profitability and growth, averaging over 15% profit margins and 14% net revenue growth. Despite the hurdles imposed by a pandemic, Wilson expanded Dudek’s Environmental Practice by more than 40 new experts and opened a new office in Denver, Colorado.
Wilson’s environmental expertise has shaped many high-profile projects across California, including significant redevelopment projects on the Sunset Strip, rehabilitation of Echo Park Lake, creation of the Rio de Los Angeles State Historic Park and Los Angeles State Historic Parks, and dozens of renewable energy and water infrastructure projects. He has managed more than $50 million in on-call contracts for clients including the California Department of Parks and Recreation, Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation, City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering, City of West Hollywood, and Los Angeles Unified School District.
He will guide 750 in-house experts in his new role as they skillfully navigate complex issues to achieve project goals. The scale and complexity of the challenges Dudek’s clients are facing have never been greater, from the existential threats posed by climate change to the on-the-ground challenges posed by aging water, energy, and transportation infrastructure. “This is a very dynamic and exciting time for our industry and Dudek,” said Wilson. “I’m excited to lead a growing group of Dudekians whose passion for their work delivers benchmark projects and fosters enduring client relationships.”