Tom Dittmaier Joins Littlejohn Engineering Associates

Thursday, October 3, 2013
Tom Dittmaier
Tom Dittmaier

Tom Dittmaier has joined the Littlejohn Engineering Associates Knoxville office as a senior project manager.   He will also be serving in the dual role as business manager in the Johnson City office.  

Mr. Dittmaier has over 30 years of experience in the planning, design, and construction of utilities and is an advisor with numerous municipal clients.  He joins the firm bringing his expertise and emphasis on water and wastewater treatment systems to assist the firm’s growing municipal and utility business throughout the southeast.  His experience includes over 12 years’ as a professional in utility management, formerly serving as vice president of Engineering, and director of Operations and Engineering Manager for the Knoxville Utilities Board.  Mr. Dittmaier has a background in capital program planning and management, having successfully managed KUB’s annual capital program totaling up to $100 million in multiple utility sectors.  

“Tom is widely known within the utility community and has a well-deserved reputation for strong leadership and professionalism”, said Scott McDonald, PE, who serves as regional manager for the Knoxville and Chattanooga offices.  "Tom’s broad understanding, background, and experience in the management, design, installation, inspection, operation and optimization of water and wastewater treatment systems for both industrial and, in particular, for municipal clients, will allow us to expand our range of services for current clients, as well as provide opportunities to expand into new markets.”

Mr. Dittmaier said he enthusiastically embraces the dual responsibilities as business manager for the Johnson City office, in addition to his role in Knoxville.  "Tom’s previous key responsibilities in consulting and with KUB have given him a keen awareness of the issues facing the industry and will play a vital role for our clients going forward," said Jim Littlejohn, President of Littlejohn Engineering Associates.  "His eagerness to jump in and provide oversight and technical expertise in Johnson City is refreshing. Our firm has a commitment to the Tri-City region and Tom’s background and expertise is particularly welcome there.  Tom’s addition is an important part of our strategy to continue to expand our operations and technical depth regionally in East Tennessee."  

Prior to joining LEA, Mr. Dittmaier was Knoxville office manager and project manager for Burns and McDonnell, a national firm with expertise serving all facets of the utility, municipal and industrial engineering fields.  He will have the support of a team of engineers, surveyors, environmental scientists, and resident inspectors in both locations. 



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