Our Team

Joel Wilson

Founder, President and Optimization Specialist

Joel Wilson is a collection system planning specialist and industry leader in optimization. He has over 15 years of diverse experience in wastewater collection systems modeling, calibration, strategic planning, alternatives analysis, and optimization. He currently provides services to customers in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. In 2006, Optimatics engaged Joel to lead the… Read More

Michael E. Canning

Water Optimization Team Leader and Quality Control Lead

Mike Canning has more than 23 years of experience as a manager and engineer in water and wastewater hydraulic modeling, master planning, and optimization. Mike was Regional Manager and Senior Engineer in Optimatics’ Chicago office from 2003 to 2010.  In these roles he managed water and wastewater optimization studies, provided quality control for reports and… Read More

David F. Garcia, Jr.

Wastewater Strategic Planning and Optimization Engineer

Over the course of his 13 years as a collection systems infrastructure planning engineer, David Garcia has gained diverse experience and mastery in hydraulic modeling, strategic master planning, flow analysis, asset management, and condition assessment. David began his career in wastewater collection systems by performing condition assessment and flow monitoring. He brings the unique perspective… Read More

Andrew Faulkner

Hydraulic Modeller, Strategic Planning and Optimization Engineer

Andrew Faulkner is a water and wastewater infrastructure planning engineer with over 12 years of experience in water distribution and collection systems modeling, strategic planning, and alternatives analysis. He has worked extensively with high-profile water utilities and engineering consultants. Throughout his career in the public and private sectors, Andy has primarily specialized in water and… Read More

Andrew Rickert

Hydraulic Modeller and GIS Analyst

Andrew Rickert joined the WCS Engineering team in 2016 as a hydraulic modeler and GIS analyst.  He has extensive experience in natural resource management with a chief focus on catchment management including freshwater, coastal, and marine areas.  At WCS, Andrew has gained substantial experience in water and wastewater hydraulic modeling, GIS analysis, and optimization using… Read More

Teila Wilson

Director of Administration

Teila Wilson has over 12 years of business administration and financial management experience. She successfully owned and managed several retail businesses prior to joining the WCS team in 2011. Teila is responsible for project administration and financial oversight at WCS.  

Alvaro Canizares

Graduate Engineer

Alvaro Canizares joined the WCS Engineering team in 2019 as a graduate engineer. Alvaro is a proactive, resourceful, and innovative junior engineer with a strong background in software programming and undergraduate experience in hydraulic model development and calibration. Alvaro has undertaken the WCS Optimization Training Program which requires him to repeat all key tasks from… Read More