Ron serves as the Executive Vice President at QK (formerly Quad Knopf), a 100 person multi-disciplined consulting firm headquartered in Visalia, California with five offices located between Sacramento and Bakersfield.


QK provides Civil Engineering Design & Construction Management, Land Surveying & GIS, Urban Design & Landscape Architecture, Biology & Environmental Permitting and Planning services to both public and private clients throughout California. Since 1972, QK has successfully delivered hundreds of projects for our clients in the following market sectors: Municipal & Governmental Agencies, Oil & Gas, Public Utilities, K- 12 School Districts and higher education, Special Districts (Irrigation, Water & Wastewater), and Land Development.


Ron is a Past President and active Executive Board member of the ACEC San Joaquin Valley Chapter. He also serves on numerous professional and community boards, including as the Chair of the Saint Agnes Medical Center (SAMC) Foundation, SAMC Men's Club President, Building Industry

Association Executive Board and Chair of the St. Anthony's School Golf Tournament Committee.

Meet your regional ACEC RT Trustees.

Working together to provide fiduciary oversight specific to your area.

Ron Wathen, P.E.

ACEC RT Trustee

QK, Inc.

901 East Main Street

Visalia, CA 93292

PHONE: (559) 733.0440