Tom Wacker

Tom  Wacker

Chief Operating Officer

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Tom joined Mortenson in 1986 and currently serves as chief operating officer. He is a member of Mortenson’s senior leadership team, leading operations management and assisting in overall company strategic development. He provides leadership to the company’s High Voltage Transmission Groups, and the San Antonio, Texas and Toronto, Canada offices. Tom earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. In 2000 Tom led the Milwaukee Office, then in 2002 took on the leadership of Mortenson’s energy and infrastructure businesses. Under his leadership, the Renewable Energy Groups have grown tenfold, including the startup of Mortenson’s Canadian, Solar, High Voltage Transmission and Civil operating groups.

His leadership is based on more than three decades of industry experience that includes Mortenson’s wind and solar energy, electrical transmission, and civil projects as well as many large, world-class commercial projects. Trust, communication and commitment to meeting customer expectations are Tom’s most important attributes.


The many projects which Tom has been involved with include:

  • Sweetwater Wind Farm in Sweetwater, TX
  • Cedar Creek Wind Farm, Grover, CO
  • Antelope Valley Solar Project, CA
  • American Family Insurance Headquarters Expansion, Madison, WI
  • JohnsonDiversey Global Headquarters, Sturtevant, WI

Sweetwater 4
Sweetwater Wind Farm Phase 4 - 135 MW Sweetwater, TX View Project
Cedar Creek
Cedar Creek Wind Farm - 300.5 MW Grover, CO View Project
Solar Star I & II
Solar Star I and II Rosamond, CA View Project