William Arata joins WGI in Fort Lauderdale Office (December 2018) | WGI

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December 2018

William Arata, WGIWGI is pleased to announce that William “Bill” Arata joined the firm’s Geospatial Division as a senior project manager in its Ft. Lauderdale office. He comes to WGI with almost 40 years of surveying experience.

Bill worked for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for 35 years, specializing in surveys for roadway design and right-of-way mapping. He has worked on most of the state roads from Monroe to Indian River counties.  Most recently, Bill was the FDOT District 6 surveying and mapping administrator.

Moving forward, Bill will utilize his experience by working collaboratively with WGI’s Geospatial group – also taking on the responsibility of managing surveying and mapping projects and developing new business for WGI’s geospatial services in Florida.

“I’m excited to work where I can lend my experience and learn,” he says. “WGI’s pioneering leadership in geospatial technologies will continue to grow the surveying & mapping capabilities here in the Florida market,” he says.

David Wantman, PE, and CEO of WGI, says, “We are extremely lucky to have Bill join our team. His extensive FDOT experience will allow him to successfully manage complex, detail-oriented projects. Furthermore, he has a strong customer focus which seamlessly aligns with WGI’s steadfast commitment to client services excellence.”

Bill has been a registered Professional Surveyor & Mapper since 1992 and is an active member of the Geomatics Engineering Professional Advisory Committee at Florida Atlantic University.


As a multidisciplinary consulting firm, WGI has 14 offices in six states, serving an active client base in over 30 states, specializing in the following disciplines: Land Development/Municipal Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Parking Solutions, Geospatial Services, Subsurface Utility Engineering, Structures, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Sciences, Architecture, Land Planning, and Creative Services. The Zweig Group ranked WGI #11 on its 2018 Hot Firms list and #23 on the 2018 Best Firms to Work For list. South Florida Business Journal ranked WGI #5 on its 2018 Top 25 Engineering Firms, WGI #61 in its 2017 Top 100 Private Companies, and #16 in the $25M and over category as a 2017 “Fast 50” Honoree from the same publication. In 2018, ENR ranked WGI #250 on its list of the Top 500 Design Firms, #24 on its Top Southeast Design Firms, and #10 in the Florida market.  In 2018, WGI ranked #4380 on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. For more information, please visit www.wginc.com.


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