John Tonner

COO & President, Water Consultants International

John Tonner

COO & President, Water Consultants International

Biography

John B. Tonner is President of Water Consultants International, a leading desalination consulting firm.  Previously he was the Chief Operations and Chief Commercial Officer of a NASDAQ listed company with operations in North America and the Caribbean. Mr. Tonner began working in the desalination and water treatment industry in 1985 and was based in the Caribbean from 1986 until 1991. He has more than 35 years of experience with both thermal and membrane technologies and has patented several reverse osmosis energy recovery techniques.  

Mr. Tonner has provided due diligence oversight services for the some of the largest desalination projects in Asia, Australia and the Middle East. He has been a member of the International Desalination Association since the late 1980s, serving on the Board of Directors from 1999 until 2004. He served as a Director of the American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA) and South Central Membrane Association (SCMA) from 2015-2017. He was a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) Desalination Technical Committee and served on the U.S. National Academy of Science’s Research Committee for Advancing Desalination Technology.