MARK DONNER, P.E.

Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer
Laramie, WY
Year Joined: 2002

Mark

A desire to be close to the activities I love brought me to Trihydro, but the people I work with led to my long-term commitment to the company. 

My decision to become an engineer was not shaped by one defining moment, but rather by my personality and strong aptitude for math-related subjects.  As a young kid, I had aspirations of being the leader of the free world.  Really the only thing that stood in my way was shyness - I had an extreme aversion to talking with new people.  As I grew older, I realized a path to the presidency might mean I would have to interact with people I did not know, and that a career related to math might better suit me. Fortunately, at the time I did not realize that engineering would require more writing than math.

I earned my engineering degree at Colorado State University, where I met my wife of 20+ years.  We actually met during concrete lab and our first date was a road trip to Winnipeg, Canada to participate in a concrete toboggan competition; really about as romantic as you can get.  My family and I have always stayed in the Rockies where we are close to family and can spend our free time enjoying the mountains – camping, hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling.  My affinity for the outdoors has really shaped my engineering career – my focus has been on water resources and mine reclamation and other natural resources aspects of engineering.  This attraction to the outdoors is also what ultimately brought me to Laramie and Trihydro in early 2002. 

Since joining Trihydro, I have enjoyed watching both my family and the company grow.  A desire to be close to the activities I love brought me to Trihydro, but the people I work with led to my long-term commitment to our company.  I have built some remarkable friendships with both co-workers and clients.  I have been a part of Trihydro’s growth and success and have watched as co-workers have achieved both professional and personal goals.  Trihydro has really become more of a family for me than simply the place where I work.

I currently serve as Trihydro’s Chief Operating Officer and focus my attention on supporting our Core Business Units and evaluating opportunities to further develop our extraordinary staff and optimize our operations.  My time outside of work is devoted to my family and outdoor pursuits.  My wife and I spend a great deal of time shuttling the boys to and from activities or sitting on bleachers watching the current season’s sport.  I have really enjoyed the latest life stage that has seen our boys transition from young kids that require effort to corral to companions that spend countless hours engaged in activities I love.      

I am very excited to continue to watch both Trihydro and my family grow and evolve over the coming years. 

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