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W.D. Watson,


A graduate of both Texas A&M University and California Coast University, WD Watson holds a Ph.D. of Philosophy and several Professional certifications as a Registered Professional Land Surveyor in Texas and New Mexico, and as a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas.

With more than 52 years’ experience, WD Watson first began his career working for Humble Oil and Refining Company in Tyler, Texas and later moved to Seminole Construction Company in Lubbock, Texas, and then on to Mobil Oil Corporation in Midland, Texas. WD Watson then created his own successful company, Watson and Associates of Midland, Inc., which is now known as Watson Professional Group Inc.

Career Accomplishments:

Authored Paper: “Trouble Shooting Compressor Foundations” published by the Oil & Gas Journal, 1988

Seminar Leader: “Trouble Shooting Compressor Foundations” held throughout the United States of America, 1988 to present

Tutorial Leader: Gulf South Compression Conference, LSU, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1988,

Power Machinery and Compression Conference, University of Houston, Houston, Texas, 1988 and 1992

Guest Lecturer: Graduate School, Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas and University of Houston, Houston, Texas, 1988 to 1992.



Thais Watson Ahlstrand,
RPLS, MBA, Project Manager


After graduating in 2003 from Marymount University with a BA in Interior Design, she worked as a Junior Designer in a high-end hospitality design firm in McLean, Virginia. In 2005, she moved back to Texas and began her career in surveying and became a Texas Registered Professional Land Surveyor in 2012. She specializes in Oil and Gas, ALTA/ACSM, Land Title, and City Planning surveying. In 2016, Thais graduated from Texas Tech University with a Masters in Business Administration and a Graduate Certificate in Leadership.

In her free time, Thais volunteers many hours in helping the youth of our community. She served as the Den Leader for a Cub Scout pack for six years. She has worked with the Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest Camp CEO program for twelve years, chairing the program for four of those years, and continues to do so annually. She has also served on the Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest Board of Directors and currently is a member of the Board Development Committee.



Peter Watson
Operations Manager, Project Manager


With more than 15 years in the survey and engineering business Peter Watson is now the Operations Manager as well as a Project Manager and Draftsman for Watson Professional Group. He oversees the day to day operations to insure the company runs smoothly.



Carol Watson
Financial Officer


As an owner of the corporation, Carol Watson has contributed to the company's growth from its inception to its current position as a highly respected consulting, engineering and land surveying firm. Carol is responsible for the financial control of the company and preforms or provides oversight for all the accounting functions. She assists in the planning , organization and management of office operations and supervises a wide aspect of the company operations from Human Resources Department through Editor of all major reports released by the corporation. She is a graduate from Sul Ross University, Alpine Texas.