Meet the DeBardeleben team.

Newton DeBardeleben Jr. PE

Mechanical Manager

Newton founded DeBardeleben and Associates in 1981 and has served as the president of the company since inception. Prior to forming this firm, Newton worked for more than 15 years with Rust Engineering Company and BE&K Inc. where he served as a project engineer. Newton is a licensed Mechanical Engineer and oversees all mechanical work at DeBardeleben and Associates.


BME Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1966

MSIA Purdue University, 1967

David Walsh PE


David started working with DeBardeleben and Associates in 1997. Prior to joining this firm, David worked for Rust Engineering Company where he served as an Engineer in Training in the controls department. David is a licensed Engineer and oversees all electrical and controls work at DeBardeleben and Associates.


BSEE Auburn University, 1994

Ashton Fillingame

Ashton started as a co-op with DeBardeleben and Associates in 2010. He was hired full time in 2015 as he continues to play a key role in the mechanical division of our team.


BSME Auburn University, 2015

John Johnson PE

MES Manager

John began working with Debardeleben and Associates in 2017 as Manager, MES and Controls. John brings 25 years of experience in Manufacturing Execution Systems and Process Automation. John has worked with a variety of industries, including Food and Beverage, Pulp and Paper, Discrete Manufacturing and Metals and Mining. John is experienced with Manufacturing Consulting and System Design and Implementation.


MBA Louisiana State University, 1994

MSEE University of South Alabama, 1990

BSEE University of South Alabama, 1989