Thompson Engineering Taps New Manager For Tennessee Operations

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Thompson Engineering, celebrating 60 years in business in 2013, has selected Harry Hawkins as manager of its Tennessee operations. Mr. Hawkins most recently was the manager of Technical Training at Chattanooga State Community College.

“Harry brings more than 25 years of experience in the civil engineering and construction fields to our company,” said Mike Manning, senior vice-president, Business Development. “Harry is also very involved in the community, a value that Thompson Engineering supports in every one of its employees.”

Mr. Hawkins led several successes at Chattanooga State, including increasing enrollment in engineering and science youth programs and working with local companies to jumpstart the school’s Heavy Equipment Operators program. “As a Tennessee resident, I’m excited to be a part of a strong firm with the integrity of Thompson Engineering,” said Mr. Hawkins. “Thompson is well-positioned for growth across the state of Tennessee and I am eager to lead that charge.”

Previously, Mr. Hawkins was president and CEO of DMS, Inc., a construction management business in Georgia.

Thompson Engineering is involved in several major Tennessee projects including the Volkswagen Academy and Alstom Plant in Chattanooga and the Henley Bridge in Knoxville. For more information on Thompson Engineering, visit www.thompsonengineering.com.


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