Craig Thompson, P.E., S.E., is Director of Operations and joined WL Port-Land Systems in 2013.
As Director of Operations, Craig works with Project Managers and Site Superintendents to supervise all field construction and subcontractors. He also coordinates and manages all slip-form activities. As a Licensed Professional Engineer, he guides structural and civil design in the proposal and design phases of a project. His involvement encompasses facility layouts, structural takeoffs, design of slip-form and tilt-up concrete structures, masonry and steel structures, and heavy foundations. He has extensive field experience in the inspection, analysis and modification of existing slipform structures and leads the firm’s efforts in these regards. Before joining WL Port-Land Systems, his previous experience includes design and analysis of telecommunication structures, commercial building design and construction.
Craig is a graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, and has a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. He is a Licensed Structural Engineer in Illinois, Licensed Professional Engineer in multiple states and holds an active NCEES Record. He is also an active member of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and voting member of ACI 313 Committee – the industry design standard for slip-formed structures. He is CPR/AED/First Aid and OSHA 30 hr. trained.
Craig has been published in multiple trade magazines related to bulk material storage in concrete silos and has also spoken on this topic.