Dave Thomson, P.E.

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Dave Thomson joined Hanson in 2017 and serves as a senior vice president and industry market principal. He has more than 35 years of experience providing project management for site development; highway, freight and passenger rail transportation initiatives; design and construction of industrial, transload and intermodal facilities; multi-year rail and highway capacity expansion plans; and the financial and operational reorganization of transportation, engineering and construction companies.

David gained rail management experience from 20 years of employment with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Co.; ownership of a logistic company specializing in warehousing, trucking and import/export shipments; general construction contractor; and leadership of rail, civil and structural infrastructure engineering practices. His diverse background includes providing direction to industries for improving their logistics and material handling functions; freight rail maintenance activities; construction of new mainline, siding and industrial trackage; railroad, trucking, warehousing and freight brokerage marketing and negotiations; and engineering and project management of large, complex public and private site development, transportation, and logistics projects.

Professional Engineer:
Illinois, Nebraska

Michigan Technological University: Bachelor’s in civil engineering
Letourneau University: Master of business administration