Thompson Engineering Announces Leadership Team Changes

Thompson Engineering Announces Leadership Team Changes

UPDATED ON 3/20/23

MOBILE, Ala., March 15, 2023 – Thompson Engineering, a multi-disciplined engineering firm with offices in eight Southeastern states, has announced important changes to its leadership team.


Michael V. Manning has been promoted to President of Thompson Engineering. In the role, Manning is responsible for the daily operations of the company as well as continued responsibility for business development and sales. Manning’s 35-year career includes 26 years with Thompson Engineering, during which he earned positions leading the firm’s Engineering and Architecture Division (2019-2022) and before that, business development. Manning is responsible for significant growth over the past three years and currently leads an organization of 300 people and $42 million in annual revenue. The position of President was previously held by John Baker. Baker remains CEO of Thompson Engineering as well as Chairman, President, and CEO of parent company Thompson Holdings.


Kendall Kilpatrick, PE has joined Thompson Engineering as Executive Vice-President leading the company’s Buildings and Infrastructure Practice. Kilpatrick has nearly 25 years of experience, most of which were with international design firm Mott McDonald where he served as Executive Vice President and Unit General Manager for the US Southeast. In his new position, Kilpatrick is responsible for the growth of Thompson’s eastern region including Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina.


Scott Hardy, PE has been promoted to Senior Vice President responsible for Thompson’s Engineering Practice and the growth of the company’s western region in Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, and Mississippi. Hardy has nearly 30 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Thompson Engineering, he led Burk-Kleinpeter’s Alabama and Mississippi operations and served as the manager of roadway design for the state of Alabama at Michael Baker Corporation.


Tiffany Seibt joined Thompson in June 2022 and was recently named Vice President leading Thompson’s Environmental Practice. Seibt’s 29-year career includes nearly four years as a Project Manager with the United States Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District responsible for Air Force and Army National Guard Environmental Compliance Programs. From 2000-2019, Seibt managed the Mobile office of Aerostar Environmental Services.


Chris Dugger has been named Vice President of Field Services. Dugger leads a group of 92 people generating $13 million annually. He is responsible for Thompson Engineering’s geotechnical engineering, surveying, drilling, laboratory testing and construction inspection teams located in Alabama, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.

“We are an employee-owned company, so it is vital to put into place leaders who will work strategically to create a positive future for our employees and clients,” said John Baker, Thompson Engineering CEO. “Mike, Kendall, Scott, Chris and Tiffany bring experience from inside and outside of our firm and each appreciates the importance of maintaining customer-driven management as our geographic footprint, client list, and service lines expand.”


About Thompson Engineering

Established in 1953, Thompson Engineering is an employee-owned, multi-disciplined engineering firm headquartered in Mobile, Ala. With more than 315 employees in eight states across the Southeast, Thompson Engineering provides full-service engineering design, environmental consulting, and construction management services.