Henry R. Seawell, III, PE
Chairman / Principal of Thompson Engineering, Inc.
Henry R. Seawell, III, P.E., Serves as Chairman of the Board and Principal Engineer of Thompson Engineering. He joined the organization in 1976, becoming President and CEO in 1982 and serving as the Chief Executive Officer until 2011. Mr. Seawell guided the growth of Thompson Engineering and led the organization through the purchase of the company by the employees from the founding family in 1996 and the establishment of its current Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). He serves as Principal Engineer for major capital project development, engineering design, construction management and EPC (Engineer – Procure – Construct) construction services. Mr. Seawell maintains active professional registrations in Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, and Alabama. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from Auburn University. Mr. Seawell has been recognized with numerous professional honors including Principal in Charge of the 2016 ENR Design and Construction Project of the Year; the Design Excellence Award from the U. S. Naval Facilities Command, Southern Division; the Engineer of the Year and Engineering Manager of the Year from the Mobile Area Council of Engineers; and community Leader of the Year from the Associated General Contractors. He serves on various outside Boards including the Board of the Associated General Contractors, several area Chambers of Commerce, and the Auburn University School of Engineering’s Board of Directors. During his lengthy career, Mr. Seawell has been a member of the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE), National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), and the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME).
Innovative design and construction for marine facilities and mooring / graving dockage for two of the world’s largest gaming vessels. The projects used design and construction techniques never employed before in the industry, the successful results of which have enhanced the state of the engineering profession.