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Helton New Board Chairman and Hurst becomes New President at Thompson & Litton

Thompson & Litton • Jul 13, 2018 at 1:17 PM

WISE — Thompson & Litton, an engineering, architectural, and land surveying firm headquartered in Wise, Virginia, has announced that Ronald G. “Ron” Helton, PE was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors and Gregory H. “Greg” Hurst, PE has been elected President.

Helton, who served as the firm’s President for over 21 years, was also named Senior Vice-President at the firm’s Board of Directors meeting on June 12, 2018. He succeeds James C. Thompson as Chairman. Helton joined Thompson & Litton in 1979 and is a 1982 Civil Engineering graduate of Virginia Tech.

Hurst, formerly the company’s Executive Vice President, was elected President at the same meeting. Hurst will be responsible for all aspects of the firms practice, considering the interests of clients and employees. Mr. Hurst is based in the firm’s Radford office and joined the firm in 1995. He is a 1991 Civil Engineering graduate of Virginia Military Institute and received a Masters Degree in Environmental Engineering from Virginia Tech in 1994.

Mr. Thompson will remain with the firm as a Board member and continues as the firm’s Director of Strategic Initiatives. Mr. Thompson has been with T&L since 1981 serving in several capacities including Project Manager, Vice President of Project Management, and Vice President of Marketing. He was the Chairman of the Board from 2005 until now. Since it’s opening in 1984, he has managed Thompson & Litton’s Tazewell office.

“Having planned for this transition for over a decade, I have the upmost confidence in Greg, and in all of the leadership around him at Thompson & Litton, and in all of the employees of Thompson & Litton. I am proud of our great group of employees and their client and project focus”, said Helton.

Greg Hurst, new President of Thompson & Litton, stated that “I humbly step into the role of President, and I am honored with the opportunity to serve the Board of Directors and the employees – our greatest asset. I look forward to the growth and successes that are in our future and will strive to maintain the excellent client service that we have provided for the past 62 years”.

Thompson & Litton is an award winning engineering, architectural, and land surveying firm founded in Wise, VA in 1956 where its headquarters remains. T&L is a 100% ESOP Company and was listed on the 2017 Virginia Business Magazine List of Leaders as the 18th largest architectural and engineering firm in the Commonwealth. It provides comprehensive civil, structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering; surveying; architectural and Design Build services through offices located in Wise, Radford, Tazewell, and Chilhowie, Virginia; and Bristol and Mosheim, Tennessee. The firm has a staff of 95 employees.

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