ATLANTA – William H. “Bill” Compton, P.E., has been named as the new area engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) office in Mount Pleasant, effective March 1, 2017. The Mount Pleasant Area Office is responsible for state highway maintenance and construction in Camp, Morris, Titus and Upshur counties.
“We feel very fortunate to have someone of Bill’s knowledge and experience coming in to replace Roger Ledbetter, who retired from the department in December after 31 years of service,” said Glenn Green, district engineer for TxDOT in Atlanta. “Bill brings a wealth of knowledge from a background working both at TxDOT and in the private sector.”
Compton has worked in the transportation engineering design and construction industry for over 19 years. After graduating from Lamar University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1997, he began his full time TxDOT career as an engineering assistant in the Dallas District. He worked in three different offices in the Dallas District over an 11-year period, including a two-plus-year stint as the area office construction manager for the Northeast Dallas Area Office. He concluded his tenure in the Dallas District working as a special project manager for the district staff, overseeing planning and procurement efforts for multiple major design-build projects.
Compton moved on from TxDOT in 2008 to Lamb-Star Engineering where he has spent the past nine years advising clients and providing project consultant engineering inspection services and quality management services on design-build projects for various clients, including TxDOT, North Texas Tollway Authority, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Oklahoma DOT and Kansas DOT.
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