Mechanical engineer, client relationship manager to focus on Northwest

David Compton, mechanical engineer and project manager, will take on “seller-doer” responsibilities for Stanley Consultants in the Northwest United States for energy clients who are seeking engineering consulting services in both power generation and distribution.

Seller-doer is an industry term for project managers who are also responsible for client relations and business development. Compton is an 8-year industry veteran with experience in engineering and management of utility-scale generation projects. He will join Stanley Consultants in mid-October, and from his Boise base, will primarily work with clients in Washington, Oregon, Montana and Idaho.

“It’s a very strategic hire for us. We’ve needed someone to help with the Northwest U.S.,” said Kellen Walters, Western Region business development manager for Stanley Consultants. “He can serve clients such as the University of Washington in Seattle, or Grant County in eastern Washington.”

Most recently with Power Engineers, Compton has led the development phase of two simple cycle gas turbine projects in Arizona, led procurement on $15 million of equipment for a cogeneration facility and created financial models to evaluate client utility expenses, saving operating costs as a result.

"Stanley is well-positioned to take a leadership role in our transitional energy markets,” Compton said. “I am excited to be a part of Stanley Consultants and work with a diverse group of professionals in support of our common goals."