Van Gompel recognized as entrepreneur and trusted advisor

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(l-r) Jon Faucher and Scott Van Gompel at Sonoma airport
(l-r) Jon Faucher, Aviation Southwest Business Unit Leader, and Scott Van Gompel at California airport.

Congratulations Scott Van Gompel on being selected as one of Airport Business magazine’s 2018 Top 40 under 40. Scott is an extremely valuable asset to Mead & Hunt, in all the departments where he has worked. After starting as an intern, he dabbled in several different departments before settling in with the Aviation Group.

His passion for serving clients has been the hallmark of Scott’s career. Early in his career, he worked on numerous projects in Wisconsin and then when asked, he willingly moved to California to help with the heavy aviation project workload there as we continued to grow in that market. Scott lead a project to reconfigure and reconstruct a large portion of the Charles M. Schultz—Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa.

As an entrepreneur, Scott wanted to take on the challenge of developing our services in the Arizona aviation market. He helped open our office in Scottdale and has been developing a client base there for several years now. The Scottsdale Airport is our most active client in that state, and Scott has worked closely with all the projects we have going on there.

I appreciate Scott’s willingness to take on new challenges and especially his drive to be that “trusted advisor” for our clients. He has established a great relationship with the Scottsdale Airport staff. In fact, it is as much a friendship as it is a great professional relationship.

Keep up the great work Scott.


Ron Engel, PE

About the Author

Ron Engel, P.E., leads our Aviation Group and works with staff across the nation to position us for growth. He takes pride in the fact that ENR ranks Mead & Hunt as Top 25 in Airport design firm. According to Ron, “Successful growth means taking good care of existing clients while looking for new opportunities.” Ron enjoys spending time with and mentoring younger staff. “I want them to enjoy the profession and become strong leaders in the industry.”

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