Thompson believes in innovation.
Our team members are continually researching
and making things better by offering new products and solutions

Stan Thompson, Director of Research & Design

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Mechanical Engineering, Kansas State University
  • Joined Thompson in 1953
  • Senior dryer design engineer at Thompson
  • Hobbies include spoiling the grandkids
  • Favorite Movie: The Final Countdown
  • Watch more about Stan HERE

Julie Thompson, CFO – Emeritus

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Accounting, Kansas State University
  • Joined Thompson in 1981
  • Enjoys spending time with her family and spoiling her grandchildren
  • Favorite Movies: Secretariat, Tangled, Hellfighters, Walk Don’t Run
  • Favorite Books: Harry Potter series and mysteries by Lilian Jackson Braun
  • Watch more about Julie HERE

Ted Thompson, CEO

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Operations Management and Marketing from Kansas State University
  • Joined Thompson in 1984 and became CEO in 2006
  • Hobbies include Golf, bicycling, basketball, reading, strategy games and video games with his son Zane
  • Favorite Movies: Star Wars, Lonesome Dove, The Avengers, The Dark Knight
  • Watch more about Ted HERE

Bil Thompson, COO

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Psychology, Kansas State University
  • Masters Degree, Counseling, Covenant Theological Seminary
  • Masters of Divinity, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Married to Hilary and has 3 children
  • Hobbies include games, biking, reading and spending time with family
  • Watch more about Bil HERE

Shannon Ellis, Field Superintendent 

  • Apprenticeship Local 83, 20+ years experience welding and pipefitting, 10 + years foreman, 5+ years general foreman
  • Joined Thompson in 2016
  • Hobbies include watching his kids play high school football and baseball, spending time with family
  • Favorite authors: John Grisham and Louie L’amour
  • Watch more about Shannon HERE

Becky Long, Dryer Design Engineer

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Mechanical Engineering, Kansas State University
  • Joined Thompson in 2010
  • Watch more about Becky HERE