March 1, 2018

Gresham, Smith and Partners announces that David Foster, P.E., has joined the firm’s Industrial market as the electrical department manager. Foster brings nearly 15 years of experience in electrical department management and project management in the industrial sector, with a focus on power systems analysis, arc flash and coordination studies, and medium-voltage distribution. At GS&P, he will help grow and strengthen Industrial’s electrical team and provide engineering leadership in both Knoxville and Nashville.

“We are excited about GS&P’s Industrial growth in Knoxville, and David will be key to continuing that momentum,” commented Michelle Harris, P.E., division vice president at Gresham, Smith and Partners. “He has successfully managed electrical engineering departments for years, streamlining work flow and setting up standards. His leadership skills, commitment to quality and passion for staff mentorship will be a major asset to our team and our clients. We are very proud to welcome David to the firm.”

“It’s the details that truly set apart great engineering,” said Foster. “I enjoy building strong teams, establishing efficient processes and tackling tough challenges with client satisfaction as the driver. My success has depended on my attention to detail and I look forward to working within GS&P’s Industrial team to raise the bar on the work we’re doing.”

Foster most recently served as an associate and electrical engineering manager at Michael Brady, Inc., in Knoxville. He was also an engineering manager at Broadway Electric Service Corporation (BESCO) in Knoxville and an electrical engineer/project manager at SSR, Inc. He is a registered professional engineer in 15 states. Outside of the office, Foster is active in numerous industry organizations. He serves on the board of directors for the Huntsville chapter of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), and he is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Tennessee Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) and American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). Foster earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering with an electrical concentration from Union University in Jackson, Tenn.