Barry Thacker Channels Panama Canal Engineer

Barry Thacker, PE, of Schnabel’s Knoxville office, taught a class in Colorado on March 25 for engineers from the United States and Canada on “Professionalism in Practice,” which included a segment about a famous engineer from the past. This year, he portrayed John Frank Stevens, chief engineer of the Great Northern Railway and Panama Canal.  The class was part of a program by Fundamentals of Professional Practice, a consultancy that focuses on professional development for rising stars in the private practice of engineering, environmental sciences, architecture and related professional disciplines.

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