For over 50 years, Tom Collins has served as a pioneer, a leader, and an educator to the structural engineering profession. As the founder of Collins Engineers, Inc., he pioneered the role of the engineer-diver evaluating underwater structures—a practice that has become standard.
Since opening in 1979, under Tom’s direction, the firm’s services have expanded to include structural engineering services for above water concerns in the transportation, marine, energy, construction, and land development industries.
As Executive Chairman, Tom oversees the development of the Collins’ strategic mission, nurtures and develops client relationships, and cultivates new business. He also participates in transportation structure-related research and the advancement of industrywide standards. Consistent with his role as an early adopter of transportation technology, Tom continues to be on the forefront of industry innovation and currently sits on the Illinois Unmanned Aerial System Oversight Task Force.