Ron McOmber, P.E.

Chairman & Senior Principal Engineer

Location: Denver, Colorado



Ron McOmber is a senior principal engineer with more than 40 years of experience and specific expertise in expansive soils, slope stability and forensic evaluations. He has a thorough knowledge of CTL’s geotechnical engineering practices and provides expertise on the business/legal issues associated with the practice of engineering.


Ron joined CTL | Thompson in 1978 and progressed from project engineer to the executive leadership management team, ultimately serving as president and CEO for more than 15 years. In 2018, he passed the baton to seasoned third-generation leaders while maintaining his leadership role as chairman. In this role, Ron continues to provide expert engineering counsel and executive leadership.

An expert in expansive soils, Ron prepares and reviews geotechnical engineering reports and conducts oversight and review of soils engineering projects for land development and large residential projects. He has contributed to local practice through the development of guidelines for geotechnical investigation for lightly loaded structures and evaluation of risk due to expansive soils. 



  • B.S. Civil Engineering, The Ohio State University

  • M.S. Science, Specializing in Geotechnical Engineering, The Ohio State University

  • MBA, University of Colorado

  • Registered Engineer: Colorado


Industry Associations:

  • American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), Member

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Member

  • Colorado Association of Geotechnical Engineers (CAGE), Past Director and Officer

  • Geoprofessional Business Association (formerly ASFE), Past Director


Notable Projects/Accomplishments:

  • Serves as an expert witness, providing consultation in matters involving geotechnical engineering

  • Successfully guided the firm through the 2008 recession, contributing to the growth and profitability of the firm

  • Serves on the Engineering Advisory Board of Jefferson County, Colorado