Alton M. Palmer, PE
As President and Principal of Gorrill Palmer, Al Palmer is responsible for providing overall vision and executive leadership to the company. Al led the establishment of the Virginia office, manages the company’s Virginia and Maine Offices, and directs Gorrill Palmer’s Land Development Group for both offices.
Al co-founded Gorrill Palmer with Tom Gorrill in 1998. A Professional Engineer, he brings over thirty years of site and roadway design experience, working in both the public and private sector throughout New England and the Mid-Atlantic Area. His expertise includes site selection, feasibility evaluation, civil and site design and permitting for a wide variety of land development projects including institutional projects such as courthouses, hospitals and schools, retail projects ranging in size from neighborhood shopping centers to super regional malls, office and hospitality uses and residential developments. He has had senior responsibility for all phases of projects from the conceptual design phase through contract administration and inspection during construction.
Al is a past Chairperson of the Planning Board in the Town of Gray, Maine having served on the Board for seven years, a former School Board Member for MSAD #15, and past Board Member of Central Maine Adaptive Sports. Al has a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Connecticut at Storrs.
William C. Haskell, PE, CPESC
A Vice President and Principal Partner at Gorrill Palmer, Will Haskell directs the company’s Municipal Group.
A Professional Engineer and Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control, Will brings twenty five years of experience in site development, stormwater management, drainage and hydraulics throughout Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, California and Colorado. He is also a LEED Accredited Professional in Building Design and Construction. Will is widely recognized for his sensible approach to balancing aesthetics, cost effectiveness, operational characteristics and sensitivity to the natural environment.
Will is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and served as President of the Maine Section. He also served as a member of the Planning Board in the Town of Raymond, Maine for seven years.
Will has a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of New Hampshire and a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering and Water Resources from Colorado State University.
Donald G. Ettinger, PE
A Vice President and Principal Partner at Gorrill Palmer, Don Ettinger directs the company’s Transportation Engineering Group.
Don is a Professional Engineer and brings over twenty years of experience to the company, specializing in the design, engineering and feasibility analysis of roadway, bridge, traffic, rail and site improvement projects. Don has worked with a wide range of public and private sector clients throughout New England, including serving as a project manager for in-house MaineDOT projects. Many of Don’s recent transportation projects for MaineDOT and municipalities have focused on the Complete Streets initiative where roadway facilities are designed for all users including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities.
Don is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and has a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Maine.
Thomas L. Gorrill PE, PTOE
In the fall of 2015, Tom transitioned to a consulting role with Gorrill Palmer. Although he is no longer at the office on a daily basis, Tom is available as a resource to both the firm as well as our clients that would like him involved on their specific projects.
Tom co-founded Gorrill Palmer with Al Palmer in 1998. Tom brings over thirty years of traffic engineering and roadway design experience to the firm. He is a Professional Engineer and is certified by The Institute of Transportation Engineers as a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer. Tom has extensive experience managing both public and private sector projects throughout the northeast. His expertise includes a diversified range of traffic and corridor studies, traffic impact analyses, roundabout design, highway design and transportation demand management (TDM) planning. Tom is recognized for his approach to transportation planning and engineering, which integrates multiple modes, along with land use and sensible engineering design.
Tom is a member of and has served as past President of the New England Institute of Transportation Engineers, the Maine Chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers and the Maine Section of the Society of Civil Engineers. Tom has a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Maine.