William Burton

Facilities & Engineering
Title: Director of Facilities and Engineering
William L. Burton


Bill was promoted to Director of Facilities and Engineering in February 2016. Bill joined the Port in 2011 as a Project Engineer. The Facilities and Engineering Department is responsible for the design, construction and continued maintenance of Port-owned facilities, including:
  • Buildings
  • Docks
  • Rail
  • Roads
  • Utilities
Prior to joining the Port, Bill was an engineer for the Cowlitz County Department of Public Works. He previously worked as a forest engineer for The Campbell Group, International Paper and Champion Timber Company.

Bill has more than 19 years of engineering experience, earning Bachelor's degrees in both Civil Engineering and Forest Engineering from Oregon State University. He is a professional engineer registered in Oregon and Washington.

Bill resides in Castle Rock with his wife and 3 sons.

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