July 31, 2017


Alta Vista Solutions Appoints Paul Bews, Industry Veteran with Vast Global Experience, as its New CEO!

Richmond, Calif. — July 31, 2017 — Alta Vista Solutions (Alta Vista) today announced that it has appointed Paul Bews as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective September 5, 2017. Mr. Bews will succeed Mike Cook, who accepted the CEO role in July of 2016, and has been improving the company’s focus on its clients and employees as he led the search for his successor.

Paul Bews

“I’ve completed my task ahead of schedule,” current CEO Mike Cook commented to the Alta Vista Board of Directors regarding his proposal that Mr. Bews accept the CEO position. “Paul’s proven track record in the industry along with his passionate focus on both employee and client needs uniquely qualifies him to lead Alta Vista going forward.” The board agreed and approved Bews’ appointment.

Bringing 30 years of industry experience to Alta Vista, Mr. Bews will focus on company growth, employee development and building on the firm’s unique culture to deliver the best client services available. He brings cross-sector expertise with a deep commercial understanding to Alta Vista. Mr. Bews is a mechanical and production engineer by education and training, and has a master’s degree in transportation systems, strategy and policy from City University London (2015).

Currently Rail and Systems Director for Alta Vista, Mr. Bews has been leading significant project and business development roles for the firm. He possesses an impressive employee and client development track record with great success winning consulting assignments, managing and delivering projects and growing advisory businesses.

Mr. Bews’ broad international experience and success in technical advisory, integration and coordination spans the delivery of the first driverless light rail system in the UK, high-speed rail in the Netherlands, Portugal and the UK, as well as operational planning and assurance of the London Olympics Transport Program. He uses this extensive experience to support the delivery and operational transition for high-value, complex and challenging programs to meet and exceed business goals.

Mr. Bews has advised UK and foreign governments, regulatory authorities, transport agencies, operators, infrastructure providers, lenders and bidding consortia on operations and infrastructure-related risk. Paul has worked on financing and funding issues across a wide range of sectors. Upon his appointment as CEO, Mr. Bews commented, “I am very excited to take on this challenge; Alta Vista is a dynamic firm with a unique and engaging culture that is well positioned to improve our industry.”

About Alta Vista
Alta Vista is a California-based engineering firm that has been recognized as the 20th fastest growing engineering firm in America by Inc. 5000 and was named by Zweig Group as one of 2015’s Hot Firms. Alta Vista has quickly differentiated itself by performing customized quality management strategies for some of the most complex infrastructure projects in the world. Over the past decade, Alta Vista has worked with public and private organizations to complete large-scale engineering projects that better serve their regions.

Known for engineering services that include engineering, inspection, testing, unmanned aerial systems, quality management, and structural health monitoring, Alta Vista has grown and diversified and have been acknowledged in 2017 by ENR Magazine and other media outlets for using innovative solutions and technologies such as unmanned aerial vehicles and sensors to deliver infrastructure projects faster, better and more cost effectively.

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