June 2, 2016


Alta Vista Solutions Expands into New Region and Market with Appointment of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Engineer

Richmond, Calif. — June 2, 2016 — Alta Vista Solutions (Alta Vista) today announced that Edward Greutert, P.E., has come on board to further develop the company’s growing portfolio of regional accounts in the Pacific Northwest. Building on Alta Vista’s existing client needs, and the firm’s commitment to innovation, Greutert will develop and implement an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) service offering for the firm. Mr. Greutert has proven experience in managing large public and private sector contracts. He joins Alta Vista from Booz Allen Hamilton, where he spent 14 years developing and managing a portfolio of nearly $75 million in federal contracts. He also developed and launched a systems engineering service offering for the UAS market and is a published author on the topic.

“I am very excited about the opportunity to help Alta Vista grow into the rapidly-growing field of unmanned systems. I feel fortunate to join such a dynamic firm that is already recognized as a leader in quality engineering,” Greutert stated. “Alta Vista’s existing expertise and resources will provide a solid platform for growth into the unmanned systems market.”

Alta Vista’s president, Patrick S. Lowry, P.E., commented, “Ed’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge has already made him a valuable addition to the team. He will have a key role in delivering on our commitments to industry leadership and building our capabilities in exciting new markets. I’m looking forward to seeing Ed’s impact as he works with existing and new clients to develop and implement high-quality solutions.”

Greutert earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of California, Davis and a master’s degree in UAS systems engineering from the Unmanned Vehicle University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in California and Washington State and resides in Seattle.

About Alta Vista
Alta Vista is a Bay Area-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 Bridge Engineering, Civil Engineering, Construction Materials Engineering, Materials Testing, Construction Management, Program Management, and Structural Health Monitoring, Alta Vista is growing and diversifying in exciting new ways that take advantage of new tools and innovative techniques that deliver effective and efficient solutions for our clients.

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