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May 13, 2024by areagan0

 

Are you an ADLA member who handles cases involving mechanical failures, equipment losses, or product liability?  This webinar can help you understand the benefits of using mechanical engineers in these cases.

Join Vista Engineering & Consulting’s Timothy Himes, PE for a lunchtime session on the power of early investigation. Learn the key steps investigators take, from securing the scene to delivering expert testimony.

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • Proven strategies for investigating mechanical failures
  • Real-world insights through 3 compelling case studies (including a whole house explosion!)
  • 1 hour of approved Continuing Education (CE) credit

Can’t attend live? No problem! The recording will be available for later viewing.

Register now and secure your spot! 

Date: May 14th Time: 11:30 AM CDT

Learn more about Timothy Himes, PE:

Tim Himes PE

 


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October 12, 2023by areagan0

Vista Engineering & Consulting, LLC, a Birmingham, Alabama-based engineering firm, celebrated its 25th anniversary in style on Thursday, October 5, 2023, with a company party at The City Club. The event was a roaring good time, with employees and their guests enjoying delicious food, drinks, music, and dancing.

The party began with a cocktail reception, where guests mingled and enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Following the reception, guests were treated to dinner options including prime rib and chicken stir fry.

The program included a speech from Vista CEO and Founder Raymond Thompson, PhD, PE. Thompson thanked everyone for coming and shared some reflections on the company’s 25 years in business. He highlighted Vista’s many accomplishments over the years, including its commitment to innovation, its dedication to its customers, and its strong company culture. Many of our good and loyal clients were also in attendance and were thanked for trusting us with their engineering needs over the years.

 

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Part of the celebration was also Pam Thompson, Dr. Thompson’s wife of 50+ years, on her 70th birthday! The guests were led in the “Happy Birthday” song to celebrate the special woman whose support was critical to Vista’s early success.

Running continuously, the program featured a slideshow of Vista’s history. The slideshow showcased the company’s growth and evolution over the years, as well as its many successes.

The program concluded with Thompson’s appreciation of Vista employees past and present who have contributed to the company’s success. These employees were recognized for their dedication and hard work.

The Vista Engineering & Consulting 25th anniversary party was a truly special event. It was a night to celebrate the company’s accomplishments, its employees, and its bright future.

In addition to being a fun and festive event, the party was also a great opportunity for Vista employees and clients to bond with each other and celebrate their collective success. The company’s strong culture is one of its greatest assets, and the party was a testament to that.

Congratulations to Vista Engineering & Consulting on its 25th anniversary! We wish the company many more years of success.


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May 22, 2023by areagan0

 

UAB Green & Told: Ingesting the Old, Inventing the New – Dr. Raymond Thompson ’74 & ’75

From the UAB Alumni Page: UAB Green & Told is a biweekly podcast that shares the stories from members of the UAB community. Through Green & Told, the UAB Office of Alumni Affairs will sit down with alumni, faculty, students and others. Hosted and produced by Greg Berry, Assistant Director of Communications and Governmental Relations, the podcast brings each guest’s unique UAB perspective to those listening.

Dr. Thompson was happy to sit down earlier this spring to record a conversation with Mr. Greg Berry. Most who know him, know his roots in UAB run deep. He was an undergraduate in the early seventies, was a professor in the ’80’s-90’s, and has served terms on the board and has been president of the UAB Alumni Association in the years since.

Greg and Raymond discuss his life from childhood in West End, Birmingham, Alabama, his undergraduate days at UAB, his professorship, and how those relationships buoyed him to entrepreneurship. He also discusses the great partnerships that keep him intertwined with university to this day.

Please take some time to listen and get to know our fearless leader a little bit better. Visit our history page to learn more about the roots of the company.