Westview Productions Grows Engineering Services

Westview Productions announces the addition of Robert Alek as project engineer, joining the integration and controls team.

Alek joins Westview after nine years as a technology integrator, with a specialty focus on electronic access control and video surveillance. In fact, he holds a government agency Access Control Permitting License. With a diverse knowledge of network-based solutions, Alek specializes in system layout and custom integration with building systems.

Alek started in the field as an installation technician and then spent many years as a field operations manager. His experience covers many aspects of business from project management to assisting the sales team. With a degree in industrial design from MSU Denver, Alek will be directly responsible for the expansion of CAD offerings within both the controls and integration divisions at Westview Productions.

"I am very excited to join the talented team at Westview," says Alek. "I look forward to the challenges ahead, and I hope to help grow the already diverse abilities of this group in order to better serve our clients."

"Rob is a great addition to our team. His experience in electronics technology combined with his background in industrial design make him well-suited for the Westview Productions brand," stated Eric Bloom, president of Westview Productions. "His addition will also allow us to continue to grow our methods of communications with our customers in an expanded visual sense."

Alek will be based in the Colorado office, supporting the North American market. He can be reached at RAlek@WestviewProductions.com.

Westview Productions Expands Project Management Team

Westview Productions announces the addition of Kara Kudzma as project manager for the lighting division.

Kudzma joins Westview after 10 years as a project manager for exhibition planning and implementation at the Denver Art Museum. During her tenure, she implemented a formal planning process for exhibitions, managing internal teams, as well as numerous types of design contractors and fabricators. Working on exhibits such as Treasures from the Louvre, Being Van Gogh, and Samurai, Kudzma was responsible for coordinating all aspects of exhibition production. Having been involved with lighting exhibits over the years, Kudzma is looking forward to being involved in the broader world of lighting at Westview Productions.

"I decided to move into the private sector because I craved a change that would introduce me to a broader range of projects and people," says Kudzma. "Westview combines a diversity in clients and products within the excitement of a growing company. Lighting can make or break any environment- whether a working office or a dramatic landscape, light is a fundamental element with the power to motivate, excite, and capture our attention in a different way from anything else and I'm happy to be a part of it!"

"We are very pleased to enhance our projects team with Kara's skills. She brings a wealth of industry knowledge and will help our museum and exhibit customers with her extensive projects background," Eric Bloom, president of Westview Productions said of her arrival. "She is a great fit for our team, and brings a lot of jobsite experience with her."

A graduate of Lehigh University and the University of Denver, Kudzma's strong cultural arts background is augmented by a professional certificate in project management from CSU. A Florida transplant, she has lived in Denver for 20 years. Besides projects, she also wrangles her two teenagers, two cats, and a burgeoning succulent colony.

Kudzma will be based in the Colorado office, supporting the North American market. She can be reached at KKudzma@WestviewProductions.com.