Vista Projects Limited

Vista Projects Limited

April 16, 2009 09:00 ET

Vista Projects' Managing Principal Honoured With Rising Star Award

Richard Campbell Recognized by Oilweek Magazine for Contributions to Oil and Gas Industry

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - April 16, 2009) - One of the leaders of Vista Projects Limited is among the Rising Stars of the Canadian Energy business. Today, the Calgary-based engineering firm is pleased to announce that Richard Campbell, Managing Principal, is a recipient of Oilweek Magazine's 2009 Rising Star Awards, a distinction bestowed each year to just 20 men and women under the age of 45 across Canada who work in the oil and natural gas business. The Rising Stars Awards were established to showcase the brightest, most talented professionals in the industry.

"We are proud to honour Richard Campbell as one of Calgary's brightest stars through our second annual Rising Stars awards," says Dale Lunan, Editor, Oilweek Magazine. "Based on his achievements in the oil and gas industry and in the community, Richard is a young leader to watch."

Campbell joined Vista Projects in 2003 and has since played a pivotal role at the firm, which specializes in thermal energy projects in the Canadian oilsands industry. Initially hired as an analyst, Campbell has progressed through the organization, eventually leading teams and managing project costs and schedules for projects up to $500 million. In 2007, Campbell was promoted to his current role where he is responsible for ensuring sustainable growth, operational efficiency and continuing Vista's goal of being the leading technical engineering company in Western Canada.

"This award is really recognition of the team we have at Vista" says Campbell. "Vista is staffed by talented, committed and entrepreneurial people who have enabled Vista to become a leading technical engineering firm."

His diverse business background stems from a combination of global work experience, including a successful internet start-up in the U.K., backed by a comprehensive education from the Haskayne School of Business and Harvard Business School. In addition, Campbell is also a member of the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE).

All Rising Star's were selected not only for their professional achievements, but also for the impact they make in the community. Campbell donates his time to Immigrant Services Calgary and assists newcomers to Canada adapt to new job environments. During one-on-one coaching sessions, he focuses on helping individuals to achieve their goals, communicates issues in the market, and matches their skills with potential job opportunities. Before Campbell joined Vista, he worked for six months in Buenos Aires with Alternatives, a Canadian NGO active in promoting social justice and human rights.

About Vista Projects Limited

Vista Projects Limited ( is an independent, multi-discipline, technical engineering firm providing solutions to the Canadian oil and gas industry. Founded in 1985, Vista has successfully completed over 700 projects, handling small to large-cap and conventional and non-conventional oil and gas projects. Vista's technical expertise has positioned Vista to become a leading engineering firm for thermal energy projects, working on some of the most successful SAGD projects in the Alberta Oilsands.

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