Paul Tremel’s guiding principle comes down to a single, impactful phrase, “Family First,” and is evident in his career decisions.
Before taking the helm as WestLand Resources’ Chief Operating Officer, Paul spent 31-years at HDR, an international engineering and construction firm. He began his career as an engineer and over the years was promoted to Vice-President and the Director of Project Management on the strength of his design, engineering and project management leadership on high-profile projects such as the South Mountain Freeway.
His departure from HDR was unexpected. “My conversation with Jim Tress, (CEO) started over a polite lunch with no expectations,” explains Paul. “The more I learned about WestLand Resources, the more I wanted to work there.”
WestLand’s culture aligns with Paul’s “Family First” commitment; he respects the practice of making decisions based on company values — Believing in People, Respect, Excellence Always, Achieving and Adopting and Anticipating, and Doing the Right Thing.
“Happy and fulfilled consultants are the key to hitting our clients’ goals consistently,” he says. “When our people are happy and their careers are growing, their ability to serve our clients also grows.”