OTL Responds to Increased Market Demand with Two New Hires

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NEWPORT BEACH, CA – July 12, 2017 – Specialty contractor Outside the Lines (OTL), an industry leader in the design and construction of water features, rockwork and themed environments, has enhanced its operations and outreach capacity with two key hires. OTL welcomes to the team Chris Roy as Director of Creative Design and Anna Caroline Procter as Regional Business Development for the South-Central market.

“We’ve recently finished some outstanding projects, and demand for our fountains and themed environments is stronger than ever,” says OTL CEO J. Wickham Zimmerman. “To meet the increased demand, we were looking for professionals with the rare combination of experience, artistic energy and passion that our creative projects require. We found those qualities in abundance in Chris Roy and Anna Caroline Procter.”

Chris Roy, a 15-year veteran fountaineer, has spent his career bringing projects to reality, working from the creative concept phase through architectural detailing and construction. His past experience at Resort Waterscapes, Fluidity Design, and WESCO Fountains, Inc. put him on the front lines of multiple high-profile water feature projects that allowed him to work closely with in-house engineers, design architects, landscape architects, owners and field technicians.

“I am a firm believer that getting out into the field makes designers better at their jobs,” says Roy, who has worked around the world. “Being on the job site forces us to think not only about the project aesthetics, but also about the efficiency, quality and value relating to how projects get built,” he adds. “I also look everywhere for inspiration with an eye to the future to challenge the status quo.”

Roy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial design from the ArtCenter College of Design where he graduated with honors. Notable projects include the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC; Camana Bay in Cayman Islands; and Myriad Gardens in Oklahoma City, OK.


To meet the increased demand, we were looking for professionals with the rare combination of experience, artistic energy and passion that our creative projects require. We found those qualities in abundance in Chris Roy and Anna Caroline Procter.

Wickham Zimmerman, Chief Executive Officer of OTL

Anna Caroline Procter brings to OTL creative insights into relationship building and company outreach, as well as a passion for urban development, placemaking and her hometown of Dallas, TX. In her business development role, Procter will combine this enthusiasm with her extensive network of professionals in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry to increase both OTL’s project opportunities and connection to clients and broader communities.

Through her previous business development / marketing positions with Dallas-based engineering firms and AIA Dallas, Procter interacted with professionals across the AEC industry and also participated in multiple non-profit and volunteer organizations. She is active in The Real Estate Council, ULI North Texas and AIA Dallas.

“I believe in staying focused on the big picture and making connections that bring value to both the company I represent and my colleagues throughout the industry,” says Procter. “I am thrilled to be part of an organization that places the same high value on building long-term relationships based on quality and trust.”

For more information about Chris Roy, Anna Caroline Procter and OTL services contact J. Wickham Zimmerman at 714.637.4747 or visit www.otl-inc.com.

About OTL
OTL (otl-inc.com) is a worldwide industry leader that creates one-of-a-kind water features, rockwork and themed environments, with services ranging from design and preconstruction to construction and post construction. Markets include retail entertainment, resorts, casinos, public parks, theme parks, zoos, aquariums, private estates, museums and golf courses. OTL’s notable projects include dynamic show fountains at Legacy West in Plano, Texas, The Village at Meridian in Meridian, Idaho and The Island in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee; the Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain at Grand Park in Los Angeles; Station Park in Farmington, Utah and multiple fountains at Tongva Park and Ken Genser Square in Santa Monica, California. For more information, visit otl-inc.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

MEDIA INQUIRIES: Sandy Townsend, 813-864-0287, marketing@otl-inc.com

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