Brian Olson Joins Outside the Lines Business Development Team

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Olson to Assist with Business Development Efforts for Leading Design/Build Construction Company

NEWPORT BEACH, California – April 6, 2013 – California-based Outside the Lines, a worldwide design and construction leader of themed environments, today announced that Brian Olson has joined its business development team. Olson will be responsible for securing commercial design and construction opportunities for OTL, which creates of one-of-a-kind water features, rockwork and themed environments.

Olson has nearly 30 years experience in the construction industry, and extensive experience in business development. He has overseen multiple types of construction projects and boasts a background of strong financial planning and management. He has a bachelor’s degree in civil/structural engineering from Montana State University.

“We’re extremely pleased to welcome Brian to our team,” said Hugh Hughes, OTL president. “His experience and knowledge in themed entertainment venues makes him an excellent fit for OTL. He also has a proven track record of achieving high client satisfaction while executing numerous high profile, award-winning projects.”

In his new role, Olson will help support OTL’s growth around the world in multiple markets in the themed construction industry.

“Brian is also a very talented engineer who can take a vision and see it through the entire construction process, from concept and collaboration through the final stages of construction,” said J. Wickham Zimmerman, CEO for OTL. “His experience in engineering and marketing bring tremendous value to any project team.”

Before joining OTL, Olson oversaw teams and individuals responsible for the construction of more than 1,000 projects, including well-known exhibits at the Louisville Zoo, San Diego Zoo and National Aquarium. Many of those projects received “Best New Exhibit” and “Exhibit of the Year” honors from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

“I have deep respect for OTL and its commitment to delivering the best quality possible on every project it’s involved in,” Olson said. “OTL is known for its ability to create rockwork and water features that achieve a level of realism that is second to none.”

Olson can be reached at (520) 247-5757 and

About OTL

OTL ( 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. Its markets include golf courses, casinos, resorts, theme parks, retail entertainment, zoos, aquariums, private estates and cultural projects. Some of OTL’s recent notable projects include dynamic fountains and organic water features at the City Creek Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, the Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain at Grand Park in Los Angeles and multiple fountains at Palisades Garden Walk and Town Square in Santa Monica, California. In 2012, OTL was named to the Inc. 500|5000 List of fastest-growing private U.S. companies for the second year in a row.

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