OTL Continues Global Expansion; Appoints New Vice President of Operations to Oversee Growth
Posted in News -
ORANGE COUNTY, CA (March 25, 2019) – As a continuation of its global growth initiative, Outside the Lines (OTL), a design-build construction company that specializes in creating one-of-a-kind water features, fountains, rockwork and themed environments, has announced that 21-year construction veteran John S. Cunningham has been named Vice President of Operations to accommodate the firm’s ongoing international expansion.
“Demand for fountains and themed environments has ramped up dramatically, resulting in a wide variety of new projects for the OTL team across the globe,” says J. Wickham Zimmerman, Chief Executive Officer of OTL. “Driven by a rapid increase in the development of mixed-use destinations as well as a continued focus on innovative, technology-driven water features and environments, today’s developers and owners are seeking solutions that make their properties stand out from the competition.”
OTL is currently working on projects in nine U.S. states, with project experience from coast to coast, and in a host of international destinations including Korea and Egypt, among others.
In his new role, Cunningham will oversee OTL’s project teams in these regions while also levering his depth of knowledge in organizational management to support OTL’s continued efficiency.
“We are in a period of rapid growth, which requires us to be scalable and to ensure that our roles and processes remain well-defined in order to maintain the exceptionally high standard of excellence for which OTL is known,” says Cunningham. “Looking ahead, our collective focus is to continue adding top talent to our team, while implementing additional procedures that will have the most positive impact on our firm, and on the work we perform for Clients.”
Drawing upon a background in Continuous Improvement – an organizational strategy that focuses on increasing efficiency and quality while reducing costs – Cunningham will focus on advancing OTL’s in-place processes in planning, production, and communications to accommodate the firm’s continued growth.
“John has the energy, experience, and integrity to serve as the leader we need to guide this expansion,” says Zimmerman. “While he initially joined the OTL team as a regional manager to build our Dallas office, his new role positions him to further grow our operations company-wide.”
Prior to OTL, Cunningham was a branch manager for BrightView (formerly ValleyCrest Companies), where he directed operations for the company’s $25 million North Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana region. During his 14-year tenure there, Cunningham provided executive leadership for high-priority projects including the Devon Energy World Headquarters in Oklahoma City, Klyde Warren Park in Dallas, Kimbell Art Museum and Facebook Data Center in Fort Worth, and the Toyota North American Headquarters in Plano, Texas.
About Outside the Lines, Inc.
As creative leaders in design and construction, OTL increases the value of commercial properties by creating spectacular, entertainment-driven features. Comprised of the theming industry’s most creative visionaries and the best artisans, the OTL team delivers the highest quality project management and construction to transform any project into a world-class destination. Notable projects include Legacy West in Plano, Texas; Grand Park in Los Angeles, California; Station Park in Farmington, Utah; The Village at Meridian in Meridian, Idaho; and City Creek Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, among others. More information is available at www.otl-inc.com.
# # #
- OTL Delivers Large-Scale Interactive Show Fountain With New Experiential Technology at Tourism Destination in Grand Prairie, Texas
- OTL Builds Poignant Water Feature Memorializing Sandy Hook Elementary School Victims at Nearby Park in Newtown, Connecticut
- Green Operations and Water Features
- Klyde Warren Park’s Nancy Best Fountain
- “Malls Can Still ‘Change’ In Time for the Holidays”