Bay West announces James Irwin as new Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Bay West announces James Irwin as new Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

September 7, 2022 · Commercial, State, Municipal, Federal ·

Bay West announces hiring of James Irwin as new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Bay West LLC, an environmental consulting and industrial services company headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, is pleased to announce the hiring of James Irwin as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The CFO has primary day-to-day responsibility for all financial-related activities of Bay West. In addition, the CFO oversees the IT department to align systems to effectively support the organization.

James brings a positive outlook with a willingness to challenge assumptions in a collaborative way. His experience in forecasting and modeling will help to grow Bay West and provide the level of visibility to help better manage the business. James has a BS in accounting from Minnesota State, Mankato, and is a graduate of the Executive Development Program at the University of Chicago. The first 24 years of James’ career at Alumacraft Boat Co. saw him grow in many key leadership roles, including Vice President of Finance, Executive Vice President and for the last 10 years as President. Most recently James served as CFO/Integrator and Interim VP of Operations at Etail Solutions. James has a proven track record of building strong teams, encouraging and empowering the team to grow and execute on the company’s strategy.

John Glabach, CEO of Bay West said, “Our finance, accounting, and IT teams play a vital role in helping project managers successfully deliver great results for our clients. I am confident with James as the CFO these teams will be a catalyst for Bay West and our growth objectives.”

James said of the new opportunity, “As I was approached to consider joining Bay West, I was not only impressed by the Mission and market position of Bay West, but by the intentional focus on Culture, Communication and Collaboration; the Bay West Way of Being. Meeting (CEO) John (Glabach) and the Bay West Team, it was clear that the focus on growth is driven by the focus on providing an environment for improving ourselves at all levels. I am excited and honored to join Bay West and I look forward to partnering with the great people here to help write the next chapter.”

A long time Minnesotan, James is a big fan of all Minnesota Sports; especially the Twins. Whether enjoying local bike rides and hikes or traveling, James and his Wife Ellana love to explore the world. As grandfather of four (plus), and father of four, James most enjoys spending time with his family.



Bay West, with select offices and numerous project locations across the U.S. along with its St. Paul headquarters, is comprised of scientists, engineers, geologists, and environmental technicians who believe in making the world a better place, today and tomorrow. The privately held environmental and industrial services company has a record of success delivering solutions to customers while keeping health and safety at the forefront of business practices.

*The Bay West Way of Being is born out of the Company’s Core Values.  As a Best Place to Work, we use this Way of Being to guide us in our business decisions, our interactions with our customers and vendors, and in our interactions with each other. Our integrity as individuals and as an organization depends on keeping our word in all our agreements.


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