Bay West announces John Glabach as new Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Bay West announces John Glabach as new Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

February 22, 2022 · Commercial, State, Municipal, Federal ·

Bay West announces hiring of John Glabach as new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Bay West LLC, an environmental consulting and industrial services company headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, is pleased to announce the hiring of John Glabach as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective February 21, 2022. In this position he will lead the growth and expansion of Bay West.

John comes to Bay West with more than 25 years of diverse leadership experience within the environmental and engineering industry. His experience includes federal, commercial/industrial, as well as state and local government agencies which is a perfect fit for Bay West’s business. John holds both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering with an emphasis in water resources. He is a licensed Professional Engineer, a Project Management Professional (PMP) and an Envision Sustainability Professional. John is a Veteran Air Force Civil Engineer Officer and brings experience from Parsons, Weston Solutions, and Apex Companies, LLC. His past clients include US Air Force, US Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Energy, Oil and Gas, Retail, Developers, and municipal clients.

Chris Melton, Chairman of Bay West said, “After interviewing numerous qualified candidates, the Bay West board felt John’s industry experience in both government and private sector leadership roles, P&L responsibility at all levels and overall personality made him a perfect fit to be the next CEO at Bay West. Additionally, his willingness to move his family to the Twin Cities demonstrated a commitment to the company that was important to the entire Bay West team. We are excited to have him join the team!”

John said of the new opportunity, “I was incredibly impressed by the Bay West team, culture, and their work when I first was introduced to Bay West over 10 years ago.  It’s truly an honor to help take this incredible company forward.”

John enjoys playing recreational ice hockey and his teenage daughters are figure skaters, so a St. Paul, Minnesota headquartered company seemed like a natural fit!



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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