Kari Solem joins Bay West as new Senior Director of Human Resources

Kari Solem joins Bay West as new Senior Director of Human Resources

May 2, 2022 · Commercial, State, Municipal, Federal · , , , , , , ,

Bay West announces the hiring of Kari Solem as new Senior Director of Human Resources.

Bay West LLC, an environmental consulting and industrial services company headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, is pleased to announce the hiring of Kari Solem as Senior Director of Human Resources. In this position Kari will lead all aspects of Human Resources including recruiting, employee retention, benefits management, and performance management.

Kari brings over 20 years of Human Resources experience to Bay West from private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Working  most of her career for engineering and science companies, she has direct experience on the environmental side from working at Brown and Caldwell and her previous time serving on the board of Eureka recycling. Kari has a BA in Human Services from Metropolitan State University and an MA in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota. She also holds a SPHR from the Society of Human Resources.

John Glabach, CEO of Bay West said, “Our employees are vital to our success as an environmental and industrial services firm. Kari Solem plays a critical role in ensuring we deliver a company our employees proudly represent and top talent seeks to be part of. Kari’s strategic advice and counsel in all aspects of Human Resources will help us deliver on that objective.”

Kari said of the new opportunity, “Being a Saint Paul native I was familiar with Bay West through the household hazardous waste program. After learning about the great employees, the culture, and the Bay West Way of Being – I knew this was the organization for me.”

Kari lives in Saint Paul with her husband Andy and their two daughters in their 130-year-old house. Kari said, “When we are not running our daughters to Circus Jueventas, swimming and tennis lessons, our family loves to enjoy riding bikes and going MNUFC games – Go Loons!”



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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