LANCE V. LEHTO, PE, GE
PRESIDENT AND SENIOR PRINCIPAL ENGINEER
Lance V. Lehto is the majority owner, founder and senior managing principal of Columbia West. Mr. Lehto has more than 20 years of experience in the geotechnical engineering, environmental consulting, and materials testing and special inspection fields. After obtaining his Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Montana State University in 1995, Mr. Lehto worked in the private geotechnical consulting field as a field engineer, project engineer, and project manager. Since initial opening of operations in 1999, Mr. Lehto has guided Columbia West to consistent sustained growth while developing the company’s reputation for providing quality reliable professional services. Under Mr. Lehto’s direction, Columbia West has successfully provided geotechnical engineering, environmental consulting, and construction materials testing and inspection services for more than 1,500 projects in the Pacific Northwest. Mr. Lehto is a licensed professional and geotechnical engineer, and serves as the company’s special inspection technical director.