Group CBS’ Western Electrical Services (WES) continues to strengthen and grow its engineering leadership with the acquisition of the AVO Training Institute’s Electrical Engineering Division (EED). Principal Engineer Ryan Downey will continue to lead the EED business, with the entire team remaining on board.

This addition immediately propels WES to become a nationwide player in engineering services. It’s part of our strategic plan to better serve customers by expanding and fortifying engineering service capabilities throughout the Group CBS footprint. We now cover Professional Engineer licensure in 45 U.S. states, as well as Alberta, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Rob Coomes, VP of Engineering Services says, “I am excited to welcome Ryan and his team, they bring substantial experience and best practices that will make our division better. In just the first few months there has already been an immediate impact on our performance.”

“The breadth of solutions offered throughout Group CBS is impressive, and my team is very eager to be able to incorporate our wide-ranging capabilities to better service our customers,” says Ryan Downey.