Vista receives business award for focusing on its people, cost control, and client mix

Calgary-based engineering firm wins Canada’s Best Managed Companies program for fifth year

2018 Best Managed Company Scott MussbacherMarch 8, 2018 (Calgary, AB) – Vista Projects Limited (Vista), a privately-owned, Calgary-based oil and gas engineering, procurement and project management firm, was recognized today for overall business performance and strong leadership with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation.

“Best Managed companies deserve recognition for their entrepreneurial approach to excelling in an uncertain economic climate. They truly bring out the best in Canadian business leadership,” says Peter Brown, Partner, Deloitte and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program.

“Vista is proud to be a Gold Standard winner in 2018, and has been a Canada’s Best Managed Companies winner since 2013,” notes Bashar Hussien, Vista’s Chief Executive Officer.

Highlighted in Vista’s most recent winning application, are the company’s commitments to its people, controlling costs and engaging a mix of new and existing clients and projects.

“It has been a challenging couple of years for our industry,” says Hussien. “Our continued recognition speaks to our ability to adapt and to modernize with the market. This ongoing recognition is proof that Vista isn’t going anywhere. We see Vista remaining a proud, Canadian-owned company for many years.”

Now in its 25th year, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, excellent business practices. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the caliber of their management abilities and practices.

The program will honour Vista at the annual Best Managed Companies gala in Toronto on April 11.

About Vista Projects

Vista Projects is an engineering, procurement and project management firm focused on Western Canada’s oil and gas markets. Known for engineering industry-leading facilities, Vista’s experienced team of professionals is committed to delivering high quality, cost-effective designs. Vista has engineered some of the most successful projects in the Alberta oil sands and earned its reputation as a trusted partner to its clients. For more information, visit

About Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Canada’s Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices. The awards are granted on four levels:

  1. Canada’s Best Managed Companies new winner (one of the new winners selected each year);
  2. Canada’s Best Managed Companies winner (award recipients that have re-applied and successfully retained their Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review);
  3. Gold Standard winner (after three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully retained their award for 4-6 consecutive years);
  4. Platinum Club member (winners that have maintained their Best Managed status for seven years or more).

Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, TMX Group and MacKay CEO Forums. For further information, visit

More Information

Please read our blog post on how to become one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies to learn more about the application process.

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