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Mr. Peter Baston, Aff.M.ASCE



Pete’s passion for “doing it right in the real world” has earned him a reputation for accomplishing the seemingly impossible with minimal resources. His track record of successfully resolving risk management, business development, and turnaround challenges also earned him the nickname “ideaPete.” Pete is a frequent speaker and lecturer on the pursuit of excellence through people, processes, and technology and is allergic to all forms of mediocrity. Pete has applied his extensive experience in best practices, Quality Assurance, and the pursuit of excellence in company operations to performing due diligence investigations for financial institutions, foundations, and re-insurance companies, driving best practices and pursuit of excellence for their clients. Industries he has worked in include: energy, engineering and construction, manufacturing, healthcare, petrochemical, information technology, telecommunications, and many more. Pete grew up in two worlds—Europe and Africa—and immigrated to the U.S. in 1979 to accept a position with Fluor Engineering to provide best practices expertise and Quality Assurance oversight on assignment to a variety of teams. After selling his second company in the 1990s, Pete took on a number of large technical concept development, best practices and problem-solving consulting projects with government agencies and private companies around the U.S. In 2010, IDEAS LLC, the consultancy Pete founded, moved its base of operations to Boulder, Colorado, a center for development of the most advanced parametric technology in the world. Pete believes parametric technology will be the cornerstone for future development of advanced best practices using digital workflow. Pete is a Board Member of the Natural Hazard Mitigation Association, a Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and an Advisor Member Guru of Engineers Without Borders. He is also a Member of the American Society for Quality and a frequent invited speaker at ASQ meetings.