As demand for enterprise asset management solutions grows, MentorAPM has welcomed Colby Manwaring as its new chairman of the board. As chairman of its newly appointed five-member board, Manwaring will move the company forward and expand its footprint in asset management for infrastructure and industry.
“I feel privileged to take on this role for the water infrastructure software market,” said Manwaring. “As the industry faces more complex challenges, digitally-enabled, one-stop solutions for connecting assets, workforce and data have the power to transform utilities and process-based industry operations.”
Manwaring is responsible for the creation and execution of enterprise strategic vision and commercial success at several companies. His most recent roles include CEO of Innovyze, a global provider of smart water analytics software solutions, and vice-president at Autodesk, a global group of engineering design-and-make software solutions. His work with water and wastewater utilities, government agencies, and engineering organisations has helped engineers design, plan, manage, operate, protect, and sustain complex water infrastructure systems.
“[His] career has covered range of roles within software technology, giving him a perspective and understanding of customer needs,” said Tacoma Zach, MentorAPM co-founder and CEO.
His roots in the water industry run deep, from building applications to building business alliances through smart mergers and acquisitions. Colby is a licensed engineer who learned his trade in the US. He held executive and board member roles in Australia, UK, Spain, and several US locations. He holds a bachelor of science and master of science in civil and environmental engineering, with a minor in Spanish and international emphasis from Brigham Young University, as well as a minor in engineering business administration from the Brigham Young University Marriott School of Management.
Manwaring’s appointment follows after Emerald Technology Ventures’ recent growth investment in MentorAPM. Manwaring joins Emerald partner Helge Daebel and MentorAPM co-founders Zach and John Clow on the board.