Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that Dr. Paul F. Boulos, its President, COO and Chief Innovation Officer, has been selected by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) to receive the 2016 Parcel-Sverdrup Civil Engineering Management Award. The award ceremony will be held during the Society’s Annual Convention in Portland, OR, September 28 – October 1, 2016.
The John I. Parcel-Lief J. Sverdrup Civil Engineering Management Award is given annually to a leader in the world of civil engineering management. ASCE selected Dr. Boulos from a pool of high-profile candidates “For his business leadership, entrepreneurship and philanthropy, and his management expertise and innovation at MWH Global and Innovyze.” The selection committee particularly noted his ability to unite, getting things done in collaborative and effective ways.
“Dr. Boulos is an exceptional leader who founded Innovyze on the principle that engineering transforms lives — and he has built successfully on that principle,” said Robert D. Stevens, Ph.D., P.E., AICP, F.ASCE, ASCE 2016 Past-President and member of ASCE Board of Direction. “He understands that leadership is not about him and his ability to attract followers, but about serving others to bring out the best in them, maximize their well-being, and create vibrant, healthy communities for the greater good of humanity, the environment and society at large. He leads with purpose and passion, and that makes him especially deserving of this significant award.”
“Dr. Boulos is not only a mentor to all those around him but also a visionary working to transform the civil engineering profession,” added Thomas W. Smith III, ENV SP, CAE, F.ASCE, ASCE Executive Director. “He’s a dedicated global leader who has revolutionized the water infrastructure field through creative thinking, worked tirelessly to advance ASCE and the civil engineering profession, and motivated and inspired countless others to strive for excellence in their work and achieve great things for the profession. He is truly deserving of this award.”
A Distinguished Member of ASCE (Dist.M.ASCE), the Society’s highest honor, Dr. Boulos joins a prestigious circle of past honorees that includes Nicholas DeNichilo CEO of Hatch Mott MacDonald; Major General Merdith W.B. (Bo) Temple, former Deputy Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE); George J. Pierson, Non-Independent Director of WSP Global Inc. and former President, CEO, and COO of Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc.; Ralph R. Peterson, former Chairman and CEO of CH2M Hill; Richard D. Fox, former Chairman and CEO of CDMSmith; Louis Berger, former Chairman, CEO, and President of Louis Berger Group Inc.; Albert A. Dorman, former Chairman and CEO of AECOM; and Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr., former Chairman and CEO of the Bechtel Corporation.
“I am deeply honored to receive this illustrious award,” said Boulos. “It is humbling to be mentioned in the same breath as the distinguished past recipients. They truly exemplify our noble profession’s greatest values. Guided by their passion to create better communities, they have helped build the world’s infrastructure and made a shining difference in the lives of so many. I only hope I can continue to live up to their high standard of exemplary leadership and commitment to advancing our profession, and staying on a path toward making our society a little better and having a transformative impact on our communities.”
“This award reminds me why I do what I do. Knowing that I can help improve the lives of our clients and build a better world gives me enormous satisfaction. I accept this honor on behalf of my company, my colleagues, and the civil engineers of the world whose unsung work so strongly shapes our lives, today and far into the future. They align company good with public good to make the world a better place. We are fortunate to be able to serve a profession that truly enhances everyone’s quality of life.”