BROOMFIELD, CO, Oct 7, 2016 – Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, announced that its president, chief operating officer and chief innovation officer, Paul F. Boulos, Ph.D., BCEEM, Hon.D.WRE, Dist.D.NE, Dist.M.ASCE, NAE, has been reelected for a three-year term to the board of trustees of the Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port & Navigation Engineers (ACOPNE). His new term began October 1, 2016.
Dr. Boulos is one of the world’s foremost experts on water resources and navigation engineering and the author of ten authoritative books and more than 200 technical articles on issues critical to the water and wastewater industry. He is the recipient of an array of national and international awards and honors, including notable technical awards for excellence in scholarship from the American society of civil engineers (ASCE), the American Water Works Association and the Environmental Protection Agency; U.S. Ellis Island Medal of Honor; ASCE Parcel-Sverdrup civil engineering management award; University of Kentucky Hall of Distinction (the most prestigious honor granted by the university); Lebanese American University Distinguished Alumni Award; and NAE Einstein Society Award. He was awarded Honorary Diplomate status by the American Academy of water resources engineers (AAWRE) and Distinguished Diplomate status in navigation engineering by ACOPNE, both Academies’ top honors. He was also elected to the grade of Distinguished member of ASCE, the highest honor conferred by the Society; and to the National academy of engineering (NAE), the highest professional distinction accorded to an engineer.
Dr. Boulos received his Doctorate, Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in civil engineering from the University of Kentucky, along with a Bachelor’s degree in General Science from the Lebanese American University. He has also completed Harvard Business School’s advanced management program.
The Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port and Navigation Engineers was created by ASCE and its civil engineering certification, Inc. (CEC) to improve the practice, elevate the standards, and advance the COPNE-Profession for the benefit of the public. The elite group is comprised of nearly 200 Diplomates who have gone through many years of training and experience to become eligible for Board Certification. The Academy is a way to recognize engineers who have special knowledge and experience in the fields of civil engineering that comprise ACOPNE.
The COPNE-Profession comprises individuals and professional organizations that are engaged in the sustainable development and protection of coastal, ocean, port, and navigation environments for the benefit of society in the United States and foreign countries. ACOPNE has in part been created to complement the Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute (COPRI), and provides recognition to those individuals who have excelled in one or more of the sub-disciplines embraced by COPRI. Key objectives are to identify and grant board certification to individuals with specialized knowledge; recognize the ethical practice; enhance the technical practice; support and promote positions on professional issues important to the public health, safety, and welfare; and encourage life-long learning and continued professional development.
“It’s an especially meaningful honor to be asked to serve another three-year term on this distinguished board and be a member of this preeminent academy,” Boulos said. “I am proud to be a part of the noble COPNE profession and to be able to contribute to its advancement. Working with ACOPNE trustees gives me an exceptional opportunity to share my expertise and passion and make whatever contributions I can to help further the Academy’s vision and mission.”
For more information on ACOPNE, visit www.acopne.org.
Innovyze is a leading global provider of wet infrastructure business analytics software solutions designed to meet the technological needs of water/wastewater utilities, government agencies, and engineering organizations worldwide. Its clients include the majority of the largest UK, Australasian, East Asian and North American cities, foremost utilities on all five continents, and ENR top-rated design firms. Backed by unparalleled expertise and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific, the Innovyze connected portfolio of best-in-class product lines empowers thousands of engineers to competitively plan, manage, design, protect, operate, and sustain highly efficient and resilient infrastructure systems, and provides an enduring platform for customer success.
For more information, call Innovyze at +1 626-568-6868, or visit www.innovyze.com.