IAI is proud to announce that Area Manager, Mike Boven, has been selected by Michigan Water Environment Association (MWEA) as the 2014 Operations Professional of the Year. Boven currently has responsibility for 41 IAI water and wastewater projects in eastern Lower Michigan, including contract oversight, new client and project development, strategic planning, and marketing.
Kent Trierweiler, Vice-President of Contract Operations, said, “Mike also finds time to perform maintenance, respond to customer complaints, proposal writing, perform lab operations, mechanical projects, troubleshooting, and the list goes on. He is an exceptional manager and organizer of our operations in East Michigan.”
Boven currently holds a Class A Michigan wastewater system operator’s license; an S-1, D-1, F-3 Michigan water system operator’s license; and 11 Michigan industrial wastewater system operator’s licenses. He has 20 plus years of operations and maintenance experience in water and wastewater treatment facilities, as an operator, project manager, and company owner.
Trierweiler added, “Mike is the type of professional that always seeks to improve the efficiency of plant operations, the camaraderie of company employees, and enhance client relations.”
Mike is married to Jacquelyn Boven, and has five children, ages 25, 20, 16, 13 and 8. He previously founded and operated MMJ Waters, a contract operations company, and was instrumental in negotiating the acquisition of MMJ Waters by IAI. Mike then became IAI’s Project Manager at the Brighton Township Wastewater Treatment Facility. He has taken steps over the last five years to take on the Area Manager’s role in the East Michigan market and recently completed his MBA with an emphasis in project management.
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