in North America
In recognition of SUEZ North America's Business Technology Services’ team work in 2020 to ensure all SUEZ systems continued to operate and provide a safe, reliable water supply, the ORBIE Awards, the premier technology executive recognition program in the U.S., has chosen Michael Salas as the 2020 New York CIO of the year.
Michael serves as North America's Senior Vice President & Chief Information and Digital Officer. The recognition honored the team’s work in adapting to the "new norm" for essential workers on-site, operating our plants and fixing any issues (i.e. main breaks) in areas of New York and New Jersey that were worst hit by COVID-19. Plus the addition of all support and customer service staff remotely working from home.
Since inception of the first CIO of the Year Awards in 1998, over 900 CIOs have been honored as finalists and over 200 CIO of the Year winners have received the prestigious ORBIE Award. The ORBIE Award represents exceptional leadership, innovation, and vision; representing the characteristics and qualities that inspire others to achieve their potential.
About SUEZ in North America
SUEZ North America operates across all 50 states and Canada with 3,000 employees dedicated to environmental sustainability and smart and sustainable resource management. The company provides drinking water, wastewater and waste collection service to 6.7 million people on a daily basis; treats 560 million gallons of water and 460 million gallons of wastewater each day; delivers water treatment and advanced network solutions to 16,000 industrial and municipal sites; processes 160,000 tons of waste for recycling; rehabilitates and maintains water assets for more than 6,000 municipal and industrial customers; and manages $4.1 billion in total assets. The company posted revenues of $1.1 billion in 2019 and is a subsidiary of Paris-based SUEZ.
Since the end of the 19th century, SUEZ has built expertise aimed at helping people to constantly improve their quality of life by protecting their health and supporting economic growth. With an active presence on five continents, SUEZ and its 90,000 employees strive to preserve our environment’s natural capital: water, soil, and air. SUEZ provides innovative and resilient solutions in water management, waste recovery, site remediation and air treatment, optimizing municipalities’ and industries’ resource management through “smart” cities and improving their environmental and economic performance. The Group delivers sanitation services to 64 million people and produces 7.1 billion m3 of drinking water. SUEZ is also a contributor to economic growth, with more than 200,000 jobs created directly and indirectly on an annual basis, and a provider of new resources, with 4.2 million tons of secondary raw materials produced. By 2030, the Group is targeting 100% sustainable solutions, with a positive impact on our environment, health and climate. SUEZ generated total revenue of €18.0 billion in 2019.