Biju George serves the Authority as Executive Vice President, Operations and Engineering. In this capacity, he is responsible for the performance management of all operations and engineering work. He participates in the implementation of the Authority’s strategic plan and works with the Executive Vice President, Finance and Procurement in overseeing the development of operating budgets and operating policies. Additionally, Mr. George reviews divisions’ operational and financial performance and meets with department heads to discuss the feasibility of strategic initiatives.
He joined the Authority from Greater Cincinnati Water Works, Metropolitan Sewer District and Stormwater Utility, where he was the Deputy Director of Water and Sewers. In that position, he provided strategy for all wastewater, stormwater and drinking water operations. Mr. George also served as the drinking water utility’s interim executive director from 2011 to 2013. Mr. George was principally involved in the integration of three utility enterprises (wastewater, stormwater and drinking water) into a unified enterprise.
Mr. George has more than 27 years of diversified technical and management experience. He is recognized as a leader in treatment technology and science, and is both published writer and a frequent speaker, and the past Assistant Superintendent of the 240 MGD Mill Creek Plant. More recently, Mr. George was principally involved in building a public sector contracting service that now generates $10 million in revenue, and has helped Greater Cincinnati Waterworks maintain an AAA rating, despite difficult economic times.
Mr. George is the 2014 recipient of the Innovator of the Year Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Mr. George has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the PDA College of Engineering at Gulbarga University and he is a licensed professional engineer in Ohio.