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Distinction Recognizes Exemplary Leadership, Contribution to State’s Economic Growth

HOBOKEN, N.J., Nov. 7, 2018 – The New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) recently honored Michael Novak, President of Atlantic Environmental Solutions Inc. (AESI) as “Executive of the Year” at  the 2018 Awards for Excellence competition. Approximately 150 people attended the event at The Palace at Somerset Park, including AESI staff members (left to right): Val Aikens; Pischa Wanaratna, Ph.D., P.E.; Jeffrey Anderson, LSRP; Michael Novak, LSRP; Jake Sablosky; Christine Lezette; Brianne Kaduscwicz; and Mansi Doshi.

In total, NJBIA honored 13 businesses that have helped improve the economic climate and quality of life in New Jersey at the event. Winners were chosen in five categories: Executives of the Year, NJBIA Members of the Year, Community Service, Outstanding Employers and Environmental Quality.

“It is truly a privilege to be included among the outstanding individuals and organizations being honored this year by the NJBIA,” said Novak. “This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire AESI team, and it further strengthens our commitment to delivering the highest quality service to new and existing clients.”

The Executive of the Year Award is presented to individuals that demonstrate exemplary leadership and excellence in their position as an NJBIA member company executive and have contributed to the state’s economic growth through the success of their business. Since founding AESI, Novak has led a team that has completed $65 million in environmental projects at over 5,000 commercial and industrial sites nationwide. Under his strategic vision, AESI’s revenue increased fourfold in the past 10 years and the firm has played a vital role in returning many contaminated industrial properties to beneficial use.


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