Executive Leadership

The role of leadership is central to Innovyze's mission of successfully innovating for sustainable infrastructure. Innovyze's team of leaders brings solid experience and a firm commitment to serving customers with innovative products and superior service, and recognizes the importance of their service to society.

Colby T. Manwaring

Colby T. Manwaring, P.E. — Chief Executive Officer

B.S., Civil & Environmental Engineering
M.S., Civil & Environmental Engineering
Brigham Young University

M.E.M. (Masters of Engineering Management)
Brigham Young University, Marriot School of Management

As Chief Executive Officer, Colby is responsible for the company's strategic vision and leads the development and growth of Innovyze's global wet infrastructure software technology portfolio. With advanced degrees in civil and environmental engineering as well as engineering business administration, Colby is a licensed Professional Engineer and an experienced software company executive. Creation, enhancement and promotion of software tools for advanced engineering modeling and analysis has been the focus of his career and is at the center of his daily activities.

Colby previously served as President & CEO of XP Solutions, responsible for executive management of all business activities of the global XP Solutions organization with offices in the UK, Australia, the United States, and the Philippines. He has also held positions as software developer, product manager, consultant & trainer, sales & marketing executive, and business manager over the course of his career within the engineering software industry prior to Innovyze and XP Solutions. Having lived and worked in the USA, Australia, and the UK, Colby has a broad understanding of the global water and wastewater industry and the software technology required to elevate professional practice worldwide. Water resources modeling and computational methods are his technical specialties; he has served on various advisory committees in these specialties and is recognized as a certified instructor for professional development with industry organizations such as ASCE and FWHA NHI.

Jim Crough

Jim Crough — Chief Financial Officer

B.S. Business Administration
University of Phoenix

University of Oregon

As Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Crough has overall responsibility for the company's financial affairs and systems. With more than 20 years of financial experience across various industries, he oversees financial controls and provides strategic financial and business development counsel.

Erick J. Heath

Erick J. Heath, P.E. — Vice President and Business Director - Americas

B.S., Civil Engineering
Oregon State University

M.S., Civil Engineering
California State University Sacramento

Mr. J. Erick Heath, P.E serves as Vice President and Business Director and also served as Director of Sales & Client Relations of Innovyze, Inc. Mr. Heath is responsible for overseeing all marketing and sales functions, directing large campaigns, managing professional services, and supervising key client relationships at Innovyze, Inc. Mr. Heath has experience in water distribution and wastewater collection systems planning and management, and has been associated with several of Innovyze’s largest client initiatives. Additionally, Mr. Heath has intimate responsibility for building and managing business partner relationships as well as examining the environmental software market, technology trends and competitive landscape. He holds B.S. in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University and M.S. in Civil Engineering from California State University Sacramento.

Roger J. Ro

Roger J. Ro — Vice President and Director of Product Development - Americas Operation

B.S., Mechanical Engineering
National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, R.O.C.

M.S., Computer Aided Engineering
University of California Los Angeles

Mr. Roger J. Ro serves as Vice President and Director of Production Development - Americas Operations of Innovyze, Inc. (formerly MWH Soft, Inc.). Mr. Ro serves closely with senior management to set short and long term strategic objectives in the areas of technology and product development of Innovyze. He leads the development team and is responsible for the planning, supervision, and implementation of all development projects as well as creating full technical specifications and requirements definition for all Innovyze products. Mr. Ro holds B.S., Mechanical Engineering degree from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, R.O.C., and M.S., and Ph.D. Candidacy for Computer Aided Engineering degree from University of California Los Angeles.

Mohamed Abdillahi

Mohamed Abdillahi — Director of Product Development - International Operations

B.S., Land Surveying and Geography
University of Newcastle

M.S., Topographic Sciences
University of Glasgow

As Director of Product Development, International Operations, Mr. Abdillahi has the management responsibility of the software development, support and delivery of workgroup based products at the international division.  He works closely with the Director of Product Development, Americas Operations and senior management to establish strategy for product direction, technology and research.

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