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Waterborne Environmental Inc. names Paul Barboza as its new CEO

August 20, 2021


LEESBURG, VA – Waterborne Environmental Inc. (Waterborne), a global consulting firm focused on environmental, ecological, and human risk services, today announced Paul Barboza has been named the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Prior to joining Waterborne, Barboza, an engineer with a business background, was a highly successful executive within the IT and Government Contracting industries. 

“I am thrilled to have this opportunity to lead Waterborne Environmental into the next phase of the company’s growth and expansion. The company’s philosophy of providing novel solutions to complex client challenges ties in with my own leadership style which is to encourage a collaborative, innovative environment that results in higher performing teams and superior work. I am committed to the Waterborne mission and I know that, together with the team, we will achieve great milestones in the near future,” said Barboza.

Barboza brings a wealth of corporate leadership experience to the Waterborne team, including that gained from his most recent role as Chief Operating Officer with Virginia-based technology company, IOMAXIS. His experience includes leading business operations, P&L, business development (BD), corporate IT, Quality, facilities, and Security. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech with a Master’s in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering.

“In January 2020 Waterborne took on the challenge of tackling some of the most important issues facing the future of our planet. We’ve been steadily assembling the skills, talents, and technologies to achieve this by growing from the inside and from the outside. Bringing on a new CEO was one of the most important goals in that plan. We hit the jackpot with Paul Barboza!,” said outgoing CEO and Waterborne co-founder, W. Martin (Marty) Williams.

According to Patrick Holden, current Board of Directors Chairman and Waterborne co-founder, “It is the beginning of an exciting new era at Waterborne and Paul Barboza is the right man to lead company right now. In 2022 Waterborne will begin its 30th year in business. Up until now the company has been led primarily by its Founders – Marty and myself. Now, for the first time, Waterborne has gone outside the company to hire its next CEO.”