Subrata Bandy, ScD, PE, has rejoined Ayres as vice president of our Southeast Operations. Bandy, who was with Ayres from 1998 to 2005, finished that tenure as vice president of engineering services. He has over 25 years of professional experience, mostly with consulting firms but also in the industrial sector.
Bandy’s senior executive experience in engineering, marketing, and operations management matches him well with Ayres’ trajectory toward growth in the Southeast and around the nation. He’s managed or contributed to projects involving infrastructure planning and design, hydrologic and hydraulic studies, environmental impact statements, permitting and compliance, remediation, coastal restoration, and contamination investigations. He provided program management support to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the rebuilding of hurricane protection systems after Hurricane Katrina.
“Ayres is uniquely positioned for growth in Florida,” Subrata says. “We have an excellent and energized talent pool, we enjoy an enviable reputation for excellence and responsiveness, and when these are combined with a rich and growing marketplace, we definitely have a winning recipe. I am excited about the ride ahead.”
Jan Zander, PE, executive vice president, says he’s thrilled to be working again with Bandy, who has been part of the Tampa community since 1998.
“Bringing Subrata back into the Ayres family feels great to all of us who know how well Subrata lives the Ayres culture,” Zander says. “Subrata’s experience puts him in a great position to identify changes on the horizon and lead his team as we provide our client partners with creative solutions.”
Bandy holds professional engineer licensure in Florida and Louisiana and is a Six Sigma Black Belt. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Florida in Tampa, a Doctor of Science in environmental engineering from Tulane University in New Orleans, and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Jadavpur University in Calcutta, India.
Bandy is an adjunct faculty member with the University of South Florida, a guest lecturer with Florida Polytechnic University, and a member of the Industrial Advisory Committee of the Southwest Florida Water Management District. He is a past president of the Florida Association for Water Quality Control, past member of the board of directors for the Florida Local Environmental Resources Agencies, past chairman of the Integrated Water Resources Committee of the Florida Water Environment Association, and past chairman of the Nutrient Management Group of the Louisiana Water Synergy Project.