Benoit Montreuil, Coca-Cola Material Handling & Distribution Chair and professor of the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech, has been selected to receive the 2015 Pythagore Award from his alma mater, the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR).
The award recognizes the exceptional accomplishments of an alumnus, including professional achievements, peer recognition, community engagement, and a strong relationship with UQTR. The award is “the equivalent of a gold medal,” which the recipients receive for offering out-of-the-ordinary education, application of their work, and their achievements.
Montreuil is also the director of the Physical Internet Center and a leader within the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute. He received his B.S. from UQTR in 1978, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech in 1980 and 1982, respectively.
The Pythagore Award is another in Montreuil’s long list of awards, which recently include DC Velocity’s Rainmaker of the Year and The Physical Internet Pioneer Award.
What makes the Pythagore Award really special, says Montreuil, is that it’s “from my alma mater where I have been a student and then a professor (1998),” and that he “was nominated by a large group of people (engineers and business notably) … and I feel that it may help people in the region [where he was born] believe that they can follow their dreams and passions and succeed to thrive with the best.”
Montreuil can indeed be considered to be among the best of the best. He has become known worldwide for his breakthrough research contributions at the intersection of industrial and systems engineering, operations research, logistics, supply chain engineering, business design, strategic management, and sustainability.
Montreuil will travel to the awards gala on October 16th, 2015 to receive the award at UQTR.