Envision’s COO, Michael Ando, Named to “40 Under Forty” List
Added on: 07.01.13
The Providence Business News has announced their "40 Under Forty" winners for 2013. Selected based on career success and community involvement, winners are all young professional who have committed to making a difference on some level. Included on this year's list is Envision Technology Advisors COO, Michael Ando.
Michael has been with Envision since 2005. In his time with the company, Michael has worked as an Engineer, Solutions Engineer, and VP of Operations, before being named the company's Chief Operating Officer earlier this year.
"When Mike started with Envision, we were a fraction of the size that we are today," says Envision's CEO, Todd Knapp. "What we needed were smart, self-motivated people that could be flexible and grow with the business. We absolutely got that with Mike. He's demonstrated time and time again that he's committed to driving this business forward. That said, my favorite aspect of Mike's personality is that he would tell you that his biggest accomplishment is at home. He's built a wonderful family and his focus has always remained on his wife and kids. Mike started with Envision as an employee, but he's become a strategic team member, advisor, and friend. I trust him implicitly and am extremely proud to work alongside him."
In addition to Mike's work with Envision, he is also very active in the community. He volunteers as a coach in the Blackstone Millville Youth Soccer Organization (BMYSO) and has been active with the Tech Collective for many years, working with the organization on training programs and workforce development initiatives. Additionally, Mike was recently nominated to sit on the board for the Blackstone EDC and the board for the Workforce Partnership of Greater RI.
"I am extremely honored and excited to be a part of this year's 40 Under Forty class," says Mike. "This award validates the hard work that I put in with the great team at Envision on a day to day basis. It's truly rewarding and humbling to see the community around me acknowledges my accomplishments and volunteer efforts, and I am just as excited as ever to continue those efforts to help make Rhode Island a better place to live for all of us."
You can read the Providence Business News' press release and see the full list of winners at their website.