2021 Engineering Leader Under 40: Joshua Bozeman, 37
Operations Manager, Maverick Technologies, Webster, TX, United States, BS Chemical Engineering, Louisiana State University
Joshua Bozeman, 37
Webster, TX, United States
BS Chemical Engineering, Louisiana State University
Why should this person be recognized for this award?
Josh is an excellent example of a Controls Engineering Leader because of his incredible leadership, mentoring, and professional development focus that he drives with his team. Josh has a unique ability to leverage his technical knowledge, drive for excellence, and focus on innovation to grow and develop his team. Josh has spent his entire career advancing in the Controls Industry and has a depth of experience as a process control engineer, project manager and now business manager. Josh demonstrates a perfect combination of engineering problem solving skills with strong, dedicated leadership.
Achievements, Advancement & Career-related Industry Contributions
Josh joined Maverick Technologies’ Baton Rouge office as an Associate APC Engineer. Over the next several years he worked in numerous processes on his way to Senior Engineer rank (making Bio-diesel, plastics, rubber, cardboard, ULSD, and jet engine lubricant, among others). These projects spanned 5 major DCS platforms, working with customers to develop & optimize controls and HMI for entire units, platform migrations, replicating a third-party application, automating procedural operations for semi-continuous and batch processes, as well as supporting loop-tuning, checkouts & turnaround work. Josh also wrote a handful of articles featured in Control Engineering magazine and co-authored another for Hydrocarbon Processing. After a year gaining key commercial experience in Maverick’s Proposals & Estimating Group, he moved into a Project Manager role. Josh was then tabbed to move to Houston to take over a struggling project portfolio for a critical customer. Though juggling dozens of other projects while earning his PMP certification, this program went on to generate over $13MM, and he considers this his proudest customer relationship. Midway through 2019, he was promoted to his current role of Operations Manager for Maverick’s Automation Solutions South region, leading a team of more than 50 engineers.
Non-work-related Activities & Hobbies
Josh loves to travel. Usually, he makes smaller trips for barbecue competitions, but just before the COVID-19 pandemic he toured Israel and Jordan. He is fascinated by ancient architecture, and it has been a lifelong dream to be able to physically see and appreciate the holy land, so this was a spectacular experience.
- Josh has been in the inaugural classes of Maverick’s Leadership Development program, mentoring program, Associate PM program as a trainer, and he wrote & directed the first two Maverick Safety Videos.
- He began dating his wife early in high school and has been married 14 years now with 4 daughters!
- Josh has played guitar over 20 years, recorded over 50 original songs, served on church worship teams for two+ decades and performed at 9 weddings.
Why did they choose this career?
“Working for a systems integrator brings constant variety with different customer processes in every industry and new work locations around the world, using various control systems. While the challenges change constantly, the goal is still to work with the customer to find the solution that fits their needs. Over my career, I have had the chance to develop strong technical skills in controls, manage exciting projects and lead excellent teams. As an Operations Manager, I work closely with many brilliant engineers while balancing business needs and commercial pursuits. It is the perfect blend of leadership, technical challenges, and people management!”