GARLAND, TX, February 13, /24-7PressRelease/ -- 2018 Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Hillol Ray with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Ray celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
With 45 years of industry experience to his credit, Mr. Ray has worked as a program manager and environmental engineer for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency since 1992. Prior to these appointments, he held the roles of senior environmental engineer with Ecology and Environment, Inc. from 1980 to 1992, environmental engineer for Brown & Root (B & R), Inc. from 1978 to 1980, and graduate research assistant at North Dakota State University from 1975 to 1977. Mr. Ray began his career as a civil and structural engineer with PLACON Ltd. In Kolkata, India, from 1973 to 1975.
Before embarking on his professional path, Mr. Ray pursued an education at the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, earning a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering in 1973. Four years later, he concluded his studies at North Dakota State University, graduating with a Master of Science in environmental engineering. Furthermore, Mr. Ray has notably worked "hands-on" with Mother Teresa in Kolkata, India.
Beyond his efforts within the field, Mr. Ray has contributed to numerous endeavors outside of his professional circles. The chairman and the editor-in-chief for the North Texas Bengali Association from 1992 to 1999, he has vested his lifetime work, financial resources, literary and humanitarian contributions, and established the Hillol Ray Foundation for Human Rights, the Hillol Ray Foundation for Peace and Environment, and the "Diamond" Think Tank, USA. He was an invited speaker at the 50th Annual Conference of the Water Pollution Control Federation in 1977, as well as a guest poet at the Third International Women's Peace Conference in 2007, the Second Dallas International Book Fair at the Dallas Public Library in 2007, the Planet Peace Earth Day with the DFW Green Alliance in 2005, and the U.S. Global Outreach Open House Forum for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1995.
Mr. Ray has found much success with written work as well. With poetry published in "Themes and Links" in 2009 and "Celebrate Diwali with Sweets, Lights, and Fireworks" in 2006, his work has been featured in INDIA Empire in 2007 and Fun Asia in 2006. The editor-in-chief of "LEKHONI" from 1992 to 2000, he has also held the role of editor of UTSAV for the Festival of the Bengali Association of Dallas-Fort Worth in 1992. With works published in Bengali and English, Mr. Ray's poetry has been showcased at JC Penney, Inc., the University of San Francisco, the Southern Methodist University, The University of New Hampshire and the Dallas Museum of Art, among many other organizations around the world.
In light of his exceptional undertakings, Mr. Ray has accrued several accolades and honors throughout his impressive career. In 2018, he earned awards for community service and literary works. Previously, Mr. Ray was presented with several awards from Region 6 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, including the Superior Accomplishment Award in 2008, the Special Achievement Award in 1997 and 2007, the Excellence in Regional Customer Service Award in 2002, and the Bronze Medal for Commendable Service in 2001. In 2006, he was bestowed with a National Award from the National Federation of Indian-American Associations for his outstanding contributions in the field of Liberal and Fine Arts.
Additionally, Mr. Ray has received personal recognitions from several notable figures over the years, such as U.S. President Bill Clinton in 1995, U.S. Vice President and Nobel Peace Laureate Al Gore Jr. in 1995 and 1997, the Regional Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2004, and the Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 2009. A Scholar of the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, he was a fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health in 1985 and a founding fellow of the Institute of Diagnostic Engineers in 1990. Mr. Ray has been selected for inclusion in multiple editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in the World, and was listed in the American Biographical Institute's Commemorative Edition of "500 Leaders of Science" and its International Directory of Distinguished Leadership (Eighth Edition) in 1998.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Mr. Ray has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
About Marquis Who's Who :
Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who's Who in America , Marquis Who's Who has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who's Who in America remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who's Who website at www.marquiswhoswho.com.
# # #