Blake C. Guillory, P.E., Joins RADISE International
RADISE International and Smart Structures are pleased to announce that Blake C. Guillory, P.E., D.WRE has joined our firms as President. Kumar Allady, P.E. founder of RADISE will remain as CEO. Mr. Guillory has 29 years of civil infrastructure and water resources experience. His diverse blend of private and public sector executive leadership developed though progressive management and operations experience have led to a consistent history of building and leading teams that develop and execute successful strategies. He is known for pragmatic management and creative ideas that challenge the status quo. His infrastructure experience includes project management, master planning for storm water and utilities, H&H and WQ modeling, design, specifications, permitting and construction inspections for military, industrial, commercial, transportation, public works and utility projects throughout Florida.
Mr. Guillory has enjoyed a working relationship with RADISE for the past 18 years as we have grown from 3 employees to more than 50 in Riviera Beach, Oakland Park, Miami FL and Wilcox PA, specializing in geotechnical engineering, construction materials testing, construction and threshold Inspections. The firm recently purchased Smart Structures, an embedded sensor technology firm that will change the way we design, construct, operate and maintain our world’s civil infrastructure. We serve the public and private sectors including FDOT, SFWMD, USACE, cities, counties and numerous private entities in both the prime and subconsultant capacity. RADISE is a certified DBE, ACDBE, SBE, MBE, M/WBE and CBE firm.
Mr. Guillory recently served as Executive Director of the South Florida Water Management District where under his leadership the District participated in the completion of the $3B Central Florida Water Initiative (CFWI) Water Supply Plan and Project Solutions Strategies. He oversaw the District’s efforts to receive approval of the $3B Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) Chief’s Report. He re-established the cooperative funding program and led the creation of a $1B master list of needed public water projects in the 16-county area. He promoted an updated vision of operations and maintenance for the $13B Central and Southern Flood Control Project and the ongoing life cycle analysis its infrastructure, most of it constructed 50 years ago. He also saw the completion of the A-1 and L-8 Flow Equalization Basins, and started construction of the C-44 and C-43 reservoir projects and also restarted the modeling and evaluation of South Dade operations to address flooding. He will be most remembered for creatively negotiating a package deal with the US Army Corps of Engineers to complete the Kissimmee River Restoration, Ten Mile Creek and the C-111 South Dade Projects. The Palm Beach Chapter of the Florida Engineering Society recently recognized his service with the Outstanding Service to the Profession award for 2016.
For 29 years, Mr. Guillory has worked in the civil infrastructure and water resources markets in the Southeast United States. Prior to his work for Florida’s two largest water management districts he was Vice President and Gulf Coast Area Manager for Brown and Caldwell. Previous positions include Vice President, Sr. Division Manager at PBS&J (Atkins), Project Director; Practice Leader at CDM, and Project Manager at Walter P. Moore and Associates.
He is a graduate of Texas A&M University and received his Master of Engineering degree and MBA from the University of South Florida.