Fellow NAME alumnus and friend of Byles, Constance Savander, said it best when presenting the award.
“This evening, Steven will receive the 2018 Rosenblatt-Michigan Award for outstanding professional achievements. This award can only go to University of Michigan, College of Engineering graduates that embody integrity, devotion to excellence, and continued interest in the welfare of the College of Engineering.
What makes Steven Byle deserving of this award? He is an entrepreneur with a broad base of experience across the energy, technology, and construction sectors. He specializes in projects and companies in remote and developing markets. He is socially and environmentally responsible through his entrepreneurial endeavors. He gives back to the very institutions that facilitated his impressive entrepreneurial career.
Steven is a fascinating and dynamic individual with a sense of adventure that knows few bounds – if any. We are grateful for his kindness and generosity to our historic Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.”