WDT President & CEO Named Fellow of American Meteorological Society
by Daphne Thompson, on Feb 11, 2012 11:32:04 AM
WDT Chief and Thought Leader in Global Weather Solutions Receives Highest Honor
NORMAN, OK – February 11, 2013 - Weather Decision Technologies®, Inc. (WDT), President and CEO Michael D. Eilts, has been named one of 28 new Fellows of the American Meteorological Society, the nation's leading professional society for scientists in the atmospheric and related sciences.
The honor of Fellow is given to an individual for recognition of outstanding contributions to the atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences, or their applications, during a substantial period of years. Only two-tenths of one percent of membership is approved as Fellow each year.
“It is a great honor to receive such a distinguished recognition by my peers in the weather enterprise,” said Mr. Eilts. “I’m proud to contribute to initiatives that further the atmospheric sciences while also benefiting businesses and the public on a global scale.”
Before founding WDT in 2000, Mike was employed with the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) for 18 years, the last 7 as Assistant Director. Mike has written over 75 papers in meteorological journals and conference proceedings and is internationally recognized for his knowledge of Doppler radar and its application to precipitation estimation and hydrology, severe weather warning and aviation hazard detection and prediction.
Under Mike’s leadership, WDT has become a global leader in providing state-of-the-science weather detection, nowcasting, and forecasting systems and services to our partners and customers. In 2011, the American Meteorological Society bestowed upon WDT, the Award for Outstanding Services to Meteorology. WDT has reached Inc. 500 status, has appeared on the Inc. 5000 list 6 times and is a 7-time OKC Metro 50 award winner. Inc’s Hire Power list ranks WDT in the top 10 for job generation in Oklahoma over the past 3 years.
Eilts is a Senior Executive Fellows Program Graduate from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and also holds a Master of Business Administration, from the University of Oklahoma. He has earned his Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from the University of Oklahoma.
About the American Meteorological Society
The American Meteorological Society promotes the development and dissemination of information and education on the atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences and the advancement of their professional applications. Founded in 1919, AMS has a membership of more than 14,000 professionals, students, and weather enthusiasts. AMS publishes eleven atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic journals — in print and online — sponsors more than 12 conferences annually, and offers numerous programs and services. For further information: ametsoc.org
About Weather Decision Technologies® (WDT)
Founded in 2000, Weather Decision Technologies is a high technology leader in the weather industry, providing life-safety applications and weather decision support services and systems to our partners and customers. WDT services provide dynamic, web-based and mobile interactive mapping solutions for the world's leading local media companies. WDT maintains operational offices in Norman, Oklahoma, and Atlanta, Georgia. Corporate websites: wdtinc.com & weatherops.com.