Written by Christopher Herman
Willimantic, Conn: Kevin Bouley, president and CEO of Nerac, Inc., a global technology and innovative product advisory research firm located in Tolland, CT, has been named Eastern's 2011-12 distinguished executive in residence, and will visit the campus from from 6-7:30 p.m. on Sept. 21 in the Betty R. Tipton Room of the Student Center. The event is free of charge and open to the public.
Following an interactive presentation by Bouley, the audience will break out into small teams to engage in creative discussions, with the goal of enhancing Eastern students' understanding of how innovative individuals and groups can form successful entrepreneurial organizations.
Bouley is a recognized leader in the information industry and a Connecticut native. He earned his undergraduate degree in finance in 1980 from the University of Connecticut (UConn). After several promotions in sales and accounting, he was named vice president of Nerac in 1987, and held that position before acquiring the company in 1999. Under Bouley's direction, Nerac has grown steadily, more than doubling in size, with Bouley leading a transformation of the company's business model and nearly every facet of its operations.
Nerac has been named to Deloitte & Touche's prestigious Technology Fast 50 program five times for Connecticut, a program which ranks the 50 fastest growing technology companies in the state. Bouley has actively nurtured innovation and invested money and resources in numerous small business start-ups, many of which are hosted within the unique business development environment at Nerac.
Bouley serves on the Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurial Innovation Advisory Board and the UConn School of Engineering Advisory Board. He formerly served on the boards of the Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) and the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA). He is a past president of both the National Association of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) and the Association of Information Dissemination Centers (ASIDIC).