Michael J. Twohig, 2009 Honoree

Senior vice president, CIO
Clean Harbors Environmental Services Inc.
Norwell, , Mass.
Most valuable career advice:
"Lead, follow or get out of the way."
What do you love about IT?
"I knew what it was like without it."
Write your own epitaph:
"Only fools go where angels fear to tread."
Best mentoring relationship:
"My father; I like the examples he set."
Favorite gadget:
"The GPS. In the car or in the woods, it's good to know where you're going."
Passion outside of work:
"Huh? When is that?"
Favorite sport:
"Hockey. Playing, watching or coaching."
What's in your MP3 player?
Tony Bennett
Favorite ice cream flavor:
"The one on the cone."
What about you would surprise the people you work with?
"I'm not a bad guy."
Leadership philosophy in a nutshell:
"Lead by example. Be willing to stand with and by your team. Be willing to get dirty. Integrity in all conditions. Crap should roll uphill. Take their blame, praise their successes, but also hold them accountable."
"Aha" leadership moment:
"There are many ingredients needed for an IT project to be successful: ownership, leadership, technology, resources, proper business requirements, hardware, standards and so on. There is only one ingredient, however, that will always cause an IT project
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