Michael T. Kulka, founder and CEO of PM Environmental (PM) recently won the Courage in Leadership Prism Award from EDR, a leading provider of data and technology to property due diligence professionals.
The award honors a business leader, working in the property due diligence or risk management field, who has uniquely demonstrated personal courage in their actions that have impacted their firm in extraordinary ways.
“I am so honored to receive the Courage in Leadership Award,” said Kulka. “I view it as recognition of my active involvement in the environmental consulting industry for almost 25 years. Working in this industry is like no other. It’s challenging, but extremely rewarding and I feel privileged to be recognized among this extraordinary group of leaders.”
Award winners were announced on Tuesday, May 10, at the inaugural PRISM Awards event held at the Lost Pines Resort in Austin, Texas. Other award categories included: Industry Influencer; Technology Innovation; Going Green Initiative; Community Service; Creativity in Marketing; and Industry Hall of Fame.
PRISM nominations were submitted earlier this spring, and reviewed and judged by the Zweig Group, a firm with an established history of running recognized awards programs for the architecture, engineering and environmental consulting industries.
Kulka co-founded PM Environmental in 1992 with Peter Bosanic. Since the company’s inception, Kulka has overseen day-to-day operations, helped make PM Environmental the No. 1 provider of due diligence services in Michigan, and worked to maintain PM on a course for growth as well as creating an enjoyable workplace for employees.
Furthermore, Kulka has focused on strategic hires in desirable locations to grow PM to over 150 employees. The company currently has 24 offices nationwide and won Zweig White's Hot firm award in 2015 for being one of the fastest growing environmental and engineering firms.
“This award is the result of many years of hard work,” said Kulka. “However, I’m particularly proud of all the hard work by the entire PM team over the past two decades. I share this award with all of them.”