Barry Isett & Associates, Inc. (BIA), a regional engineering firm headquartered in the Lehigh Valley, was accorded the 2015 Societas Award for responsible corporate conduct by The Forum for Ethics in the Workplace at lunchtime awards ceremony held at DeSales University on Thursday, January 29.
The annual award celebrates a company in Eastern Pennsylvania that demonstrates responsible corporate conduct in terms of legal compliance, corporate and individual accountability, commitment to stakeholders and social responsibility.
The winner is chosen by an independent panel of judges using a scoring method developed by DeSales’ Master of Business Administration program director David Gilfoil. The system evaluates the systematic integration of values into the business structure.
“We’re truly honored to have been granted this award,” said Kevin Campbell, president and chief operating officer of Isett & Associates. “We strive to be ethical in the workplace and always provide the best services that we can to our clients.”
The other finalists for the award were Andesa Services of Allentown and KMRD Partners of Warrington.
BIA’s services include: municipal engineering; code services; civil, structural, forensic, mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering; landscape design; construction inspection; survey services; environmental services; and construction services.
Founded by Barry E. Isett, P.E., P.L.S.., F.NSPE, in 1977 in the Lehigh Valley, the company has other Pennsylvania offices in Hazleton, Phoenixville and Forty Fort as well as a branch in Phillipsburg, NJ. BIA is a privately held firm owned jointly by Mr. Isett, a consortium of about 35 shareholder-associates, and an Employee Stock Ownership Plan. The company website is www.barryisett.com. Barry has been a long-time supporter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers and served as state president from 1995 – 1996.
The Forum for Ethics in the Workplace is a subsidiary of DeSales University. The forum seeks to provide opportunities for people to come together for study, reflection, conversation and action on ethical issues in the workplace.