Title: Consultant (Retired)
Company: Maguire Group, Inc.
Location: Concord, Massachusetts, United States
Keistutis Peter Devenis, Retired Consultant at the Maguire Group, Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in civil engineering.
Inspired by a granduncle, who was a Lithuanian railroad engineer, as well as by the encouragement of his own parents, Mr. Devenis was further influenced by his many teachers and professors throughout high school and college, who cultivated his interest in the fields of hydraulics and civil engineering. From 1950 until his retirement in 2003, he served in myriad roles with the Maguire Group, Inc., in Boston, MA, commencing his career as an engineer and retiring as a consultant. Notably, for six years in the 1980s, he was also the senior vice president of the company. A registered professional engineer in Massachusetts, he also sat on the advisory board of Southern Massachusetts University between 1986 and 1990.
Renowned for his designs, Mr. Devenis notably aided in the design and implementation of wastewater, flood control and hydroelectric projects in multiple countries, including the United States, Guam, Venezuela, Norway, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Iraq and Taiwan. However, he cites cleaning the Charles River in Boston, MA, to be a crowning achievement of his career, as it provided flood control for the city and implemented a large pumping station. For his contributions to the project, he received the Presidential Award for Design Excellence in 1986.
The recipient of a Bachelor of Engineering from Yale University, and a Master of Science and certificate in engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mr. Devenis has authored multiple articles and contributed to the book “Ancient Lithuania and the History of Deltuva” in 2002. Impressively, he authored an autobiography in 2018, titled “The Struggles and Joys of Life.” He has further penned publications in such journals at the Public Works Journal, the Journal of the New England Water Pollution Control Association, and the Journal of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
In an effort to remain abreast of recent developments within his profession, Mr. Devenis has maintained affiliation with numerous organizations, including the American Society of Civil Engineers, where he is a fellow, the Water Pollution Control Federation, the American Water Works Association, the New England Water Pollution Association and the Boston Society of Civil Engineers, from which he won the Desmond Fitzgerald Medal in 1965 and 1975. He has also been highlighted in Who’s Who in Finance and Business, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in Science and Engineering.
Married with two children, Mr. Devenis is a native of Waterbury, CT, and currently resides in Concord, MA. He enjoys golfing, traveling, stamp collecting and watching movies in his spare time.
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