School of Engineering graduates Steven Reid and Edwina Musante were recently inducted into the UAB National Alumni Society’s 2016 class of the UAB Excellence in Business Top 25.

Reid and Musante were honored along with other inductees and guests at a luncheon at the UAB National Alumni Society House.

The Top 25 award program is designed to identify, recognize and celebrate the success of alumni business leaders. Each company must have been founded, owned or managed by a UAB alumnus or alumna, says Jennifer Breland, executive director of the UAB National Alumni Society.

"We are once again pleased to honor UAB graduates who are among the most successful business leaders,” Breland said. “This is a special opportunity to bring well-deserved recognition to those doing great things in the business world who are from UAB. Their success stories are an inspiration to others at UAB and in the community.”

2016 40business musanteMusante is the president and CEO at Cortina Consulting Group, LLC in Huntsville.  She graduated from the School of Engineering in 1982 with a bachelor of science degree in General Engineering.  Cortina Consulting Group is an S-B-A certified Woman Owns Small Business and HUBZone government contracting company.  Government customers include the Missile Defense Agency, army Program Executive Office, Missiles & Space, and the Naval Health Research Center.  Musante has more than 30 years of combined professional experience in engineering and project management.  Before founding the Cortina Consulting in 2012, she worked at Irving Burton Associates, Teledyne Brown Engineering, and Raytheon.   

2016 40business reidReid is the president of Industrial Environmental Systems in Atlanta, Georgia.  He is a 1979 graduate from the School of Engineering with a bachelor of science degree in general engineering.  Reid founded IES with his brother, Chuck Reid, in 2001.  Today, the company employs 12 people and engineers and manufactures exhaust systems for power plants and industrial processes.  The Reids have developed an industry-wide reputation as the leading full service steel stack designer and supplier.  Before founding IES, Reid was an application engineer for Zurn Air Systems in Birmingham, and president of Warren Environment in Atlanta.