President and CEO of FutureNet Group Inc. in Detroit. FutureNet is an environmental, construction, and technology firm with more than 100 employees. Under Mehta's leadership, the company has grown 377 percent in revenue, earning it a consistent listing on the Inc.
5000, as well as the annual Inner City 100 Award for Excellence in Urban Business. The company has been named one of the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch and an Emerging Small Business by the Small Business Administration. Mehta also is co-owner and COO of Solar Water Energy, which owns two patents for using solar energy to convert ocean water into fresh water and generate energy as a secondary product. He also is the founding director of the Michigan Environmental Waste Association. His awards and honors include the Small Business Administration Region V's Minority Small Business Person of the Year; State of Michigan Emerging Small Business Leader; Outstanding Asian-American Businessman of the Year, Asian American Business Development; Most Outstanding Engineer/Scientist of Indian Origin by Time
magazine; and the US GSA Green Award for Project Director, Best Environmental Project in the United States. Mehta is the founding director of the Michigan Emerging Business Association, which addresses the needs and concerns of minority contractors. He is active in the American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin. He has built a college in the village of Malvan in Gujarat, India; established a scholarship at his alma mater in India; and has helped several engineers establish themselves in the United States by providing jobs and financial assistance. Each year, Mehta has been a major corporate supporter of Angel's Night and has worked with the Detroit Planning and Development Department to improve conditions for senior citizens. In addition, Mehta's construction division renovated an abandoned apartment building for rental to teen mothers, charging only for the cost of materials. He received his bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology in India, and his master's degree in environmental engineering from the University of New Haven in Connecticut.