Industry Advisory Board (IAB)

The Industry Advisory Board (IAB) is comprised of manufacturers, contractors, engineers, associations, media, and public works members and is a valuable resource for strategic planning and program development, while also providing the TTC with industry perspective. The IAB is engaged in identifying and prioritizing current and future needs of the industry, monitoring progress of specific projects, reviewing research results, assisting in projects, assisting in technology transfer, and promoting education and interaction with students interested in the industry. TTC Sponsors also support the center and receive limited benefits at a reduced membership cost.

The IAB meets three times annually. The primary Annual meeting is a two-day event on campus in Ruston each October. The other two meetings are organized in conjunction with national conferences, typically UCT and NASTT No-Dig or ASCE Pipelines. The IAB meetings are used to update the members, present on research, and discuss strategic priorities. IAB members encourage organizations and individual donors to provide financial support to the TTC, and set an example through annual contributions, which correspond to their member category: manufacturers & contractors ($10,000); associations ($5,000); engineering consultants ($2,000); and public works & media (in-kind). TTC Sponsor ($2,000-$5,000) levels are available for manufacturers and contractors interested in memberships with limited benefits.


Bill Moore
Product Leader, CIPP
AOC Aliancys
950 Hwy 57 East
Collierville, TN 38017
P: (901) 854-7291

AOC Aliancys is the global leader in cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) resins with the industry’s best product selection, technical support, customer service and delivery. Customers rely on AOC Aliancys resins for their consistency and user-friendly processing. CIPP products range from dependable isopolyesters to higher performing vinyl esters for more critical applications. AOC Aliancys has the most complete product line including styrene-free, UV-cure and low VOC resins. AOC Aliancys’ scientists can also create customized resins for specific project needs.


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Staci Wegener, Ph.D.
Market Segment Manager-Infrastructure
1609 Biddle Ave
Wyandotte, MI 48192
P: (734) 324-5546

BASF’s Performance Materials division encompasses the entire materials know-how of BASF regarding innovative, customized plastics under one roof. Globally active in four major industry sectors – transportation, construction, industrial applications and consumer goods – the division has a strong portfolio of products and services combined with a deep understanding of application-oriented system solutions. Key drivers of profitability and growth are our close collaboration with customers and a clear focus on solutions. Strong capabilities in R&D provide the basis to develop innovative products and applications.


Jason Schiro
Business Manager Remediation Polymers Interplastic Corporation
2015 NE Broadway St
Minneapolis, MN 55413
P: (651) 757-3961

Interplastic Corporation is a specialty chemical company with its headquarters in St. Paul, MN. The company focuses on the production and sale of unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins, gel coats, putties and colorants for the composites and cast polymer industries. Interplastic has been supplying the CIPP industry CoREZYN brand unsaturated Polyester, Vinyl Ester, and Specialty Resins for over 30 years. These quality products are sold throughout North America and around the world. Interplastic is ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certified. Interplastic is an operating business of IP Corporation, a specialty chemical company with its headquarters in St. Paul, MN.



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Steven Del Sole, P.Eng.
Innovation Manager
IPEX Management Inc
1425 North Service Rd. E, Unit 3
Oakville, Ontario, CAN L6H1A7
P: (289) 881-0120 x566

IPEX Management Inc is part of the IPEX Group of Companies, which is North America’s leader in thermoplastic piping systems. The IPEX Group designs and manufactures the largest, most recognized and diverse range of integrated piping products – Everything professionals need to manage the full spectrum of today’s municipal, industrial, commercial and residential challenges. But what the IPEX Group of Companies offers goes beyond pipes, valves and fittings. The commitment to excellence means that the company also brings total accountability, reliability, and integrity to each and every project, backed by strong distributor relationships and the industry’s most comprehensive and experienced sales and support network.


Joe Royer, PhD, Development Manager
ClockSpring – NRI
920 Milliken Rd, M-153
Spartanburg, SC 29303
P: (864) 320-0439

ClockSpring – NRI is an industry leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of state-of-the-art pipe repair, composite pipe repair, corrosion protection, and reinforcement technologies. Its engineered solutions have been used by major companies, engineers, distributors, contractors, municipalities, and the military worldwide and its product portfolio serves a broad range of markets including construction, industrial, marine, military, mining, municipalities, offshore, oil and gas distribution and transmission, and refining and petrochemical.



Michael Burkhard
Part Owner
Reline America, Inc
116 Battleground Ave.
Saltville, VA 24370
P: (276) 496-4000

Reline America located in Saltville, Virginia, offers a unique and innovative sewer pipe relining technology by way of the ultraviolet curing (BLUE-TEK™ CIPP liner) and UV curing equipment. The technology was first introduced by a company Brandenburger in Germany in the early 1990s. Reline America, Inc is an exclusive North American partner for manufacturing since 2006.The BLUE-TEK™ technology can line pipes 6″ to 48″ in diameter. Its ease of handling does not require job site mixing of chemicWebs or excavation, thus making it possible to rehabilitate damaged lines in hard-to-reach areas.


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Vice President Innovation
Sanexen Environmental Services
9935 de Chateauneuf St.
Suite 200 Brossard
QB, Canada J4Z3V4
P: (450) 466-2123

Sanexen is a contractor in contaminated site remediation and water main rehabilitation. It’s team of scientists also performs studies and assessments related to other environmental issues. Over the past 30 years, the company has completed contracts totaling more than a billion Canadian dollars in the environmental and water main rehabilitation fields. The company has developed a profound expertise as well as technologies adapted to the needs of private corporations and public organizations facing various environmental issues.


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Kent Weisenberg
Sipp Tech
5245 Old Kings Road
Jacksonville, FL 32254
P: (904) 374-5606

SippTech is a pipeline robotics’ technology company which conceptualizes, designs, engineers, and manufactures robotic lining systems as well as developing and manufacturing proprietary lining materials. The result is a synergistic collaboration providing revolutionary and reliable robotic systems to the marketplace such as their Manufactured In-Place Composite Pipe (MICP). SippTech is not only improving the structural integrity of piping systems but the team is committed to restoring the integrity of our industry as a whole.


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Tony Baker
Business Development
Trinity Products, LLC
1969 West Terra Lane
O’Fallon, MO 63366
P: (636) 887-9672

Trinity Products, LLC. Trinity Products was founded in 1979 in St. Charles, MO as a steel pipe supplier and relocated to O’Fallon, MO in 1999 and expanded the fabrication facility. Ownership had always envisioned owning a spiralweld pipe mill and in 2007 the first piece of pipe at its new facility was produced. With a commitment to continuous improvement, management has seen the business continue to flourish for both fabrication and pipe production. Trinity Products currently employs approximately 150 individuals company-wide.



David Ellett
Vice President
BRH-Garver Construction
7600 Santa Fe, Building A-1
Houston, TX 77061
P: (713) 921-2929

BRH-Garver Construction is a utility contractor which provides general contracting services such as open trench pipeline construction and offers a complete range of trenchless pipeline renovation methods and solutions. The company is specialized in microtunneling tunneling/boring and pipe jacking, horizontal direction drilling, cofferdam construction, and piling/bulk heading. BRH-Garver Construction has capabilities to perform complex civil construction projects. It owns and operates a large fleet of equipment, ready to mobilize coast to coast. In-house fabrication facility manufactures tools and equipment to outfit specialty projects.


Eugene Zaltsman
Senior Applications Engineer
Insituform Technologies, Inc.
17999 Edison Ave
Chesterfield, MO 63005
P: (636) 530-8073
C: (314) 346-0737

Insituform Technologies, LLC. is a leading worldwide provider of cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) and other technologies and services for the rehabilitation of pipeline systems. Insituform’s businesses consist of sewer, water and industrial trenchless pipeline rehabilitation and protection. Insituform is a subsidiary of Aegion Corporation.



Vic Weston
Tri-State Road Boring
P.O. Box 3807
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
P: (225) 275-4400

Louisiana Contractors’ Educ. Trust Fund (LA CETF) is a private board whose primary mission is to identify and fund educational programs that support the goals of the Louisiana construction industry. CETF was created by the LA Associated General Contractors (LAGC), through the state Licensing Board for Contractors. The fund established million-dollar endowed chairs in the construction departments at Louisiana State University (LSU), LA Tech, and University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM).

Lynn Osborn, P.E.
Development Manager
11521 Cronridge Drive, Suite J
Owings Mills, MD 21117
P: (410) 442-PIPE
C: (314) 378-1275

NASSCO, the National Association of Sewer Service Companies, is a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to setting the industry standards for the assessment and rehabilitation of underground infrastructure through training, education and networking opportunities for the trenchless technology industry. Established more than thirty years ago, NASSCO represents contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, engineers and municipal workers.


Jeff Rumer
NUCA Trenchless Technology Committee
Denver, CO
C: (720) 839-1101

NUCA has represented utility and excavation contractors and suppliers since 1964. Our members provide the workforce, supplies, and services to build, maintain, and repair water, sewer, gas, electric,  and telecommunication infrastructure. NUCA recently launched a Trenchless Contractors Division, which will focus exclusively on issues unique to trenchless contractors through education, networking, advocacy, and by responding to issues identified by the NUCA’s TT Committee.



Jim Rush
Benjamin Media, Inc.
10050 Brecksville Road
Brecksville, OH 44141
P: (330) 467-7588
P: (330) 315-2160 (Direct)

Benjamin Media Inc. (BMI), established in 1992, is a multifaceted business-to-business media company serving niche construction markets with industry-leading brands, including Trenchless Technology – the worldwide leader and premier communications vehicle for the promotion and development of the trenchless technology industry. BMI’s premier brands serve their markets with high-quality informative and educational content through a wide array of media, including mobile apps for seven BMI brands. In 2014, BMI invested in new webinar and e-mail technology designed to engage and connect with core audiences on a deeper level. BMI Brands Include Trenchless TechnologyWater UIMTBMUtility ContractorCompact EquipmentNorth American Oil & Gas Pipelines.


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Annie Ferguson
Great Southern Press
169-171 Victoria Paraoe, Suite 1
Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia 3065
P: +61 3-9248-5100

Great Southern Press Great Southern Press (GSP) is a business-to-business publishing and events company with over 40 years of experience in the trenchless technology, pipelines, and infrastructure industries. As the official publisher for the International Society for Trenchless Technology and the Australasian Society for Trenchless Technology (ASTT), GSP’s team of passionate journalists work hard to promote and advance the no-dig industry around the world. In addition to publishing, GSP runs a number of successful events around the world, including the ASTT’s biennial No-Dig Down Under conference and exhibition. GSP brands include Trenchless International, Trenchless Australasia, Pipelines International, The Australian Pipeliner, PPO Projects, and Gas Today.


Robert Carpenter

Robert Carpenter
Underground Construction
1160 Dairy Ashford Street, Ste
P.O. Box 941669
Houston, TX 77094
P: (281) 558-6930

Underground Construction is the largest circulation magazine and market leader for in-depth coverage of the North American underground infrastructure industry. Articles include case studies, equipment reports, market analysis, revealing surveys and substantive editorial coverage of issues and regulations. Edited for decision-makers, it provides up-to-date, essential industry information.

Underground Construction is also a sponsor of the annual Underground Construction Technology International Conference & Exhibition, the most comprehensive event focused on the construction and rehabilitation of underground infrastructure. The conference brings contractors, owners, engineers and vendors together in an interactive and educational format.


Public Works

Katie McKitrick, E.I.T.
Engineer in Training
City of Albany
10 N. Enterprise Dr.
Albany, NY 12204
P: (518) 242-7687

Albany Department of Water and Water Supply emphasizes four primary Core Values; Safety, Customer Service, Professionalism and Sustainability. If we focus on our core values and execute our duties and responsibilities, the Department will be in the best position to serve our customers, work safely, promote teamwork and establish a sound foundation for the future by managing our assets within a framework focused on sustainability.


Irene McSweeney, P.E.
Director of Construction
Boston WSC
980 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02119
P: (617) 989-7447

BWSC owns and operates a system for the distribution of potable water to approximately 88,000 active accounts throughout the City of Boston. The water system consists of approximately 1,018 linear miles of pipe ranging in size from 4 inches to 48 inches, including 13,184 hydrants and 17,193 valves. BWSC also owns and operates a system for the collection and transport of wastewater and storm drainage in the City of Boston. Totaling approximate 1,455 linear miles, the sewer system consists of 622 miles of sanitary, 595 miles of storm drain, 235 miles of combined sewer, and 3 miles of combined sewer overflow.


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Ali Mustapha, P.E.
Caddo Levee District
P.O. Box 78282
Shreveport, LA 71137
P: (318) 221-2654

Caddo Levee District maintains and operates the levee systems along the right bank of Red River and the levee systems of the Twelve Mile Bayou and Black Bayou. These systems protects approximately 200,000 acres of lands and over 30,000 residents from flood waters.

John Morgan
Construction Supervisor
Citizens Energy Group
2150 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St
Indianapolis, IN 46202
P: (317) 429-3969

Citizens Energy Group. Citizens provides safe, high-quality water service to approximately 400,000 homes and businesses in the eight-county Indianapolis area and is responsible for the collection and treatment of wastewater within the Indianapolis/Marion County Boundaries. The wastewater collection system consists of nearly 3,000 miles of sewer (8 to 120 in. dia.), almost 110,000 manholes, approx. 50,000 basin/inlet structures and more than 250 lift stations. A good portion of the system is combined sewers built in the early 1900s and located primarily in Center Township. The rest of the service area contains separate sanitary and storm-water sewers. Citizens also provides natural gas service to about 266,000 homes and businesses in Marion County.


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Swirvine Nyirenda
Principal Engineer
City of Aurora, Aurora Water
15151 E. Alameda Pkwy, Suite 3600
Aurora, CO 80012
P: (720) 859-4403

City of Aurora. With an estimated population of nearly 360,000 residents, the City of Aurora is one of the fastest growing communities in the state. Aurora Water’s mission is to enhance and protect the quality of life for its citizens by providing safe, dependable and sustainable water, storm-water and sanitary sewer services today and in the future. The sanitary sewer and storm-water conveyance systems include 1,400 miles of pipeline, 38,000 manholes, and 16 lift stations. Aurora water is responsible for the maintenance, operation, rehabilitation and installation of this infrastructure. The utility has supported the aggressive renewal of some of its oldest pipelines through a multi-year rehabilitation program which includes the application of both trenchless and traditional techniques.


Steven Segar, P.E.
Civil Engineer
City of Bloomington
1800 W. Old Shakopee Rd.
Bloomington, MN 55431
City of Bloomington.

Thomas A. Blackman
Engineer, City and County of Denver Public Works
Denver, CO 80202
P: (303) 446-3610

City and County of Denver. Denver’s Department of Public Works provides the delivery of high quality, cost effective, efficient and safe services involving public infrastructure and facilities, serving 155,000 customers. The Wastewater Management Division plans, designs, constructs, operates and maintains more than 1,500 miles of sanitary sewers and 550 miles of storms sewer systems.


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Nick Domenick, P.E.
Project Manager
City of Columbus
1250 Fairwood Ave, Room 1021
Columbus, OH 43206
P: (614) 645-4693

City of Columbus. Columbus Department of Public Utilities delivers the highest quality water, wastewater and electricity services for residents and businesses. Sewer collection system consists of 4,495 miles of sewers including 2,515 miles of sanitary sewer, 1,773 miles of storm sewer and 155 miles of combined sewer. Additional 52 miles of country sewers are maintained under contract. Water distribution system consists of 3,500 miles of waterline, including 2,520 miles in Columbus and 1,010 miles in suburban service areas. Public Utilities also operates two wastewater treatment plants. Power distribution system is servicing over 12,000 business and residential accounts.



Daniel P. Oefner, P.E., ENV SP

Assistant Director

City of Houston

4545 Groveway Dr.

Houston, TX 77087

P: (832) 395-5052


City of Houston.  The Wastewater Operations Branch, and it’s over 700 highly trained staff, is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the wastewater collection system across the Bayou City.  The expansive network consists of 39 WWTPs, 380 lift stations and 6,100 miles of pipe.

John Struzziery, P.E.
Dir, WW Ops/Ast Dir, Public Works
1111 Nantasket Ave
Hull, MA 02045
P: (781) 925-1207

Town of Hull, MA, located approx 20 miles south of Boston has a year round population of 11,000 with summer increase to about 33,000.  Some of the sewers in the older parts of town were built in the 1860s, with most of the newer sewers installed in the 1970s and early 1980s. A secondary wastewater treatment facility using a conventional activated sludge process with a design capacity of 3.07 mgd began operation in 1980. There are approximately 4,400 homes and businesses connected to the system. The collection system consists of four miles of 30 and 36 inch diameter reinforced concrete sewer, with about 15% with a cured-in-place-pipelining; along with a four barrel siphon and a two barrel depressed sewer on the interceptor r; over 40 miles of collector sewers; and seven pumping stations.


Edward Arrington
City of Los Angeles
650 S. Spring St., Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90014
P: (213) 485-1694
F: (213) 847-8999

City of Los Angeles operates and maintains a complex wastewater collection system that serves a 550 square mile area. The Bureau of Sanitation (BOS) maintains and repairs more than 6,700 miles of sewers to serve more than four million residents and business customers in the City and 29 contract cities and agencies. The Bureau of Engineering (BOE) is the City’s lead agency for the planning, design and construction management of public buildings, infrastructure and open space projects. BOE manages construction and design of storm-water and wastewater systems projects.


Sean Benton
Superintendent, Water
City of Monroe, LA
1350 Grammont Street
Monroe, LA 71201
P: (318) 329-2495

City of Monroe provides water service to more than 100,000 residents. The City’s water system consists of three major components: (1) raw water supplying facilities, (2) water treatment facility, and (3) water storage and distribution facilities. The City has about 240 miles of underground sewer main lines, 73 lift stations and 18 storm water stations.


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Tom Wynne
City of New York – DEP
59-17 Junction Boulevard, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 11373
P: (718) 595-5825

City of New York – DEP is an agency of nearly 6,000 employees that manages and conserves the City’s water supply; distributes more than one billion gallons of clean drinking water each day to nine million New Yorkers and collects wastewater through a vast underground network of pipes, regulators, and pumping stations; and treats the 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater that New Yorkers produce each day in a way that protects the quality of New York Harbor. To achieve these mandates, DEP oversees one of the largest capital construction programs in the region. As the City agency responsible for New York City’s environment, DEP also regulates air quality, hazardous waste, and critical quality of life issues, including noise.


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Colleen Harold
Program Management & Controls,
Bureau of Envir. Services
City of Portland
400 SW 6th Ave, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97204
P: (503) 823-5564

City of Portland. The City’s Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) owns and maintains Portland’s wastewater collection system and serves over 588,000 customers. The city’s service area spans more than 94,000 acres. The sewer collection system is made up of a network of more than 2,500 miles of pipe. Portland’s sewer pipes range in size from 4 inches to 22 feet in diameter. BES frequently uses trenchless sewer construction methods to replace and repair sewers that are failing or at risk of failure. These methods include jack and bore, pilot tube microtunneling, pipe bursting, cured-in-place pipe lining, and horizontal directional drilling.


Darrell Caraway
City of Ruston

City of Ruston


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David Smith, P.E.
Dept. of Engr. & Envr. Services
City of Shreveport
505 Travis Street, Suite 300
Shreveport, LA 71101-1109
P: (318) 673-6050

City of Shreveport. The Water and Sewer Department operates and maintains the city’s water supply reservoir, its water treatment plants, its water storage tanks, its water distribution systems, its wastewater sewer systems and treatment plants, and its outfall systems at their optimum state of efficiency and reliability, all as allowed by budget allocations. Shreveport is committed to providing safe, cost-effective, and timely delivery of products and services to all users of the systems.


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Eric Schadler, P.E, PMP
Sewer Engineering Program Manager
City of Vancouver
P.O. Box 1995
Vancouver, WA 98668
P: (360) 487-7777

City of Vancouver. The City’s sewer collection system infrastructure covers a 62 sq. mile area, and currently serves nearly 170,000 residents. The City currently owns and maintains approximately 757 miles of wastewater collection pipe, 34 lift/pump stations and two wastewater treatment plants (staffed and managed by contract operators). About 85% of the sewer system is located within the city limits, with the rest located in Clark County. Our collection system pipes are an average of about 31 years old and ranges from brand new to over 100 yrs. old. The estimated replacement value of all sewer assets is nearly $1,030M. With two wastewater treatment facilities valued at approx. $291M, the collection system represents about 3/4 of the sewer utility line of business.


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Wendy Chen, Senior Civil Engineer
Long Beach Water Dept.
1800 E. Wardlow Rd.
Long Beach, CA 90807
P: (562) 570-2324

Long Beach Water Department. For the last 100 years, the Long Beach Water Department (LBWD) has provided Long Beach residents with high-quality, reliable drinking water. Today, the department supplies water and sewer services to nearly half a million people in a service area that covers more than 50 square miles. LBWD’s capital improvement projects continue to provide the community with the highest level of infrastructure reliability, efficiency, and quality. Compared to the annual industry standard of 100 main breaks for utilities of our size, Long Beach Water only experiences about 30 main breaks per year. LBWD have strategically installed SmartCovers throughout the City to prevent sanitary sewer overflows and protect our health and safety. The Long Beach Water Department is committed to the effective delivery of a reliable supply of quality water and the environmentally responsible disposal of sewage while continually providing exceptional customer service.

Jon Wicke, Senior Engineer

Metro Wastewater Reclamation District, 6450 York St., Denver, CO, 80229

Metro Wastewater Reclamation District. The Metro Wastewater Reclamation District is the wastewater treatment authority for most of metropolitan Denver. They are a large, stand-alone special district formed by the Colorado legislature as the Metropolitan Denver Sewage Disposal District No. 1 in 1961 to provide wastewater transmission and treatment services to member municipalities and special connectors in compliance with federal, state and local laws.


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Jeff Haby, P.E.
Vice President-Production & Treatment
San Antonio Water System
2800 U.S. Hwy. 281 North
San Antonio, TX 78212
P: (210) 233-3747

San Antonio Water System. SAWS is a public utility owned by the City of San Antonio. It was created in May 1992 through the consolidation of its three predecessor agencies: the City Water Board (the previous city-owned water supply utility); the City Wastewater Department (the city government department responsible for sewage collection and treatment); and the Alamo Water Conservation and Reuse District (an independent city agency created to develop a system for reuse of treated wastewater). Since the formation of SAWS, San Antonio has been recognized nationally for its leadership in conservation and proactive water supply management, making San Antonio…Waterful.


Qing Ma
General Manager
Tianjin Waterworks Engr. Co.
No. 16, Qing Yuan Rd, Yangliu Village
Xi Qing District, Tianjin 300380
P: (86) 022-27392608
Tianjin Waterworks is a municipal project contract firms specializing in municipal water supply and drainage construction. The company has certification of quality, environment and occupational health and safety management system. Over the years, the company with the construction and service oriented, increase investment in technology innovation, engineering and equipment research and development, production, sales and service in one of the innovative engineering company, through constant innovation, TQCW has made certain achievements in long distant pipeline cleaning technology, pipeline inspection technology, pipeline trenchless technology, integration equipment designing and the intelligent pipeline network technology. Also, TQCW can provide an advanced and reasonable solution and proposal for the construction maintenance and repairing of underground pipe corridors or pipelines. TQCW company is developing with the spirit of “innovation, progress, cooperation and win-win” and base on the core idea of “One for all, all for one”, will provide high-quality technology and services to all customer or partner of related fields at home and abroad.

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Kurt Staller, P.E.
Sr. Professional Engineer
Upper Trinity Regional Water Dist.
900 N. Kealy
Lewisville, TX 75067
P: (972) 219-1228

Upper Trinity Regional Water District (UTRWD) is a conservation district, created by the State of Texas in 1989 to provide towns, cities and utilities with sound, long-term water supply. UTRWD is authorized to provide water, wastewater, solid waste, and storm water (watershed protection) services — all on a wholesale basis.


Honorary Members

Dr. Ray Sterling
Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering
Louisiana Tech
Minneapolis, MN 55403
C: (612) 802-3394

Mr. Joe Barsoom, P.E.
Denver, CO 80222
P: (303) 758-4058

Dr. Tom Iseley

Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering
Louisiana Tech

Mr. Kaleel Rahaim




Tim Taylor, P.E.
Carollo Engineers
2700 Ygnacio Valley Rd., Ste 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
P: (916) 565-4888

Carollo Engineers is an environmental engineering firm that specializes in the planning, design, and construction of water and wastewater facilities. The firm was founded in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1933 and counts the City of Phoenix among one of company’s original clients—a working relationship more than 80 years old! From that single office with three engineers, Carollo has grown to more than 600 people in 38 offices throughout the United States. The staff includes civil, structural, electrical, mechanical, environmental, and instrumentation and control engineers, as well as scientists, planners, architects, and CAD designers.


Dan Buonadonna, P.E.
Conveyance Specialist
1100 112th Ave NE, Ste 500
Bellevue, WA 98004
P: (425) 453-5000 x25136

Jacobs is a global leader in full-service consulting, design, design-build, operations and program management services for public and private clients. As part of continuing efforts to better serve trenchless clients around the world, CH2M acquired Halcrow in 2011 enhancing overall tunnel and infrastructure planning and design capabilities. The combining of these two companies allows iconic talents from both organizations to leverage best-in-class skills on the world’s most complex tunneling and trenchless projects. The unparalleled expertise enables understanding and managing the risks associated with all types of underground infrastructure. CH2M has 30,000 employees worldwide and has long been recognized as an industry-leading program management, construction management and design firm and has been named a leader in sustainable engineering and environmental services providers.


Jon Robison, P.E.
GeoEngineers, Inc.
3050 South Delaware Ave
Springfield, MO 65804
P: (417) 799-2605

GeoEngineers, Inc., founded in 1980 and headquartered in Seattle, WA, is an integrated earth science and technology firm with 350 staff in 14 locations. For the past 25 years, they’ve provided engineering design recommendations and construction consulting for more than one million feet of trenchless projects. They have completed hundreds of horizontal directional drilling (HDD) crossings throughout the nation as well as in the Caribbean Islands, Central and South America, Asia, and Africa. Trenchless Technology magazine has named them one of the nation’s top 25 trenchless design firms for the past nine years. GeoEngineers has expertise in the life cycle of pipeline trenchless projects reaches from concept to completion with trenchless design engineering, bid specification preparation and pre-construction support, permitting, and construction observation.


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Gus O’Leary
215 First St, Suite 320
Cambridge, MA 02142
P: (617) 498-4649

Kleinfelder is an employee-owned engineering, architecture and science consulting firm with nearly 2,000 employees. For over 50 years, Kleinfelder has provided planning, engineering, scientific, technical and management solutions to meet world’s most complex infrastructure challenges. Kleinfelder is recognized as one of the nation’s leading consultants in trenchless technology methods and applications installing, renewing and repairing pipeline infrastructure. Kleinfelder’s trenchless technology experts provide environmental planning, permitting, geotechnical and hazardous materials investigations, condition assessments, design and product evaluations, new pipeline installations, renewal and repair of existing infrastructure, repair of existing pipelines, asset management, manhole renewal, protective coating and lining systems, utility investigations, and construction services.


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Russell Snow, P.E., PMP
Conveyance Sector Leader
1560 Broadway, Suite 1800
Denver, CO 80202
P: (303) 382-4955

Stantec unites approximately 22,000 employees working in over 400 locations across 6 continents. We collaborate across disciplines and industries to bring buildings, energy and resource, environmental, water, and infrastructure projects to life. By viewing water as an integrated system, Stantec delivers solutions to conveyance, wastewater treatment, water treatment, and water resources projects that minimize cost and maximize the sustainability of the resource. Stantec’s expertise covers all aspects of water conveyance from open cut solutions to various trenchless technologies including TBM and conventional tunneling, SEM, pipe jacking, microtunneling, guided bore and pilot tube, auger boring, HDD, condition assessment, and rehabilitation/relining. With a promise to design with community in mind, we focus on risk avoidance and mitigation with robust management programs that maximize construct-ability to deliver solutions that provide the best overall value to our clients.


Joanne Carroll
P: (918) 527-8975
Jeff Maier, P.E.
Infrastructure Practice Leader
P: (303) 596-0744

TTC Sponsors

Mo Ehsani, Ph.D.
PipeMedic, LLC
2055 E. 17th Street
Tucson, AZ 85719
P: (520) 791-7000

PipeMedic offers several patented carbon and glass FRP solutions for repair of pipe and culverts. It’s carbon fabrics provide watertight pipe rehabilitation for high pressure and gravity flow pipes by creating a pressure vessel that resists all or part of internal pressure. They can be used for both internal and external repair, and are NSF-61 certified for potable water. SuperLaminate™ can be used for internal repair of high pressure pipes, bridging gaps or cracks, and for spot repairs and was awarded Trenchless Technology’s 2011 Project of the Year. StifPipe® can be used for the repair of deteriorated pipes, culverts and tunnels of virtually any shape and size. InfinitPipe® is a revolutionary sustainable technology that allows onsite manufacturing of a continuous pipe of virtually any length, shape and size, which eliminates nearly all mainline joints.


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John McGill, PCS
Director of Technical Service
Raven Lining Systems
13105 East 61st Street, Suite A
Broken Arrow, OK 74012
P: (951) 288-7271

Raven Lining Systems (RLS) is a leading supplier of epoxy systems for the protection and renewal of wastewater and potable water infrastructure. Raven products include epoxy coating systems designed for structural lining in manholes, pipelines, tanks and other deteriorated structures. Their system consists of customized equipment and proven installation processes and is delivered via a network of Certified Applicators. Raven also manufactures several polyurethane-based products which are formulated to fill specific niches in target markets. Polyurethane is one of the most widely used polymers in the world and lends itself applicable to many different types of applications.


Jeff LeBlanc
Thompson Pipe Group – Flowtite
18585 Samuels Road
Zachary, LA 70791
P: (225) 658-6166

Thompson Pipe Group – Flowtite offers Flowtite fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) pipes and Meyer polymer concrete pipes manufactured in the Zachary, Louisiana plant. This is one of the few American owned companies able to supply water/wastewater piping in the United States and Canada. The company’s mission is to provide customers throughout the world with pipe solutions for water, sewage, and industrial applications as well as with pipe technologies, customer service and building materials of superior quality and value. With access to both technologies, US Composite Pipe South is in the ideal position to offer their customers the best product for any application.


Thomas Olson
Olson Construction Law
1898 Livingston Ave
West Saint Paul, MN 55118
P: (952) 405-0518

Thomas Olson is the founding partner of Olson Construction Law.  Tom’s commitment is to provide guidance on how to resolve issues on the job site, not in the courtroom.  Tom has worked on highway heavy projects throughout much of the United States for more than thirty years.  A prolific speaker and writer as well as attorney, his expertise is in concrete and asphalt paving, utility, earthwork and bridge construction, schedule analysis, material testing, and the technical and legal obligations of both engineers and contractors.


Eric Dupre, Technical Director
1200 W.Expressway 83
La Feria, TX 78559
P: (281) 640-4391

SuperCover is the North American leader in HD composite non-metallic leak free manhole covers. Their sewer manhole covers stop sewer overflows from occurring to meet EPA SSO requirements as well as new state design criteria. This product will never rust, is safe to handle, and has an extremely low carbon footprint. SuperCover products are designed to solve the largest issues facing sewer collection systems: stop inflow leaks from coming in and stops the sewer from overflowing out of the system. DOT approved with 5 years in ground history.