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NASSCO Standard Bearers: Kay Doheny

This month, NASSCO Standard Bearers profiles Kay Doheny, part of a major legacy success story from Jack Doheny Companies. Her dedication to the sewer cleaning and rehabilitation industry and fervent enthusiasm for the mission of NASSCO have made significant positive impacts upon the market.

People in the News

Hyundai Michael J. Ross is the new vice president of Construction Equipment Sales at Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc., responsible for managing all aspects of dealer sales with internal and field staff. A West Point graduate, Ross has 23 years of industry experience that spans retail s..

NASSCO Standard Bearer: Luis R. León, P.E., BCEE, ENV SP

EDITOR’S NOTE: NASSCO continues to set standards for the assessment and rehabilitation of underground infrastructure. A vast array of individuals has contributed to the success of the association, both in the past and present, that has driven NASSCO’s industry mission. This series of articles recogn..

Respected HDD Industry Pioneer Dies at 72

Respected HDD industry pioneer with more than 35 years of experience, Ron Halderman has died at 72.

Jean Youngerman

Jean Youngerman joined environmental engineering and construction firm Brown and Caldwell, as a senior principal. She is responsible for managing a diverse portfolio of projects while providing employee guidance and mentorship. With a 33-year track record of managing environmental monitoring and regulatory programs for municipalities, private industries, and government agencies, she brings further technical rigor to the firm’s site investigation and remediation, and compliance and permitting service offerings.

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Brown and Caldwell Jean Youngerman joined environmental engineering and construction firm Brown and Caldwell, as a senior principal. She is responsible for managing a diverse portfolio of projects while providing employee guidance and mentorship. With a 33-year track record of managing  environment..

Industry Icon Bob Westphal Passes Away

Robert Westphal, a 55-year veteran of the construction industry, has passed away due to complications from the coronavirus.

Business

HCEA Awards 2019 Top Dealers The Hyundai Dealer of the Year is National Equipment Dealers (NED), which now represents Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas-North America across the Carolinas, Florida and parts of Texas, through a recent merger of Four Seasons Equipment, May Heavy Equipment, Rob’s..

NASSCO Standard Bearer: Lynn Osborn

NASSCO continues to set standards for the assessment and rehabilitation of underground infrastructure. A vast array of individuals has contributed to the success of the association, both in the past and present, and has driven NASSCO’s industry mission. This series of articles recognizes those who have not only been critical to the success of NASSCO, but the industry as well.

ClockSpring|NRI Announces New Chief Executive Officer

Clockspring|NRI has announced that Frank Firsching has been named the company’s new Chief Executive Officer effective immediately.

Business

Representing combined military service of almost 100 years are (from left) Andrew Raynor, Billy Hurley, Ferlin McClanahan, Steven McNeill, Michael Cuntapay and Michael Plummer. Sunbelt Rentals sunbeltrent..

INGAA President and Industry Veteran Don Santa Announces Retirement

After nearly two decades leading the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA), Don Santa announced today that he will retire from the organization effective February 15, 2020.

AEM Hall of Fame Inducts Mary Andringa of Vermeer

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers announces Mary Andringa of Vermeer Corp as the newest inductee to the AEM Hall of Fame.

PPI Introduces New Technical Director

Patrick Vibien, P.Eng., was appointed to leadership roles overseeing three areas of The Plastics Pipe Institute Inc. (PPI). As technical director he guides the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to ISO TC 138, and serves as the liaison with industry organizations and spokesperson on technical matte..

INGAA

Nichole Francis Reynolds joined INGAA’s leadership team as vice president of Government and Public Affairs. She is responsible for managing the U.S. natural gas pipeline association’s strategy, which focuses on three priorities: protecting the safety, reliability, and resilience of the pipeline syst..

McMillen Jacobs

Victor Romero, P.E., CPEng., was appointed executive vice president for the Underground Division of McMillen Jacobs Associates. He has been with the company for 28 years. Isabelle Lamb, L.G., has been named managing director of Australia/New Zealand. A native Kiwi, she has a geological/geotechnical..

Case CE

Steve Cianci is the new vice president, North America, at CASE Construction Equipment, based at the Racine, Wisc., headquarters. He brings more than 25 years of leadership experience, managing equipment sales, business development, product management, and parts and service functions of various globa..

Ring-O-Matic

Dave Linenfold joined Ring-O-Matic, manufacturer of industrial vacuum excavation and vac-only machines, and carwash pit cleaners, as director of Engineering & Product Development. He has more than 30 years of construction equipment experience, leading new product development, project timelines and e..

In Memoriam

William (“Bill”) Riel, well-known and accomplished in the field of directional drilling, died Aug. 7, in Orrville, Ohio, at age 74. A mechanical engineer who graduated from Case Institute of Technology in Cleveland, Ohio, he worked in the field of directional drilling for most of his professional ca..

NASSCO Standard Bearers: Jerry Botts

EDITOR’S NOTE: NASSCO, now in its 45th year, continues to set standards for the assessment and rehabilitation of underground infrastructure. A vast array of individuals has contributed to the success of the association, both in the past and present, that has driven NASSCO’s industry mission. This se..

TODD RECK NAMED 2020 MVP

The Most Valuable Professional of the underground infrastructure industry will be honored on Jan. 28, at the annual Underground Construction Technology (UCT) International Conference & Exhibition, in Fort Worth, Texas.

Nick Stavropoulos to Lead Safety Efforts for Columbia Gas of Massachusetts

Columbia Gas of Massachusetts has appointed Nick Stavropoulos to a new, senior role focused on safety.

Water Environment Federation Selects 2019 WEF Fellows

The Water Environment Federation announced its selection of 15 members as the 2019 WEF Fellows recipients. This designation recognizes members’ achievements, stature, and contributions in the water profession.

Vacuworx Promotions, New Hires Align with Strategic Goals

Vacuworx announced promotions and new hires as it expands the marketing and strategy teams in support of global growth.

Buddy Barnes Named President of SAME

Lt. Col. Wendell L. “Buddy” Barnes, P.E., F.SAME, USA (Ret.), was elected as the 100th National President of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME).

NASSCO Standard Bearer: Steve Gearhart

This month’s profile is of Steve Gearhart, currently chairman of CIPP Corp. He continues to contribute his knowledge and experience to NASSCO, WEF and other industry organizations.

Najafi to Receive TTC’s Distinguished Alumni Award

In its 30th year of operation, the Trenchless Technology Center (TTC) at Louisiana Tech University has decided to award the first Distinguished Alumni Award to Dr. Mo Najafi, director of CUIRE.

Cretex Specialty Products

Scott Shipe joined Cretex Specialty Products, the leading provider of mechanical, internal and external manhole frame-chimney Seals and related manhole rehabilitation products.

Numa

Gregg Hayes joined Thompson, Conn., drilling technology provider Numa as product manager.

McKim & Creed

Heather Denny, strategy and process leader for Wells Global, a company that designs and builds critical power supply systems, joined the board of directors of McKim & Creed Inc., one of the largest engineering and geomatics firms in the U.S. In addition to her career as an executive at corporations, Denny is a tireless volunteer within her Raleigh, N.C., community, serving on numerous boards and holding various leadership positions.