Vermeer Chair Emeritus, former CEO Bob Vermeer dies at 78

(UC) — Bob Vermeer, former Vermeer CEO and current chair emeritus, has died at the age of 78 after battling cancer, Vermeer Corporation said in a statement.

Tulsa Rig Iron VP, co-owner Troy Young dies in boating accident

It is with a very heavy heart that we inform you that Tulsa Rig Iron Vice President and co-owner Troy Young passed away in a tragic boating accident over the Memorial Day weekend.

Volvo Tailors Support for Customers’ Carbon Reduction Goals

Volvo Tailors Support for Customers’ Carbon Reduction Goals, Investment in Sewer AI Spurs Next Generation of Water Infrastructure Diagnostics, John Deere Unveils 2022 “Own It” Program and more.

Tim Killoren, former PCCA chairman, dies at 69

Timothy Donald Killoren, former PCCA Chairman and longtime board member, passed away on June 6 at the age of 69. He served as president of Poygan Land Company and president of the Power and Communication Contractors Association from 2015-2016.

Water Horse Resources names Buster Gray as president

Water Horse Resources has named accomplished engineering industry veteran L.A. “Buster” Gray as its new president, bringing over 40 years of experience in the design, construction and management of large-scale pipeline infrastructure projects.

Industry icon Frank Forest passes away at 80

Sharewell Founder Frank (Buddy) Calvin Forest, 80, passed away peacefully with his wife, Dawn, at his side on May 12, 2022. He was born on Dec. 28, 1941, in Liberty, Texas, and was the youngest son of Calvin Bert and Tina Forest.

Jean-François Bolduc Named President of LOGISTEC Environmental Services Inc.

Jean-François Bolduc was named president of LOGISTEC Environmental Services Inc. and SANEXEN Environmental Services Inc., part of Montreal-based LOGISTEC Corporation.

National Trench Safety names Van Welch as new chief financial officer

National Trench Safety, a leader in trench safety solutions, and a Tailwind Capital owned business, announced the appointment of Van Welch as chief financial officer on Friday.

Carson Corporation names Bryce Carson as CEO

Bryce has served as the company’s chief operating officer since 2015 and said he looks forward to continuing to guide the organization into the future in his new role as CEO.

Brown and Caldwell names Broley as chief technical officer

Brown and Caldwell names Wendy Broley as the company's new chief technical officer as Cindy Paulson retires after 35 years with the firm.

Barbco welcomes new members to its Omneity Innovations team

Barbco welcomes four new members to its Omneity Innovations team which serves as the company's in-house engineering and machine field service staff.

Brown and Caldwell appoints Erin Williams as new Mid-South leader

Erin Williams becomes vice president and leader of Brown and Caldwell's Mid-South business.

Tindall Corporation announces corporate leadership promotions

Tindall Corporation, one of the largest providers of precast concrete solutions in North America, is proud to promote four members of its leadership team to new positions: Clancy Self to Chief Financial Officer; Michelle Gneisig to Controller; Isaac Perkins to Vice President and General Manager of t..

United Rentals CEO, Matt Flannery is recognized on the “2022 CEOs Who ‘Get It’” list

The National Safety Council names Matt Flannery, United Rentals CEO on the 2022 CEOs Who 'Get It' list.

Sprayroq welcomes Jeremy Alexander as president

Sprauroq, a leader in spray-applied resin technology, announces Jeremy Alexander as the new company president.

Steven Kramer Elected as UESI President

Steven Kramer was elected as the president of The Utility Engineering & Surveying Institute beginning in the fall of 2022.

Gary Bousquet Named Director of Engineering for San Diego County Water Authority

Gary Bousquet was named director of Engineering for the San Diego County Water Authority.

Bob Westphal and Ron Halderman Inducted to the HDD Hall of Fame

Bob Westphal and Ron Halderman were inducted into the HDD Hall of Fame at the UCT Conference.

George Kurz Honored as MVP at UCT Conference

George Kurz was honored at a MVP luncheon on July 13, the first day of Underground Construction Technology conference, in Nashville, Tenn.

American Water Welcomes Cheryl Norton and Bruce Hauk to New Roles

American Water announces new leadership changes.

Leadership Transition for HammerHead Trenchless

Jeff Gabrielse has been named the new Managing Director of HammerHead Trenchless.

Kevin Smith Named General Manager of Ditch Witch Division

Kevin Smith was named general manager of Ditch Witch Division of The Toro Company.

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.


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.


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..