Troy Stokes is an International Sales Manager for Akkerman Inc., a leading manufacturer of tunneling, microtunneling and small-diameter pipe jacking equipment. Stokes is responsible for market development and support in North America along with Australia and New Zealand. Stokes’ career in the underground construction industry has spanned nearly four-decades with expedition in over twenty countries. Stokes is a member of ISTT, along with many of its regional and global chapters, NASTT, ASCE, SME and NUCA. In addition, he has been integrally involved with the annual Microtunneling Short Course since the early years.