Don Bergman

Don Bergman

Chief Estimator, Frank Coluccio Construction

Don Bergman

Don Bergman

Chief Estimator, Frank Coluccio Construction

Don Bergman’s career in construction has taken him from Prudhoe Bay Alaska working on the Trans Alaska Pipeline to microtunnel and large public works projects all over the mainland United States and Hawaii. Bergman has been in his current role as Chief Estimator for Frank Coluccio Construction for nearly 25 years, where his duties have included overseeing the estimating department, project management, negotiations with clients and Owners as well as dispute resolution when it occurs.

Glenn M. Boyce, PhD, P

Glenn M. Boyce, PhD, P

Principal, McMillen Jacobs Associates

Glenn M. Boyce, PhD, P

Glenn M. Boyce, PhD, P

Principal, McMillen Jacobs Associates

Glenn Boyce is a Principal and supervising tunnel/geotechnical engineer with McMillen Jacobs Associates out of Walnut Creek, CA. Glenn has 34 plus years of experience. This extensive experience covers virtually every aspect of trenchless, tunnel, shaft, and geotechnical engineering design and construction. He has served as an engineer, lead engineer, project manager, technical reviewer, and expert witness on a variety of trenchless projects. Glenn is licensed as a professional engineer in six states. He is past Chair of NASTT and in 2009 was named “Trenchless Person of Year.” Glenn was the principal author of ASCE’s Microtunneling Standard published in 2015 and is a contributing author on the Pilot Tube Manual of Practice to published in July 2017.

 

Tim Coss

Timothy Coss

President, Microtunneling Inc.

Tim Coss

Timothy Coss

President, Microtunneling Inc.

Tim Coss started the Microtunneling Short Course in 1994 at a time when microtunneling was still gaining acceptance in the utility construction industry. A former contractor, Coss recognized the need for an educational venue to help owners, contractors and engineers better understand the emerging technology. Since its founding, the Microtunneling Short Course has become the premier event for the microtunneling community worldwide, offering first-class educational and networking opportunities.

John Grennan

John Grennan

Director, Ward & Burke

John Grennan

John Grennan

Director, Ward & Burke

John Grennan has been employed by Ward & Burke for 10 years since graduating as a Civil Engineer. During this time, he has managed and supervised the installation of 150,000 feet of microtunnel in Ireland, UK, and Canada. He now acts as Director of Ward & Burke in Canada and the USA.

Steve Hunt

Steve Hunt

CH2M

Steve Hunt

Steve Hunt

CH2M

Steve Hunt is a professional geotechnical engineer and senior tunneling technologist at CH2M based in Henderson, Nevada. He has more than 39 years of experience with tunneling and underground construction across North America and globally. Hunt has been lecturing on microtunneling in cobbles and boulders since 1999 and has written more than 15 papers on this topic. Those papers have addressed subsurface investigation, geologic characterization, baselining, tunneling methods and risk management for tunneling and microtunneling in cobbles and boulders.

Todd Kilduff

Todd Kilduff

Todd Kilduff

Todd Kilduff

Todd Kilduff has been involved in the design and construction of underground projects for over 20 years. He obtained a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the Ohio State University in 1996 and later earned a Master’s Degree in Geotechnical Engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Following graduation, he worked for reputable geotechnical firms where he supported the geotechnical aspects of pipelines, tunnels, and pump station and wastewater treatment plant projects. From 2000 to 2014, Todd worked on hundreds of underground projects facilitating the generation of geotechnical reports, and preparation of construction documents for bidding purposes. Additionally, Todd worked for large general contractors, estimating and managing the construction of underground projects. In 2014, Todd founded Kilduff Underground Engineering, Inc., in Denver, CO and is recognized nationwide as an expert in underground projects. Mr. Kilduff is a licensed civil engineer in the States of New York, New Jersey, and Colorado, and is currently pursuing a PhD at the Colorado School of Mines.

Gerhard Lang

Gerhard Lang

Business Development Manager, Herrenknecht AG

Gerhard Lang

Gerhard Lang

Business Development Manager, Herrenknecht AG

Dr. Gerhard Lang’s background is in civil and mechanical engineering. After working for Herrenknecht as project manager on some traffic tunneling jobs in Europe, he finished his Ph.D. in civil engineering and an MBA in international marketing before he went to work for Amiantit. He returned to Herrenknecht in 2008 as business development manager for the Utility Tunneling division with focus on the North American market operations.

Mike Leathers

Mike Leathers

Executive Vice President, Thompson Pipe Group

Mike Leathers

Mike Leathers

Executive Vice President, Thompson Pipe Group

Mike Leathers has served the past four years as Executive Vice President for Thompson Pipe Group, concentrating on growing the Flowtite business.  Leathers has 25 years in heavy building construction leadership. His background includes concrete, aggregate, cement, RCP, steel, concrete pressure and fiberglass. Currently, he is very active with ASCE Sustainability Committee & Seismic Committee, while also serving on the University of Texas at Arlington Engineering Advisory Board, where he graduated in 1992; and a host of other associations.

Paul Nicholas

Paul Nicholas

Consultant and Contractor, AECOM

Paul Nicholas

Paul Nicholas

Consultant and Contractor, AECOM

Paul Nicholas has a background in geotechnical and extensive engineering, and has spent the last 37 years in the oil and heavy infrastructure and the tunneling industries. Nicholas specializes in TBM engineering where he has been entrenched in the design, manufacturing, and/or commissioning. He also operates as both a consultant and contractor giving him an understanding of all the elements it takes to effectively construct and operate tunnel boring machines and tunnel projects.

Levent Ozdimir

Levent Ozdemir

President, Ozdemir & Associates

Levent Ozdimir

Levent Ozdemir

President, Ozdemir & Associates

Levent Ozdemir, president of Ozdemir & Associates, spent 32 years as a professor at the Colorado School of Mines, where he developed and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in design and construction of underground structures, tunneling, site investigations, excavation project management and underground mining. He led pioneering research in the field of mechanical rock excavation that helped maximize performance, standardize cost estimation, and develop predictive modeling.

Tom Rosenberg

Tom Rosenberg

Partner, Roetzel

Tom Rosenberg

Tom Rosenberg

Partner, Roetzel

Mr. Rosenberg focuses his practice on construction law and civil litigation, and leads Roetzel’s Construction Law practice, which has been recognized by US News & World Report as one of the best law firms nationally and/or regionally for construction and construction litigation from 2012 to 2016. Mr. Rosenberg has been honored by Chambers USA as a leading construction lawyer in the State of Ohio since it began ranking US lawyers and law firms in 2003. He has been selected as an “Ohio Super Lawyer” by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine for the past 12 years. He is listed in “The Best Lawyers in America” for the specialty of construction law and has been recognized in International Who’s Who in Construction Law for his international construction law experience.

Troy Stokes

Troy Stokes

International Sales Manager, Akkerman Inc.

Troy Stokes

Troy Stokes

International Sales Manager, Akkerman Inc.

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.