Industry News - July 2020

Industry News - July 2020

Donald Calhoun

Vacuum Truck Rentals welcomes Calhoun
Vacuum Truck Rentals announced Donald Calhoun as the newest member of its sales team. He will serve the Deer Park, Texas, region and brings more than 32 years’ experience in the vacuum truck and heavy-equipment industry. Calhoun began his career as a mechanic’s assistant and expanded his industry skills as a sales representative for parts and used equipment before transitioning into a role to train others on the operation of vacuum trucks. 

TRUVAC partners with Ditch Witch in Colorado and Oklahoma
TRUVAC by Vactor announced the addition of two Ditch Witch dealers to its network. Ditch Witch of the Rockies, which is located in Colorado, and Ditch Witch of Oklahoma will now be offering the full line of TRUVAC vacuum excavators. The addition of the two dealers brings the total number of locations providing TRUVAC vacuum excavators and support to more than 87 across the U.S. and Canada.

Radiodetection announces collaboration with Sensors & Software
Radiodetection announced the expansion of its utility-locating offering to include Sensors & Software’s LMX range of ground-penetrating radar systems in a new collaboration that utilizes the strengths of both companies. The LMX range of ground-penetrating radar will be available exclusively through Radiodetection in the U.S.

SAERTEX multiCom to expand operations in North Carolina
SAERTEX multiCom plans to invest more than $20 million in a new manufacturing and warehouse facility near its current location in Huntersville, North Carolina. The expansion will retain 34 existing positions and allow SAERTEX multiCom to add 45 new jobs over the next five years. SAERTEX multiCom has been operating in Mecklenburg County since 2009.

Pipe Lining Supply adds a new technical representative
Pipe Lining Supply hired Steve Maszczak for the technical representative position serving the Northeastern U.S. He brings more than 10 years of CIPP experience to Pipe Lining Supply. He started as a CIPP technician, moved to a CIPP foreman and worked in sales and project management for the past seven years. Maszczak will support the company’s customer base with training, advice and sales for CIPP lateral lining and AIPPR pipe coating projects for drain, waste and vent in Pennsylvania and surrounding states.

Vacuum Truck Rentals welcomes Rose
Vacuum Truck Rentals announced Ty Rose as the manager of its Northeast operations including New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland and the surrounding region. He brings 21 years’ experience in the vacuum truck and heavy-equipment industries, having served in senior leadership positions, sales and technician roles. Rose began his career in the sawmill industry before becoming a vacuum truck operator and service technician. He then oversaw vacuum truck rental operations for 10 branches before taking a general manager position and served as a vice president of fleet and vacuum operations.

Edward “Ed” Kocurek
Martin Dana
Keithe Merl

HOBAS Pipe USA announces personnel changes
HOBAS Pipe USA made a few personnel announcements. Edward “Ed” Kocurek is stepping down as president and CEO. Kocurek had served the company for nearly 34 years in a variety of roles. He has presided as president and CEO of HOBAS Pipe USA for the past 20 years. Martin Dana, who joined the HOBAS Pipe management team as vice president of sales in January 2018, has been promoted to the position of president and CEO, effective April 1.

The company also announced Keithe Merl, P.E., as the newest member of the HOBAS Pipe USA sales team. He will serve the Northeast U.S., including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Rhode Island. He is a professional geoengineer with more than 20 years’ experience serving clients in the private, public and municipal sectors in the Northeastern U.S. Merl replaces John Mele, who has been promoted to the newly created position of national business development manager for HOBAS Pipe USA.

ACPA announces new vice president of marketing
The American Concrete Pipe Association announced Michael Kremer as vice president of marketing, a newly created position to advance the association’s efforts to meet the United States’ critical need for resilient and sustainable infrastructure. In this new role, Kremer will lead the development and implementation of the organization’s marketing strategy, messaging and materials that support the association’s strategic mission and industry objectives. 


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