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Business Updates for April 2009: GCTA, WSA Trenchless, Lockwood, Andrews and Newnam
WSA Trenchless Consultants, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, has been acquired by GENIVAR, headquartered in Western Quebec. WSA is a firm with expertise in trenchless technologies used to install, replace, test and stop leaks in water and wastewater systems.
Founded in 1997, WSA has been involved in design, site supervision and training courses across North America and in the UK. Piero Salvo, president of WSA said that by joining forces with GENIVAR, “WSA is proud if its commitment to client service and is confident that this tradition of service will be enhanced by GENIVAR’s extensive resources across Canada.”
GENIVAR is a leading Canadian engineering services firm providing private and public-sector clients with a complete range of professional consulting services throughout all project phases, including planning, design, construction and maintenance. GENIVAR’s clients primarily operate in the building, industrial, power, municipal infrastructure, transportation and environmental sectors. 613.235.8119, www.waterrehab.com
The Gulf Coast Trenchless Association (GCTA) has elected its new board of directors for 2009. Officers are: President Patrick Mann, Magnum Tunneling; Vice President Terry Meador, BorTunCo; Treasurer Greg Henry, Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam; Secretary Kirk Eager, HOBAS Pipe USA; and Past President Russell Ford, Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam.
Newly elected board members are: Greg Henry, Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam; Kirk Eager, HOBAS Pipe USA; and Jerry Williams, Rain for Rent.
Other board members include: Tim Naylor, Insituform Technologies; Mike Garver, BRH Garver; Hani Tohme, City of Beaumont; Traci Read, Underground Construction; Grady Bell, Laney Directional Drilling; Madhu Kalambi, Claunch & Miller; and Brent Keller, PM Construction.
Advisory board members are: Dr. Ray Sterling, TTC- Louisiana Tech University; Dr. Cumaraswamy Vipulanandan, CIGMAT - University of Houston; Gary Oradat, Coastal Industrial Water Authority; Ravi Kaleyatodi, City of Houston; and Eric Wilson, City of Galveston. 713.839.0808, www.gctaonline.org