Robert Walker Joins Underground Solutions, Inc. As Vice President Engineering Applications

Dec 08, 2008

Poway, CA - Underground Solutions, Inc. announced that Robert Walker, P.E. has joined the company as a Vice President Engineering Applications. Mr. Walker was formerly Executive Director of the Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association.

During Mr. Walker's 30-year tenure at Uni-Bell, rapid expansion in the use of buried PVC pipes has made PVC pipe North America’s number one product for our vital water and sanitary sewer infrastructure markets. On a lineal basis, PVC pipes currently outsell all alternative pipe materials combined. Mr. Walker, a highly regarded authority in pipe infrastructure, will focus on technical development and strategic applications for Underground Solutions’ innovative Fusible PVC™ and Duraliner™ product lines.

Underground Solutions CEO, Andy Seidel, stated, “Bob brings tremendous knowledge, credibility, and a long history of high performance to Underground Solutions. His decision to join our company during this very exciting, high-growth period is warmly welcomed." Mr. Walker added, "After 30 rewarding years helping to foster sustainable infrastructure through greater use of PVC pipe, I could not resist the opportunity to be part of a company committed to technological innovation. I look forward to working with Andy Seidel and the entire Underground Solutions team to accelerate awareness of the many beneficial applications for Fusible PVC™ pipe products.”

Mr. Walker has been involved in environmental protection and stewardship for his entire 35-year, professional career. A strong advocate for sustainable infrastructure, he serves actively on numerous professional association committees and on the Governing Board of Engineers Without Borders (EWB-USA). He frequently lectures on the need for better performance measures relative to infrastructure durability, emphasizing the need to select materials that are inherently well suited for their intended applications.

Prior to joining Uni-Bell, Mr. Walker worked for the EPA in Ohio and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering, a Master of Science Degree in Environmental Engineering and a Master's Degree in Public Administration; all from the Ohio State University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Ohio and Texas.

Mr. Walker can be reached through the Underground Solutions at its headquarters office in Poway, CA, at 858-679-9551. Underground Solutions provides infrastructure technologies for water and wastewater applications. Underground Solutions’ Fusible PVC™ products, including Fusible C-900®, Fusible C-905® and FPVC™, contain a proprietary PVC formulation that, when combined with Underground Solutions’ patented fusion process, results in a monolithic, fully-restrained, gasket-free, leak-free piping system. Underground Solutions' Duraliner™ is a patented, close-fit pipeline renewal system creating a stand-alone structural liner.

Underground Solutions, Inc.
13135 Danielson Street, Suite 201
Poway, CA 92064
Phone: 858-679-9551
Fax: 858-679-9555

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