Tom Hayes and Isabel Tardif elected to serve on the NASTT Board of Directors

Feb 25, 2008

Following an election that was held by letter ballot in November 2007, Tom Hayes and Isabel Tardif were elected to serve on the North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT) Board of Directors. The NASTT Board of Directors is the governing body of the Society. It sets the policy, establishes the budget and verifies that the Society is fulfilling its mission.

Tom Hayes is the Vice President of North American Rehabilitation for Insituform Technologies, Inc., a worldwide company specializing in the use of trenchless technologies to rehabilitate, replace and maintain underground pipes. He has been employed with Insituform for 24 years and within that time has held several positions of increasing responsibility. Hayes is currently responsible for sales and field operations of Insituform's rehabilitation division in North America, which includes more than 900 people involved in the process of installing more than five million lf of Insituform cured-in-place pipe each year.

Hayes has over 30 years experience in underground pipeline infrastructure. Before joining Insituform, he was a partner at Utility Surveys, Inc., a utility construction firm. Prior to that he worked for McCullough Environmental, a firm specializing in Sewer System Evaluation Surveys (SSES) for municipal and federal utility systems.

Hayes holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of South Carolina and a Master of Business Administration degree from Jacksonville University. He is also a member of the American Public Works Association (APWA) and the American Water Works Association (AWWA).

Isabel Tardif is a Technologies Director pertaining to underground infrastructures for the Centre for Expertise and Research on Infrastructure in Urban Areas (CERIU). Prior to CERIU, she held the position of Operations Manager of Potable Water and Sewer Networks for the City of Aylmer and as well as Coordinator of Potable Water and Sewer Rehabilitation for the Engineering Department in the City of Gatineau.

Tardif has been involved in several INFRAGuide Committees, NASTT and with the CERIU for many years in regards to potable water and sewer underground infrastructures. She has moderated and given lectures at conferences in Africa and throughout North America on different topics pertaining to potable water, sewer and trenchless technologies. Tardif also presents courses to engineers, technicians, as well as university and college students regarding various trenchless technologies.

Tardif holds a Bachelor in Civil Engineering from McGill University and a Law Degree from the Université du Québec à Montréal. She also earned a Master Degree in Project Management from the Université du Québec en Outaouais.

Hayes and Tardif were elected to replace two outgoing board members whose terms have expired - Joe Abbott of Godwin Pumps and Mike Spero with Future Pipe Industries.

The following directors will continue to serve in 2008: Alan Atalah, Bowling Green State University; David Bennett, Bennett Trenchless Engineers; Chris Brahler, TT Technologies, Inc.; Jack Burnam, CH2M Hill Engineers; Ken Chua, City of Edmonton; Ben Coté, Sanexen Environmental Services; George Cowan, New York City, DDC; Mark Hallett, Miller Pipeline Corp.; Keith Hanks, City of Los Angeles; Jim Hoggatt, South Tahoe Public Utility District; Mark Knight, University of Waterloo; Dan Liotti, Midwest Mole; George Ragula, Public Service Electric and Gas; Kaleel Rahaim, Interplastic Corp.; Piero Salvo, WSA Trenchless Consultants; and Robert H. Westphal, Michels Corp.

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