Speaker Bios

Adam Baker

Adam Baker

Vice President Sales, Rausch Electronics USA

Mr. Adam Baker has over 27 years of experience specific to the pipeline inspection and repair industry.  His knowledge of CCTV video inspection systems, laser profiling technologies, and point repair solutions have been accumulated through these many years, beginning in 1990 with Baker Equipment Company, a long-standing, family-owned pipeline equipment distributorship. Mr. Baker specializes in communications and formal presentations.  He also has an educational and professional background in music and theater performance.  Adam has directed sales for multiple, industry-leading manufacturers, and currently holds the position of Vice President of Sales for Rausch Electronics USA.

Matt Huston

Director of Structure Rehab, Hydro-Klean LLC

Matt Huston is the Director of Structure Rehabilitation for Hydro-Klean LLC, a Midwest based sewer rehabilitation company and has over 25 years’ experience with manhole rehabilitation.  In 1994, Matt and three other partners founded Infrastructure Technologies, Inc. (Infratech), another Midwest sewer rehabilitation company. In early 2015, Hydro-Klean LLC acquired Infratech primarily for their manhole rehabilitation experience and capabilities.  During the Infratech years, the group developed and perfected a number of manhole rehabilitation systems including a Fully Structural Manhole Rehabilitation system known as Monoform. Monoform is a custom forming system that allows installation of a new high strength monolithic concrete liner providing the same performance characteristics as replacing with new precast, but without excavation. To date, there are over 9,000 successful installations throughout the continental United States.

Sean Lipscomb

Sean Lipscomb

Strategic Accounts Manager, Pipeline Renewal Technologies

Sean Lipscomb is Strategic Accounts Manager for Pipeline Renewal Technologies (PRT). Sean started with the company in 2012 as Field Operations Manager, working to liaise between customers and manufacturers for PRT products. In 2013, Sean’s role expanded to include coordinating equipment rentals, answering service requests, sourcing parts for repairs and, ultimately, selling equipment. His current role focuses on targeting strategic accounts–licensors and franchise owners seeking innovative technology for no-dig structural lateral renovation; drain and mainline cutting; durable point repair; video drain flushing and process management.

Jason Mathey

Jason Mathey

Southeast Regional Manager, LMK Technologies

A graduate of Eastern Illinois University, Jason Mathey is LMK’s Southeast Regional Manager.  In his 9 plus years of experience here at LMK he has also held the title of Director of Research and Development, Training Manager, and Fabrication Manager.  Throughout his years he has been responsible for testing new materials and equipment and developing new equipment and processes as well as taking part in the testing and development of the NIST project for Mold in-Place Pipe. Jason has also trained new crews to install LMK products and operate support equipment. Further, Jason also offers on-the-job technical support and has contracted out several “off the wall” jobs encountered by some of our licensees.

TJ Johnson

TJ Johnson

Delta Systems Environmental, LLC

Mr. Johnson has over 25 years of experience in the field of water and waste water instrumentation.  He has a BS in Geology from Old Dominion University and has been trained and certified by multiple collection systems instrumentation manufacturers.  He has experience teaching to both operators and engineers for continuing education purposes.  His company is the representative for several leading Collections Systems lines including; Hach Flow, Accusonic, Siemens, Infosense and Virtual Polymer Compounds.  TJ is also Chair of the VWEA Collections System Committee and is the former WEF National Coordinator for the Operations Challenge Collections Systems event.

Jonathan M. Steele

Jonathan M. Steele

President, Madewell Products Corporation

Jon Steele is the president of Madewell Products Corporation, a specialty manufacturer of 100% solids corrosion barrier coatings and concrete restoration products. He has 25+ years of experience in the application, testing and formulation of coatings and linings for concrete. Mr. Steele was the coatings and linings technical editor for Materials Performance magazine for three years (1992 – 1994), and he is the author of numerous published articles and papers on coating and lining related technology. Mr. Steele is the primary developer and author of the two-day course Successful Coating and Lining of Concrete offered by NACE, International. Mr. Steele holds responsible positions with technical societies that develop and promulgate industry standards. Mr. Steele has been an instructor for the NACE, International Coating Inspection Program (CIP) since its inception in 1983 and is now a Peer Reviewer for that program.

Andy Melton

Andy Melton

Northeast Sales, RapidView IBAK

Andy Melton is the Northeast Sales Manager for RapidView IBAK North America.  RapidView is the leading supplier of high quality pipeline inspection and rehabilitation robots to the North American market.  He has 15+ years of experience in the pipeline inspection industry.  Andy’s passion, along with his real world experience, are the key reasons he has been successful in finding solutions for his customers’ most demanding inspection projects.  Andy also has experience in the retail sector, as a Sales Manager of power sports store’s in Colorado and Wyoming.  Andy is married.  He and his wife Elizabeth live with their one year old son Mack, and their dogs, Ruby and Dio.  When Andy is home, he enjoys off road motorcycle racing, triathlons, brewing beer, and fishing.

William Goff

William Goff

Sealing Systems, Inc.

William’s education includes civil, electrical and chemical engineering.  He is a certified public manager and utilities consultant and has more than 43 years’ experience in the water and wastewater industry, as former Water & Sewer Superintendent for the City of Myrtle Beach, SC.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Penn State/ICS. He is certified public manager and co-author of the South Carolina Voluntary Certification. He is a member of Water Environment Federation and American Society of Certified Public Managers.

Kevin Morris

Kevin Morris

Regional Market Segment Director, Water & Wastewater and Power Generation

Mr. Morris has been employed with Sherwin-Williams for 25 years, with the past 16 years dedicated to the Protective & Marine Coatings Division. In the past, Morris has served as Protective & Marine Coatings Sales Representative and Corrosion Specification Specialist in the Southeastern United States. Currently, Morris is responsible for the North American Water & Wastewater and Power Generation Market Segments for Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings Division.

Morris is a NACE Level III Certified Coatings Inspector, a Certified Concrete Coatings Inspector with The Society of Protective Coatings, and an Instructor for The Society of Protective Coatings – Concrete Coatings Basics and Concrete Coatings Inspector programs.

He has written and published numerous papers and articles for organizations such as: Paints and Coatings Expo (PACE), International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI), America Water Works Association (AWWA), Water Environment & Technology (WE&T), and the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL).

Reaves K. Ward

Reaves K. Ward

Territory Manager, MSC Equipment, Inc.

Reaves represents MSC Equipment Inc. as a Territory Manager of sales and also provides service and training to its customers.

Before working at MSC Equipment, Inc. he worked for Vision NC in Creedmoor, NC, where he performed the cleaning of storm and sewer systems and inspected the quality of those systems using Combination jetter/vac trucks and sewer/storm remote controlled inspection cameras.

Reaves grew up on a small farm in Franklin County, VA. He earned a B.A. from Hampden- Sydney College, and a high school degree from Christchurch School on Virginia’s Rappahannock River where he received the Outdoor Leadership Award and Citizenship Award.

During high school and college he worked as a camp counsellor and Fishing Director for Christchurch School’s Summer Camps on the Rappahannock, where he taught the techniques and ethics of catch and release fishing. He led youth anglers on fishing excursions with instruction on safe and enjoyable fishing practices.

Reaves is an avid sportsman who enjoys hunting, fishing, sporting clays and other shooting sports. He lives in Rockville, VA with his canine companion, Sophie.

Timothy j. Bennett

Timothy j. Bennett

Territory Manager MSC Equipment, Inc.

Timothy represents MSC Equipment as a Territory Manager for northern Virginia and west of Richmond.

Timothy has 13 years of experience with working in the public works field and equipment. He worked for the City of Waynesboro where he started as a utility worker 1 and worked his way to be the Fleet Manager.

Timothy graduated from Waynesboro High School a year early. He was a member of the Nation Honor Society.

Timothy is a car Enthusiast, he loves being around cars, working on them, and racing. He lives in Waynesboro, VA with his wife and three kids!

Mark Grabowski

Mark Grabowski

General Manager, Electro Scan Inc.

Mr. Grabowski is responsible for overall management of the company, including product development, technology innovation, customer engagement, and project management.  With his years of experience in water & wastewater technologies, Grabowski spearheaded the technical integration of the company’s products with leading CCTV manufacturers and is a co-inventor of the company’s new 4-in-1 water leak detection probe that includes Low Voltage Conductivity, HD CCTV, Pressure, and Acoustic sensors. Grabowski earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the  University of Central Florida.

Pierre Mikhail

Pierre Mikhail

Director, Manhole Inspection Division, Sherwin-Williams

Mr. Mikhail is the Director of the CUES Manhole Inspection Division (MID). CUES MID specializes in providing utilities and contractors with innovative and unique inspection technologies to address manhole and connecting pipeline inspections. Mr. Mikhail has been with CUES for a period of 2 years where he serves as a technical lead and director for the CUES manhole inspection products.

Mr. Mikhail is responsible for bringing the SPiDER scanning technology into the different utility market segments. Prior to CUES, Mr. Mikhail held positions in Engineering Consulting Firms over a period of 21 years with a majority of that time spent assisting utilities around the country with their sanitary and storm assessment challenges.

Mr. Mikhail also works in recommending other advanced manhole technologies developed by CUES.

Ari Stenman

Ari Stenman

Technical Trainer, Picote Solutions

Mr. Stenman is a Technical Trainer with Picote Solutions, Inc. specializing in the development and application of the Picote Pipe Coating System. Previously, Ari owned a Home Inspection business and was a Licensed Home Inspector and Radon Mitigator. He has a bachelors degree in Business Administration from NIU. He has been in the Trenchless Industry for over 3 years and looks forward to watching the industry continue to grow and develop.

Jeff Tinlin

Jeff Tinlin

Managing Director, CIPP Robotics

Jeff has been involved in the Wastewater industry since 1991 when he joined Pearpoint, Inc. as the Midwest Regional Sales Manager based out of the Chicago area. He now has over 26 years of experience in our market with hands on experience in the Sales and Training of Mainline CCTV equipment, Cutter robotics, PACP certified Reporting software, Lateral

Inspection systems and CIPP lining technologies.  Jeff’s current role is Managing Director of CIPP Robotics based in La Salle, IL.   He was also a participant on the original NASSCO committee that was responsible for the development of the PACP program in 2000-2002 and is currently a Trainer for that NASSCO PACP certification program.  In addition, he holds two patents for the Inline Jetsonde – a unique design allowing sewer cleaning crews to attach a deep locating sonde onto the end of a jet-hose without the risk of losing the sonde.

Tim Mallon

Tim Mallon

Eastern Regional Sales Manager, WinCan LLC.

Tim Mallon is the Eastern Regional Sales Manager for WinCan LLC. WinCan was the first sewer inspection software ever developed and remains the most trusted brand in the market with 8500 licenses worldwide. Tim has an extensive background in both Sales and Data Collection in the Wastewater/Stormwater and GIS/GPS industries. Tim graduated from THE Ohio State University with a BS in Geography. Tim has had a love of maps and all things geographic since he was very young, which has led him to his current position. Tim lives in Fairfax County, VA with his wife and daughters.