An Interview with Tony Simpson

The following is an excerpt from an upcoming issue of The American Locator! Okay Tony, could you give us some background on your career? How did you get into the locating business, and how long have you been doing this?I initially joined IETG (Integrated Environmental Technology Group) after leaving the military and worked as a CCTV rig manager conducting condition …

An Interview with Frank Bedtke

Excerpt from an upcoming issue of The American Locator: When you get a chance to talk to someone with nearly 40 years of experience in the utility anddamage prevention industries, you take it! Frank Bedtke works for the City of Chicago, and even though he finally retired at the end of July, he was kind enough to sit down with …

An Interview with Jai Kalayil

Excerpt from an upcoming issue of The American Locator: Could you tell us a little bit about your background and how you got involved in the damageprevention industry? How did you get started with DIGGER and how long have you been here?I graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and started working as a consultant for CDOT …

Tech Talk With Dennis Prezbindowski

Excerpt from The American Locator magazine: Readers of our previous issue will remember the two informative articles centering around Dennis Prezbindowski, our resident expert here on all things related to ground penetrating radar (GPR). Here, we decided to visit once more with Dennis and get a few more of his thoughts on GPR, as well as a number of useful tips …

Man at Work: An Interview with Damian Taylor

Excerpt from “The International Locator”, in The American Locator by Underground Focus. The American Locator was lucky enough to speak with Damian Taylor, a Senior Utility Surveyor and Manager with over 18 years of experience in the locating field. Damian was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule to illuminate us on …

An Interview with J.D. Maniscalco

Excerpt from “811 Director Profiles”, in The American Locator by Underground Focus. J.D. Maniscalco has served as an internationally renowned expert in utility damage prevention for nearly 25 years. Apart from being a founding member of the Common Ground Alliance (CGA) Data Collection & Evaluation Committee, and acting as the Chairman of the One Call …

Filling a Need: The Pipeline Association For Public Awareness (PAPA)

Excerpt from “The Utility Operator”, in The American Locator by Underground Focus. There are hundreds of pipeline companies across the United States with many responsibilities to carry out every day: pipe integrity and maintenance, development of emergency and employee safety procedures, damage prevention and public awareness activities among others. Pipeline operators have made a commitment …

View from the Underspace

Excerpt from “View from the Underspace”, in The American Locator by Underground Focus. My good friend John Foster once said, “You really start learning once you start teaching.” And I’ve found that I completely agree with that statement: that the more you learn, the more you realize you don’t know. I am fairly knowledgeable in …

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