Dr. Tom Iseley has over 40 years of experience in the planning, design, and construction of underground infrastructure systems. From 1982, he served on the faculty of Mississippi State University, Purdue University, and Louisiana Tech University. During the past 28 years, he has maintained an international leadership position in trenchless technology. In 1989, he established the Trenchless Technology Center (TTC) at Louisiana Tech University. He is a founding director of the North American Society for Trenchless Technology (NASTT). He also served for three years as the chairman of the National Utility Contractors Association’s (NUCA) Trenchless Technology Committee. Dr. Iseley has been elected to the Class of 2016 of the National Academy of Construction (NAC). In April 2015, he was selected as a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) for his eminence in engineering, becoming just one of only 637 Distinguished Members ever selected by the ASCE. He was also selected a 2016 UCTA MVP (Most Valuable Professional) by the Underground Construction Technology Association (UCTA) and Underground Construction magazine. Dr. Iseley was inducted into the 2017 NASTT Hall of Fame. He serves as the chair for the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Utility Risk Research and Education Council. Also, he is a member of the ASCE Utility Engineering & Surveying Institute (UESI), Risk Management Division ExCOM. Dr. Iseley holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham and a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University.
James H. Anspach (JIM), PG (r), F.ASCE is a founding Governor and President of ASCE’s Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute. Jim is considered a principal founder of the profession of subsurface utility engineering. He is an authority on the standard of care issues for the utility damage prevention and the practice of subsurface utility engineering. Jim has 40 years of experience in the research, development, and application of surface geophysical techniques for the purpose of utility identification and detection. He has served as a Project Manager or Principal for thousands of utility mapping and/or coordination projects. He routinely serves on national and international committees regarding utility detection, mapping, damage prevention, and standards. He published numerous papers on subsurface engineering. He was an expert witness in over 30 cases. Jim is a frequent lecturer at Universities on utility issues. Jim serves as Cardno Inc. Technical Practice Lead for Utility Engineering and Survey.
Gary Young is a consulting senior executive and geophysicist. He was Senior Vice President at Underground Imaging Technologies (UIT). Gary holds a BS degree in Geophysics. His employment experience includes applications and R&D in geophysics for mining, oil and gas, environmental, and infrastructure. He worked for Exxon Production Research Company, Argonne National Laboratory, Vermeer Corp and UIT, in R&D, applications development, and operations. Gary is a licensed professional geophysicist in Texas and Certified Professional Geologist. Gary was the conceptual developer and chief scientist of the multi‐sensor platform geophysical system offered by UIT for imaging the subsurface and mapping utilities. He is the PI for a National Academy of Sciences project for development of the next generation multi‐sensor platform for utility mapping. Since UIT was acquired by Caterpillar, Inc., Gary has worked to get enhanced utility mapping data into machine control and guidance systems of excavators.