The Bothar Group of companies is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Maureen Carlin as Vice President of Engineering and Preconstruction Services for the United States (US) division. Dr. Carlin’s hiring marks Bothar’s expansion into the US market through the well-established and highly accomplished IPC brand in North America.
Prior to her involvement with Bothar, Dr. Carlin spent six years with Laney Group, Inc. most recently heading up the company’s efforts in strategic markets. She has more than 16 years’ experience in construction engineering and project management for both vertical commercial construction and trenchless pipeline construction. Dr. Carlin’s areas of expertise are in advanced project planning and market analysis for trenchless engineering and construction in the oil, gas, water, sewer, power, desalination, sustainable energy and defence sectors. She currently sits on the North American Society of Trenchless Technology Board of Directors.
“I cannot express how excited and honored I am to accept this position and join the team. I feel privileged to be part of an organization built on advanced engineering, cutting edge technology applications and safe and skilled project execution. Bothar as a contracting organization is truly the complete package,” stated Dr. Carlin.
“We are thrilled to have Maureen as part of our family. Her ability to comprehend the complexity of trenchless projects and the client’s needs and combine that with IPC/Bothar’s capabilities, will allow our organization to continue its successful journey. Dr. Carlin is a great addition to our leadership team. Her great personality and solution focused demeaner are in line with the goals we are aiming to achieve,” says Mr. Peter Hennig, CEO of IPC.
Bothar’s US efforts will focus on trenchless applications for complex projects. The company will also focus on design-build opportunities that offer turn-key solutions to critical crossing applications. Owning one of the largest fleets of Herrenknecht microtunneling machines globally, the group will leverage their ability to swiftly ship and assemble equipment to project sites anywhere across the US, reducing project lead time. Customer service will remain the driving force for the group as it seeks to cement its place as one of the world’s leading trenchless installation companies.
About IPC | IPC is currently one of the largest and most successful design-build contractors in Canada for trenchless infrastructure construction. IPC specializes in solving complex trenchless projects through technical expertise, passion, commitment to excellence and a client-centered culture. IPC is currently the leading Direct Pipe® contractor in North America having completed 12 applications. The company amalgamated with the Bothar Group of Companies in November 2018. Since then, it has expanded its range of trenchless operations to include Microtunneling , shaft sinking, pipe manufacturing, Auger Boring, Pipe Jacking.
About Bothar | Established in 1990, Bothar is an international leader in the provision of engineering solutions for complex subsurface infrastructure. It provides microtuneling, traditional tunneling (pipe jacking) up to 4 meter diameter as well as shaft construction, Direct Pipe®, auger boring, horizontal directional drilling (‘HDD’), Bothar Cranes and Bothar Built equipment. The Group currently has offices in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Singapore and the Middle East with the capabilities of expansion into other geographical areas. The “Bothar Brand” has developed an enviable reputation as a reliable and high-quality contractor, renowned for the successful delivery of difficult projects whilst maintaining excellent public safety standards, quality, efficiency and reliability. The Company has a strong focus on employee and public safety also ensuring that it minimizes its environmental footprint. These strengths coupled with an in-depth understanding of the unique challenges of each project have helped Bothar to become a leading tunnelling contractor in its core markets.
Noel Kerr Peter Hennig
Group Managing Director Chief Executive Officer
Bothar Group of Companies Innovative Pipeline Crossings Inc.