Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association

DIPRA Selects Sam Ghosn to be Regional Director for Canada

The Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association (DIPRA) announced that Sam Ghosn, M.A.Sc, P.Eng, has been elevated to the position of Regional Director for Canada.

“Sam’s knowledge and expertise greatly benefit the Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association, our member companies, and the water professionals with whom he works,” said Patrick J. Hogan, DIPRA president. “We’re very excited to elevate him to Regional Director, which is commensurate with his commitment to clean, safe drinking water. As municipalities face increasing pressures to replace aging water mains, our research and technical assistance can help ensure future generations will be drinking clean water because their pipeline projects are done right the first time using the strongest, most resilient pipes available.”

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Covering Canada, Ghosn works with utility managers, engineers, and water system operators by providing technical expertise to help answer their system planning, design, installation, and asset management questions related to ductile iron pipe. He also helps municipal authorities to update their ductile iron pipe specifications. He gives personalized technical training and speaks at major conferences in Canada and the United States.

Ghosn is a published author of technical papers on pipeline resilience [2021 Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute (UESI) Pipelines Conference] and on horizontal directional drilling (HDD) with ductile iron pipe [accepted in 2022 for the North American Society for Trenchless Technology’s (NASTT) No-Dig Show].

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He represents DIPRA with the Bureau de Normalization du Quebec (BNQ) and was a volunteer board member for the Centre for Advancement of Trenchless Technologies at the University of Waterloo, Ontario. He is also a member of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Ghosn is a licensed professional engineer in Ontario, Canada, and his education includes a Master of Science in Oil and Gas Engineering from the Memorial University of Newfoundland. He also holds Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degrees from the Lebanese International University.

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Prior to joining DIPRA, Sam worked for Clean Water Works in Ottawa, and Marathon Underground in Manitoba.


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