Dan Heath, product support manager for American Augers and Trencor, has been elected president of the Great Lakes Trenchless Association (GTLA).
Heath has been with American Augers since January 2007. His qualifications for the position include five years as an active GLTA member and four years serving on the GLTA board. Each year on the GLTA board, Heath also served as a manufacturer’s representative for the Board of Directors.
“One of my primary focuses as acting president for the GLTA will be to put a spotlight on our industry as a viable option for future employment,” Heath said. “The GLTA has a good mix of contractors and equipment manufacturers, all of which need good quality employees.”
Heath will be the first non-contractor president of the contractor-focused organization.
“I will be bringing a new perspective to the job as I gain greater insight into the needs and concerns of the industry’s contractors and end users,” Heath said.
Heath took the reins at the annual membership meeting and Miss Dig/GLTA Conference March 15-16.The GLTA serves contractors, manufacturers, suppliers and anyone connected to trenchless construction in all of the Great Lakes states as well as the Canadian province of Ontario. The position of GLTA president is served in two-year terms.