The Bothar Group of Companies announced its expansion into the U.S. market via its IPC brand, and the appointment of Maureen Carlin as vice president of engineering and preconstruction services for the U.S. division.
Prior to her involvement with Bothar, 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 of experience in construction engineering and project management for both vertical commercial construction and trenchless pipeline construction. 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 defense sectors. She currently sits on the North American Society of Trenchless Technology (NASTT) Board of Directors.
“I cannot express how excited and honored I am to accept this position and join the team,” Carlin said. “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.”
“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,” said Peter Hennig, CEO of IPC. “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.”
Bothar’s U.S. 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 its ability to swiftly ship and assemble equipment to project sites anywhere across the United States, 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.
IPC is 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 a 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 and pipe jacking.