Craig Vandaelle

Publisher’s Message – Congratulations, Craig Vandaelle, the 2024 Trenchless Technology Person of the Year!

It gives us great pleasure to present Craig Vandaelle as the 2024 Trenchless Technology Person of the Year! With more than 25 years of experience in the trenchless industry, Craig has played pivotal roles as a leader and advocate, driving innovation and collaboration within our industry. His dedication to advancing trenchless technologies through record-breaking projects and active involvement in organizations like NASTT has earned him widespread recognition.

The Trenchless Technology team will formally recognize Craig at NASTT’s No-Dig Show Opening Breakfast, Monday, April 15 in Providence, Rhode Island. We hope you can be there to congratulate Craig on his career achievements in the trenchless industry!

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NASTT No-Dig Show

We’re genuinely thrilled about NASTT’s annual No-Dig Show, and we’re eager to share that enthusiasm with you through this edition featuring our No-Dig Show Preview. If you haven’t experienced it yet, attending this event is truly a must for all project stakeholders. It offers invaluable opportunities to connect with professionals from various facets of trenchless projects, participate in sessions tailored to your organization’s specific projects and obstacles, and explore the most cutting-edge trenchless solutions showcased in the world’s largest trenchless exhibit hall. It’s an event that promises both professional growth and industry excitement, and we highly encourage you to be part of it.

While you’re there, be sure to stop by the Trenchless Technology booth (#730) and meet our staff, including Sharon M. Bueno, editor; Mike Kezdi, managing editor; Dan Sisko, trenchless ambassador, and myself. You can also find us at the Opening Breakfast where Trenchless Technology will formally present the awards for the 2024 Trenchless Technology Person of the Year to Craig Vandaelle, and the 2023 Trenchless Technology Projects of the Year for New Installation and Rehabilitation. To hear more about the Projects of the Year from the project participants, come to the Trenchless Technology Projects of the Year track session, Monday, April 15 at 3:30 pm.

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For more information and to register for the No-Dig Show, visit

March Webinars

In addition to the magazine, Trenchless Technology also offers numerous educational tools online, including webinars. This month we have a full lineup of webinars that are sure to empower, inform, and educate!

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  • CIPP Curing Monitoring System Technology: Improving Installation Quality and Verifying the Completeness of the CIPP Curing Process, presented by Vortex
  • Trenchless Styrene-free PVC Expand-In-Place Liners for Rehabilitation of Sanitary and Stormwater Mains, presented by IPEX

Go to to view these sessions live or on-demand.

Plus, the newest session in our Trenchless Perspectives Live webinar series, Microtunneling & Trenchless Technology, will be held on March 26. A big thank you to the participating panelists, including:

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  • Contractor: Richard A. Palmer, PE, DBIA Vice-President, Trenchless Northeast Remsco Construction, Inc.;
  • Engineer: Jason Lueke, Ph.D., P.Eng., Associated Engineering;
  • System owner: Rick Vincent is the CSO/Collections System Design Manager for the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District

Register for this session at
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Until next month!

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Kelly VanNatten

Publisher, Trenchless Technology

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