Rob Krzys NUCA Associate Member of the Year 2022

Rob Krzys Honored With NUCA Associate Member of the Year Award

Benjamin Media President, CEO Has Decades-Long Association With Industry

The National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) recently awarded Rob Krzys, president, CEO and publisher, at Benjamin Media Inc. with its prestigious NUCA Associate Member of the Year Award, honoring his work on behalf of the industry over the last three decades.

“Rob has kept the written record of NUCA strong and in member’s hands,” said Doug Carlson, NUCA CEO. “Utility Contractor magazine and Benjamin Media’s trenchless technology publications are the public showcase of our industry. Rob’s years of support for NUCA and our programs, especially Washington Summit, and his enthusiasm, deserves a great honor like this hard-earned national award.”

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Headquartered in Richfield, Ohio, Benjamin Media Inc. (BMI), publishes Trenchless Technology, Trenchless Technology Canada, TBM: Tunnel Business Magazine, Water Finance & Management, Compact Equipment and Solar Builder magazines and NUCA’s Utility Contractor magazine.

Rob Krzys’s involvement with the utility construction industry began when he was in high school, working in 1987 for American Augers where his father held a senior position. He learned early in life about the importance of NUCA in the industry and retains his enthusiasm for our industry’s work to this day.

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After high school he embarked on a 30-year career with Benjamin Media Inc. – which was founded in 1992 by his father Bernie Krzys. Rob has been involved across every aspect of the business, from BMI’s periodical magazines to the company’s lively events. Ten years ago, he was appointed president of BMI. Rob and BMI have helped shape NUCA’s Utility Contractor magazine, which BMI has published for almost 20 years.

Rob has attended numerous NUCA conventions and Washington Summit, and is currently involved with NUCA of Ohio as their treasurer. Last year, with BMI’s help and resources, Rob published NUCA’s new “Trenchless Construction and New Installation Methods” manual. He has been a member of NUCA’s Trenchless Technology Committee for many years.

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The NUCA Associate Member of the Year Award is presented annually to an associate member who has made a significant contribution on the national level to the industry and the association. Rob joins his father who was recognized as the 2004 NUCA Associate Member of the Year.

The 2022 award was personally presented to Rob Krzys by NUCA leadership at the association’s Annual Meeting held March 13, 2023 in Las Vegas. 

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