The prestigious Most
Valuable Professional Award (MVP) is presented by UCTA and Underground Infrastructure magazine to recognize
those individuals whose selfless contributions pave the road for advancement of
the underground infrastructure industry.
2022 Gary N. Oradat, P.E. Trinity River Authority
2021 George Kurz Consulting Engineer
2020 Todd W. Reck City of Irving
2019 Lynn Osborn LEO Consulting
2018 Vic Weston Tri-State Road Boring Inc.
2017 Gerry Muenchmeyer Muenchmeyer Associates
2016 Dr. Tom Iseley Trenchless Technology Center/Louisiana Tech University
2015 Rod Thornhill White Rock Consultants
2014 Jerry Shaw SAK Construction
2013 Antonio Almeida Halff Associates
2012 Gopal K. Guthikonda Ausitn Water Utility
2011 Dr. C. Vipulanandan CIGMAT-University of Houston
2010 Andrew Mayer Murphy Pipeline Contractors
2009 Joe Majdalani City of Houston
2008 Stephen Albee US EPA (Public Sector)
2008 Rafael Ortega Lockwood, Andrews & Newman (Private Sector)
2007 Tom Clemens American Commercials Underground Construction
2006 Robert Hunter City of Atlanta
2005 Phillip McAfee PM Construction
2004 John Rednet Los Angeles County
2003 Maynard Akkerman Akkerman, Inc.
2002 Gilbert Turner BorTunCo
2001 Henry Gregory City of Houston
2000 Robert Affholder Insituform Technologies
1999 Dr. Raymond Sterling Trenchless Technology Center
1998 Mike Garver BRH Garver
1997 Richard Croxton Kinsel Construction (now Insituform Technologies)
The purpose of the Underground Construction Technology Association (UCTA) is to promote education; training; research and development; information concerning traditional, trenchless and rehabilitation technology; and to promote the use of these technologies. UCTA serves to advance the science and practice of installing, repairing, maintaining, and replacing utility lines, as well as related facilities through construction and rehabilitation techniques. This also includes municipal water, sewer, wastewater, gas distribution, oil/gas transmission and gathering lines, telephone, electric, and cable systems.