by Mark Gorman Mark Gorman

Tim McGuire is Vice President of Michels Directional Crossings, an industry leader in Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) and Direct Pipe (DP) construction and recipient of numerous trenchless industry milestone achievement awards.  Mr. McGuire has over 30 years of professional experience, 26 of which have been in underground mining, drilling, and utility construction, most recently with over 24 years of direct experience in Trenchless construction methods for every type of utility, primarily for oil and gas pipelines.  Mr. McGuire has designed, planned, and managed construction of thousands of HDD crossings ranging up to 15,700 feet in length and over 50 inches in diameter, drilling through every class of soil and bedrock type in all 50 U.S. states, most Canadian provinces, Mexico, and several overseas locations.  In addition to conventional land to land HDD crossings, this experience has included numerous HDD marine landings (land to water), in water depths up to 350 Feet and many water to water HDD crossings up to 7,000 Feet in length.  Within the past 5 years he has overseen the development and implementation of Michels’ DP operations throughout North America completing up to 48 inch diameter crossings at lengths over 4,000 feet with this relatively new trenchless construction method.  Prior to his underground utility construction experience, he worked as a geotechnical engineer performing geological site investigations, underground soils/bedrock and hydro-geologic analysis, construction feasibility evaluations, and engineering/construction inspection.  Mr. McGuire has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Geological Engineering from Colorado School of Mines (1986).