Mr. Baumgardner joined Inland Pipe Rehabilitation as Chief Executive Officer in January 2021. Previously, Mr. Baumgardner was the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board for Peak Utility Services Group, Inc. (Peak), a utility construction company headquartered in Denver, Colorado, and owned by CIVC Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm. Prior to Peak, Mr. Baumgardner was President and Chief Executive Officer of US Ecology, Inc., a publicly traded environmental services firm headquartered in Boise, Idaho. Mr. Baumgardner also served as Chief Financial Officer of US Ecology and SECOR International, Inc.
Mr. Baumgardner is a Director of the Inland Pipe Rehabilitation Board of Directors. Mr. Baumgardner also currently serves on the Board of Directors of NorthStar Group Services, Lone Star Disposal, Integrated Global Services, and ENTACT, all portfolio companies of J.F. Lehman & Company. He is also a member of the J.F. Lehman & Company Operating Executive Board.
Previously, Mr. Baumgardner was the Chairman of the Board of NRC Group (NYSE: NRCG) and served on the Board of Directors of Quantum Spatial and US Ecology, Inc. He was also previously the Chairman of the Board of Living Earth, Inc. an organics recycler owned by Bain Capital Double Impact.
Mr. Baumgardner holds a BS and MBA from Oregon State University (OSU), where he is a member of the OSU Athletic Hall of Fame. Mr. Baumgardner is a 3-time PAC-10 Wrestling Champion, 2-time All American, NCAA Finalist, and a recipient of the NCAA Post-graduate scholarship. He is also a graduate of the United States Marine Corps Officer Candidate School.
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Maginn brings over 20 years of global experience in engineering and construction management to IPR. Upon graduation from West Point, his career began in the United States Army Corps of Engineers where he lead numerous multi-faceted engineering and construction teams. In 2004, Mr. Maginn transitioned to a civilian career where he helped build a commercial concrete construction company serving both commercial and residential customers across the Southeast.
In 2010, Mr. Maginn started at IPR as an Operations Manager and quickly grew IPR Southeast operations into one of the largest divisions in IPR. In 2016 Mr. Maginn was promoted to IPR Southeast General Manager. In 2019, Mr. Maginn became Chief Operating Officer and currently oversees all operations, including manufacturing, specialized technologies, and corporate safety. Mr. Maginn holds a BS in Environmental Engineering from USMA, a master’s degree in Construction Management from the Missouri University of Science and Technology and held a PE license in the state of Missouri. An Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran, his military decorations and qualifications include the Sapper Tab, Airborne Qualification, Bronze Star Medal, and Iraq Campaign Medal.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Muff joined IPR as Chief Financial Officer in 2021. His previous experience in manufacturing, distribution and services companies has been focused in industrial products, construction and energy businesses, including Allied Reliability, Brand Safway, Furmanite Corporation and Dresser, Inc.. Mr. Muff has served as a Chief Financial Officer, as well as Chief Administrative Officer, for both privately held and publicly traded companies over the past 10 years with overall responsibility for Finance and Accounting, Tax, Treasury, M&A, IT, HR and Benefits, Risk Management and Investor Relations. Prior to these roles, he spent 14 years in public accounting in both audit and tax positions, ultimately as Senior Audit Manager with Grant Thornton. Mr. Muff is a CPA and holds a BS in Accounting degree from the University of Illinois-Chicago.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Gottsegen joined IPR as Chief Legal Officer in 2020. He previously served as General Counsel of NRCG, an environmental services firm. Prior to that, he spent a combined 12 years in the corporate law departments of Chevron and Equinor, where he held positions of increasing responsibility. Mr. Gottsegen is a 1997 graduate of Northwestern University School of Law, a former law clerk to Judge John Minor Wisdom of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and a former partner of Adams & Reese, an AmLaw 200 firm. His corporate practice focuses on regulatory and environmental compliance, M&A, litigation, general corporate advice, and human resources counseling.
Chief Legal Officer
Mr. Michaud joined Inland Pipe Rehabilitation in March 2021. He is the Executive Vice President of Finance reporting to the office of the CEO.
Previously, Mr. Michaud was the Vice President of Finance of Global Environmental Services and Standby for NRC Group, an environmental services firm where he led financial operations, financial planning, and analytics, as well as corporate development. While at NRC Group, Mr. Michaud led the execution and integration of 13 add-on acquisitions establishing NRCG as a platform for growth. In October 2018, Mr. Michaud helped lead the efforts in NRCG’s merger with a SPAC, resulting in the company being a public entity. Mr. Michaud assumed the additional responsibilities of Investor Relations, supporting research analyst coverage, investor inquiry, and SEC reporting efforts. In 2019, he helped lead NRCG’s merger with US Ecology (NASDAQ: ECOL) and was the lead integration officer for NRCG after the merger was completed.
Before NRCG, Mr. Michaud was an Associate for J.F. Lehman & Company, a leading middle-market private equity firm. He has also held various Investment Banking roles at J.P. Morgan Chase.
Mr. Michaud holds a BS from the Stern School of Business at New York University (NYU).
Executive Vice President of Finance
Since joining IPR in 2010, Mr. Borroni has focused on the company’s presence with key clients. He successfully converted standardized practical sales strategies into engineering-driven project solutions. He replicated this model reaching through untapped regions of the United States. Today, Mr. Borroni oversees the estimating, marketing and business development efforts for the entire organization. His leadership skills have ensured successful liaisons with municipalities and engineering firms while developing strategic partnerships with other contracting entities.
Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Mr. Madhani joined IPR in 2003 and has held a variety of operational roles leading up to General Manager in 2015 where he carried full P&L responsibilities for his business unit. Over his tenure, he has developed a wealth of trenchless skills, maintained operational excellence, and improved financial performance which led to his recognition as General Manager of the Year in 2019. As Senior Vice President of Engineering and Technical Development, Mr. Madhani brings his Professional Engineering license and business knowledge to IPR on a national scale supporting technical initiatives and the executive office as IPR assesses potential acquisitions. Mr. Madhani is part of the Senior Management Team and reports to the office of the COO.
Senior Vice President of Engineering and Technical Development
Christian Abels began his career with IPR in 2011. He engaged across a variety of disciplines early on optimizing systems and processes. His focus and leadership across departments led to his promotion to General Manager in 2017. In that role, Mr. Abels continued to improve operational performance and financial results. As Vice President of Operations, Mr. Abels oversees manufacturing and specialized technologies utilizing the impressive industry knowledge developed over his career. Mr. Abels is part of the Senior Management Team and reports to the office of the COO.
Vice President of Operations
Mr. Parker joined Inland Pipe Rehabilitation as the Director of Human Resources in September 2020. He has over 20+ years of experience in the field of Human Resources and executive leadership. Previous work experience includes senior-level business leadership positions, specifically in the fiber optic cable manufacturing industry. He has extensive experience stimulating culture change and leading global business operations in both Union and Non-Union environments. In his role as Vice President of Human Resources, he delivers “hands-on” strategic leadership with an emphasis on driving and aligning critical human resources initiatives and people processes to align with corporate objectives and sustainable business strategies.
Mr. Parker holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management from Columbus University. In addition, he holds a certification from the Society of Human Resources as a “Certified Professional” (SHRM-CP), and a certification in Safety Behavioral Leadership from Aubrey Daniel International. Mr. Parker completed his military career in the United States Navy as a Chief Petty Officer with numerous national and international assignments to include joint military commands and the U.S. Naval Headquarters.
Vice President of Human Resources
Since joining Inland Pipe Rehabilitation in 1998, Doug Elliott has helped the company grow its top and bottom line by overseeing key operations. His expertise in crew management and equipment has resulted in expense control and increased production. Today, as National Director of Operations, Mr. Elliott facilitates equipment needs across the country while streamlining operations.
National Director of Operations
Mr. Mayer started Murphy Pipelines Contractors in August 2000 in Florida USA; Mr. Mayer was responsible for the approval of pre-chlorinated pipe-bursting in Florida by the AWWA & DEP in November 2000, he developed the compression fit technology for large diameter rehabilitation, both these methods use high-density polyethylene.
Mr. Mayer was awarded the Chairman’s award from the Florida AWWA and trenchless technology professional of the year award in 2010, Murphy pipelines have won the project of the year twice and runners up three times for their work in the trenchless technology field.
Mr. Mayer is proud of the achievements that murphy pipelines have made, and Murphy is recognized as a market leader in trenchless technology using HDPE.
Mr. Mayer served a three-year apprenticeship with British Gas in 1981and graduated as an engineering distribution craftsman, British gas was responsible for the development of many of the modern-day trenchless technology and held the patterns for pipe-bursting and pipe deformation methodology. Mr. Mayer from a young age was involved with HDPE & MDPE in both the gas and water industries, he took his experience in these two fields and developed the process to suit the US marketplace.
President of Murphy Pipeline Contractors
Richard Janofsky started at IPR as an Associate Project Manager for IPR Southeast. With over a decade of military experience, Mr. Janofsky excelled in operational execution and succession planning. Over his first four years with IPR, he assisted in increasing the crew count to 8 CIPP crews while positively impacting revenue and margins for the business.
Mr. Janofsky graduated with a master’s degree in Public Administration from Florida State University. He is a commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps with military decorations and qualifications that include a Combat Action Ribbon and Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal.
General Manager of IPR Southeast
Wade Gibson joined IPR in 2012 as an Operations Analyst. Through successful systems implementation, he moved quickly through the financial and operational ranks and currently serves as General Manager for IPR South Central. He works with municipalities to ensure the successful execution of their sanitary sewer and water rehabilitation programs. His experience has led IPR South Central to secure entry into multiple new markets while continuing to drive operational excellence with existing clients.
Wade Gibson graduated with a Bachelor of Accounting Degree from Sam Houston State University.
General Manager of IPR South Central
Collis Parrish started with IPR in 2012 as a Business Development Manager. During his sales tenure, he led the way for organic growth in the south-central region and was instrumental in bringing new trenchless technologies to market. In 2020, Collis was promoted to General Manager, leading his team with a focus on the successful execution of projects for IPR, our Municipal Customers, and the public at large. He has served as a board member for the National Chapter and Gulf Coast Chapter of the Underground Construction Technology Association. Collis graduated from Texas A&M with a Marketing Degree from the Mays Business School in 2002.
General Manager of IPR South Central
Mike Opdenaker joined Inland Pipe Rehabilitation in September 2021. He brings over 20 years of sales and management experience from a multitude of industries throughout his career. Mr. Opdenaker graduated from the United States Military at West Point with a bachelor’s degree in Economics before serving as a Field Artillery Officer in the US Army for five years in various locations.
General Manager of IPR Northeast