Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> June 9, 2003

Mark Smith – Underground Solutions Inc (ugsi)

MARK A. SMITH is President, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Underground Solutions, Inc. He has over 25 years of senior executive management and operational experience in the water services, environmental and construction industries. Throughout his career, he has combined innovative and creative problem solving abilities with a hands-on management style to create and lead a management team in accomplishing significant growth objectives. Under his leadership as Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer, Underground Solutions has grown from a small start-up technology development company to a national 'solutions' provider to the municipal water industry. Underground Solutions has obtained the United States and international rights to the patented Duraliner_ Structural Water Line Renewal System which allows municipalities to economically and efficiently replace old, leaking and corroded underground water pipes with minimal excavation and the resulting surface disruption to traffic and people. Mr. Smith has been instrumental in overseeing all phases of the development and growth of Duraliner and Underground Solutions. Under his leadership the company has completed extensive third party engineering certifications for Duraliner, which include NSF 61 Certification for Drinking Water. On behalf of the company, Mr. Smith has been an active participant and speaker at various business, industry and regulatory events. In addition, he is active in community and church activities in his hometown near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Profile
TWST: Can we start out with a history and overview of Underground


Mr. Smith: Underground Solutions is a national service company

that has developed a technology to provide an