Holsen to lead Midwest North pipe rehab efforts
Marc Holsen has joined Michels Corporation as Midwest North Region Senior Manager of its Pipe Services operations. He will be responsible for all operational aspects in the Midwest North region, which includes Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan.
Pipe, culvert and utility manhole rehabilitation services in the region include cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) relining using steam, water and ultraviolet light (UV) curing; sprayed-in-place geopolymer applications; water main rehabilitation; grouting and utility manhole rehabilitation.
Prior to joining Michels, Holsen served as the Manitowoc County (WI) Highway Commissioner for five years, following one year as road superintendent. In his nearly 25 years of road and highway experience, Holsen has worked as a laborer, project engineer and project manager. His career started as a platoon sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he led a combat engineering platoon on projects including bridge construction, inspections and demolitions.
Holsen earned an associate’s degree in drafting and design and a bachelor’s degree in project management from ITT Technical Institute as well as a master’s degree in operations management from the University of Wisconsin – Stout.
“Marc has a unique perspective on the impact proper maintenance and rehabilitation of underground pipes and water mains can have on the roads and highways above them,” said Pat Herzog, Vice President. “That knowledge, as well as all of his other experiences, makes him a great addition to our team.”