Rod grew up in the underground utility business that his father started building in 1968. Shortly after college Rod left the business to pursue a career in the software development industry. It was during this time that Rod became intrigued by the emerging HDD technology, that his family was exploring, and was asked to assist in a part-time advisory role in the business in 1996. That same year Rod helped to procure the business’s first HDD rig, thus becoming one of the first in Ohio to utilize this technology. Rod left his senior software developer position in 2000 to join the family business full-time. Expanding on the companies HDD expertise the company purchased their first rock drill in 2001. As the lead operator and business manager, Rod found that his niche lay in the more challenging rock and large diameter projects. In 2007 Rod in partnership with his wife Maureen launched ClearPath Utility Solutions, LLC. His role as President has allowed him to lead their team with a focus on providing their customers with smart trenchless solutions while utilizing cutting edge technology with total commitment to the safety and wellbeing of the team and associates. Rod has an Associates degree in business management from Zane State College.