Maynard Akkerman is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Akkerman, Inc.
Maynard began full-time employment in his father’s sewer and water construction company when he was a young adult. His father, D.H. Akkerman developed his own line of pipe jacking equipment and launched Akkerman Manufacturing in 1973. From 1973-1987, Maynard worked as both part of the construction crew on numerous tunneling and pipe jacking projects as well as in the plant, involved with various phases of equipment fabrication.
In 1987, Maynard purchased the manufacturing business and renamed it Akkerman, Inc. and has been at its helm since that time. Under his leadership, the company has grown exponentially. In 1995, Akkerman, Inc. successfully introduced the first US-based microtunneling system, a distinction which still stands today. Akkerman, Inc. currently manufactures five distinct lines of trenchless equipment, and reports worldwide sales.
Throughout his career, Maynard has cultivated many relationships in the tunneling industry and has been a strong promoter of trenchless methodologies.
A lifelong resident of Brownsdale, MN, Maynard and his wife Robin have three sons, (two of whom have joined Akkerman) and seven grandchildren. Outside of family activities and travel, Maynard is enthusiastic about classic Mopar car restoration and collecting, and is a hunter, fisherman, golfer, and amateur drag car racing competitor.