Troy Stokes, based in Daytona Beach, FL, has been sales manager at Akkerman since 2006, and also provides dealership relations and support in Australia and New Zealand. Stokes’ vocation in the underground construction industry has spanned nearly four-decades. His career began with his family’s construction business, installing residential and commercial pipelines and utilities. Stokes then provided global equipment sales and service for a microtunneling equipment manufacturer for 20-years. Stokes has been a contributing member for many associations and their regional and global chapters. He is integrally involved with the annual Microtunneling Short Course, was a recent keynote speaker and recipient of a 2015 Microtunneling Achievement Award and was an integral member of the ASCE’s Pilot Tube Microtunneling Manual of Practice committee which was released in 2017.