The Utilicor Team is comprised of a group of diversely talented individuals all committed to delivering the highest quality coring equipment, products and services. We strive day in and day out to exceed your company’s expectations. We understand that we are not your only choice when choosing a keyhole equipment and materials supplier, but we endeavour to be your first choice.
Andrew Pollock, President and CEO
Andrew Pollock is a business executive whose well-honed customer-service approach allows the company to effectively understand and address all of the product-oriented requirements of our customers. Andrew co-founded Utilicor in 2012 and has worked in every aspect of the business over the past 18 years. As President and CEO Andrew guides the company in achieving its mission of delivering high-quality, cost-effective products and services to the North American utility maintenance and service marketplace. He also functions as General Manager and is responsible for the on-time production and quality assurance of manufacturing operations. His focus is on product development and improvement programs that will increase the value-added performance of the company's industry leading coring units and permanent pavement bonding compound, Utilibond™.
Bogdan Lupu CPA, CGA, Controller
Bogdan Lupu joined Utilicor with 8 years of well-honed financial and business administration skills from the technology sector having worked in both large multinationals such as General Electric and IBM as well as Toronto-based start-ups, where he managed the accounting and finance departments. With working experience in Canada, France and Hungary and with working proficiency in English, Spanish, French and Romanian, Bogdan brings a multinational, cross-cultural perspective to the company. Blended with his experience in the technology sector and his proficiency in multiple accounting software packages, Bogdan is focused on implementing process improvements to increase efficiency and enable the Company to scale up to meet the future needs of our expanding family of customers worldwide.
Pat Colangelo, Production Manager
Pat Colangelo has more than 25 years of experience in a variety of manufacturing, fabrication and assembly operations, including several years of direct experience with the Utilicor product line as Plant Superintendent of the ISO 9001 2000 certified manufacturing facility that supplied Utilicor with many of the fabricated parts and components used in its coring units, before those activities were brought in-house.Technically trained as a Machine Operator and Precision Metal Fabricator, Pat began his career as a sheet metal mechanic with one of North America’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of parts and components for the transportation, construction equipment and heavy machinery industries, and rose through the ranks to become Production Supervisor responsible for production, fabrication and scheduling.In 2008, Pat joined Utilicor Technologies as Production Manager and is responsible for all aspects of sourcing, scheduling, production and quality assurance. His strong commitment to customer service and fast, accurate and high quality work, will help Utilicor maintain its technological leadership in the global market for truck, trailer and skid steer-mounted coring equipment and its reputation for meeting the specialized demands of its customers with innovative solutions that keeps it at the cutting edge of keyhole technology.
Jeff Haas, Manager Engineering Services
Jeff Haas is a Mechanical Engineering Design Technologist with more than 30 years’ experience in a wide
variety of manufacturing environments that includes design and hands-on manufacture from prototypes to
finished product. This knowledge extends to encyclopedic operational familiarity with a wide range of
manufacturing and production equipment that includes laser and plasma profiling, boring mills, CNC and
manual lathes, welding, iron working, shears and punch, brake and drill presses.
By combining “out of the box” design thinking and problem solving with well-honed computer skills that
include advanced levels of AutoCad, Solidworks, Visual Manufacturing, QuickBooks and other ERP software,
Jeff brings together an arsenal of design, manufacturing and business assets to arrive at the most practical and
cost-effective solution that will help Utilicor maintain its technological leadership in the global market for
truck, trailer, skid steer-mounted and self-propelled coring equipment.
And unlike many designers Jeff can, and often does, follow his designs into production and manufacture with a
full set of production scheduling, purchasing and quality assurance skills to ensure that those designs meet all
of the requirements and expectations of the customer and the manufacturer.
Combined with a “can-do” attitude, these skills and experience, and years of customer contact for sales issues,
order entry, quotations and product specification will help the Company ensure that industry and customer
requirements are met by engineering specifications and manufacturing quality that enhance its reputation for
meeting the specialized demands of its customers with innovative solutions that keeps it at the cutting edge of
Nik Taylor, Manager Business Development
Nik Taylor brings 7 years of hands-on experience in the underground construction industry to Utilicor. Nik's underground construction career began with HammerHead Trenchless before being promoted to a Regional Sales manager at Subsite Electronics, managing 3 different territories and 4 product lines.
His professional career began as an Art Director at a Newspaper in San Diego County and worked in marketing and project management in electrical sign construction before joining the underground construction industry.
Nik currently serves as the Treasurer of the Board for the NASTT South Central Chapter. Nik has worked with the Ditch Witch dealer channel, assisted damage prevention associations, and has helped develop training and best practices for large organizations.
Michael Knowles, Customer Relations Manager
Michael brings 30 years of customer relations experience and well honed sales, coaching and project management skills to Utilicor. He has worked with companies such as Xerox, Unitel Communications and Eagle’s Flight Creative Training Excellence. Michael facilitates our sales process by coordinating internal and external efforts to ensure that they meet the needs of our customer. Recognizing that good communications are essential to successful outcomes, Michael contributes to smooth execution in all areas to help us achieve the most positive experience possible for each and every one of our customers.
Jody Robles, Manager Field Operations
Jody Robles joined Utilicor Technologies in 2018 from Southwest Gas a local gas distribution company with
operations in Arizona, Nevada and California, where during 17-years of service he rose to become the resident
expert on keyhole coring and reinstatement technology and established it, along with vacuum excavation, as
the approved and preferred method of performing and repairing pavement utility cuts throughout the
company’s service area. Prior to that he served his Country for four years in the United States Army and was
honorably discharged in 1999.
As a Service and Construction Technician, he performed a wide variety of skilled mechanical work in
compliance with strict company, local, state and federal safety regulations, policies and procedures and
performed quality control inspections on contractors to ensure that all of their work was in compliance with
those regulations and policies. He was also responsible for Incident Command System emergency response
situations and liaison with outside agencies like local police and fire departments.
In those first 8 years Jody gained proficiency in all aspects of gas service operations from the main to the
meter and beyond and actually made use of the keyhole coring process in a number of operations that
included: cathodic protection, distribution pipe and service replacement using HDD and Split & Pull, and the
connection and abandonment of services on moratorium roadways.
This led to his promotion to Technical Instructor on the Gas Operations Support Staff where he was
responsible for evaluating tools and equipment related to safety as well as project oversight for a variety of
ongoing projects, including keyhole technology.
He was also responsible for the development and conduct of training programs for both employees and
contractors. These 10 years of dealing directly with customers, contractors, suppliers, manufacturers,
emergency response agencies, field personnel and all levels of management, in all departments of the
company, provided Jody with an excellent opportunity to develop and hone his oral and written
communications skills and leadership personality.
Utilicor Technologies and its Ditch Witch Dealer Network and their customers will be the beneficiary of all of
this hands-on experience as he assumes responsibility for coordinating the dissemination of product
knowledge of the keyhole process and the Company’s other products and services. As Manager of Field
Operations, Jody is also responsible for trouble shooting, problem solving and process training with that broad
audience, that also includes local municipalities, transportation and other agencies and utilities.
As our “agent of change”, Jody is our “how-to-guy” in the field, and our eyes and ears to issues that will help
maintain our technological and performance leadership and keep Utilicor at the “cutting edge of keyhole