Mr. Francois has over 30 years experience in the utility and sewer rehabilitation industry throughout the United States along with extensive education and experience in the Electronics field. He is the Safety and Equipment Director for BLD Services, LLC where he supports all phases of operations to ensure overall safety, training and compliance for employees and company. Mr. Francois also handles all aspects of asset management for the company to ensure specialized equipment design, procurement, fabrication, overall equipment condition, safety and repairs to effectively minimize downtime and control cost related to equipment and process. Prior to joining BLD, Mr. Francois had a long career with Insituform Technologies, serving as one of two Area Equipment Managers for the North American Operations, managing a very complex and specialized fleet used to support field operations across the country. Mr. Francois is an active member of the Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP), where he obtained the credential of Certified Equipment Manager (CEM) and is also an OSHA Authorized Construction Trainer.