Michael J. Willmets, Executive Director
Michael (Mike) Willmets joined NASTT in 1998 as the municipal representative for the Region of Ottawa-Carleton in Ottawa, Canada. He became the Chair of the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence & Atlantic Chapter of NASTT in 2004 and was elected to the NASTT Board of Directors in 2005. Mike has volunteered his time as a long-term member of the NASTT No-Dig Show Program Committee and served as an Instructor for NASTT's Trenchless Technology Short Course. After 35 years in infrastructure management, Mike retired from the City of Ottawa in 2008 and started the next day as NASTT's Executive Director. Throughout his career, he has received many industry awards including a Canadian Engineering Award of Merit and NASTT's 2002 No-Dig Show Outstanding Paper Award for large diameter water main rehabilitation. A former member of the Canadian Armed Forces, Mike maintains strong ties with several military associations and is an avid kayak/canoe enthusiast.
Michelle Hill, Communications & Training Manager
Michelle joined the NASTT staff in December of 2011. Previously she was the Conference Manager at Benjamin Media, Inc. where she managed NASTT's No-Dig Show from 2007-2011 along with other trenchless educational events. She received her B.S. in Communications from Ohio University where she planned her very first special event — a comedy night with Jay Leno. Complementing her busy career, Michelle enjoys volunteering her time helping the Cleveland Sports Commission, the American Heart Association, Ohio Pug Rescue, the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland and the Cleveland Sight Center.