Two Industry Leaders Inducted as President of Sister Associations

At the February 2020 Pipeline Contractors Association (PLCA) annual convention in La Quinta, California, Kelly Osborn was inducted as the new 2020 – 2021 PLCA President.

Kelly, president of U.S. Pipeline, Inc. (USPL), began as a welder’s helper in the early 80′s. Prior to joining USPL, he held project management positions with other contractor members, where he gained experience in all aspects of pipeline related engineering, project management and construction.

Ben Nelson, president of Michels Pacific Energy in Santa Clara, California was inducted as 2020-2021 president at the recent Distribution Contractors Association in Boca Raton, Florida.

Ben began working as a parts runner and laborer for Pilchuck Contractors in 1990. After graduating from the University of Washington in 1996, he began working full time for the company. He has moved up through more progressively responsible roles including estimator, project manager and operations manager. Pilchuck was purchased by Michels Corporation in 1999.

The PLCAC Board of Directors wish Kelly and Ben much success as they lead their respective associations during the upcoming year.