About Underground Infrastructure

Underground Infrastructure

Founded in 1945, Underground Infrastructure is the market leader for in-depth coverage of North American construction and rehabilitation infrastructure; including water, sewer, gas distribution, energy pipelines, storm water, telecommunications and electric transmission and distribution. Articles include case studies, equipment reports, market analysis, revealing surveys and substantive editorial coverage of issues and regulations.

Underground Infrastructure is edited for decision makers and provides up-to-date, essential industry information. We maintain a veteran editorial staff that does not shy away from discussing important issues and topics. Underground Construction is committed to remaining the market’s leading publication by continuing our tradition of high editorial standards, the largest BPA-audited circulation and best readership rates. We strive to provide education and information to our readers that they can apply every day to their jobs for better efficiency, productivity and bottom-line results.

Delivering important and relevant data in formats compatible with the way our readers receive and consume information is critical to our editorial and marketing mission. Whether you prefer print, digital, webinars, white papers, direct marketing, newsletters or custom programs, Underground Construction will continue to deliver unmatched quality and critical information to the marketplace.

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Ownership and Related Publications and Products

Underground Infrastructure is published by Gulf Energy Information.

Gulf Energy Information (Gulf) empowers employees to deliver premium technical and business content, as well as market intelligence solutions, to the global energy and infrastructure industries through trusted engagement. For more than 100 years, Gulf's quality content and commitment to audience needs has led our company to become the most trusted resource in B2B media for the industries we serve. Our market-leading brands—Petroleum Economist, World Oil, Pipeline & Gas Journal, Hydrocarbon Processing, Gas Processing & LNG, H2Tech, Hydrogen Economist, Carbon Economist and Underground Infrastructure—serve their markets with real-time content through digital media and in-person/virtual events.  Gulf also provides market intelligence solutions to the global energy industry through Global Energy Infrastructure and the Construction Boxscore Database.

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Meet the Staff

John Royall
President and CEO
• Over 22 years of experience in business-to-business media and events
• Held executive positions at Reed Business Information, PennWell, and Penton Media
• A graduate of the University of Texas

Robert Carpenter 
• More than 40 years of newspaper and magazine experience, including 27 years focused on underground infrastructure. Responsible for direction, content and quality of all content.
• Founder of the annual Underground Construction Technology Conference, RehabZone and HDD Round Table
• A graduate of Oklahoma State University

Jeff Griffin 
Senior Editor
• For 25 years, has written about the underground infrastructure markets for Underground Construction
• Experienced marketer working with contractors, utilities, associations and manufacturers
• A graduate of the University of Oklahoma

Cathy Schmermund
Contributing Editor
• Veteran journalist who has written and edited multiple business magazines and related publications
• Manages special sections and departments for Underground Construction, aids with educational program for UCT, and serves as managing editor for the UESI magazine
• A graduate of Moravian College

Brianna Rodriguez
Managing Editor
• Experience in writing, editing, and design for online and print news sources.
• Responsible for web content and newsletters for utility and underground infrastructure.
• A graduate of the University of South Florida with a bachelor's degree in journalism and digital communication.