Trenchless Technology

SEP 2018

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Longtime Digital Control Inc. employee Julian Perez Ortega died Aug. 2 as the result of injuries sustained in a construction site accident. The Associated Press reported that Perez sustained injuries when a vehicle struck him at a construction site on M-25 in Fort Gratiot, Michigan. The story says that a 28-year-old Marlette, Michigan, woman was driving t h r o u g h t h e construction zone July 31 when she struck Perez. An investigation is ongoing. Perez was born on March 5, 1974, in the province of Chiriqui in Panama, moving to Wenatchee, Washington, at the age of 10. Perez joined DCI in early 1998 as a production assembler on DigiTrak transmitters. His work ethic, personality and his fluency in Spanish, got him noticed by the customer service group, where he transitioned later that year. Capitalizing on his Panamanian roots, Perez moved to move from Seattle, to Coconut Creek, Florida, where he learned the field ropes from DCI's Southeast rep. Being the company man that he was, it was not long before DCI asked him to relocate to southern California. Perez and his wife Courtney bought a home in Murrieta, where they started their family. Perez's S o u t h w e s t t e r r i t o r y e x p a n d e d tremendously to Mexico, Latin America, and South America. Seven fast years later, Perez and his family made another move on behalf of DCI to Indianapolis, where Julian worked as the Midwest Field Manager while also managing the Mexico, Latin America, and South American markets. In April 2018, Perez was promoted to the North American Field Service Manager position. Perez was very good at his work and it was a joy to watch the grace with which he explained the intricacies of DCI's equipment at exactly the level of whoever he was talking to. He was a person of incredible calm and with an incredible ability to teach – full of patience, serenity, and honesty. Julian transmitted his knowledge with kindness and humility. Perez is survived by his wife, Courtney, and three sons, Alex, Emilio, and Elias. The Julian Perez Education Fund has been established to help Julian's children with the resources needed for their future endeavors. You can donate at gofundme. com/julian-perez-education-fund. 16 T R E N C H L E S S T EC H N O LO GY S E P T E M B E R 2018 I N T H E N E W S OBITUARY Julian Perez DCI North American Field Service Manager

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