Each year since 2004, NASTT has elected to recognize a single individual who has provided both NASTT and the industry with meritorious service during the period of his or her career. While it is always desirable to recognize individuals for unselfish service, often with the passing of time, however, we tend to forget the very real and meaningful contributions that individuals have made in the past. By establishing the Chair Award for Distinguished Service, we recognize trenchless professionals that have provided both NASTT and the trenchless industry with meritorious, prominent and long-standing service. The person selected as the Chair’s Award is the decision of the NASTT Chair with the input of the NASTT Board of Directors at the time of the No-Dig Show. The award recipient is formally recognized during the Gala Awards Dinner.