Manley Osbak entered the Horizontal Directional Drilling industry as a driller in 1996, following 12 years in heavy construction and manufacturing. In 1997, he joined The Crossing Company as a member of the internal directional team. Since then, he has spearheaded the development of the services provided by The Crossing Company’s Technical Services Group. Manley is responsible for overseeing the company’s estimating (tendering), project management and navigation functions which all lie within the Technical Services Group.
He was responsible for planning and executing the first HDD intersect in Canada and has developed and trained a team of highly regarded specialists who together, have executed over 35 intersect crossings: an HDD leading achievement. He has published several technical papers relating to geomagnetic navigation, intersect technology, risk, and advanced operations. Manley represents The Crossing Group on the Industrial Advisory Committee of the Centre of Excellence for Trenchless Technology at the University of Alberta. He dedicates a significant portion of his personal time working with undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students in their research projects. Manley is a frequent lecturer at the University of Alberta on the topic of underground construction.| Go Back