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April 1-3, 2025
Hilton University of Houston
Houston, TX

Steve Catha

Steve Catha

CEO
The Touchstone Group


Steve Catha is the Chief Executive Officer of the Touchstone Group.

A visionary and entrepreneur, Catha is an advocate of various concepts in underground freight transport and believes TEAL offers a paradigm shift in total transportation infrastructure, reducing vehicular emissions, congestion, and damage to our roadways.

Catha is the founder of Smart Pipe Company, a high-pressure composite pipe that incorporates fiber optic monitoring and “on site” portable manufacturing a composite pipe for “better than new” pipeline renovation, especial economical in urban and environmental sensitive locations where installation is expensive, disruptive to the environment, infrastructure and civilian population. SMART PIPE won “Technology of the Year” award at the 2023 Pipeline Association Awards.

In the 1980’s, Catha started Flexpipe (later changed to WELLSTREAM), the first U.S. manufacturer of high pressure offshore flexible pipe.

He later started PIPELINERS /U-LINERS, the first “Fold and Form” HDPE pipe for “No Dig” of “trenchless technology” renovation of low pressure water, sewer, and gas lines.
Mr. Catha received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from McNeese State University in 1969. In 2011, He was selected by The Academy of Medical Enginering & Science as the Innovator of the Year.