About Lined Pipe Systems

The co-founders of Lined Pipe Systems came together in 2015 to help solve one of pipeline infrastructure’s most challenging problems: how to protect the interior of pipe at the welded joint zone where temperatures exceeding 1,000°C are mere millimetres away from the protective polymer.

LPS may be new but the companies behind the technology are each accomplished businesses with expertise in pipe fabrication, pipeline construction, and protective materials manufacturing.  Goodwest Linings & Coatings, Goodyear Rubber Co., and Imperial Pipe provided the perfect breeding ground for development and testing of the Joint Lock Ring™ technology, an innovative system that permits welded joints for pipe with a variety of protective internal linings.

Innovation with Welded Joint Technology

Meet Our Team

LPS’ management team is comprised of individuals with successful careers in international pipeline construction and corrosion protection.

Ryan M. Sears
Ryan M. SearsCo-Founder & CEO
Mr. Sears was General Manager and then President of Goodwest Linings & Coatings from 2001 until LPS was formed in 2017, during which time Goodwest grew five-fold and became a reputable industry leader in the Southwest U.S.. He is recognized as a corrosion protection expert for some of industry’s most aggressive applications.
Jose Anisio de Oliveira e Silva
Jose Anisio de Oliveira e SilvaCo-Founder & CTO
Mr. Silva has held instrumental roles in the engineering and construction of high profile pipelines, including Engineering Mgr. for the 523km Bolivia to Brazil gas pipeline and 530km Anglo American Minas Rio Iron Ore Slurry Pipeline. His superior technical skills and pipeline construction knowledge are vital to the development and proper implementation of the Joint Lock Ring™ technology.
Jim Harrington
Jim HarringtonCFO
Mr Harrington has led a successful finance career with expertise in cost accounting, supply chain management, and continuous improvement. His interim turnaround functions have resulted in 250% growth for private equity buyers as well as general management of a $300+MM division of Ralcorp Holdings.
Marian Hagler
Marian HaglerGeneral Counsel
Mrs. Hagler has deep global experience in the development of natural resources and related infrastructure, including Global Major Projects (O&G and Mining) with Baker & McKenzie in Russia, Kazakhstan, North Africa, and the Middle East.
Brian Conley
Brian Conley Director of Applications Development
– Director of Applications Development for innovative materials company that successfully developed materials and application methods for offshore oil & gas pipe insulation products
– Doctorate in Chemistry
Ezekiel Decote
Ezekiel DecoteProject QA Manager
– Extensive oil & gas pipeline construction experience worldwide
– Expertise in welding, non-destructive examination, hydro testing, and fabrication
Luiz Neuenschwander
Luiz NeuenschwanderProject Manager
– 30+ year career in pipeline construction project management & quality management
– Mechanical Engineer with excellent technical skills used in creating manufacturing procedures for LPS technology
Marcos Waldheim
Marcos WaldheimProject Engineer
– Former owner of electro-mechanical engineering & construction company in Argentina.
– Excellent project management skills leading construction teams for firewater piping systems