About

Who is Omega Liner Company, Inc.?

Company History
Omega Liner Company, Inc., was formed in October, 2016, by industry veterans Gary Strom, Brandon Strom, and Ken Moulds. They were seeking a way for their ultraviolet cured-in-place pipe (UV-CIPP) liner installation company to become its own materials supplier. Frustrated with the lack of reliable performance from materials suppliers, they wanted to control their supply chain, so they could ensure efficient response to their customers’ needs.

 

The company was incorporated in 2017 in Canton, South Dakota. Today, Omega continues to grow its market, providing premium quality UV-CIPP liner products and installation equipment to other contractors, who demand only the highest performing materials available. Omega is also expanding into the development of proprietary equipment and process technologies that not only optimize their own liner product performance, but also ease installation for their contractor customers and provide confidence in the long-term efficacy of the installed product.

 

Mission
Omega Liner Company, Inc. exists to offer responsive, environmentally conscious ultraviolet cured-in-place pipe (UV-CIPP) liner installation solutions of the highest quality.

The Omega Management Team

Gary Strom has extensive experience in the heavy construction market. He has been directly involved in the construction of highways, wastewater treatment ponds, landfill disposal cells, municipal sewer and water projects, and wetland construction for the United States Fish & Wildlife Service.

GARY STROM President

 

For a number of years, while in the conventional “open cut” construction field, Gary began to research trenchless technology—at the time, still an emerging market. In 2007, Gary and his son Brandon formed a separate company to advance into the trenchless technology market. With their prior experience and contacts inside various departments of transportation and with consulting engineers related to highway work, Gary and Brandon decided to start providing solutions to DOT culvert problems.

 

Their trenchless company continuously strives to increase awareness of our nation’s underground infrastructure deterioration. They educate potential customers about effective rehabilitation methods that will save time, money and minimize inconvenience for the driving public. Throughout the years, the company established a reputation for high quality, on-schedule, completed projects. Now, they bring this experience to the management of Omega Liner Company, Inc.

BRADON STROM Vice President

Brandon Strom is a seasoned professional contractor, with experience in both “open cut” and trenchless constructionapplications. He was hands-on in the startup of a trenchless solutions, and remains involved in the company’s operations. There, he has helped bring successful, industry-leading trenchless repair and rehabilitation solutions to municipalities and departments of transportation in the Midwest.

 

Based on this history of success, Brandon has been instrumental in the way Omega designs its liner products, installations and specialized equipment created specifically for trenchless rehabilitation work. These efforts have contributed significantly to our success and reputation for enabling pipeline rehabilitation contractors to do quality work in a safe, fast and efficient manner.

KEN MOULDS
Sales & Marketing Director

Kenny has spent his entire adult life in sales and marketing. He owned and operated an underground utility company, Badger Contracting, which installed water and sewer systems, and built and repaired cable TV and telephone lines. As the president of KLM Developers, Ken helped construct some of the first passive solar homes in the early 1980s in East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

 

In addition to his construction experience, Kenny played a role in the building of the cellular phone system in rural America, leading the sales team that produced the best penetration into the markets of Northwestern and Midwestern parts of the United States. Joining Gary and Brandon Strom in 2008, to help develop and grow the drainage structure market, has been a rewarding culmination of his past experience. Through this work, he helps bring time, cost and disruption savings to municipalities and departments of transportation across the country.

ANDY SHERWIN Business Development

Andy Sherwin became involved in the sewer and infrastructure industry in 1992. He has extensive field, sales and management experience in pipe maintenance, rehabilitation and industrial cleaning. In 1994, while employed by Thames Water Services Group in London, England, Andy gained invaluable knowledge of Cured-In-Place-Pipe (CIPP) lining and Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) lining.

 

After relocating to North America in the late 90s, he worked with some of the largest trenchless specialists in Canada. Andy was involved in several of the most challenging large-diameter, non-circular lining projects yet attempted. During his time with Channeline International, Andy constructed or provided technical support for more 50,000 feet of rehabilitation using GRP lining, and was involved in many thousands of feet of CIPP rehabilitation. He brings the knowledge and experience gained in these efforts to the table on behalf of Omega Liner Company, Inc. and our clients.

Jason holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Oswego State University of NY. He backs his work here at Omega with 10+ years of environmental contracting and 5 years of ultraviolet resin curing experience. 10+ years of laboratory management inform his work here in Omega’s lab, inspiring great confidence among our staff and clients.

 

JASON HOMRIGHAUS Technical Director

Jason has been involved in environmental and industrial contracting since 2008, with extensive experience in pipeline maintenance, heavy equipment operation and safety and industry training including CSE, MSHA, OSHA. He began his UV lining experience as a Light Train Operator for Precision Trenchless, LLC in 2013, becoming highly skilled in all aspects of UV liner installation and crew management. He was the UV Operator for the First NSF-approved UV pipe for drinking water, also on the deepest UV installation in the U.S. He has extensive experience with large diameter liners (48”+).

 

A true industry pioneer, Jason brings a world of industrial design capability to his work at Omega, currently holding a pending patent on a first-of-its-kind mobile liner handling system. He has designed and built numerous tools and equipment for UV installations. He also is our repair and technical support specialist, with hands-on installation and maintenance experience with all leading UV resin-curing systems (Prokassro, IBG, IST, Curing Dynamics, Lightstream). He has hands-on curing experience in direct installations with major liner sources (Impreg, Saertex, Berolina, Omega), and is highly skilled at repair and troubleshooting equipment. He has developed several new modifications and repair techniques for UV systems.

GRANT MARQUARDT
General Manager

Grant oversees daily operations at Omega. He works with both the management and production teams to ensure that we produce the highest quality UV liners, at competitive prices, that exceed customer expectations.

 

His most recent experience was as Operations Manager at a tank design firm. Before that, he served as Manufacturing Manager, Continuous Improvement Manager, Continuous Improvement Engineer, and Quality Manager at several manufacturing firms.

 

Grant brings a track record of consistent quality and performance improvement in products and crew performance, as well as strong attention to plant safety and efficiency. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering Technology.