About Lined Pipe Systems

Lined Pipe Systems was formed in 2017 to solve one of the most challenging problems of pipeline infrastructure: how to protect the interior of steel welded pipe joints from corrosion when temperatures exceeding 1,000°C are mere millimeters away from the protective polymer.

The focus was to develop contractor-friendly products that not only permanently protect the weld joint from corrosion, but also permit fast construction using widely accepted construction techniques.

Several years of research and testing has yielded the simplest, most cost-effective solutions for pipeline infrastructure problems. Luckily, LPS is proud to now have installations in major pipelines for domestic water, mining, and oil & gas industries.

LPS serves clients world-wide from its headquarters in Southern California, USA and R&D and manufacturing facilities in Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Our Team

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

Ryan M. Sears

Co-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

Co-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 LPS technology.

Jim Harrington


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

General 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.

Bob Raber

Vice President of Operations

Mr. Raber formerly served as President of Imperial Pipe in Southern California for 15 years developing and managing cutting-edge pipe manufacturing & coating technologies. Before that he worked as a contractor on several pipeline construction projects in the USA. His mechanical ingenuity and broad construction and manufacturing background are crucial to developing equipment that facilitates the use of LPS technology.

Ezekiel Decote

Project QA Manager

  • Extensive oil & gas pipeline construction experience worldwide

  • Expertise in welding, non-destructive examination, hydro testing, and fabrication

Luiz Neuenschwander

Project 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

Jose Luis Calixto-Garcia

Corporate Quality Manager

  • Formerly Lead Project Engineer & Senior Pipeline Designer at
    Ausenco’s office in Lima, Peru
  • Extensive experience with engineering process management,
    quality control, and project management principles.