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 construction of pipelines with internal coatings/linings.

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

Our Management Team

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

Ryan Sears

Co-Founder & CEO

Mr. Sears was 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 with particular strengths in business development, marketing, technical solutions, and leading innovation.

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.

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.


William Pacheco

Manufacturing Manager

Mr. Pacheco is a mechanical engineer that has held Project Manager and Procurement roles for large international energy projects. His organizational and technical expertise is instrumental in establishing manufacturing processes that promote quality and on-time delivery.

Ezechiel Decote

Commercial Project Manager

Mr. Decote’s deep knowledge about LPS’ products and extensive pipeline construction experience worldwide has made him ideally suited to this role. As the liaison between LPS’ manufacturing team and clients, he ensures that clients receive the full value of LPS technology. He also has deep knowledge about welding, NDE, hydrostatic testing, and steel 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