Leadership

Lineal Industries believes strong leadership, laser focus and timely execution is
the key to our success.


These core values are critical at every level of the Lineal organization, from our
Executive Management team to those responsible for the delivery of safe,
dependable results in the field.

The team below represents our commitment to the continuation of 65 years of
excellence.

Jerry Shanklin
 
Chairman of the Board, Lineal Star Holdings LLC

Jerry Shanklin founded Sundowner Offshore, Inc in 1984, during a major oil & gas economic downturn. He then successfully took Sundowner public in 1989 and subsequently sold it to Nabors Industries (NYSE:NBR) in 1994. Mr. Shanklin was President of Nabors Offshore until 2015, when he retired from the Nabors subsidiary. He has over 40 years of domestic and international experience in the oil & gas sector and brings a valuable leadership resource to Lineal Industries Inc.

 

 



Brian Shanklin
 President & CEO, Lineal Star Holdings LLC; Board Member, Lineal Star Holdings LLC, Lineal Star Holdings, LLC


In addition to his position in Lineal Industries, Brian Shanklin serves as President, Co-Founder and a Principal of Lone Star Energy Fabrication from 2009 - 2020. Lone Star provides custom fabrication, electric, and rig-up services at competitive prices for any onshore/offshore project - along with a wide range of other professional services and benefits.  Lone Star customers have included ABB, Shell, Chevron, GE Power, and Baker Hughes.  Brian previously worked as Nabors Industries Country Manager from 1991 -2009. 

 

 

 

 

 

Tim Connolly

 Executive Vice President & Treasurer, Board Member, Lineal Star LLC. and Lineal Industries, Inc.

Since 1984, Tim Connolly, as founder and CEO of Corporate Strategies Merchant Bankers, has led Private and Public company investments in energy, technology, real estate, manufacturing, and services industries.  As principal, officer, director or adviser Tim completed transactions estimated in excess of $1.5  billion. These transactions include previous investments in upstream, midstream and refinery/petrochemical service companies. Tim negotiated the acquisition agreement of Lineal Industries and led the follow-on round of capital completing its acquisition from Primoris Holdings in July 2018.   He is responsible for the Lineal Industries strategic plan and its communication to the Lineal team, clients, and the investment community, as well as follow on energy asset acquisition strategies and capital raising. 

 

Jeffrey E. (“Jeff”) Faludi, Jr.

 President, Lineal Industries Inc.; Board Member, Lineal Industries, Inc. 

 

Mr. Faludi was promoted to President Lineal Industries, Inc., in July 2020. Before assuming the role of President, Mr. Faludi served as the company’s Chief Administrative Officer. Mr. Faludi has more than 20 years of experience in the oil and gas EPC and EPCM midstream and downstream service sectors as well as private legal practice. Prior to joining Lineal, Mr. Faludi held various operational, administrative, commercial and legal executive positions, including but not limited to Managing Director Willbros (Overseas) Limited (NYSE:WG), General Counsel LoneStar Deepwater and Chief Administrative Officer US Shale Solutions. In 2013, the Houston Business Journal named Mr. Faludi Houston’s  Best Solo General Counsel. Mr. Faludi received his B.A .from Louisiana State University, his J.D. from Southern and holds an LL.M. degree in Energy, Environment and Natural Resources as well as an LL.M. in International Law both from the University of Houston Law Center.   


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Manuel Mondragon 

 Chief Financial Officer, Lineal Star Holdings LLC. 
 
Over 25 years of senior finance experience; former VP-Finance of W&T Offshore (NYSE:WTI); formerly with RBC Capital Markets and numerous other public and private companies; reports to CEO and responsible for budgeting, forecasting, financial projections and assist CEO in capital raising activities; has previously closed in excess of $1 billion in completed financings
  


 
Brent Ritchie
 Vice President - Business Development NE USA, Lineal Industries, Inc.
 
Extensive C level executive sales experience in strategic planning, client business development, profit
and loss management, and project sales. Brent generates and manages bidding opportunities, awards and analytics for lost bids; develops client relationships through a collaborative approach of integrity and trust-building. Knowledge of client-specific project requirements  such as Compressor Stations,
Processing needs, Specialty pipeline construction, Cryogenic Plants and metering stations.
  
 
 

Richard “Dick”  Hansen

 Vice President - Business Development SW USA, Lineal Industries, Inc.


Over 40 years’ business development experience in energy-related industrial services and manufacturing with UltraFote, TAPCO, Elliott Valve Services, Crane Valve Services, Triten Corporation, Texas Gulf Fabricators, Fused Industries and Hansen Industrial Services.

Jeff Buza

 Operations Lead, Lineal Industries, Inc. NE USA


Manages the physical construction of projects in accordance with contracts and specifications.  Oversees day-to-day operations of pipeline projects and ensures work is performed safely, on time, and on budget. Jeff's 22 years of diverse experience with Lineal Industries has uniquely qualified him to lead our operations.
 

 

 

 

Joe Biondo

 Director of Health, Safety, and Environmental, Lineal Industries, Inc.


A safety professional with over a decade of experience in our industry, Joe has earned both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree. Joe's academic and field experience, combined with numerous industry certifications, contributes to our continued culture of health, safety, and environmental stewardship.
 


Sherri Noel

 Director of Human Resources, Lineal Industries, Inc. NE USA


Over 23 years of experience working with Lineal Industries. Responsible for employee-related matters through all phases of employment; acts as office manager by organizing operations and procedures; assigning and monitoring administrative and clerical functions. Sherri represents Lineal Industries as a Member of the United Steel Workers Union Board of  Trustees, Local 14693.

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