Lineal Industries believes strong leadership, agility and adaptability to changes in market conditions are the key to long-term success. We see our future in energy as a combination of providing conventional and renewable energy services. Lineal Industries is relocating from Bridgeville, Pennsylvania to the energy capital of the world, Houston, Texas. Why? Because Houston is poised to become the renewable energy capital of the world.

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 67 years of

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. 


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


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.