OMNI TANKER IS A PRIVATELY HELD COMPANY BASED IN AUSTRALIA.
Founded in 2006, Omni Tanker designs, develops, and manufactures specialised tank container and road tanker equipment based on its patented advanced composite materials technology. Our core focus is innovating better ways to move and store dangerous and difficult liquids and gasses reducing the environmental impact on society. Our equipment is used to transport and store aggressive Class 8 corrosive chemicals in Australia, Europe, and North America.
We are committed to Quality, Value, Innovation, Performance, and Responsibility.
An established Board structure and corporate governance adds depth to the management strengths of the group. The engineering department and production team at Omni Tanker has the capability to develop and deliver solutions for customer requirements. The team has extensive experience in the composite industry having developed and manufactured large scale projects in the transport equipment and chemical process industries.
Topaz Conway has over 25 years proven experience in Strategic Business Growth, Investment/Fundraising, Innovation & Commercialisation in the United States and Australia. Topaz currently holds non-executive directorships on a number of fast growth companies undertaking international commercialisation of novel technologies. Topaz is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and is a director at Cicada Innovations, INCO Australia and Neurara Inc.
Dr Luke Djukic is the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of the Omni Tanker Group. Luke is responsible for technical oversight of existing gas and liquid tank products for transport and aerospace, and the development of new products. Luke is a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng), has a Ph.D. (Aerospace Engineering, Composite Materials) and a B.E. (Aerospace, Hons 1, University Medal) from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), and is a qualified project management practitioner. He is a highly experienced engineer with expertise in composite research and development for the transport, aerospace, defence, oil & gas and automotive industries.
The Omni Tanker technology was born in the mind of Bill Rodgers, engineer, inventor and problem solver. Inspired by reports of serious ill health suffered by RAAF servicemen who had worked on the deseal/reseal program for fuel tanks on the F-111 tactical attack aircraft, Bill imagined a solution involving a highly resistant fuel tank made from lightweight and structural composite materials.
As a mechanical engineer, Bill’s involvement with composite materials dated back to the 1950’s when he travelled to the UK and worked with British Racing Engineering with the newly emerging fibreglass materials. As a mechanical engineer, his passion for the lightweight and strength characteristics of fibre reinforced polymers has been lifelong.
Bill returned to Australia in the early 1960’s to form his own company, and spent his life as an engineer and inventor, designing and constructing plant and equipment from composite materials. Through his working life, he filed and held 6 separate patents, and developed a number of industry changing innovations.
In 2005, Bill completed a major engineering innovation in composite transport equipment with the design, development, prototyping and ultimately production manufacture process for a fibreglass truck mounted concrete agitator barrel. The technology was licensed by a major US equipment manufacturer.
At age 78 most people would have retired. But engineering, and most of all innovation, was not a job for Bill. It was a passion. It was what he loved, and it occupied his mind and drove him to continue to innovate. In 2006, Bill convinced his long-time friend and colleague, Brian MacNaughton to do it all again. And the Omni Tanker project began. Almost two years of intensive research and development followed, to finally emerge with a now patented composite materials technology which is now changing the game in liquid transport tanks.