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.
Ben Gust leads the $200m Clean Energy Innovation Fund at the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), a portfolio of investments in innovative, fast growth businesses with the ability to make a significant contribution to the growth of the clean energy sector. Before joining the CEFC Ben was a Managing Director of GBS Venture Partners, one of Australia’s leading life-science Venture Capital firms where he worked for 15 years and remains a Director. Ben holds a Victorian legal practicing certificate, earned his Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Science degrees from Monash University and has a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment. He has held a number of Australian and US board roles with innovative technology companies such as Hatchtech Pty Ltd, Spinifex Inc, Ivantis Inc. and many others.
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.