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About Us

Omni Tanker is a privately held company based in Australia.

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.

OUR HISTORY

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.

BOARD

Jock Murray, Chairman

Jock Murray is a former Director General of the New South Wales Department of Transport, and was Executive Director Transport for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, with responsibility for infrastructure, strategic and operational planning. Roles currently held by Mr Murray include strategic adviser for law firm King & Wood Mallesons in the government infrastructure sector, consulting for the engineering firm GHD and he is also a Non-Executive Chairman of Latrobe Magnesium Limited.

Daniel Rodgers, CEO

Daniel has served as Chief Executive Officer of Omni Tanker for seven years. Daniel founded the business with his father and engineer/inventor William Rodgers in 2006. Prior to joining the Omni Tanker project, Daniel owned and operated dentistry practices in both Sydney and London, UK.

Thomas Michael (Mike) Almond, AM

Mike Almond brings 40 years’ experience in the transport industry in Australia and the USA, including in equipment procurement and manufacturing. In 1983 Mike left the Army to establish Mountain Industries Pty Limited as founder, Chairman and Managing Director.  After becoming a significant player in bulk and intermodal sectors, the company was acquired by Asciano Limited in October 2013. In 2009, Mike acquired Hallco Industries in the USA. Hallco manufactures and distributes transport technology known as “moving floors” for the US market. Mike is a past chairman of the Australasian Trucking Association. He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2012 Australia Day honours.

David Paterson

David Paterson is a Director of Europacific Corporate Advisory Pty Ltd, the Company’s financial advisor who assisted in the recent capital raising. He also has experience in growth oriented companies and is a Director of a number of small private and public listed companies.

OPERATIONS

Chief Operating Officer - Robert Stubbs

Robert Stubbs is the Chief Operating Officer for Omni Tanker, and is responsible for operations and production of the company. Rob has an engineering and electrical background with a wealth of practical knowledge and experience.

Chief Technical Officer - Luke Djukic

Dr Luke Djukic is the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of the Omni Tanker Group. Luke is responsible for all technical oversight of existing bulk liquid transport tank products, and the development of new products for the corrosive chemical and other liquid transport markets. Luke has a PhD (Aerospace Engineering, Composite Materials) and a Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace, Honours 1, and University Medal) from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), and is a qualified Prince 2 project management practitioner. He is a highly experienced engineer with expertise in composite research and development for the aerospace, oil & gas and automotive industries.

Chief Financial Officer - Joseph Komban

Joseph Komban is the Chief Financial Officer for the Omni Tanker Group. Joe has held previous positions as Financial Officer of a medical device start-up and professional healthcare firm. Joseph is a qualified Chartered Accountant.