HOUSTON, TX — Trenchless infrastructure solutions provider, the Vortex Companies, has promoted B.J. Kerstiens to regional vice president of the Quadex Lining System division (QLS). His main responsibilities will be managing the overall business from the QLS perspective, supporting the sales team and estimating to project coordination, scheduling and licensee support.
“Anytime we can promote within is a big win for us. It’s a testament to the success of our culture and career development initiatives,” said Michael Vellano, CEO of the Vortex Companies. “B.J.’s prior experience and leadership qualities fit well with our long-term objectives for the QLS division.”
“I’m looking forward to the challenge,” said Kerstiens. “The QLS division is a fast-growing part of our business. I’m excited about the challenge as I take on this new role within the company.” Kerstiens is ready to increase opportunities for Vortex and help the company grow. “My goal is to help take the division to the next level. Large diameter pipe relining is so much more cost-effective than pipe replacement, as it becomes more accepted it’s critical for QLS to continue to lead the industry in both installation efficiency and product performance.”
Kerstiens has over 17 years of experience in construction and 12 years of experience in the trenchless infrastructure repair and maintenance industry to guide him through. He is a former Marine and Middle Tennessee State University alumnus with a Bachelor of Science in Concrete Industry Management. He will be supporting QLS crews across the U.S. but is based in Tennessee with his wife and children.
About the Quadex Lining System
The Quadex Lining System offers the industry’s most advanced lining system technology and geopolymer mortar. The Quadex Lining System® is able to restore large diameter pipes, culverts and tunnels of all types and shapes. This unique combination of precision equipment and GeoKrete® geopolymer ensures a fast and effective structural renewal to damaged and leaking large diameter pipe and infrastructure.