Our Geomembrane Lining Team At International Lining Technology, It’s Not Just About The Plastic.
It’s About The People.
Our Geomembrane Lining Team
International Lining Technology is picky about plastic, and even pickier when it comes to finding talented, capable professionals to plan, manage, and install geomembrane lining projects across Nevada, California, Utah, Arizona, and beyond. Here, you’ll find profiles on our key people, all of whom are passionate about protecting earth, water, and air with containment solutions for a better world.
Chuck Van Houten
Chuck started working in the geosynthetic industry as a Field Technician in 1994. Through the years, he worked his way up through the ranks to become Project Manager for one of the world’s leading manufacturers of geosynthetics and geomembrane materials. Over the course of his career, Chuck installed and managed the installation of projects totaling hundreds of millions of square feet of geosynthetic lining materials. He has performed this work across a multitude of industries, including petroleum (oil and gas), solid waste, wastewater, mining, and agriculture. Chuck is based in International Lining Technology’s Houston, Texas office.
Rebecca Jenne, CPA
Becky graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a B.S. in Business Management with a major in accounting in 1991. She spent 13 years in public accounting with a Reno CPA firm. She began her work with ILT in 2002 as an outside consultant focused on establishing the company’s accounting system. Over the years, Becky has stayed involved with the business management side of International Lining Technology. She has been an integral part of ILT’s growth and truly enjoys working with the talented people on the ILT team.
Vince has worked in the geosynthetics industry for more than 30 years. He has worked for major geosynthetics and geomembrane manufacturers on projects all over the globe. Vince’s breadth of experience and capabilities are unmatched in the industry, and he is considered an expert in his field. At International Lining Technology, Vince leads our construction crews and manages our equipment and technology needs. Vince’s specialties include Design/Build projects and projects with great challenges, either technically or otherwise. His exceptional ability to work well with others and problem-solve on the fly make Vince a valuable resource on any project.
Sean Gill started working in the geosynthetic industry as a Quality Control Technician in 1995. After a year in the field he moved into the office to begin his career in estimating. Sean has mastered this science by his proven track record of many secured and successful projects of diverse industries, across multiple continents. Sean’s experience and quality of work is an invaluable asset to International Lining Technology.
Emma Swanson brings more than 17 years of experience in the construction industry in human resources, accounting and accounts receivable. Duties included payroll processing and handling, tax preparations, claims management, general accounting, audits and invoicing. She also has experience with property liens and AIA billing as an accounts receivable manager at a Florida paver company and inventory and insurance handling as an office manager for a roofing company. She joined ILT in April of 2016.
Project Manager and Estimator
Slava joined International Lining Technology after earning his bachelor’s degree in geophysics at the University of Nevada, Reno. Currently, Slava serves as project manager and estimator, where he works on scheduling crews, providing project submittals, compiling estimates for public and private bids, and creating AutoCAD drawings. Slava also contributes to the ILT’s marketing efforts by filming and editing videos and drone footage of the company’s signature projects and providing ongoing support and guidance for the ILT website.
Since starting his career in 1989, Gilberto has added value to hundreds of significant geosynthetic and geomembrane installation projects throughout North America and beyond. With more than two decades of experience centered around pond liner installation on an industrial scale, Gilberto is an expert at handling complex installation projects including agricultural ponds, massive canals, water storage ponds, heap leach pads, landfill lining and closure, and dozens of unusual and specialty lining installation projects.
Josue previously worked in quality control and was a supervisor in training for the company. He was hired in 2012 as a QC technician and was promoted in November 2014 to his current position. In his role, he oversees his installation crew, coordinate paperwork related to each job, work as a liaison with project contractors, communicate with project managers and purchase supplies as needed. He has worked close to 40 projects totaling more than 17 million square feet. He enjoys that International Lining Technology allowed him to climb the ladder and to travel around the United States.
Dave Hartman has two decades of years of experience associated with the installation of geosynthetic materials. He is responsible for supervising staff and equipment for the installation and seaming of a variety of geosynthetic liners and components. He has assisted in all aspects of lining installation and he has had in-house training and hands on experience that has met all the criteria required to be rated as an International Lining Technology welder, QC/QA Technician and Installer. He has also supervised the installation of a number of complex installations that includes multi-layers landfill, hazardous waste landfills and specialty applications. International Lining Technology Superintendent rating requires a minimum of five million square feet of installation experience. He is also qualified to assist in the training of geomembrane welders, QC Technicians, and Installers. Dave is also MSHA certified.
Dale Van Houten
Quality Control Supervisor
Dale began working in the geosynthetic industry in 1997 for one of the industry’s leading geosynthetic manufacturing and construction companies. He began as a field technician and quickly worked his way up to quality control supervisor. His work has taken him throughout the U.S. and China. Dale joined ILT in 2016 as a field supervisor, where he has overseen many different types of projects and has excelled in specialty work involving concrete protection liners and hdpe pipe.
Juan began his career in geosynthetic and geomembrane lining installation in 1989. Today, he has an impressive portfolio of successful projects across the American West, including landfill lining and closure, wastewater treatment ponds, heap leach pads for the mining industry, process ponds, and an array of specialty application lining projects as well. Juan’s core competency is troubleshooting problem projects to come up with solutions that satisfy both the engineer and the owner. His successful leadership never fails to earn him the respect and admiration of his team members.
Gabriel is one of International Lining Technology’s rising stars, having worked in the geosynthetics industry since 2004 under some of the best superintendents in the business. Under the tutelage of these masters, Gabriel quickly earned the admiration and respect of his team members and has proven himself as a resourceful leader on some very difficult projects, particularly in the mining industry. He has directed the installation of pond liners across a broad range of industries, and worked on mining heap leach pads, process ponds, agricultural ponds, water storage ponds, massive canal lining projects, and a wide variety of specialty application lining projects as well.