Our Team

A dedicated team with years of experience in the piling sector

Led by Vic Sinclair, our experienced and dedicated team are on hand to answer your questions and meet your project needs.

Vic Sinclair


Vic Sinclair, a visionary leader with global reach in the steel tubulars industry, has been a driving force behind John Lawrie Tubulars’ dynamic growth for the past 20 years serving as managing director then CEO. With 37 years of experience in the industry, Vic has overseen the expansion into new markets, increased manufacturing capabilities, and the development of new patented technologies. His leadership has drawn out the best in his team and established JLT as a leader in the industry. Beyond work, Vic enjoys spending time with his wife Sheona and their daughter Campbell at their family farm in Texas.

Andrew Appleton

Vice President

Andrew Appleton serves as our Vice President of Sales and Operations. He has been with John Lawrie Tubulars for over eleven years and has served as Vice President since 2018. During that tenure, Andrew has overseen the growth of John Lawrie Tubulars into an industry leader for structural piling and foundation solutions, expanding our both our manufacturing capabilities and geographical footprint. Andrew was instrumental in opening our Pueblo yard in 2018, our Camden facility in 2020, and our Blytheville yard in 2022. Outside of work, Andrew enjoys traveling with his wife, Laura, and spending time with their two boys and two dogs.

Larry Johns

Sales and Operations

Larry Johns has 23 years of experience in the steel industry with an unrivaled base of knowledge.  Larry oversees domestic manufacturing operations, is on JLT’s purchasing team as well as managing a vast portfolio of customers.  When he isn’t selling steel or streamlining manufacturing processes, Larry enjoys watching his beloved Houston Astros with his wife April and two sons.

Chris Marischen

Piling Sales – Midwest

Chris Marischen is from St. Louis, Missouri.  He has spent four years in the steel industry after owning a small business for over a decade.  Chris oversees our Midwest and Canadian sales while also serving as a member of our marketing, benefits and risk management teams.  He has extensive knowledge in the helical industry as well as deep foundations.  When he isn’t selling steel, he enjoys spending time with his wife Katie and their three young children.

Gordon Inverno

Piling Sales – Northeast

Meet Gordon Inverno, one of our Northeastern Sales professionals hailing from Howell, New Jersey. With 15 years of experience in the foundation industry in the Greater New York Area, Gordon is an expert in driven and drilled pile applications. He collaborates closely with contractors and engineers to provide solutions and value-added services in our Northeastern market.  Outside of work, Gordon enjoys spending time with his wife, Sheila, and their young family at the Jersey Shore.

Jill Bramblett

Jill Bramblett​​​​

Piling Sales – New England

Originally from southern NH, Jill has over 19 years of extensive experience in sales,  marketing and business development strategy in the deep foundation, geotechnical construction and engineering industries.    Jill originally began her construction career doing sales and distribution in the helical pile industry.   She has worked to introduce new piling technologies to the market as well as train and educate construction professionals and engineers on current deep foundation technologies.    When she is not selling steel piling to her clients, Jill is designing jewelry, skiing, doing photography or spending time outdoors with family, friends, and her dog.

Coleman John Lawrie Tubulars

Coleman Kitchens

Business Development Engineer

Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Coleman has over 4 years of experience in the deep foundation and geotechnical engineering industry.  Coleman graduated from Auburn University (War Eagle!) with a degree in civil engineering.  When he’s not selling steel, he enjoys spending quality time with his fiancée Hannah and their boykin spaniel Cash. Coleman is an avid outdoorsman and takes Cash along on his frequent hunting trips.

Coleman John Lawrie Tubulars

Jesse Edwards


Jesse brings over 20 years of expertise in CNC manufacturing, with a specialized focus on threading and lean manufacturing methodologies. Born and raised in the Houston area, Jesse grew up immersed in his family’s pipe threading business, sparking his early passion for manufacturing. After high school, he pursued a degree in mechanical engineering and later answered the call to serve his country, dedicating three years to active duty in the Army.

Upon returning to civilian life, Jesse continued his education by earning a business degree and charted a career path in the operational side of manufacturing, driven by his unwavering passion for the industry.

Outside of his professional life, Jesse enjoys spending quality time with his wife and four children, fully embracing the joys of Texas living.

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