Our People

Rich Thul


Rich Thul is one of the co-founders of In-Line Pigging Solutions and has over 30 years of pipelining, survey and pigging experience across the North American pipeline system. In addition to the strategic direction of In-Line, Rich also mentors all of the project managers at In-Line and provides advice and direction on more complicated integrity dig and ILI projects.

Brian Franks

Business Development and Senior Account Manager

Brian Franks has over 25 years of Inline Inspection and Integrity experience in Canada and overseas and has spent his fair share of time “In the Ditch”. Brian has a keen understanding of the operational and technical requirements behind running a successful pipeline inspection tool. Brian is responsible for business development activities at In-Line and the management of our key client accounts. Brian is an enthusiastic outdoorsman who enjoys hiking, back-country skiing and cycling.

Tim Collis

Operations Manager

Tim is responsible for the management and overseeing all of in-Line’s field personnel and Project Services group.  Tim recently joined In-Line in 2017 coming over from General Electric Oil & Gas working as their Operation Manager for Germany and Canada leading their in-line inspection services division.  Tim has logged a significant number of hours in the field launching, receiving and maintaining pipeline inspection tools.  Tim also has a background in aviation technology with service to the Canadian Forces in the support and maintenance of Sea King helicopters and the Snowbirds aeronautics team.

Chris Schulz

Saskatchewan Area Manager

Chris is responsible for the management of In-Line’s Regina office, the coordination of personnel and manpower in the province and client relations. Chris has a background in IT and IT services and sales and has survey, tracking and field lead experience related to pigging operations.

Field Overview

Our field staff are in the business of making the midstream industry of oil and gas a safer place. Our collective experience, expertise and commitment to your success make our field crews the best in the business.