Bijan Khamanian is the division manager-west for Hobas Pipe and is directly responsible for technical and sales support for Hobas fiberglass pipes in the western United States, including Hawaii, Alaska and western three provinces of Canada. Khamanian has presented numerous papers on the use of fiberglass reinforced polymer mortar pipes in trenchless installations at the ASCE Pipelines, CWEA and HWEA. Prior to joining Hobas, he worked as applications engineer and sales and specifications engineer for Ameron Fiberglass Pipe Division from 1990-1997. Since 1993, Khamanian has resided in Orange County California. He is a native of Iran and is fluent in Farsi (Persian) and Azeri (Turkish) languages.