Our goal is to develop and deliver the products that help engineers and project owners meet financial goals and project specifications. Since we began production over 30 years ago, our rigid conduit product has increased in usage and continues to contribute to the success of projects across industries.
About Champion Fiberglass
Headquartered in Spring, Texas, Champion Fiberglass Inc. is the leading supplier of fiberglass conduit and strut to the industrial, electrical, and mechanical markets. Ours is the most advanced production facility for manufacturing rigid fiberglass conduit in North America, where the company’s proprietary high-speed winding process and high-temperature curing ovens are key to the consistency and quality of these versatile products.
Beginning its production of epoxy fiberglass conduit and fittings in 1988, conduit supplier Champion Fiberglass has steadily grown to reach a number of milestones throughout the years.
In 1989, Champion Fiberglass developed the first conduit from epoxy resins that had flame resistance and low smoke characteristics, meeting the most stringent codes and specifications.
With the arrival of Champion Haz Duct® (XW Type fiberglass conduit) in 2008, the company could now provide conduit for Class 1, Div 2 installations, per the National Electrical Code (NEC).
Champion Fiberglass is an ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 Certified Company. We ensure our customers the highest-quality products and customer satisfaction available in our industry.
Meet Our Team
Goran Haag graduated with a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from RIT (Royal Institute of Technology) in his hometown of Stockholm, Sweden. He worked in the chemical industry in Europe and Asia before coming to the United States in 1986. Goran was one of the two original founders in 1988 of Champion Fiberglass, Inc. and has been the sole owner since 2008. Goran is active in NFPA, NEMA, NEMRA, ASTM and many other professional organizations.
Robert, or Bob, as his friends and colleagues call him, has spent his professional career of 35 years in the electrical industry and is a seasoned sales professional. Over the last 24 years, he served as a regional sales manager with Wheatland Tube Company, a major steel conduit and fittings manufacturer. Prior to that, Bob was a regional manager for GEC, an international lighting and enclosure manufacturer. While at GEC, Bob helped pioneer the Vynckier line of fiberglass enclosures in the United States. Bob is responsible for sales in the Western U.S. and select territories in Canada.
Scott Patchan’s career spans 25+ years within the construction, manufacturing, and distribution industries. Most recently, Scott served as general manager at Unistrut Construction, a unit of Unistrut International Company and one of the Atkore International brands. For the seven years prior, Scott was National Sales Manager for the Fiberglass Strut & Support Systems of T.J Cope. In previous years, he worked in sales and marketing at Robroy Industries, developing specialty products and programs as well as managing agency relationships within the cable tray market. Today, Scott is responsible for managing territories and representation within the Central United States and Canada. He attended Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics and College of Allegheny County.
Kent Brown brings over thirty years of sales experience within the electrical industry. Most recently, he was a principal of Pinnacle Sales in Utah. Prior to, Kent served as Vice President for Porter Brown Sales for 14+ years. He attended Weber State University. Kent embodies the perfect combination of industry experience, knowledge, professionalism and temperament. Kent is responsible for sales in the Southwestern US and Canada
Matt Fredericks joins Champion Fiberglass from the manufacturer’s representative agency Upper Midwest Utility Sales where he gained experience working with and selling Champion Fiberglass® conduit, as well as several other products into the electrical contractor and electrical utility markets. His territory includes select states in the Great Lakes region and all provinces in Canada.
Bob Hamman has 35 years of experience in the electrical industry working with rep agencies, distributors, and manufacturers. He spent four years at Wesco Distribution, served 15 years as a factory rep for Appleton Electric, and for the last nine-and-a-half years was a manufacturers rep throughout western Michigan for Team Electrical Sales. With a focus on Champion Fiberglass Strut® product line, Bob engages rep agencies and distributors to learn about the product and sell it.
Donna Young joins Champion Fiberglass with an extensive sales background. Most recently, Donna served as Project Sales Manager for US Tray, where she provided sales support to distributors and to rep agencies in the eastern half of the U.S. for over 10 years. She brings a professional, energetic, problem-solving approach to her new role at Champion Fiberglass. Her territory includes the southeastern U.S.
Jackie Davis brings extensive experience from both the public and private sectors. She retired after 20 years as the Community Development Block Grant Administrator for the City of Fort Collins, CO. She was also the office manager in a medical office for five years before relocating to The Woodlands, Texas. She joined Champion Fiberglass in 2009 and became the Human Resources Manager in 2011.
Paul Casano graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in December of 2017, and upon his graduation was named as the Engineering Manager for Champion Fiberglass. Paul has been part of Champion Fiberglass since his graduation from high school in 2012, first as a full-time Production Assistant, then as Engineering Assistant. While filling these roles, he was also finishing his degree plan, first at Lone Star College, then at the University of Houston. In August 2020, Paul was promoted to plant manager with responsibility over both production and engineering.
Certifications and Standards
Champion Fiberglass’s manufacturing processes and products meet the highest standards of quality.
The Champion Fiberglass facility, located in Spring, Texas, is North America’s most advanced production facility for manufacturing fiberglass conduit. This 100%-digital facility strives to meet all industry standards and to achieve the certifications that demonstrate our company’s dedication to meeting environmental and system management requirements. In manufacturing our UL listed products, we are committed to electrical safety. See our recent Champion Fiberglass facility expansion.
Champion Fiberglass has been ISO 9001-certified for over a decade. The requirements of ISO 9001 center on quality management systems.
Champion Fiberglass’s environmental management systems have attained the ISO 14001 certification, the world’s premier environmental management principles.
Champion Fiberglass’s occupational health and safety management systems have received the ISO 45001 certification after meeting the rigorous standards of this designation that promotes safe and healthy workplaces.