Josh Reed is an entrepreneur and life-long learner who takes learning any industry very seriously. He has a wide range of work experience and management experience in the industrial, services, and financial sectors. Originally from the U.S., Josh and his family have been living in India since 2013. During that time he established a strong foundation for international business by learning Hindi, studying culture, helping to establish a small business and earning a Master’s Degree in Intercultural Studies. Seeing a need for development in the waterproofing industry, he started OBIC Solutions, a joint venture with Dustin Schlachter, using his USA based products to redefine waterproofing infrastructure and create new ways for development. When he’s not developing his international business, you’ll find Josh playing guitar, driving, enjoying distance running or engaging in any kind of sport. He enjoys training and mentoring others over a nice cup of coffee or chai and spending time with his wife and 3 daughters.
Dustin Schlachter is dedicated to providing water and wastewater system repair and maintenance solutions that are both affordable and long lasting. His entrepreneurial aspiration has held Dustin captive to the no-dig, trenchless technology field since 1999 when he and his father founded S&S Directional Boring. His knowledge and experience continued to grow as he expanded his work to include infrastructure rehabilitation through lining and coating system application in 2007. This expansion began his journey to create OBIC. Dustin serves as an active member and past president of the Great Lakes Trenchless Association and he is also a member of the National Association of Sewer Service Companies and the Water Environment Federation in the United States. A devoted husband and father of three, Dustin finds enjoyment and relaxation in outdoor activities like landscaping and gardening. Dustin is dedicated to learning and growing in faith, and his life goal is to help others grow as well.
Simeon Johnson earned a Master’s Degree in Administration in 2015, after which he worked on construction projects for Swachh Bharat Abhyan, since he is passionate about developing rural India. Later, he worked for interior design projects where he enhanced his innovative skills. In all his experience in this sector, he noticed that water proofing is the main problem in all the sites of his home town Dehradun.
Upon meeting Mr. Josh Reed he was given a very new perspective of waterproofing. Having tried all the major water proofing products available in India, he was looking for something new and innovative. OBIC Solutions was such an excitement, showing so much promise, that he decided to join hands with Mr. Josh Reed and start working with this amazing water proofing technology.
Simeon is driven by challenges and the need for innovation on site. He is a very approachable person with 6 years of experience in site management and work crew handling. People enjoy working with him as he cares for his team and creates harmony which ultimately results in smooth and effective site operations. In addition to being passionate about his work, he is a devoted son who loves to spend time with his retired parents. He can be found playing guitar and the drums and he loves adventure sports including hiking, trekking, and camping.
Sunil KG a is Civil Engineer and Environment Consultant with expertise in the fields of waste management, sanitation and hygiene. As a project manager he is adept at overseeing all aspects of the project; conceptualisation, initiation, preconstruction, procurement, construction, closeout, reporting and review. He has assisted in project management of residential buildings and high-rise housing complexes as well as developed models for delivery of water and sanitation services in the urban poor settlements.
In his role with OBIC Solutions, Sunil is heading up the Bengaluru region and is an essential asset in this innovative field. He is excited about how OBIC Solutions’ products reduce the carbon footprint and create energy savings.
An avid long-distance cyclist, vegan, barefoot marathoner and triathlete, Sunil has organised 30 campaigns for environment and health protection initiatives.