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Storm & Sanitary

Navigating the waters of storm and sanitary infrastructure rehabilitation and repair can be murky. Restoring existing assets to better-than-new provides considerable cost savings over replacing structures that have deteriorated through long-term wear and tear, weather, design inadequacies and other factors.

Whether a project involves structural pipe rehabilitation, pipe leak repair, manhole corrosion resistance, or ditch lining and protection, Milliken Infrastructure delivers solutions that offer significant chemical, physical, environmental and economic advantages over traditional materials. Third-party tested and verified, our solutions are built to last, not only enhancing the strength of the rehabilitation, but saving the costs of further repairs.

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For more than 150 years, Milliken & Company has been a leader in the development and application of innovative technology, focusing on scientific approaches that address the challenges of each new era and developing solutions that make sense. Combining our expertise in performance materials, textiles, and chemistry, Milliken Infrastructure Solutions uses meaningful design to deliver the most cost-effective, high-performance, eco-friendly infrastructure rehabilitation products & services in the marketplace.

John Hepfinger


Global Market Director: Storm & Sanitary/GeoPolymers

John Hepfinger is currently the Global Market Manager for the Storm & Sanitary business unit and the GeoPolymer technology group.  John assumed this position after GeoTree Technologies, Inc was acquired by Milliken & Company and is now part of the newly formed Milliken Infrastructure Solutions, LLC.  Prior to this assignment, he was Global Market Manager for the MaxCell unit at Milliken & Company, directing growth in the telecommunications market.  In that role, John had business level responsibility for sales, marketing, innovation, and strategy on a global basis. 

John has been with Milliken more than 30 years, and began his career in manufacturing after obtaining a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Throughout his career, he has held positions in manufacturing, process improvement, innovation, sales, and market leadership. John has specialized in starting and growing new product lines within Milliken, including ventures into interlining, odor-absorbing hunting apparel, theatre products, telecommunications, and now geopolymers. He has received US and international patents in a variety of disciplines, and is recognized in the Milliken Innovation Hall of Fame.

Joe Royer


Joe Royer is currently the Development Manager for the Storm & Sanitary market. Prior to this assignment, he was Director of Innovation for the Performance Products Division at Milliken & Company. In that role he had responsibility for innovation and growth initiative across multiple business units including Building & Infrastructure, Tyre & Mechanical Rubber Goods and Protective Materials for Military Applications.

Joe began his career with Milliken as a Research Engineer at Milliken Research in 2002 following a post-doctoral fellowship at North Carolina State University. Joe holds degrees a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame (’95) and a Ph. D. in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University (’00). 

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