Lightning Master

Advancing Lightning Protection and Static Solutions, Products and Services for nearly 40 years

Pioneers and Innovators in Lightning Protection Services and Products

From Design and Engineering to Manufacturing, Installation, and Maintenance, We are Dedicated to Customer Service

Meet Our Team

Lightning Master celebrates four decades of expertise and experience in advancing the lightning protection industry through education, innovation, quality, safety, and performance.

Bruce Kaiser

Founder, Chairman and CEO

Bruce founded Lightning Master Corporation in 1987, concentrating on solving lightning protection challenges in the broadcast industry. Shortly later after responding to the need of the U.S. Veterans Administration for more effective lightning protection technology, he invented, patented, and obtained UL listings for the Streamer-retarding Air Terminal.

With Bruce’s leadership, Lightning Master expanded into the rapidly growing cellular telephone industry. In the early 1990s, Lightning Master extended lightning protection efforts to the oil and gas industry. In 1994, Bruce designed the In-Tank Static Drain, followed by the patented bypass conductor system for external floating roof tanks in 2012. Around the same time, Bruce invented the WindTripper wind damage mitigation and spoiler system for residential and commercial rooftops. In 2017, Bruce patented the Tazman Turbinz Generator designed for emissions-free power generation at remote gas well sites.

Bruce is a leading international authority on static solutions and lightning protection for the oil, natural gas and chemical industries. He has authored more than 50 articles on lightning protection for domestic and global trade/professional publications.

Bruce serves as:

  • Principal member of the National Fire Protection Association NFPA 780, Committee on Lightning Protection, the assembly responsible for drafting the U.S. lightning protection standard.
  • Principal member of the American Petroleum Institute API 545, and the committee on lightning protection for hydrocarbon storage tanks.
  • Principal member of Underwriters Laboratories UL 96 STP. UL is the nationally recognized testing laboratory in the industry and converts NFPA 780 into safety standards for lightning protection components and installation requirements.
Lindsey Coghlan

Lindsey Coghlan

Chief Operating Officer

Lindsey Coghlan joined Lightning Master as a Sales and Marketing Specialist in 2014. She was promoted to Sales Manager in 2017 and to Chief Operating Officer in 2020. Lindsey initiated vertical market expansion into lightning protection for commercial and public sector structures, and geographic expansion through establishing and expanding operation in remote offices in Dallas and Midland, Texas. In 2022, she was also integral in Lightning Master’s acquisition of the machining company Fabmaster, which is now fully integrated into Lightning Master. Lindsey graduated with a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2005.

Danh Tran

Danh Tran

Machine Shop Manager

Danh Tran leads Lightning Master’s Manufacturing and Production Team. Previously, he was the owner of Fabmaster, a manufacturer of custom metal parts for a variety of applications, including lightning protection, which he sold to Lightning Master in 2022. As an accomplished machinist and welder, Danh invested in state-of-the-art CNC mills, lathes, presses, shears, and welding equipment. A native of Vietnam who relocated to the U.S. in 1991, Danh has worked in the manufacturing industry since graduating from Pinellas Technical College in 1998.

Gregg Thompson

Field Service Manager

Bio coming soon…

Kyle Cooper

Bolt Lightning Protection Manager

Kyle Cooper joined Lightning Master in 2022 and leads the Bolt Lightning Protection Commercial Division responsible for lightning protection systems in commercial and public sector buildings. Kyle leads operations from Mesquite, Texas. Kyle has 19 years of experience working in the lightning protection industry, specializing in both operations and sales. With Lightning Master, Kyle has successfully accomplished major projects at medical, educational and aviation buildings and structures.

Field Service Team

Lightning Master doesn’t only design and produce top-quality products, it also ensures that they are correctly installed. With applications spanning from oil and gas compressor stations to chemical plants to commercial buildings of all types, it takes talent, dedication, and years of experience to lead one of our installation crews. The Lightning Master installers are experts in their domain, ensuring compliance to regulatory and safety requirements. We have team members based out of offices in Clearwater, Florida, Dallas, Texas, and Midland, Texas, serving customers throughout the U.S. and beyond.
Field Service Team

Engineering Team

Lightning Master’s broad portfolio of innovative products is derived from its interdisciplinary team, including aeronautical, chemical, electrical, manufacturing and mechanical engineers. Working closely together with our customers and regulatory agencies, our engineering department conducts site surveys and risk assessments, designs new products (using both AutoCAD and SolidWorks), builds and tests prototypes, and drafts installation drawings. Lightning Master is an Underwriters Laboratories UL-Listed manufacturer of lightning protection components, and is a UL-Certified Lightning Protection System Installer. Lightning Master products are made in the USA, in Clearwater, Florida.
Engineering Team

Production Team

The unique product portfolio of Lightning Master, Tazman Turbinz, and WindTripper requires finely honed skills in various processes: milling, turning, and welding of metal parts, CNC programming, assembly of precision parts, purchasing, logistics, and quality assurance, with pride in workmanship and a can-do attitude. The Lightning Master Production Department combines expert craftsmanship skills and characteristics. Its members include experienced personnel who have been with the company since its founding, as well as emerging, young talent ready to continue Lightning Master’s tradition of high-quality craftsmanship and innovation to provide lightning protection and static solutions. In their spare time, our Production Team creates “special request” custom solutions for a variety of applications, refurbishes old cars, and build new cars from start to finish.

Production Team

Administration Team

From ordering parts and processing customer orders to paying bills and making sure that our computers are working, our administration team is the backbone of Lightning Master.
Administration Team

Sales Team

Lightning Master prides itself in being responsive to its customers. This starts with a knowledgeable Sales Team available to our clients for expert consultation and for preparing quotations tailored to the customer’s requirements.