Omstar was formed in 1986, when Roberta and Richard Skaggs teamed together with Dr. Morton Fainman, PhD. Dr. Fainman was a synthetic ester fuel chemist during WW II, and also the Director of Research for Standard Oil in Ohio. Omstar received US Patent # 4920691 for D-1280X (now DX1) in 1990. DX1 additives have been tested in automobiles, trucks, buses, generators, ships, trains, and open-flame furnaces and boilers. Our biggest test was for 4 years and 4,000,000 miles for 30 LAX airport shuttle buses, reducing smoke/hydrocarbons by 87%.
Omstar Environmental Products develops and manufactures performance-enhancing additives for fuels. The company started business in 1986 as “Omstar" and incorporated in 1989 as "D-1280X, Inc."
Omstar is an "S" Corporation, Incorporated March 8, 1989
NAISC Identification Code: 324191
SIC Identification Code: 2992
Products are manufactured under ISO 9001:2008
Omstar can produce up to 165,000 gallons of any additive per day (246,000 liters/day) and more.
Roberta has been the CEO of Omstar since 1989, leading the company’s corporate planning while maintaining focus on achieving Omstar’s goals and objectives. She manages the company at the USA headquarters in Los Angeles Harbor, California. She worked for 25 years as an administrator at Kaiser-Permanente Medical Center in Harbor City California, experienced in Federal and California regulations for labor relations, wage and salary administration, contracts, and sales management.
Richard is a former United States Marine Corp air wing plane captain. He has more than 35 years’ experience working environmental issues, including an 8-year term as a member of the California State Inspection Maintenance and Review Committee, and as a member of the Environmental Task Force on the American Legislative Exchange Council, Wash D.C. Richard was a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers SAE J1667 Committee that developed the snap acceleration test procedure and diesel smoke opacity meter equipment standards. He is a past Chairman of the Environmental Committee of the California Bus Association, and of the United Motor Coach Owners of America. He was awarded the “Private Sector Member of the Year” by the American Legislative Exchange Council for his achievements in the environmental field. Richard is also President of CalTest Instruments, Inc., manufacturer of diesel smoke opacity meters.
Howard is a graduate of West Point and a retired Army Corps of Engineers Colonel. He was an associate professor of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics at West Point with graduate degrees in engineering from Cal Tech and in business from George Washington University. Overseas duty included Germany, Korea, Japan, Turkey, and Vietnam. He was VP, corporate planning for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in New York, and a key member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J1667 committee where he played a leading role in designing the procedures, protocols, and standards in development of the SAE J1667 Snap Acceleration test and smoke opacity meter equipment specifications currently used to regulate heavy-duty vehicle inspection programs throughout the United States.
Chris is a retired US Army Colonel, West Point graduate, and now Executive VP for Omstar, responsible for strategic planning and engineering. He has an M.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School. He has lived 12 years in foreign countries including Japan, Germany, Korea, Bosnia, and Saudi Arabia. Former Blackhawk helicopter instructor pilot, Army Ranger, senior parachutist/Jumpmaster and FAA commercial pilot. Former Director, Center for Army Leadership, Aviation brigade commander, and Special Operations logistics Research & Development chief.
George is a graduate of Technical University, St.-Petersburg, with a PhD in Plasma Physics, and is the CEO of his own company Plasma Microsystems LLC. He speaks several languages, to include Russian, Bulgarian, and English, and loves to travel. George has excellent program management skills, as well as technical expertise in many forms of plasma technology, to include: the design and construction of RF and Arc plasma torches and reactors; plasma spray processing; metallic and ceramic sprayed coatings; material processing; hazardous waste treatment; ore processing; plasma water and plasma spray processing. He is superb at statistical design and analyses of experiments, and possesses an insatiable curiosity and desire to solve technical problems with the simplest and most cost-effective solutions.
Ray Haynes has had a long career handling public policy issues. He served 14 years in the California Legislature, 8 years in the Senate and 6 years in the Assembly, from 1992 to 2006.
He appeared on NBC’s Today Show, CNN, Fox News, and numerous national and local radio talk shows.
His articles have been published in the Los Angeles Times, the Orange County Register, the San Diego Union Tribune, and the Heritage Foundation.
James is a retired US Navy Admiral (2-star), and a senior advisor to the Navy office OPNAV N513. He is a graduate of Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, was the Commandant of the US Navy War College, and advises Omstar on strategic plans, the US Navy, and fuels.
Francisco has an International Business Major, served as the economic development director for the City of Calexico and as the EIP Coordinator for Imperial County of the State of California. Francisco is a business executive with over 22 years of hands-on experience, with hundreds of successfully completed projects and product placements, corporate acquisitions, U.S. and International corporate developments, budget operations, and program oversight, utilizing analysis and effective management to exceed client goals in the U.S, Asia, Mexico and Latin America. Francisco is the International Manager for OMSTAR, managing long-range goals and objectives, US Embassy communications, transportation, additive employment strategies with customers & OMSTAR expansion Plans.
With more than 20 years of experience, graduate from CETYS university in the city of Mexicali BC, Mexico with a degree in Industrial Engineering and specialty in processes designs, has developed national and international testing protocols such as Coca Colas, Agnico Eagle Gold Mines of Canada, FEMSA Philippines and SumiFru in Asia. Working together with customers to create continuous improvement processes in fuel savings and emissions reduction.
With Omstar for over 15 years in various capacities, originally with Global Environmental Fuel Technologies (GEFT), an Omstar Distributor, he now serves as Director of Environmental Affairs as an outreach to international clients and industries. Gino has also worked with the entertainment division as Vice-President of Omstar Productions in media and television for several years. He also has extensive roles in the sports industry with leadership roles in international sports federations, national and world championship events, national governing bodies, amateur sports associations, and the Olympic movement.