About Us

FRP composites for civil construction

Coastline Composites (CCI) is a technical marketing and sales company founded in 2003. CCI focuses on finding applications for fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composites in the heavy, civil construction market. We partner with and represent the world’s leading manufacturers of FRP products and systems to offer cost-effective solutions to engineers, contractors, and asset owners. We leverage our expertise with FRPs and our thousands of contacts to create business opportunities for our partners.

We are uniquely positioned to combine the appropriate products from our clients to offer the best solutions to a variety of infrastructure challenges.

Our team has over 50 years of sales, marketing, and engineering experience in the civil construction market and with FRP materials. From specification development through detailed design, Coastline Composites offers unparalleled support to both engineers and owners that are looking to take advantage of the lightweight, performance, and service life benefits of FRP.

We take pride in offering innovative FRP solutions to complex projects as well as providing prompt responses to all inquiries.


FRP composite expertise and passion that runs deep

President – Gregg Blaszak, P.E.

Gregg Blaszak is a civil/structural engineer experienced in the design, specification, and construction of fiber reinforced polymers (FRPs) on heavy/civil infrastructure projects. He is a leading expert on the strengthening and retrofit of concrete structures with carbon fiber materials, and he has chaired a number of industry committees responsible for developing design/construction guidelines. He has authored several technical papers on FRPs and continues to remain active.

After earning a BS in Aeronautical Engineering and working with designers of the composite airframes of military aircraft, Gregg returned to the University of Illinois to pursue an MS in Civil Engineering. He has been involved in the design of several award-winning bridge projects, including the Confederation Bridge in Canada and the Damen Avenue Arch bridge in Chicago, before focusing exclusively on applications of FRPs where he worked with some of the top manufacturers of FRP products and technologies.

Over the course of his career, Gregg has held several different roles, including engineering consultant, contractor, and manufacturer/distributor. He is fluent in the language of each and understands the needs and objectives of each.

Vice President – Steve Shannon

Steve Shannon has over 25 years of experience with FRP construction products and systems. Over the course of his career, he has represented several FRP composite manufacturers. He has been instrumental in introducing these products to the market and developing specifications, which has resulted in their widespread acceptance.

Steve’s primary focus is supporting engineers and contractors as well as educating them on both the performance and cost-saving benefits of FRP products and systems.


A promise as strong and durable as the FRP composites we provide

We are committed to creating opportunities for our partners by offering exceptional service and competent technical support. We pledge:

  • To be knowledgeable of the products and technologies that we represent
  • To swiftly respond to requests for information
  • To educate engineers and owners on the features, benefits and engineering aspects of the products we represent
  • To offer the best solutions and products in the market
  • To be a valuable extension of our partners’ organizations
  • To conduct business in an ethical and professional manner
  • To be honest and trustworthy in our business practices