Phil Dent (left) and John Carter (right), corrosion specialists with Exova, the global testing, calibration and advisory services provider, have been appointed as chairmen of the Marine Corrosion Forum and STG44 - Marine Corrosion respectively.
Phil Dent, technical manager at the Exova Corrosion Centre UK, takes up a three year tenure with the Marine Corrosion Forum. He has over 35 years’ metallurgical experience, and particular expertise in sour service (H2S) corrosion testing for the oil & gas industry. Phil is a Professional Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining; a member of NACE International; and an active member of various European Federation of Corrosion (EFC) and NACE technical committees.
John Carter, a specialist on coatings and polymers, has been appointed as the new chairman of STG44 - Marine Corrosion: Ships and Structures, part of NACE International.
John is one of the most respected industry experts on coatings technology, and has delivered technical papers for specialist organisations such as the International Maritime Organisation and the Institute of Metal Finishing.
Roger Digby, Exova group technical director said: “Corrosion is a $3tn challenge for global industry. We are proud that both Phil and John have had their skills in the field recognised by the award of these chairmanships and I am sure that they will use their combined experience to great effect in both forums they are joining.”
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