Global testing group Exova has appointed Cliff McGuire to the newly-created position of principal metallurgist for its European Oil & Gas business.

Cliff has an extensive background in metals processing & commercial metallurgical services, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. He previously worked with Exova before moving to Premier Hytemp, an Exova customer, as group metallurgist.

Returning to Exova, he brings experience across a range of sectors, including energy, aerospace and civil engineering, and extensive knowledge of alloys, materials manufacturing and failure mechanisms. In his new role, Cliff will be responsible for training and mentoring, quality control and development of best practice.

Lee Best, technical engineering director for Oil & Gas and Industrials Europe at Exova, said:  “The introduction of a new principal metallurgist role is a strategic move that will enhance the technical and operational support we provide to our customers.

“As a recognised specialist in his field, Cliff will play a valuable role in enhancing our high levels of quality and service provision, as well as leading ongoing development of our metallurgical teams throughout the UK and Europe.”

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