Course Tutors

Brendan Fitzsimons

Brendan Fitzsimons is the author of the original Fitz’s Atlas as well as the Fitz’s Atlas 2.  Brendan has been in the protective coatings industry for over 25 years working for Inspection and Consulting Engineers, Paint manufacturers, major oil and gas suppliers and International Coating Contractors working in the marine, offshore and infrastructure industries.

Brendan is a Chartered Scientist, a Masters Degree in Materials Engineering, NACE Protective Coatings Specialist and a NACE Coating Inspector and Peer Reviewer. Brendan is also a Fellow Member of the Institute of Corrosion.

Dick Frost

After initially working in the plastics industry for 10 years, involved in polymer production and extrusion Dick joined a major painting contractor specialising in North Sea and civil construction projects and progressed to the position of Director and General Manager.

Dick joined Leighs Paints in 1981 and became offshore manager responsible for sales and technical service in 1986. In the ensuing 15 years he progressed through the ranks as business development manager, director, main board director and finally CEO until his retirement in 2010. He now operates his own consultancy company providing services to the coatings industry.

Dick was a council member of the AFSP and a member of the Protective Coatings Committee at CEPE with a specific focus on intumescent coatings

Peter Morris

Has been involved in the Marine and Protective Coatings industry for almost 40 years, initially as a research chemist responsible for product development, testing and quality assurance and subsequently in technical management with additional responsibility for coating specification and ensuring fitness-for-purpose.

In 2003 he moved into technical consultancy, providing a range of services including investigation of coating failures and provision of expert witness testimony where necessary, plant surveys and preparation of new construction and remedial specifications for the protection of steel and concrete structures. He also provides coating evaluation and project management services and acts as an independent consultant on behalf of the British Coatings Federation and the European paintmakers associations CEPE.

Peter has a PhD in marine fouling and has acted as industrial supervisor and external examiner for several MSc and PhD theses on coatings for the prevention of corrosion and fouling. he is the author of ASFP report TGD11 - 'Code of Practice for the specification and on-site installation of intumescent for fire protection of structural steelwork'.

Trevor Jones

Trevor has over forty years experience in all aspects of surface coatings. He has carried investigations into coating failure on chemical plants, offshore structures, pipelines and merchant vessels and has given evidence as an expert witness on surface coating matters in mediation, arbitration and in the high court.

Trevor is a graduate chemist and qualified paint technologist and is a Fellow in the Technology of Surface Coatings and is a Chartered Scientist. He is also a Fellow of the Energy Institute (formerly the Institute of Petroleum) and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing

Trevor Parry

Over forty years experience in the protective coatings industry and principally involved in the evaluation of paint coatings, their modes and mechanisms of failure, cause and extent of breakdown and recommendations for their remedial treatment. UK appointed expert to International Standards Organisation committees and numerous involvements as Expert Witness in High Court, Arbitration and Mediation on the subject of paint coatings. Presentation and publication of papers on the performance of cargo hold coatings and the absorption/desorption characteristics of cargo tank linings.

Trevor is a Chartered Scientist, Chartered Chemist, Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, a professional member of the Institute of Corrosion and a member of NACE.

Brendan and Trevor are co-authors of a chapter entitled “Paint and Coating Failures and Defects” in the new edition of “Corrosion by L Shreir” published in December 2009.

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