Phil Dent and John Carter, 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 Center 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 and 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 a respected industry expert on coatings technology, and has delivered technical papers for specialist organizations such as the International Maritime Organization and the Institute of Metal Finishing.
Roger Digby, Exova group technical director said, “Corrosion is a $3 trillion challenge for global industry. We are proud that both Phil and John have had their skills in the field recognized 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.”