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Meet the Team


Discover our teams expertise and find out how our they will help you achieve success. If you have a question or would like to discuss your course requirements, contact us today.

Brendan Fitzsimons - Technical Director
Brendan Fitzsimons
Technical Director

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.

Andrew Deere - Managing Director
Andrew Deere
Managing Director

Andrew is a Business Studies graduate from Bristol University. After initially taking some time out to travel Andrew joined the MPI Group in 1990, his family’s publishing business. His initial job role was as Advertising Executive for Drydock magazine.
He became Managing Director in 1997 and has helped develop a Training Division for the business which trades under the brands of Corrodere and the Maritime Training Academy.
Andrew now concentrates on managing the Support Office at the company’s base in Farnham, Surrey and giving direction on future business strategy.
When not at work Andrew enjoys watching his two sons play football, cricket, golf, tennis etc. etc.!!!

David Eyre - Project Manager
David Eyre
Project Manager

David Eyre has been working in the Protective and Marine coating industries for over 30 years. The majority of the time has been spent with major coating manufacturers in the UK and overseas. The last 10 years have been spent in training applicators, supervisors, inspectors and trainers globally.
In addition to the training activities David has also advised on training suitability and requirements for a number of national organisations.

Lucy Pavia - Account Manager
Lucy Pavia
Account Manager

Lucy has worked for the MPI Group for 8 years and been involved with the overall operating, development and growth of Corrodere particularly the ICorr Inspection programme and SSPCTrainthepainter while juggling a busy home life with two lively sporting teenage boys.
Enjoying being active and exercising regularly her biggest achievement of 2015 was completing the Tough Mudder!

Trevor Parry - Coating Specialist Tutor
Trevor Parry
Coating Specialist Tutor

Over forty years’ experience in the protective coatings industry and eventually as Technical Director and then Owner of Scientific and Technical Services Ltd. 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.

Clare Upton - Accounts Assistant
Clare Upton
Accounts Assistant

Clare has worked part time for MPI for nearly 2 years.
She has two young boys which keep her extremely busy with football, cricket etc….they keep trying to teach her the off side rule!

When not chasing around after her boys she enjoys running and does the occasional competition.

Luke Usher
Sales & Applications

Luke looks after the Train the Inspector courses and brings a high level of customer service to the team.

Outside of work, Luke is a Lead Coach at Aldershot Town Football Club and enjoys spending time with family and friends.