Meet the Corrodere team
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.
Andrew now concentrates on managing the Support Office at the company’s base in Farnham, Surrey and giving direction on the future business strategy of Corrodere Academy
Having spent over thirty years within the protective coatings industry, Brendan has worked as Divisional and Technical Director and Technical Authority for major multinational organisations such as Pyeroy. Wood, Stork, Barrier and Jotun Paints.
Brendan was instrumental in establishing the Corrodere Academy and it is his wealth of knowledge that has been poured into our accredited training material. Qualified to the highest level, it has always been Brendan’s vision to pass on, not only his knowledge, but that of his highly experienced network of peers. His aim is to continue to develop the industry and see it grow from strength to strength.
Acquiring the highest level qualifications within the industry including MSc Master’s Degree, Material Engineering, CSci Chartered Scientist, NACE Protective Coatings Specialist and NACE Corrosion Specialist, Brendan is keen to share his knowledge and experience through accessible training programmes.
As a NACE Lead Peer Reviewer and FICorr Fellow Member of the Institute of Corrosion, Brendan is widely known and respected within the industrial coating industry. Having published the books ‘Inspectors Visual Comparison Manual’, ‘Fitz’s Atlas of Coating Defects’ and ‘Fitz’s Atlas of Coating Surveys Coatings’ the name Fitzsimons is synonymous with excellence through the industry. Over the years the industry has relied on Brendan’s depth of knowledge as a Coatings Consultant and Technical Authority.
He has acted as an Expert Witness across the globe in industrial coating disputes in high court, arbitration and mediation. He has also been heavily involved in the investigation of paint failures and disputes on marine, offshore, petrochemical and construction industries as a subject matter expert and coatings advisor.
Lucy has worked for the MPI Group for many years and is involved with the overall operating, development and growth of The Corrodere Academy, particularly the ICorr Inspection programme and Train the painter.
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.
With over forty years’ experience in the protective coatings industry and eventually as Technical Director and then Owner of Scientific and Technical Services Ltd, Trevor Parry, is 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.
Meena Tipson is full of energy and loves life. She is really friendly, approachable and will make you laugh.
She is the first port of call for any of the Coating Inspection courses available at the Corrodere Academy.
The newest edition to the Corrodere team, Michele has joined as Course Manager and will be the first point of contact for any student or training enquiries. Having previously worked for a training company delivering training courses in Harley Street to the aesthetics industry, she is no stranger to putting on a brave face!
In her spare time she enjoys yoga and spending time with friends and family.
Harry is young and full of enthusiasm. Studying at Bournemouth University, Harry has brought new ideas and a real hunger to provide the best possible service for our students looking to study our Specialist Courses.
Harry will be your first point of contact for all enquiries regarding our Specialist Coating Courses.
Having joined the team in 2021, Ryan maintains relationships with our training providers and is the first person who will deal with Train the painter enquiries.
Ryan is your go-to person for anything Train the painter – whether it is setting up a training school, going on a course or discovering the best way to promote your business.