Meet the Corrodere team

The Corrodere team

Andrew Deere
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.

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

Brendan Fitzsimons
Brendan Fitzsimons
Technical Director

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 Pavia
Lucy Pavia
Commercial Director | Global Account Manager - Train the painter

Lucy has worked with the Corrodere Academy for many years and is involved with the overall operating, development and global growth of the Academy.

She is instrumental in the expansion of the Train the painter programme around the world. Whether you are considering setting up a new training facility or wish of provide accredited training to Coating Operatives within your company, give her a call to find out how.

David Eyre
David Eyre
Training Director

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.

Trevor Parry
Trevor Parry
Coating Specialist Tutor

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.

Michele Roberts
Michele Roberts
Course Manager

Michele joined Corrodere 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.

Laura Ozelyte
Laura Ozelyte
Global Account Manager - Specialist Courses

The newest edition to the Corrodere team, Laura is joining us with a wealth of customer service and account management experience from the Hilton Group. We are looking forward to our clients and students meeting her and we are confident she will be a great asset to our team.

Laura will be your first point of contact for all enquiries regarding our Specialist Coating Courses. Her role is to support our students and offer advice based on real experiences.

Laura loves travelling and exploring countryside with her dog Alfie.

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