Waterborne industrial coatings
Nor-Maali’s Coating Advisor Sara Grundsten-Lyapova studied alongside her job and graduated with a degree in construction engineering last December. Her thesis, The Use of Water Based Paints in Industrial Painting and Marine Painting, was written for Nor-Maali.
Grundsten-Lyapova has worked as a coating advisor at Nor-Maali since January 2020. She works mainly at the Meyer shipyard in Turku, where she provides technical support for the luxury cruise ships being built there. Her main task in technical support is to help the customer achieve set quality requirements. Achieving this goal can include training of painters, measurement of paint film thicknesses, or inspection of pre-treatment. She previously worked as an industrial painter, and then as a coating advisor, first with a contractor and later in Nor-Maali’s Technical Service.
Grundsten-Lyapova wanted to develop her professional skills and started to study alongside her job. After a couple of years of hard work, she graduated as a construction engineer from Turku University of Applied Sciences in December 2021. She is planning to continue onto a Master’s programme in industrial engineering and management. “I want to continue my studies as I believe that a higher level education is a critical factor in career advancement. In addition to keeping my professional skills up to date, new learning also advances my ability to look at things from multiple perspectives,” she explains.
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