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 Expert  723132

Expert in Steel Processing, Zinc Coating Metallurgy, Sheet Steel Specifications

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He worked for Stelco for 36 years and has metallurgy and quality control experience in plate, hot-rolled sheets, rod and bar, galvanized sheet, prepainted sheet, tinplate, product/service metallurgy, and in ISO quality systems management. He also has a detailed understanding of ASTM and ISO sheet steel product and testing specifications, having authored a number of them.

He has been a member of ASTM since 1985 and remains active in committees A01, A05 and B02. was Chairman of Committee A05 on Metallic-Coated Steels from 2004 through 2009. Currently Chairman of Subcommittee A05.07 on Testing. Was presented with the Award of Merit by Committee A05 in 1998.

One of the co-authors of coated steel sheet specifications A 653/A 653M and A 924/A 924M, first issued in 1994. A 653 governs galvanized steel sheet.

Co-authored (1996) the revision of ASTM specification A 754/A 754M, a test method for coating weight of metallic-coated sheet using x-ray fluorescence. This standard governs the on-line measurement of metallic coatings on steel sheet.

Authored (2003) ASTM specification A 1030/A 1030M, test method for measuring the flatness of steel sheet products. Authored specification A1079, steel sheet, complex phase (CP), dual phase (DP), TRIP, zinc coated by hot-dip process, A1088 steel sheet, cold rolled, complex phase (CP), dual phase (DP), TRIP; A1094/A1094M, continuous hot-dip galvanized steel bars for concrete reinforcement.

He worked for 15 years as the supervising metallurgist of the cold rolled and coated division of Stelco, and is knowledgeable in the processing, quality assurance, and customer service of cold rolled sheet products.

Since 2003 he has been teaching the Steels in Service continuing education course at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. This course provides practical knowledge about the use of steel in society, concentrating on the reasons for and prevention of corrosion, and includes the concept of galvanic protection.

He has worked in the galvanized steel sheet field since 1968, where he started as the mill metallurgist for the galvanizing department at Stelco. Involved with testing, inspection, problem analysis and resolution, customer service, quality assurance, product development, and the design of new coating facilities. Progressed over this time to become the manager of metallurgy and quality assurance for the cold roll and coated department at the time of his retirement.

He is the Director of the GalvInfo Center, a program of the International Lead Zinc Research Organization (ILZRO). The GalvInfo Center is a resource for technical information on the use and performance of metallic-coated steel sheet, and is sponsored by galvanized sheet producers and suppliers.

He is the Canadian (Standards Council of Canada) representative on ISO/TC17/SC12 Committee on flat rolled steel sheet. Since 2001 he has attended all technical meetings of this committee and is active in the review and updating of the sheet specifications under the committee's jurisdiction. He works closely with ANSI in the USA, who hold the Secretariat of SC12.

In addition to galvanized sheet, he has detailed process and product knowledge of the manufacturing, quality assurance, product development, and customer processing of hot rolled and cold rolled sheets.

He has an extensive understanding of the metallurgy of annealing steel, both continuous and batch (box) annealing. This includes the time and temperatures required, necessary equipment, and the upstream and downstream processing necessary to make a quality product.

Has a good understanding of the corrosion mechanisms involved with steel and the preventive methods that can be employed.




American Society for Testing and Materials


American Society for Testing and Materials specification


American Society for Testing and Materials standard


American Society for Testing and Materials testing


cold-rolled steel


galvanic protection


galvanized steel


hot dip galvanized coating


ISO standard


sheet steel


steel annealing


steel corrosion


steel manufacturing


galvanizing standard


coated steel corrosion


coated steel sheet


galvanizing specification

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Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1965   BSc   Metallurgical Engineering   University of Alberta  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2001 to





Owner and President


He offers assistance with steel mill product and process metallurgy, problem resolution and technical training specializing in coated sheet products

1965 to 2001


Stelco Inc


Metallurgy and Quality Control


Manager, Metallurgy and Quality Control - CR & C


He was responsible for the administration and direction of the division's mill, product and customer service metallurgy, including the QS-9000 Quality System

Career Accomplishments:

ASM International; ASTM International; AIST


P.Eng, Professional Engineers Ontario

Professional Appointments

Chairman ASM Canada Council, 1988-90; Chairman, ASTM Committie A05 on Coated Steel; Sheets, 2004 - present; Member for Canada, ISO/TC17/SC12 FR Steel; Director, GalvInfo Center, 2003 - present


ASTM Award of Merit, 1998; ASM G. MacDonald Young Award, 2000

Publications and Patents Summary

He has 7 publications on steel processing metallurgy and corrosion.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Galvanizers Association  
 - American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM)  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He reviewed the processes in a carbon steel cold-rolling mill that produced sheet for hot-dip galvanizing, confirming that the mill was not responsible for generating a thickness profile that caused edge ridges on the customer's coating line and provided evidence that the root cause was sourced upstream from the cold rolling mill.
  • He provided one week of on-site metallurgy training to the technical staff of a new zinc coating line in a Baltic country to new employees that had never before worked in the steel industry.
  • Has organized and presented at the 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2014 IZA Galvinfo Center Hot-Dip Galvanized Sheet 2- Day Production Course.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He was an expert witness for the plaintiff on files involving galvanized steel coils at 2005 Arbitration Hearing in Quebec, a 2009 hearing in Houston and a 2010 hearing in New York City.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2001 to 2001   China/Shanghai   He provided zinc coating expertise to a galvanize line builder quoting new facilities to a Chinese steel producer
2002 to 2002   Estonia/Tallinn   At a new coating facility, he spent one week training new employees in galvanizing metallurgy and quality control.
2010 to 2010   China/Beijing   Presented lectures on galvanized sheet production and field issues at 2010 China Hot-Dip Galvanized Sheet Forum.
2013 to 2013   India/Bokaro   Presented and participated in question and answer session at Galvanized Sheet seminar at SAIL in Bokaro

Additional Skills and Services:

He organized and arranged the AISI/ISS 21st Century Steel Steelmaking Program - Coated Sheet Production - 2002; He was the Chairman of a Workshop Surface Defect Detection at the 1983 CSIRA Steel Industry/Supplier Sensor Workshop


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