I am a freelance consultant to the cement industry. With a long standing career in the cement industry firstly with Blue Circle Industries and latterly Lafarge, I have over 16 years technical and industrial experience working in a laboratory testing environment. I have carried out routine and non-routine testing of cements, clinkers and raw materials to EN and ASTM standard specifications and my knowledge extends beyond that of routine chemical, physical and mechanical test procedures. Working on committees such BSI and BCA , I have consulted on the development and implementation of many new and innovative test procedures including XRD Rietveld, Hexavalent Chrome, Water Soluble Alkalis and Fluorine analysis.

I have successfully designed, setup and managed testing laboratories in both a technical support function and a plant quality control operation. I have an excellent track record of leadership and training and have developed a number of small teams to provide essential support to national production facilities and technical sales.

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