John joined MTD in 2016 from the upstream oil and gas industry where he
worked for over 20 years for both major design contractors and major oil
companies. He has also worked in civil engineering for 10 years on major
water supply projects. During this time he has been involved in the design
and construction of major new build offshore and onshore projects, which
have also involved numerous failure investigations for both design
contractors and oil company clients.
He has a background in materials selection, corrosion control, coatings,
passive fire protection, insulation and welding as applied to offshore oil
and gas production platforms, sub-structures, FPSO’s, export pipelines,
in-field flowlines including both hyperbaric and laybarge welding and
onshore gas treatment plant including LNG plants, onshore chemical and
petrochemical plant and water infrastructure projects including water
wellfields, water transportation pipelines including very large pre-stressed
concrete pipe, water storage structures and treatment plant.
He has also spent three years in the metallurgical semi-finished products
industry involved in non-ferrous metal casting, extrusion, rod and wire
drawing, forging and rolling mill operations.
John’s PhD research was into stress corrosion cracking and hydrogen
embrittlement mechanisms in Aluminium alloys.