Tony has gained extensive experience during a thirty year career in the petroleum and petrochemical industry. His career began as a laboratory chemist for an international oil company analyzing intermediate and refined petroleum products before joining a major independent inspection company. Over the next 16 years Tony travelled extensively, working in areas as diverse as the Caribbean, West Africa, the Middle East and Australasia. During this time he gained extensive experience and knowledge in all aspects of the inspection business including providing technical assistance with respect to chemical /analytical / cargo losses and contamination issues to the major trading companies. On relocating to the USA Tony gained further experience in the fields of loss control and product blending before joining MTD where he has concentrated on contamination investigation and loss mitigation.