Meet the speakers and moderators

Short biographies and photos of the conference chairperson, plenary speakers, session chairpersons, and workshop moderators and panelists listed in alphabetical order. For more information, please click the represented person.

Jacko Aerts

Jacko Aerts

Position: DSM, The Netherlands
Categories: Conference, Steering Committee

Moderator of Paper Session on Developments in the Applications of Stainless Steels
Euro Room, Thursday, 29 September, 11:00 am

After graduating from Delft University of Technology as a metallurgical engineer in 1986, Mr. Jacko Aerts started working for DSM at the materials & corrosion depart-ment. Mr. Aerts has worked a lot on damage analysis, materials & corrosion research (like stress corrosion cracking of duplex stainless steels), inspections and consultancy work.

From 1997 to beginning of 2003 he worked in the maintenance department of DSM’s caprolactam plant in Geleen, Netherlands, as manager Plant Engineering. This plant had a lot of materials
& corrosion issues, which had to be solved with all the special demands a challenging production environment provides. In 2003, Mr. Aerts became head of the materials & corrosion department of DSM. This was dissolved in 2004, as part of a large restructuring project within DSM. In 2005, he started his current job as Cor-porate Expert Materials & Corrosion / Life Time Extension within DSM’s Operations & Responsible Care department. His role is to act as a consultant and focal point for materials & corrosion and equipment lifetime issues for all DSM plants, worldwide. As part of DSM’s maintenance & reliability network Mr. Aerts also acts as linking pin with the safety and sustainability disciplines in the company. Representing a small discipline within DSM, Mr. Aerts emphasizes the importance of keeping in touch with colleagues outside DSM: he is presently chairing two networking groups in The Netherlands: “Studiekern Corrosie” and “Contact Group Corro-sion Dutch Process Industry”.

Jacko Aerts

DSM, The Netherlands

Moderator of Paper Session on Developments in the Applications of...

Jan van de Wetering

Jan van de Wetering

Position: Nobian, The Netherlands
Categories: Conference, Steering Committee

Chairperson Stainless Steel World Conference 2022, Welcome Address
Tuesday, 27 September, 9:50

Jan van de Wetering studied Materials Science at Delft University in The Netherlands. Joining AkzoNobel in 1992 (now Nobian), he worked as a corrosion prevention consultant in the materials and corrosion technology group. In his first years, he focused on cooling and boiler water treatment and participated in a Dutch national project of the water treatment and chemical process industry to set up a standardized test for cooling water treatment programs. He has been involved in EC funded research and has development projects on the advancement of new electrochemical monitoring techniques for the CPI. He has also been a member of several user committees of Dutch government-funded material and corrosion research projects.

Jan van de Wetering

Nobian, The Netherlands

Chairperson Stainless Steel World Conference 2022, Welcome Address Tuesday, 27...

Jan-Willem Rensman

Jan-Willem Rensman

Position: Fluor, The Netherlands
Categories: Conference, Steering Committee

Chairperson of the Paper Session on The Application of Stainless Steels in Green Energy Technologies
Euro Room, Tuesday, 27 September, 11:30 am

Mr. Jan-Willem Rensman holds the position of Welding & Materials Engineer at Fluor BV in the Netherlands. He is a Certified Interna-tional Welding Engineer and has a Master of Science degree in Mechanical & Materials En-gineering from Twente University in Enschede, the Netherlands. His work consists of selec-tion and specification of materials, as well as review of vendor documentation for fabrication, non-destructive examination, and welding. Some special interests are materials se-lection, fabrication, and failure mechanisms of corrosion resistant materials such as those found in Reactor Effluent Air Coolers.

Jan-Willem Rensman

Fluor, The Netherlands

Chairperson of the Paper Session on The Application of Stainless...

Joelle Greenwood

Joelle Greenwood

Position: Salzgitter Mannesmann Stainless Tubes, France
Categories: Conference, Steering Committee

Chairperson of the Paper Session on New Developments in the Manufacture of Stainless Steels
Euro Room, Wednesday, 28 September, 9:30 am

Joelle Greenwood graduated with a master in modern languages in Toulouse (France) and post graduated in Birmingham Aston University UK. Soon after graduation, in the early eighties, she joined Creusot Loire Steel Company (UK) where she engaged in the field of metallurgy for flat and forged products in various chemistries.

Over several years, she developed her activities in the energy market with focus on the power generation and oil & gas (with par-ticular emphasis on offshore) applications. From the late 80’s on-wards, Joelle developed her experience and expertise in sales and project management to include tubular products in carbon, low alloys, corrosion resistant alloys and titanium with the Vallourec Group. Since 1994, Joelle Greenwood has been working exclusively on Tubular seamless products in CRA materials for Mannesmann Stainless Tubes (formally DMV stainless). Based at MST’s French mill since 2003, she is global Key Accounts Manager for the Oil & Gas market including E&P, Upstream and Downstream applica-tions. She is participating in defining suitable approaches in the manufacturing and selection of such materials. She is active on several international normalization committees as well as contributing to key industry events with a passion for CRA materials and the Energy sector. In 2018, she received the Duplex World Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the global materials industry.

Joelle Greenwood

Salzgitter Mannesmann Stainless Tubes, France

Chairperson of the Paper Session on New Developments in the...

Justin Geraerds

Justin Geraerds

Position: CEO, Kranendonk, The Netherlands
Categories: Conference

Panelist in the workshop on welding
Florin Room, Tuesday, 27 September, 14:30 pm

Mr Justin Geraerds has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management. He has over 25 years experience in robotic arc welding. He has been CEO of Kranendonk Smart Robotics since 2016. Previously, he was Senior Expert & Business Development Au-tomation Head at Lorch System Integration, and Head of flexible automation (Robotics) Europe for Lincoln Electric Europe.

Justin Geraerds

CEO, Kranendonk, The Netherlands

Panelist in the workshop on welding Florin Room, Tuesday, 27...