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.

Raymond Cordewener

Raymond Cordewener

Position: R. Cordewener Management & Consultancy, The Netherlands
Categories: Conference, Steering Committee

Moderator of the Discussion/Workshop on Welding
Florin Room, Tuesday, 27 September, 14:30 pm

Raymond Cordewener graduated as a Mechanical Engineer and has fulfilled many technical and managerial functions in several companies. He is on the Steering Committees of Stainless Steel World and Duplex World. Raymond’s broad metallurgical experience and materials knowledge covers forming, forging, casting, welding and machining. He has given training and workshops/masterclasses in the fields of quality, heat treatments, stainless steels, and duplex. He began his own consultancy company in 2005, in his expert fields of metallurgy, cold and hot forming/forging, and overlay and multi-layer steel welding. He also performed Assessments and improvement projects related to the Oil & Gas industry. He is performing QE and QC projects as well.

Raymond Cordewener

R. Cordewener Management & Consultancy, The Netherlands

Moderator of the Discussion/Workshop on Welding Florin Room, Tuesday, 27...

Roger Francis

Roger Francis

Position: The Nickel Institute, United Kingdom
Categories: Conference, Steering Committee

Panelist in the Discussion/Workshop on the contribution of Stainless Steels to Sustainability
Euro Room, Wednesday, 28 September, 14:30 pm

Dr Francis has been a corrosion engineer for over 40 years.  He has wide experience in the fields of marine corrosion, desalination, sour oil and gas corrosion, mineral processing, and the chemical and process industries.  He has published over 100 technical papers in all these areas, particularly on copper alloys and duplex stainless steels.  He has written six books on various aspects of corrosion and has jointly edited three others. The most recent was on corrosion in desalination plants.  The author has served as the NACE (now AMPP) European Area director.  He was made a NACE Fellow in 2005 for his work in marine corrosion.  In 2014 he received the T J Hull Award for his work in publications.  In 2012 he set up his own corrosion consultancy business, RFMaterials, and also works as a consultant to the Nickel Institute.

Roger Francis

The Nickel Institute, United Kingdom

Panelist in the Discussion/Workshop on the contribution of Stainless Steels...