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.

Thomas L. Ladwein

Thomas L. Ladwein

Position: Steinbeis Transferzentrum Korrosion und Werkstoff, Germany
Categories: Conference, Steering Committee

Co-Moderator of the Discussion/Workshop on Additive Manufacturing
Euro Room, Tuesday, 27 September, 11:30 am

Prof. Dr. Thomas L. Ladwein studied chemistry and metallurgy at Münster University, and graduated with Diploma and PhD degrees. Prof. Ladwein worked for 19 years in various positions in R&D, application engineering and technical marketing in the stainless steel division of Thyssen, later Thyssen Krupp Corporation. From 2003 – 2021, he was full time professor for electrochemistry, corrosion and corrosion control at Aalen University, Germany Prof. Ladwein is the owner of consulting firm Steinbeis Transferzentrum Korrosion und Werkstoff. He has also been active in NACE International (now AMPP), VDI, DECHEMA, VDEh, GfKorr, and was a member of NACE International Board of Directors 2015-2018. In 2011, Prof. Ladwein was the recipient of the NACE Herbert H. Uhlig Award for Excellence in Corrosion Ed-ucation, and he was a Fellow of NACE International. Prof. Ladwein has served in the steering committees of all Stainless Steel World and Duplex World conferences since 1997.

Thomas L. Ladwein

Steinbeis Transferzentrum Korrosion und Werkstoff, Germany

Co-Moderator of the Discussion/Workshop on Additive Manufacturing Euro Room, Tuesday,...

Tim Collins

Tim Collins

Position: Secretary-General worldstainless
Categories: Conference

Plenary Lecturer, Global Stainless Steel Market

Tuesday, 27 September, 10:00 am

Tim was born and grew up in the home of UK stainless steelmaking, Sheffield. Whilst at school he worked part-time for his father making steelworks thermocouples and laboratory furnaces. After leaving school he studied metallurgy at university and joined British Steel Stainless immediately after graduating. A succession of industry mergers saw Tim undertaking senior stainless technical, operations and supply chain roles in the Netherlands, Sweden, and the UK before joining the world stainless association in August 2019. During his career Tim also found time to study Goldratt’s teaching on lean flow and operations, gain a post-graduate diploma in operations and inventory management and a master’s degree in business administration. Away from work Tim still supports his boyhood football club, Sheffield Wednesday and enjoys rock music, cycling, fine wines and craft ales.

Tim Collins

Secretary-General worldstainless

Plenary Lecturer, Global Stainless Steel Market Tuesday, 27 September, 10:00...