Meet the galvanizing experts

Meet the galvanizing experts at Galvanizers Association. They have an extensive knowledge in the field and will provide the best advice for your situation. Give them a call at 0121 355 8838.

William Smith Galvanizing Expert

BSc, MSc, MIMMM, MICorr, CEng

William has 27 years metallurgist and materials scientist experience. During his 21 years as the Technical Manager at Galvanizers Association, he has been Chair of International (ISO) and European (CEN) Standards development committees for hot dip galvanizing. He has also conducted in-depth investigations.



Desmond Makepeace Galvanizing Expert

Technical Executive
PhD BEng MICorr ICorr HDG Inspector

Desmond has provided a technical support service to the industry for 14 years. Dealing with over 2,000 enquiries per annum, he covers all aspects of the galvanizing process and coating specification and performance. He has also conducted approximately 300 on-site inspections checking for compliance against international standards.


Akin Fajimi

Technical Manager
BSc, MSc, CEng

Akin is a Chartered Engineer and comes to us from the stainless steel industry, where he acted as a Technical Marketing Metallurgist supporting clients throughout Europe with their use of specialised metals and alloys.

In addition to a metallurgical degree, Akin also has a M.Sc. in Corrosion Control Engineering from The University of Manchester and has some experience of standards work. He is a professional member of the Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining (IOM3) and the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE).

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