Council 2006-2007

Dr Kenneth A Ridal
Councillor representing Metals Discipline

Sponsored by English Steel Corporation as a student metallurgist at Birmingham and Sheffield Universities. Established laboratories with advanced metallographic facilities and then worked on wide range of process and product developments related to special steels and heavy engineering. Group Manager, British Steel Corporate Laboratories working on roll technology and advanced fabrication techniques, before establishing a company to exploit roll cladding technology. After a management buy-out the company was developed to offer a range of hi-tech products and worldwide coverage.

In 1989 became Technical Consultant, and for 10 years worked with The Institute of Materials having responsibility for the North East Region and Steel Division activities. Now an active member of IOM3 Steel Division Board and Technical Committee, and Sheffield Metallurgical and Engineering Association.

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