Fred Salome holds a B.Sc. with Honours in Organic Chemistry from Sydney University, and has 30 years experience in the corrosion industry. He is an ACA Corrosion Technologist and a NACE Certified Coatings Inspector.
Fred is a founding director of CTI Consultants Pty Ltd, and has prior experience as a chemist working with heavy duty coatings with a number of major paint manufacturers. Fred now consults to the protective coatings industry, acting as specifier, inspector and in failure diagnosis. He is also actively involved in the assessment and protection of concrete structures, in corrosion issues in general and, through his work in lead paint management, in Occupational Health and Safety.
Fred has been actively involved in lead paint management since 1991 and has published a number of articles on the subject. He has completed training as a Competent Person/Supervisor for de-leading work under a US OSHA and US EPA accredited training program run by the SSPC. Since 1994 Fred has been running training courses on lead paint management, and he is a member of Standards Australia Committee MT/14/2, and of Subcommittee CH/3/11, “Lead paint management”.
Fred has been a regular speaker at ACA conferences and seminars since 1986, has been presenting courses in lead paint management since 1996 and is a approved by ACA and NACE International as a lecturer for the NACE Coating Inspection Program courses. He has been secretary and president of the ACA Protective Coatings Group as well as the NSW Branch of the ACA, is an ACA Councillor for NSW and is a Director of BCCA-Australia Ltd, whom he represents on a number of Standards committees.