Industrial Protective Coatings Expert Consultant Resume
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  • Protective Coatings
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Failure Analysis
  • Inspection
  • Legal

This expert has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, received from the Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA.

This expert has taken numerous courses and has attended seminars covering: Corrosion, Coatings, Coating Inspection, Marketing, Finance, Planning, Acquisitions and Mergers, Negotiating, and Commercial Development.

Industrial Protective Coatings Expert Consultant Resume

This expert specializes in residential, commercial, and industrial protective coatings. The work experience of this expert includes the assessment of coating conditions in preparation for remediation work, premature paint failure analysis and corrective recommendations.

This consultant's work experience includes mediations and expert testimony, laboratory and field paint testing, and specification writing and review. This expert also has experience in on-the-job coating application inspection, and the sale of the complete line of coating inspection instrumentation.

This consultant is a NACE Certified Coatings Inspector and an SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist.

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates Inc.

Providing expertise in protective coatings, assessment of coating conditions in preparation for remediation work, premature paint failure analysis and corrective recommendations, and related expertise to a wide variety of clients.


Supervising Consultant, consulting engineering firm

Established a Northern California office and subsequently was promoted to supervise the entire western region. A partial list of consulting clients is as follows: Conducted coating failure investigations of failing powder coatings applied to aluminum railings. Review of coating specifications for the repainting of the Handrails Preparation of coating specifications for maintenance coating work at Rio Vista Building in San Diego County, CA Coatings assessment for Home Owners Association for water intrusion problem in condominium units with recommendations for remedial work Coatings failure investigation of acrylic coatings applied to the exterior surfaces of the Vantis Building in Aliso Viejo, CA Coatings assessment services for Mountain Home AFB interior plaster/dry wall of several housing units Coatings failure investigations of coatings applied to the hull of the Cape Hudson and Grand Canyon State naval vessels in San Francisco, CA with recommendations for remedial work Failure investigation of coatings that were applied to the concrete waffle deck at the Micron microchip processing facility in Lehi, UT Conducted an investigation of the installation of construction and control joints on the floor of the AVBase hangar in San Jose, CA Performed assessments and provided recommendations for the lining of the Crystal Springs Reservoir Adit Tower and associated piping An investigation into the condition of the interior linings of six steel Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) vessels Failure analysis of linings applied to the LaReve Aqua Theater Pool at the Wynn Hotel, Las Vegas, NV Assessment of the linings that were applied to the scrubbers at the co-generation facility in Trona, CA with recommendations for rework Coating assessment services for numerous Arizona Bridges, including the London Bridge, the Hassayampa River Bridge, the Old US 80 Bridge, the Colorado River Bridge and numerous pedestrian bridges Assessment of shop and field applied coatings on the north approach to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, CA Developed coating remediation recommendations for the north approach to the Golden Gate Bridge Development of specifications for the Pawnee Circulating Water Pipe Re-Lining project and the Cabin Creek Penstock Re-Lining Project Coating Failure investigation of an epoxy coating that had been applied to plaster, aluminum and steel surfaces at Roden Crater in Flagstaff, AZ, a land art project Numerous Public & Private Water Companies and Municipalities: Surveys to assess condition of coatings and linings, recommendations for remedial work, preparation of specifications, inspection/supervision of work to insure total compliance with specified technical requirements LITIGATION & MEDIATIONS Coating failures on grain silos Expert testimony regarding uncured bituminous coatings applied to pilings at the port of Long beach, CA Expert testimony regarding coating and plaster failures at the Overlake Project, Bellevue, WA Claim for additional compensation as a result of quality demands beyond contract requirements Expert testimony regarding the application of elastomeric coatings to a high-rise condominium in Beverly Hills, CA Assessment of coating applications at the Del Mar Villas, San Diego, CA Evaluation of coatings applied to the interior surfaces of a high-rise condominium in San Diego, CA Evaluation of linings applied to a rice silo near Sacramento, CA Expert testimony regarding the substitution of an inappropriate coating system on the ceiling of a swimming pool natatorium in Aspen, CO


Chemistry & Materials Senior Engineer, Pennsylvania Power & Light, Co.

Was responsible for corrosion management at the company's Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, an 1100 Mwe nuclear power plant. Was also responsible for establishing and maintaining a comprehensive coating control program. Specific duties included: Development and maintenance of plant coatings and linings program Coating procedure and specification preparation Corrosion and metallurgical analyses of degraded components and coatings Development and direction of coating qualification testing Preparation of material specifications for various plant components Polymeric and metallurgical material selection Development of a cooling water piping and heat exchanger condition assessment program Pilot plant testing of water treatment chemicals and processes Development of requirements and procedures for chemical cleaning various plant systems. This work included preparing safety assessments, compatibility information, and waste disposal requirements. Preparation of specifications for water treatment. These specifications included water treatment chemical requirements and recommendations, system operating and chemistry parameters, analysis frequency, and troubleshooting plans of action.

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Peter specializes in welding and metallurgical engineer with 40 years industry experience in commercial nuclear power plant construction.


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