Alan Guy is Director of Technology at Safinah Ltd, a consultancy specialising in the provision of advice in the field of heavy duty coatings and corrosion prevention. He is a graduate chemist with an MSc in Polymeric Materials. He has worked in a variety of technical areas and for the past 30 years has been involved in paint and associated research and development. In 2003 he was the recipient of the M.T. Harvey award from Cardolite Corporation for his work on phenalkamine technology. He is the Industrial Supervisor for a KTP project researching fatigue behaviour of ballast tank coatings. Alan has also acted as Industrial Supervisor for over 30 undergraduate degree projects and is currently Visiting Fellow at the University of Northumbria.