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ACA Foundation Ltd. Issue 1 June 2013

Newsletter Advancing corrosion mitigation through education

2013 Scholarship Program Announced ACA Foundation Ltd. is delighted to announce the following scholarship program for 2013: • 3 x Post Graduate Cash Scholarships at a total value of $7,500 • 2 x Certificate III in Surface Preparation and Coating Applications Scholarships at a total value of $10,000 • 10 x ACA Corrosion Course Registration Scholarships at a total value of $20,000 • 5 x Post Graduate ACA Conference Attendance Scholarships at a total value of $7,000 • 2 x International Travel Scholarships at a total value of $25,000

• 3 x International Conference Scholarships at a total value of $10,500. With 25 scholarships on offer, the total scholarship program for 2013 is valued at almost $80,000. The ACA provides this extensive scholarship program for the purposes of: • Recognising outstanding achievement in corrosion related studies and industries • Supporting and investing in the professional development and the education of younger members of the Corrosion industry

• Supporting and rewarding excellence in research • Encouraging members of the ACA to pursue lifelong learning and training • Exposing individuals, organisations and the boarder corrosion community to the latest research and developments throughout the world. For information on the ACA Foundation Ltd. 2013 Scholarship Program including criteria, deadlines and the application process, please refer to the scholarships section of the ACA website, email or contact Jacquie Martin on +61 (0)3 9890 4833.

Note from the Chairman ACA Foundation Ltd. is a successor to a foundation originally established by and within the structure of ACA. The Foundation has continued to grow and develop over the years, culminating in the restructuring and incorporation of the new entity. Recently, the Scholarship Fund of ACA Foundation Ltd. acquired Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status conferred by the ATO. DGR status enables income tax deductibility of donations of AU$2.00 or more. ACA Foundation Ltd. exists for the purposes of advancing corrosion mitigation through education by awarding or conducting:

• Scholarships, bursaries & prizes • Awards for academic excellence • International exchange programs • Supporting excellence • Future leader development and, • Special Projects It’s been a busy start to 2013 for the Foundation, starting with the great success of the Future Leaders Forum held in February. With this in mind, I am delighted to announce the following developments within the Foundation: • Launch of the 2013 ACA Foundation Ltd. Scholarship Program valued at over $80,000 • Creation of the ACA Foundation Ltd Centurion Donor Program

• Upcoming lecture series featuring Dr Carol Powell, Nickel Institute and Copper Development Association, UK I encourage members of the ACA and the broader corrosion community to apply for, attend and get involved in Foundation activities during 2013. The Foundation Board with assistance from ACA staff continue to develop programs and projects to support the work of corrosion mitigation through education throughout Australasia. This work is made possible because of the generosity of Foundation donors, to whom I would like to extend my deepest thanks. Dean Wall, Chairman - ACA Foundation.

ACA Foundation Delivers Future Leaders Forum for Tomorrow’s Leaders The Future Leaders Forum was held on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 February 2013 in Adelaide. The Forum was attended by 21 scholarship recipients from across Australia and New Zealand. The purpose of the Forum is to assist younger members of the industries that ACA serves to develop skills which will assist in their personal and professional development. By providing financial support, ACA Foundation Ltd. is leading the way in positively contributing to the work and personal lives of those who are likely to advance to senior positions in the industry in the future. The Foundation provided principal funding support for what is rapidly becoming one of the leading personal and professional development events

in the corrosion related industries. Further support for the Forum was also received from ACA and its South Australia Branch. The 21 young men and women listed below were successful in securing delegate spaces on the program. Competitive applications were received from all parts of Australia and New Zealand. As in 2012, the 2013 Forum was oversubscribed with substantially more applications received than there were places available. Dean Wall, ACA Foundation Ltd. Chairman who participated in the program and presented on mentoring, said “the Forum is very popular with younger members of the industry. Their employers and direct managers value the work which ACA is doing in this area with support from the Foundation”. ACA Foundation Ltd. funds the accommodation, travel, meals, entertainment and two days of professionally facilitated development activities for all Forum participants.




Philip Bird

Marine & Civil Maintenance


Candice Blackney

Melbourne Water


Peter Bouzalas



Brett Davis

Savcor ART


Nicholas Doblo

Anode Engineering


Glen Edwards



Agus Effendy

Melbourne Water


Joel Heath

Infracorr Consulting


Julie-Anne Latham



Tristen Lewis



Alan O'Connor

Corrosion Control Engineering


Mike Oehler

Curtin University


David Parravicini



Samantha Passmore



Sarah Quirk



Sean Ryder



Richard Singleton

Denso Australia


Ryan Smyth

Hydro Tasmania


Peter Sourivong

Corrocoat Engineering


Jared Still

Extrin Consultants


David Sunjaya

Savcor ART


Geoffrey Witherow from Changing Organisations facilitated the Forum for the second year in a row. Geoffrey’s highly developed skills and passion for working with young people so that they may fully reach their potential was well received by all Forum participants – delegates and guest presenters alike.

“I found the Future Leaders Forum extremely valuable. The course far and above exceeded all expectations. The opportunity to meet with other young corrosion professionals along with the self-development advice/information presented in an open forum was excellent.” Jarred Still, Extrin Consultants Guest presenters for the 2013 Forum included Dean Wall from Jotun Australia, Paul Vince from SA Water, Kingsley Brown from AECOM and Dean Ferguson from GHD. One of the scholarship recipients, Samantha Passmore from AECOM

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Lecture Series October, 2013

Dr Carol Powell In addition to the 2013 Scholarship Program, ACA Foundation Ltd. will support the Australasian lecture tour of internationally recognised corrosion and materials expert Dr Carol Powell. Carol Powell has been a consultant metallurgist to the Nickel Institute and Copper Development Association in the UK for over 20 years with particular specialisation in copper-nickels and their application in marine and related industries. She has been a member of the UK Marine Corrosion Forum and International Copper Association Copper-Nickel Task Force and is currently deputy chair of the European Federation of Corrosion Marine Working Party. Her Nickel Institute activities have developed an in-depth knowledge of stainless steels and their application in the water industry. During this time, she has been involved in many workshops and conferences internationally including the USA, Europe and South East Asia and the Far East. In the UK, she has actively worked on guidelines and standards for the industry and provided material advice for companies associated with water and waste water treatment plants. Dr Powell is a graduate of Birmingham University, a member of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology and a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. She has written over 40 papers and publications.

made the following comment on the Forum. “I attended the FLF with the intention to network and learn a bit about public speaking. It was so much more than that... The Forum provided us with a mentoring opportunity with experienced professionals. They helped us identify areas for professional and personal development, for instance how important it is to be ourselves, how to deal with different personalities in the workplace and coping mechanisms in stressful situations. We also had lots of fun as we learnt about public speaking. Most importantly, I made genuine friends and am looking forward to the next event just to catch up with everyone! I can safely say on behalf of all attendees thank you so much to the ACA Foundation Ltd and the ACA for organising this forum.” Entries for the 2014 Future Leaders Forum will be open in October 2013. More information on the Future Leaders Forum is available from Katherine Webber at ACA - +61 (0)3 9890 4833 or

Introducing the ACA Foundation Ltd. Centurions complete a Centurion Program ‘Commitment Form’ and return it with payment to the ACA Foundation Ltd. The ‘Commitment Form’ is available from the ACA office or online at under the Foundation link. ACA Foundation Ltd. recently launched a Centurion Donor program through which supporters are able to demonstrate ongoing support for the Foundation’s activities by committing to an AU$100 per year tax deductible donation. “It’s a pleasure to be an ACA Foundation Centurion as I have received so much assistance and encouragement from the ACA community throughout my career. It’s a privilege to be able to support the foundation and the association that has supported me and to contribute to the education of future generations of corrosionists.” Dr David Nicholas, Nicholas Corrosion & ACA Foundation Centurion Centurions like David Nicholas believe in and support ACA Foundation Ltd and are committed to the advancement of corrosion education throughout Australasia. To become a Centurion,

On receipt of your first donation, you will be recognised as a Centurion Donor, you will receive a tax deductible receipt, Centurion certificate and a Centurion lapel pin. For more information on the Centurion Program please contact, Jacquie Martin on +61 3 9890 4833 or

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Donor List

The ACA Foundation Ltd. would like to thank the following donors for their generosity and support of the work of the Foundation. List accurate as of 13/5/2013 Platinum The Australasian Corrosion Association Inc. ACA Queensland ACA Victoria ACA Western Australia Tinker & Rasor (Mark J Byerley, Sr)

Hunter Water Australia Pty Ltd Hydro-Chem P/L Incospec & Associates Jotun Australia M Brodribb P/L Willie Mandeno Brian A Martin NACE International NMT Electrodes (Australia) Pty Ltd Petro Coating Systems Pty Ltd C Graham Robilliard SA Electrolysis Committee Solomon Corrosion Control Services South Coast Surface Protection Total Corrosion Control United Water International Pty Ltd Valicote Pty Ltd

Gold ACA New South Wales ACA New Zealand ACA South Australia Silver ACA Newcastle ACA Tasmania AMAC Corrosion Wayne A Burns Denso Australia International Protective Coatings Peerless Industrial Systems Bronze Alocit Australasia Pty Ltd Ameron Coatings Apollo CMS Pty Ltd Australian Electrolysis Committee Australian Foundry Institute Blastmaster Building Research Frank L Burns Carboline Australia Pty Ltd Cathodic Diecasting QLD Coatings & Linings NZ Connell Wagner Pty Ltd Corrotek Consultants Dulux Protective Coatings Extrin Consultants Galvanizers Association of Australia Garnet International Sales Hempel (Australia) Pty Ltd

Copper Helena Alexander Aust. Pickling & Passivation Service Donald J Bartlett Norm Beckwith Anthony A Betts H David Blackburn Timothy Blair Les H Boulton John L Bristow Robert Callant Geoffrey R Cope Corrotec Services Robert Cox Peter Crampton Pierre Crevolin CSIRO Manufacturing Science & Technology Kerry Dalzell Roman Dankiw Martyn Dunford Gary Evans Roger Franklin

Robert J Freedman John Furstenberg GPR Electrical (WA) Warren K Green Craig Hayden Brian T Hickinbottom Independent Coatings Consultancy George A King Bill Koelman Cindy Lee Harry Lee Maurice Linker Vic Mclean Metal Spray Suppliers (NZ) Gregory Moore David Nicholas Sally A Nugent Michael Olley Andrew Peek Rafael Pelli Steve Poncio Pumpline Pty Ltd Quilter Consulting Rust Bullet Australia Geoff A Robb A & A Szokolik Barrie Toomath Grahame Vile Dean Wall Rodney Wubben Other Bechtel International Inc International Corrosion Services J Little Centurion Ian MacLeod David Nicholas Grahame Vile Dean Wall

ACA Foundation Ltd. Board of Directors & Office Holders Dean Wall Roman Dankiw Paul Vince

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Ian Booth Dr Ian MacLeod

ACA Foundation Ltd. PO Box 112 Kerrimuir VIC 3129

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