APPOINTMENTS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Laboratory Services Manager
Higher Scientific Officer
Health and Safety
Instrumental and Chemical Analysis
Technical Development and Customer Service
1990 to date M.A. HALES TECHNICAL CONSULTANT
Overall management of specialist Technical Consultancy Practice. Liaison
with associates in the fields of technical support, quality systems,
colour services, sales, marketing and acquisition.
Designed, installed and implemented quality systems meeting the requirements
of BS EN ISO 9000. Audited and reviewed the quality systems to maintain
continuous quality improvement in accordance with current quality practice.
Facilitated change management through teamwork. Produced training courses
in auditing, team working, continuous improvement, effective presentation,
quality costing and quality tools for problem solving. Currently developing
integrated management system to include quality, safety and environmental
Designed and instigated Health and Safety management and reporting systems
to meet clients' requirements including COSHH, accident and incident
reporting and permit to work systems. Produced Company Safety Policy
documents and risk assessment programmes.
Assigned product labelling requirements to meet the CHIP and CHIP 2
Regulations and packaging requirements to meet the multinational and
multi modal Transport of Dangerous Goods Regulations for several companies.
Scottish Qualifications Authority certified Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor
following self-study Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor to U.K. Paint Company.
Client-commissioned Paint Inspector for a UK, ,250M civil engineering
and plant installation project ensuring that pre-painted elements met
the requirements of the customer=s specifications and that the quality
of the installed product was still satisfactory. This resulted in liaison
with the customer and a number of nationally and internationally recognised
Undertook, as an expert witness, an evaluation of workmanship of the
painting subcontractors during the refurbishment of an embassy for a
world class construction company.
Set up calibration standards for supplier of computer-based, match prediction
system offering point-of-sale and lab-based, computerised machine tinting.
Developed a water-based, exterior-quality, heavy-duty, textured wall
coating. Supervised initial production batches and instigated quality
control methods. Offered sales and technical service support to achieve
market penetration. Developed a range of quality water-based and solvent-based
decorative paints to meet machine tinting requirements including production
supervision and instigation of quality control testing. Supported sales
effort to obtain both home and export orders. Developed a range of industrial
anticorrosive paint coatings to meet stringent off-shore requirements.
1978-1990 KALON INDUSTRIAL COATINGS
1987-1990 TECHNICAL MANAGER INDUSTRIAL COATINGS
Member of divisional board and responsible for overall technical, safety
and quality management of general industrial, transport, road marking
and electrical varnish sectors, analytical services, quality control,
colour technology, customer liaison including product and safety information
and technical services. Advised production department on safety matters.
Represented the Company at the International Nova Paint Club meetings
(including presentation of papers on various technical projects), Paint
Makers' Association technical meetings and Paint Research Association
Technical Steering Committees. Industrial supervisor for Paint Makers
Association Open Tech. Course. Liaison with the technical management
of Nova Paint Club Members.
Increased customer and technology base by introduction of new product
ranges to meet the exacting requirements of modern industry. Maintained
Company awareness of new H & S legislation. Introduced and developed
new Safety Information Sheet system to meet the requirements of COSHH,
the Consumer Protection Act and Section 6 of the Health and Safety at
Work Act. Introduced internal risk assessment and monitoring system
to ensure conformance with the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health
Regulations. Presented current awareness papers regarding COSHH to Management,
Production, Technical and Sales functions. Introduced and enhanced the
quality system to achieve Ministry of Defence AQAP registration with
the ultimate aim of meeting BS 5750 requirements. Introduced computer
colour matching system for industrial and transport finishes. Minimised
the company's purchasing costs in conjunction with the Buying Department
by rationalisation and evaluation of alternative materials. Offered
technical and safety guidance to prospective and existing customers.
1978-1987 LABORATORY SERVICES MANAGER / COMPANY ANALYST
Management of the Laboratory Services Department including analytical
services, customer product and safety information, raw material control,
formulation control, decorative quality control and computer colour
matching. Served on Company Safety Committee as Safety Advisor. Management
of Coil Coating Division including sales, marketing and technical functions
and liaison with the French and Spanish suppliers. Represented the Company
at European Coil Coating Association meetings.
Planning and organisation of the relocation of the laboratory. Introduction
of modern instrumental analytical techniques including air-monitoring
service to customers. Design and development of a computer-based system
for labelling to the CPL Regulations. Introduction of Safety Sheets
to meet the requirements of the HASAW 1974. Introduction of computer
colour match prediction and batch correction system for decorative and
industrial products. Introduced range of Coil Coating and Pretreatment
materials to the U.K. market. Presented papers on raw material quality
control at Paint Research Association Symposium (two occasions).
1975-1978 MINISTRY OF DEFENCE PROCUREMENT EXECUTIVE
HIGHER SCIENTIFIC OFFICER/SCIENTIFIC OFFICER
Contractor assessment and surveillance visits in support of AQAP Quality
System. Programming development and product evaluation tasks, supervising
their progress and reporting results.
Programming, planning and reporting on a 3 year multi-site project on
the comparison of artificial weathering machines with natural exposure.
Presentation of a paper on the aforementioned at an Oil and Colour Chemists
Association symposium. Programming, planning and reporting on an evaluation
of coatings for galvanised steel. Development of an on-site test method
for measurement of paint film adhesion on motorway bridges. Preparation
and presentation of papers on paint technology to M.O.D. engineers.
Attended graduate management course at the Civil Service College.
1969-1975 CARSON-HADFIELDS (Bestobell Group)
Management of industrial long term development section. New product
development to extend the range of products available.
Introduction of marketable products such as non-sag hammer finishes,
texture finishes, acrylic polyurethanes.
1966-1969 DOMOLAC DURESCO
LABORATORY ASSISTANT/PAINT TECHNOLOGIST
Management of small section for the development of industrial paint
products to meet customer requirements.
Development of technically approved samples and supervision of their
MELVYN ARTHUR HALES
Address : Hollycroft, Main Street, Little Ouseburn, York YO26 9TD
Telephone : (01423) 331118 Date of birth : 14th August 1947
Married with two children.
Shooter's Hill Grammar School
9 GCE 'O' levels 2 GCE 'A' levels 1958-1965
Woolwich College of Further Education (Part Time)
1 GCE 'A' level 1965-1966
Woolwich Polytechnic (Part Time)
HNC Chemistry 1966-1969
R.I.C. Exemption Physics 1966-1968
B.Sc. Applied Chemistry (Hons) Class II.(1) - Analytical 1969-1972
M.Phil Chemistry (Part Time) - "Analytical applications of polyurethanes"