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Dave March


Dave provides M&C with Academic support with 44 years of industrial experience in various roles such as Metallurgical Technician, Metallurgist, Foundry Manager and Technical & Quality Manager.  Dave is part of the course team setting up and writing course material for Metallurgy and provides advice on other aspects.

Qualifications - City & Guilds Metallurgical Technician Certificates Parts 1 & 2.

Professional Engineering Institutions - Institute of Case Metal Engineers (ICME), PMICME since 1999, FICME in 2012.  Three terms of Office as North East Branch President and currently Branch Social Secretary.

Previous Experience - One of Dave's achievements was to introduce and design process routes for Stainless Steels including Duplex & Super Duplex.  Gained NORSOK qualifications to M650 Rev. 2 for MDS D46 (4A Duplex) and MDS D56 (5A & 6A Duplex).  Also gaining approval of Manufacture Certification from Lloyds, GL, DNv, BV & ABS and upgrading the ISO 9001 accreditation to ISO 9001:2000.

Through his industrial experience, Dave supervised production and planning in the Pattern Shop, Moulding and Melting Departments.

Quality Management Experience -  Dave achieved the installation of a new production control software which involved reviewing, selecting and implementing the system.  He has successfully upgraded a Quality Management System to meet the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 and upgraded the NORSOK qualification to M650 Rev 4 and MDS D46 (A4 Duplex) & MDS D56 (5A & 6A Super Duplex).

​Dave also assisted in the design, layout and all associated melting requirements together with recruiting and training melting personnel for a new foundry, which also gained a separate ISO 9001 accreditation.  Within a 4-month period the installation and implementation of the production control system was achieved and the first steel had been poured.

​During efficiency savings, Dave successfully integrated and combined two separate quality systems into one and after a full re-certification audit accreditation was awarded.


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