ConShield Technologies Inc. recently appointed Rafael Pastor Gonzalez, (M.Eng), University of Navarra, San Sebastian, Spain, as Business Development Manager for Europe and South America. He will work out of the company’s office in Madrid, Spain.
For more than five years, Pastor managed the technical and business activities of the Spanish Concrete Pipe Association, the concrete pipe division (“Grupo Nacional de Tuberias”-GNT) of ANDECE. Pastor was also a member of the Spanish committee for standardization of precast concrete sewer and drainage systems, participated in Spanish representation in the meetings of the pipe’s standardization group of BIBM (European Concrete Precast Association), and researched for protective measures to subdue microbially induced corrosion (MIC), commonly known as H2S corrosion.
Pastor was involved in the translation of European Standards (EN 12602, EN 15304, EN 12269-2:2010) from the English version into Spanish for AENOR. He lectured in Spain at numerous concrete manufacturing and association conferences, engineering college seminars, and international water and construction conventions, and was also program manager and speaker for GNT at various events. He is fluent in Spanish, English, German and Portuguese.
“The addition of Rafael to our team is the next logical step in growing our international business,” said ConShield Technologies President William Shook. “He brings a wide range of industry experience and knowledge to our team. He is a respected contributor to the concrete industry in Europe and South America and is well positioned to aid those markets in their efforts to protect their concrete infrastructure from microbially induced corrosion.”