Malcolm Kerr has 20 years’ experience in the field of superyacht fairing and painting, mainly on the application side. He started his yacht fairing career working on the east coast of Italy. Since the early 2000’s he has jointly owned and run Storm Superyacht Painting on the Italian west coast with his partner, David Fryer. During this time the company has become the main applicator for Benetti, fairing and painting more than 20 new build projects, ranging in size from 46 to 90 metres. In more recent years, Malcolm has worked as an independent coatings consultant handling projects and commissions in Thailand and the US.
Gareth originally trained as a Naval Architect and then subsequently worked as a boat builder and painter for several years before joining AkzoNobel in 2008. Gareth was initially part of a global technical service team working on failure analysis, investigations, coating specifications and new product development for the Awlgrip and International brands. Gareth now continues to work as part of R&D on developing new, innovative products and processes while also developing the technical service team at AkzoNobel, specialising in delivering technical training to both internal and external candidates.
RMCI is grateful to founder tutors, Peter Morgan and Gordon Bailey MBE