ConShield Technologies Inc. Appoints Business Development Manager for Europe & South America
Apr 03, 2013
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 our office in Madrid, Spain.
For more than five years, Gonzalez managed the technical and business activities of the Spanish Concrete Pipe Association, the concrete pipe division (“Grupo Nacional de Tuberias”-GNT) of ANDECE. He 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 Microbiological Induced Corrosion (MIC), commonly known as H2S corrosion.
Gonzalez 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 Gonzalez to our team is the next logical step in growing our international business,” commented 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 Microbiological Induced Corrosion (MIC), commonly known as H2S corrosion.
CONSHIELD TECHNOLOGIES INC. produces a unique anti-microbial additive for concrete which prevents Microbiologically Induced Corrosion (MIC) of concrete in sanitary sewer environments. This liquid additive provides protection throughout the entire thickness of concrete and cannot pinhole, delaminate or wear off like coatings or lining which are applied only to the surface. ConShield additive has been successfully used worldwide since 1996. ConShield’s Crystal-X product line offers economical and effective waterproofing protection of new and existing concrete sewer pipe and manholes as well as dams, reservoirs, bridge decks, foundations, sewage and water treatment plants, tunnels, subway systems, and virtually any other concrete structure where water damage may occur.