Foundry technology. Strategic work. 60 years’ experience in foundry operations. Defect reduction. Cast Iron metallurgy. International work. English, German, and Norwegian language.

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • 2005 – 2018: Consulting projects in Germany, Spain, Norway, Denmark, India, and China.
  • 2005 – 2018: Own consulting firm for foundry technology.
  • 2000 – 2005: Vice President, Windcast Group AS, Norway (later Vestas Casting Group) Responsibility: Technology and R&D for 4 international foundries
  • 1990 – 2000: Vice President, Kristiansands Jernstøperi AS, Norway. Responsibility: Technology, Production and Plant.
  • 1985 – 1990: Managing Director, Norwegian Casting Services AS. Consulting in Norway, Germany, UK, and Kuwait.
  • 1972 – 1985: Technical Director Kristiansands Jernstøperi AS
  • 1965 – 1972: Quality Manager and Production Manager, Kristiansands Jernstøperi AS
  • 1961 – 1962: Instructor Norwegian Infantry training school.
  • 1958 – 1959: Foundry practice at Kristiandsands Jernstøperi AS


EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1962 – 1966: Dipl.Ing from the Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich. (ETH). Specialities: Chemistry, Metallurgy and Foundry Technology.
  • 1960 – 1961: Norwegian Infantry Officer School
  • 1960: Examen Atrium


NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • 2006 – 2012: Past President WFO, Member of the Executive Committee.
  • 2005 – 2006: President WFO. World Foundrymen Organisation. (Prev. CIATF)
  • 1999 – 2004: Member of the Executive Committee of WFO
  • 1998 – 1999: President CAEF (Com. of the European Foundry Industry Associations)
  • 1997 – 2001: Chairman TBL – Støperi (Association of Norwegian Foundry Industry)
  • 1976 – 1986: Chairman of ISO Committee for the Standardisation of Grey Cast Iron.


PERSONAL DETAILS

Per Rolf Roland
Born: 28.05 1941
Married to Randi, 3 children, 7 grandchildren.
Living in Kristiansand, Norway
Email: p-roland@online.no
Telephone: 0047 91774859