At the centre of everything we do at Surface is a team of highly skilled and experienced people delivering a professional and quality inspection service.

Sean Truesdale

Founder and MD of Surface Corrosion

Our founder and director initially started the company in 2010 and has amassed over 30 years’ experience in the coatings industry undertaking a multitude of senior roles before embarking on creating Surface Corrosion Consultants.

Sean is a highly experienced, well-known and respected AMPP Level 3 coating inspection professional. He has been instrumental in establishing the company as a market leader in Paint Inspection, NDT & Coating Inspection and Corrosion Prevention consultancy across Europe.

With a passion for advancing the digitisation of coating and inspection management he truly believes we are leading the way with our powerful asset management application – SAM™.

Sean maintains a ‘hands-on’ approach in all the day-to-day activities of the company and brings a wealth of technical and practical knowledge to the ever-growing team. More recently his attention has been focused on building a team around him to sustain Surface’s vision for the future.

Sean works directly with our clients throughout the UK and Ireland and further afield in Europe. Implementing strategies and specifications is at the core of his role, allowing projects to be successfully delivered across a wide range of industries, with a keen interest in Oil & Gas, Renewable and Industrial sectors.


Robert Grainger

Technical Director

Rab is an AMPP Corrosion and Protective Coating specialist as well as holding AMPP level 3 for 20+ years.  Rab has been in the industry for over 35 years; he has held numerous technical and operational roles across the Global Oil and Gas industry.  Rab is the current AMPP UK Chairman; the industry body committed to training Corrosion Control Professionals.


Steve Brierley

Operations Director

With over 35 years of experience in the coating industry, Steve brings with him a wealth of knowledge on maintenance, project supervision and quality control. He has successfully managed an array of large-scale projects.  Steve is a AMPP Senior Corrosion Technologist and has held AMPP Level 3 qualification since 2010.

Steve has been a member of the Surface Corrosion Consultants Ltd. team for five years and has been the Senior Project Manager on many of our leading operations.

Steve is fully conversant with all aspects of SAM™ and concentrates his efforts on its development promotion and extended use; working with software developers for over 5 years Steve was able to simplify the whole inspection process.


Software Development Team

Our in-house software team leading the digital evolution in our field includes a highly experienced Lead Software Architect and four programmers to support ongoing development work. Surface is committed to continually enhancing and developing SAM™ to ensure it continues to be the best online management tool on the market.

Inspection Team

With 12 in-house Field Inspectors and 4 sub-contractors, we are well positioned to support all corrosion and NDT inspection needs. All inspectors are either ICorr Level 3 or AMPP Level 3 Qualified. Surface currently has the most in-house Level 3 inspectors in the UK