BS&B Safety Systems Europe welcomes Dr. Markus Roser as its new in-house, technical advisor in industrial explosion protection.
Already proving to be a valued member of the team, Markus’ focus is providing expert advice on explosion protection specifications to BS&B’s European cross-sector customers. Through his technical expertise, he will help to bring clarity to specifiers end-users about the intricate considerations involved when applying bespoke explosion protection concepts for BS&B’s clients.
Markus joins BS&B with 20 years of experience in the explosion protection industry. Before joining BS&B, he was the technical co-ordinator for research in explosion protection at FSA GmbH. FSA provides testing and certification of explosion protective systems according to ATEX; it also undertakes research on gas and dust explosions, including large-scale explosion tests under real conditions.
While at FSA, Markus ran the explosion testing division, along with certification and explosion investigation. He was also an experienced team and project manager, key account manager and an accomplished contract negotiator and quality management auditor.
Markus has excellent academic qualifications which have provided a sound foundation for his in-depth knowledge of dust and gas explosions. After gaining a Dipl. Ing (FH) degree from the Polytechnic Furtwangen in Germany he proceeded to study at De Montfort University in Leicester, UK where he attained an MSc in Mechatronics. Markus then attended Loughborough University and graduated with a PhD (specialising in dust explosion phenomena in interconnected process vessels) from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.
He also attained a Quality Manager certificate from the German Society for Quality (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Qualität).
As an active member, Markus participated in standardization committees at CEN (Comité européean de normalisation), at different working groups under Technical Committee 305 (TC 305) potentially explosive atmospheres – explosion prevention and protection); he deals specifically with explosion venting, explosion isolation and explosion suppression.
Kevin Spiess, BS&B’s Head of Sales for EMEA says, “Markus’ outstanding technical expertise and business experience will give us a distinct edge in our service delivery, especially as our products continue to advance. We are very pleased to have him join us in the European team.”