Mr. John Thomas Yarnall

Mr. John Yarnall is a highly experienced surface engineering technical specialist with over 25 years of operational and senior management experience. He has extensive expertise in electro/powder coating, PVD/CVD, and ceramic surface coating technologies.

Key Achievements and Activities:
Developed and started up a fully operational production center for a leading European heat treatment and metal technology group, generating an annual turnover of £500k from 2 production coating machines with a small team. Increased market share, development, and customer awareness of PVD tool/decorative/slurry coating technology for Bodycote in the UK and Europe. This involved extensive project management and marketing of specialist surface treatments for stainless steel products and chemically formed ceramic engineered slurry coatings.

Served as New Business Development Manager for sales and marketing in the UK, with responsibility for development of Specialty Stainless Steel Processes (S3P) UK sales and marketing for Bodycote's European operations. Provided technical consultancy within Bodycote's global Surface Engineering development teams for Specialty Stainless Steel Processes (S3P).

Identified a need for a biomedical engineering research development program to investigate surface engineering wear and management of HIP Joint Bearings, leading to a 3-year PhD research program at the University of Nottingham. Currently serves as Director of his own Surface Engineering consultancy business, providing services to UK and European universities and manufacturing companies.

Provides CPD and IEPA assessment services for peers and engineering apprenticeships in materials cycle and metal forming.

Professional Memberships and Registrations:
1. Chartered Engineer (ECUK Reg. No. 066445)
2. Fellow of the Institute of Materials (IOM: Fellow 184209)
3. Based in the UK, John Yarnall has a strong track record in the application of coating technology for a wide range of metalworking process tooling, particularly in the aerospace, oil/gas, and biomedical sectors. He continues to drive innovation and research in surface engineering through his consultancy work and academic collaborations.