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Dan Efird Recognized for 50 Years of Service in NACE International

K. Daniel Efird

HOUSTON (April 19, 2018) – At this year’s National Association of Corrosion Engineer’s (NACE) CORROSION Awards Dinner, K. Dan Efird, a Subject Matter Expert at Stress Engineering Services, was recognized and honored for his 50 years of service in the NACE International organization.

Over the past five decades, Mr. Efird has served on numerous technical committee, standing committee and symposium chairmanships, and served a term as a Director of the Association.  He has extensively published in the technical literature on corrosion and corrosion control, with numerous technical presentations and received the NACE A. B. Campbell Award, Technical Achievement Award and Distinguished Service Award.

Kimberly Flesner, principal at Stress Engineering Services said, “Fifty years of service with NACE is an outstanding achievement. We are so excited that Dan was recognized for his commitment and loyalty to the NACE International organization. His dedication should be testament to all metallurgists, especially those just beginning their careers.”

Mr. Efird’s professional background is comprised of decades of research, engineering and supervisory experience in corrosion, materials, and metallurgical engineering, including extensive experience as an expert witness.  He is an internationally recognized authority on corrosion prevention and control with extensive experience working with materials in the oil/gas, chemical, petrochemical, and marine industries.

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About K. Dan Efird:

Mr. Efird has broad experience in corrosion testing and research for oil/gas onshore and offshore production and marine operations. His experience comprises corrosion control, materials selection, failure analysis, metallurgy and welding, chemical inhibition, coatings, cathodic protection, elastomers, nonmetallics, and composites.

Before joining Stress Engineering Services, he was President of Efird Corrosion International. He has previously held positions with Dow Chemical, International Nickel LaQue Corrosion Laboratory, Occidental Petroleum, and Exxon Production Research.  His experience includes direct involvement with overseas oil and gas construction and production operations in the North Sea, Middle East, Africa and South America, and with US domestic oil and gas construction and production operations.

Mr. Efird holds BS degrees in Metallurgical Engineering and Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University, and a MS degree in Materials Engineering from the University of Florida.  He is a registered Professional Engineer in CA and NACE Corrosion Specialist