Stuart Downie

Senior Consultant

Stuart has spent 25 years in the coatings industry and has provided technical support and leadership to the automotive, aerospace and superyacht markets for one of the world’s largest coating companies. Having been industrially trained, he has an extremely broad general knowledge of all aspects relating to the practicalities of coatings technology.

Stuart’s particular speciality relates to his in-depth of knowledge of coatings application processes and associated equipment, including ancillaries, with specific emphasis on the highest quality finishes demanded by the superyacht market. He spent several years developing and improving application processes for one of the leading superyacht topcoats.

Before joining Safinah, Stuart spent over 8 years as the global coatings technical lead for one of the largest marine Classification Societies. He has a sound knowledge of Class requirements for coatings and corrosion prevention in the marine sector, has been a key player in academic research projects relating to antifoulings and attended IMO working groups as a technical advisor to the UK MCA.