Madrid, 25 February 2021.- Gerardo Rodríguez Fernández has joined IST’s team as General Director. With a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Las Palmas and more than 30 years’ international professional experience, he specialises in industrial installations, process safety and the environment.
Gerardo has a strong working knowledge of the efficient application of best safety and environmental practices in industry, leading technical teams in prestigious multinationals in the petrochemical sector, with particular emphasis on his industrial experience in the design and maintenance of installations in Oil & Gas refineries, turbines and pressurised equipment, etc.
Apart from his industrial work, he also specialises in safety audits and the prevention of occupational hazards and teaches in different prestigious international educational and industrial institutions.
Investigation Service Technologies -IST- is a forensic engineering firm founded in 1995 and a benchmark in the study and cause analysis of machinery breakdown claims, with solid representation in Spain, Portugal and Latin America, where it has its own established branches. Its workforce is highly specialised and has extensive experience in diverse areas, such as: fires and explosions, machinery breakdowns, defects in construction and civil works, IT and cyber risks, accidents in the workplace, environmental emergencies and incidents in the agrifood industry.
IST provides assessment on potential industrial and environmental risks, as well as risk inspections and safety audits, to prevent losses in these areas. Its client base comprises the most important insurers, insurance brokers, adjustment firms, law firms and industrial corporations.