Spotlight Interview: Mahmud Jarrar, Director Technical Customer Service, Steam Tubes & Pipes, Vallourec

Mahmud JarrarMahmud has nearly 15 years in the group. He joined Vallourec in the Mülheim Conti Mill as a Quality engineer after graduating as a Engineer of material science . He later became the Project Engineer and Production Manager for a finishing shop dedicated to power generation products. Since 2005 he has worked in the technical sales team for the Powergen Division and has lead this team since 2009.



1. Why did you decide to do a webinar with Business Review Webinars?

Energy is a first priority topic worldwide. Efficiency and Safety of power production and supply are one of the main driving factors in this business field. The development of new steel grades has great influence on a power plant’s process parameters and as a consequence for its economic and ecologic output.

With our new steel grade we offer TÜV and ASME certified material for power plant designers and give them a new opportunity, the power of choice, in the possible use of steel tubes. For us, as a company with subsidiaries in more than 20 countries, webinar conferences are daily work. We believe it is also a good way to get in contact with our customers and interested people.

2. What are you looking forward to explaining to the audience?

It is a matter of fact that the Energy business is a quite conservative business which is often driven by uncertainty and political decisions. To convince market players from new products and / or processes is a huge challenge, in  which we as Vallourec see one of our mayor  tasks.

I would like to use this webinar  to explain the results of our work during the last decade to develop a safe and reliable steel grade and how our customers can participate on these new opportunities. The recommendations according to international standards and first experiences of our customers completes the webinar topics.

3. What is the ideal outcome you would like from doing the webinar? 

Of course, our new steel grade is not a magic remedy, but at the end of our webinar the audience should have a clear picture, in which individual situation it makes sense to think about its usage, how they can use and have to tread VM12 SHC and which benefits they can gain.

4. What motivates you?

I think the biggest motivation in my professional career is to have the possibility to be from the “cradle to the grave” involved in processes of developing and promoting something new to a cautious and mostly conservative market.

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