John Franceschini BSc (Hons.), C.Chem, MRACI

Sharp & Howells Pty Ltd | 41 Greenaway St, Bulleen, VIC 3105

Academic Qualifications

La Trobe University, Bundoora 1980-1983
Bachelor of Science; Honours in Chemistry

Professional Experience & Qualifications

Sharp & Howells Pty Ltd – 1984- Current
Est 1922, NATA Accredited Laboratory No. 61- first accredited 1952


Memberships Held During Professional Career

MRACI: (Member- Royal Australian Chemical Institute

Victorian Committee Member. Involved in multiple groups including Analytical, Polymers, HSE Group, Dangerous Goods Group, Consultants Group and Chemical Heritage Group.

C.Chem: (Chartered Chemist)
Recognition of ongoing professional development and memberships.
NATA: (National Association of Testing Authorities)

Overseeing of all levels of NATA and ISO accreditation procedures and assessments over a range of Testing fields

Registered with Ports & Harbours as Competent Chemist:
A rarely held accreditation for confined space testing and chemical emergency response.

Australian Standards:
Technical contributor to several Australian standards and committees.

Expert Witness-Industrial Chemical Forensics & Chemical Litigation:
Experienced in both analytical and legal issues involved in chemical analysis and testing. Appeared at most levels of litigation.

Instrumental Analysis Expertise:

Petroleum Product Analysis and Testing:
Experience in testing and procedures that are world recognized.

Occupational Health & Safety / Toxicology:
Chemical hazard assessments both on site and in the lab against current OHS regulations.

Dangerous Goods / HAZMAT Incidents:
Chemical hazard assessments both on site and in the lab including chemical emergency response.

Building and Construction Material and Product Testing, Analysis & Failure Investigation:
Pioneered new tests and programs for the building industry that have set benchmark quality assurance protocols, particularly for mortar and concrete.

Environmental Investigations: (Including Site Contamination Assessments)
Managed numerous environmental assessments at EPA level.

Quality Control:
Responsible for the setting up and NATA accreditation of the laboratory in several fields of testing including Chemical, Environmental and Construction.

Media Releases and Interviews

Major Projects Investigated

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