Ralph joined Calix in September 2014 as a Business Development manager. He has over 30 years of experience in the application of chemicals & industrial gases in Water & Wastewater treatment and other process industries.
He came to Calix following almost 25 years at BOC where he worked across a range of Business Development & Account management roles working with a diverse range of customers spanning municipal & industrial water, minerals processing, aquaculture, pulp & paper, food, chemicals, energy, process and allied industries. The common theme across this period was Ralph’s ongoing involvement in & passion for water applications with a particular emphasis on working with customers to co-develop both gas & chemical based solutions. Prior to joining BOC Ralph worked with Melbourne Water for 5 years, undertaking a number of roles across both Water & Wastewater treatment. During this period he authored a chapter on Natural Ventilation of Sewers as part of the Melbourne Water’s contribution to the Australian H2S Control Manual.
Ralph graduated in Chemical Engineering from Monash University in 1980 before starting his career in the Pulp & Paper Industry at Australian Paper (then Aust Paper Manufacturers) Maryvale Mill. In his spare time Ralph enjoys riding his bike in Brisbane & surrounding hills or when on holiday in his favourite location: the Sunshine Coast hinterland. He and wife Erica like to enjoy time with their family of 4 kids when they can all get together.
In this webinar, Michael Wheatland, Sam Sood and Ralph Lloyd-Smith will discuss the impact that Magnesium Hydroxide has had on the winery industry.