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Curriculum Vitae - Constantinos Spanomanolis

Section A: Concise Form

August 9, 1950 / Athens , Greece
Greek / Single

University of Perugia, Italy, School of Mathematics, Physics and Natural Sciences, Department of Chemistry, 1968-1971: Propaedeutic biennium for the quinquennial course of studies (laurea) in Chemistry.

Sunderland Polytechnic, (now Sunderland University), England, School of Physical Sciences, 1972-1975: Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours (Second Class, Lower Division),[BSc(Hons)(CNAA)] in Combined Studies in Science awarded in 1973 by the Council for National Academic Awards, Department of Education, United Kingdom. Subjects studied: Chemistry and Economics

Durham University, England, School of Physical Sciences, Department of Chemistry, 1975-1978, (Under a scholarship granted by the E.R.O. (European Research Office - Office 'D'), U.S.Army: Doctor of Philosophy Degree [PhD] in synthetic organic photochemistry, awarded in 1978
Doctoral Thesis title: ‘Studies directed towards the step-growth photopolymerization of carbonyl compounds'. Supervisor: Professor W. J. Feast, FRS

State Ratification (Greece): Both Qualifications were recognised by the Greek Inter-University Centre for the Accreditation of Foreign Qualifications (ΔΙ.Κ.Α.Τ.Σ.Α), Reg. Nr. 5380 / 30 Nov. 1984, as follows:
The former: Equivalent to those awarded by the Chemistry Departments of the Schools of Science of Greek Universities, (equivalence granted following successful supplementary examination in the subject of Food Chemistry).
The latter: Equivalent to those awarded by Greek Higher Education Institutions.


Professional (Continual Education)

European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS):‘European Chemist', (EurChem), 1994, Certificate Nr: 398

Federation Europeene des Associations Nationales d'Ingenieures (FEANI),‘European Engineer',(EurIng), 1994, Reg. Nr: 17731 UK – UK/IOM/0276

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) : ‘Chartered Chemist' (CChem), 1979, Registration Nr: 2465 and ‘Fellow', (FRSC), 1994, Membership Nr: 69846 (Corporate Member (MRSC) since 1979)

New Engineering Council (EC): ‘Chartered Engineer',(CEng), 1994, Reg. Nr: 456424

Institute of Materials (IM) (now Institute of Materials, Mining and Metallurgy): ‘Professional Member', (MIM), 1980, Membership Nr: 24739000

Institution of Plant Engineers (IPlantE) (now (Society of Operations Engineers, SOE'), ‘Fellow' (FIPlantE), 2001, Membership Nr: 25609

Institute of Measurement & Control (InstMC), ‘Member' (MInstMC) and ‘Chartered Measurement & Control Technologist ‘, 1995, Membership Nr: M-17396

Institute of Quality Assurance (IQA):‘Fellow' (FIQA), 2001, Membership Nr: M024194
- Member (MIQA) since 1994

British Computer Society (BCS): ‘Member' (MBCS) and‘Chartered Information Systems Practitioner', 1995, Membership Nr: MO9021532

Institute of Management (IM)(now Chartered Management Institute, CMI): ‘Member', (MIMgt), 1993, Membership Nr: 0422315C


University of Southampton, England:'Photopolymerisation and photopolymer degradation', September 1976

Durham University, England: 'First international conference on polymer surfaces', March 1977 (Member of the Organising Committee).

ABS Marine Services Ltd, Piraeus, Greece: ISO 9000 / ISM Internal Auditor Course for the marine industry,
28-29 May, 1996

V.E.S. A.E., (Trading subsidiary of Messrs ‘IZOLA A.E.', a major home appliances manufacturers),
Corner of Mitropoleos and Pentelis Streets, Athens, Greece,
Sales Department.

Sales Assistant, 1972
Collection, processing and preliminary interpretation of data on sales.

Durham University, Department of Chemistry, South Road , Durham City, England.

Junior Laboratory Demonstrator , 1976-1978
Supervision and evaluation of undergraduates' organic chemistry sessions.

National Defence Research Centre, Scientific Research and Training Directorate, Department of Chemistry, Athens, Greece.

Research Assistant , 1980-1981
Synthetic organometallic chemistry, optically active film (solid-to-solid solution) design and manufacture, characterisation of fluorocarbons.

Christos Spanomanolis Sons (partnership),
Trade & Technical Agencies,
Ipirou 29, GR-104 33 Athens , Greece.
Sales of spare and replacement part sales to deep sea going vessels and Industry.

Partner, 1981-1986
Location and evaluation of manufacturers (mostly Northern European and Japanese) of marine spares.
Visiting Customers, recording their needs, handling technical after-sales problems and disputes, visiting vessels anchored at Piraeus port.

Fuller Engineering (Marine) Ltd,
19, Peel Road , Douglas, Isle of Man, British Isles .
Sales of spare and replacement part sales to deep sea going vessels and Industry.

Director , 1983-1990
Movement of samples and finished items, qualitative controls on final products, setting of operational procedures and communicating to subcontractors any technical specifications requested.

Faringdon Foster International Incorporated,
Leoforos Syngrou 233, GR-171 21 Nea Smyrni, Greece,
Maritime company established in Greece under Law 89/1987,
Deep sea going vessels repairs / supply of replacement parts for ship machinery and equipment.

Representative for Greece - Director, 1987 - present date.
Promotion of products and public relations. Allocation of responsibilities and pertinence as well as the handling of disputes arising between the agents of Messrs Fuller Engineering (Marine) Ltd, Thorn Fuller Sidwell Incorporated, Spachri manufacturing and Exporting Company Ltd, YLIKON A.E., in various locations around the globe.

Thorn Fuller Sidwell Incorporated,
80, Broad Street , Monrovia , Liberia
Sales of spare and replacement part sales to deep sea going vessels and Industry.

Director, 1990-present date
Movement of samples and finished items, qualitative controls on final products, setting of operational procedures and communicating to subcontractors any technical specifications requested.

Spachri Manufacturing & Exporting Company Ltd,
Licavitou 20, Aigaleo , Greece.
Manufacturers of spare & replacement parts for Main , Auxiliary Engines and Marine Equipment.

Joint Administrator – Technical Director ,
Setting up and control of a manufacturing facility consisting of a bronze / aluminium / cast iron foundry, a fully equipped workshop, a rubber production unit.
Production of centrifugal separators, marine air compressors, auxilliary engines (diesel generators), main engines, piston rings, marine pumps, rubber products.

Vassiliou Douka 10, GR-196 00 Mandra Attikis, Greece.
Manufacturers of:
•  Spare & Replacement parts for Main and Auxiliary Engines and Marine Equipment
•  Military Components, such as Track Shoes for Armoured Personnel Carriers.

Vice President, Research and Product Development Director, Quality Assurance Director,
Setting up and management of a sophisticated manufacturing facility to serve the ever increasing demand for marine spare parts and to create a most modern and fully ordered work environment with additional manufacturing and support departments, capable of producing under the strictest specifications, thus allowing diversifications into high technology fields.

•  Indicative list – seminars were in most cases repeated annually
•  Participation as a Principal Instructor

Organised in the premises of: (a)Faringdon Foster International Inc - (b)Spachri Ltd - (c)YLIKON A.E.

‘Effective communication through commercial correspondence', June1994, (a)

‘Reviewing some advanced features of Microsoft Word', December 1994, (a)

‘An introduction to works safety', March 1995, (b)

‘Using Microsoft Excel as the basis for a Bank and Customer Account control system', March 1996, (a)

‘The Quality Assurance System – Principles and Implementation', May 1997, (a)

‘The evolution of the ISO 9002:1994 Standard', October 1997, (a)

‘Participating in a QAS Surveillance Audit', October 1997, (c)

‘Understanding Quality Assurance', April 1998, (a)

‘Using an Electronic Filing System in a multi-user environment', September 1998, (a)

‘Advanced features in Microsoft Excel spreadsheet', January 1999, (a)

‘Risk Assessment in a working environment', January 2003, (a)

K. Amorati, D. Geronti, E. Georgiadou, ‘Logistics and Systems Architecture', submitted to the University of Piraeus, Department of Maritime Studies , February 2000

E. K. Paschalidou, ‘Professional risk assessment in a computerised working environment', submitted to the Piraeus Technological Institution, School of Technological Applications , March 2003.

•  Professional Body: IQA, England
•  Training Site: YLIKON A.E.

A. Vassilantonakis, Mechanical Engineer,
‘Student Membership of the Institute of Quality Assurance', 1996 - 1998.

K. Amorati, University Student (Maritime Studies).
•  ‘Associateship of the Institute of Quality Assurance (AIQA)', 1999 - 2001
•  ‘Certification as an ‘Internal Quality Auditor', 1999 - 2002

M.-K. Lapidaki, Metallurgical Engineer,
'Associateship of the Institute of Quality Assurance (AIQA)', 2003.

•  Following a formal agreement with the Metallurgy Department of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) reached in 2003, one student (in the fourth-to-fifth year of study) would be registered annually for an Industrial Training Session in the field of Materials Technology. Training would take place in the premises of Messrs YLIKON A.E., in Mandra Attikis , Greece .
Two students were accepted and successfully completed their training program, as follows:

July 2003, K. Symeonidis, ‘ cast iron properties'

July 2004, E. Zacharis , ‘ preparations for the casting of steel - selected qualitative controls on cast products'.


•  The subject:

‘The infrastructure and manufacturing capabilities of YLIKON A.E'.

•  The Audience:

The Commander, the leadership of the Hellenic Navy Logistics Command, selected Naval Officers.

•  The Panel:

The President, the Production Manager, the E.D.P. Supervisor and the Defence Advisor of YLIKON A.E. and invited personalities, such as top representatives of: the Testing Research and Standards Centre of the Greek Public Power Corporation (P.P.C.), the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), the Greek Agents of Messrs Pathtrace Ltd.

•  The place:

Specially modified hall in the premises of YLIKON A.E.

•  The date:

13 June, 2000

•  The Events:

Factory Inspection, Selected Manufacturing Demonstration, Question Time Coordination, Printing and Distribution of Presentation Material, Reception, Press Coverage.

W.J. Feast, Constantinos Spanomanolis, ‘Photoreductive polymerisation of dibenzylbenzenes with meta-dibenzoylbenzenes', Polymer Photochemistry, 1 (4): 285-301 (1981)

Ahmad M.M., Alimuniar A.B., Edwrads J.H., Feast W.J., Millichamp I.S., Spanomanolis C., ‘Conjugated polymers as targets for synthetic organic chemistry – some problems and some solutions', Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, 188 (AUG): 98-POLY (1984).


Feast W.J., Millichamp I.S., ‘The synthesis of poly(4,4'-diphenylene diphenylvinylene) via condensation polymerisation of 4,4'-dibenzoylbiphenyl', Polymer Communications, 24 (4): 102-103 (1983)

Higson S.P.J., Vadgama P.M., ‘Biosensors – A viable monitoring technology', Med Biol Eng Comput, 32 (6): 601-609 (1994)


‘The model Greek manufacturing unit for the production of marine components', Greek Marine Industry Journal - Elnavi, 282 (1997), 12 (in Greek language).

‘Prime Minister's expressed interest in the manufacturing activities of YLIKON A.E. ', Greek Marine Industry Journal - Elnavi, 306 (1999), 12 (in Greek language).


Greek (mother tongue)

English (fluent)

Italian (fluent)


Personal computer use - Windows® Operating System, MS-Office® , Internet tools and applications, Optika® Frequent Filer® , Jasc® Paint Shop Pro® and Adobe PhotoShop® Image editing software, FlexED32® and other web publishing tools, GoldWave® , ARWizard3® sound manipulation tools, various software for a multitude of needs.


Officially authorised at ‘National Secret' level, Ministry of National Defence, Armaments General Directorate, Athens , Greece , 2001

This Authorisation is only granted to selected persons allowed to handle classified State information.


A.09. Greek Professional Bodies Affiliation

Greek Chemists' Association (EEX), Member, 1985, Reg. Nr 5790

Athens Commercial Representatives Association ( ΣEEA), Member, 1982,
Reg. Nr 5.559 ( Professional License Nr: 25.606 / 28 April 1980)

Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (EBEA), Member, 1981, Reg. Nr: 53673



Chemical processes and techniques,
Synthetic organic chemistry,
Physical methods of chemical analysis,
Chemical literature surveying

Technical projects,
Planning and production optimisation of replacement parts from plastic and elastomeric materials,
Tracing and usage of alternative materials in the production of mechanical components

Organising and structuring seminars,
Teaching, lecturing, presenting and discussing topics in classes or in small groups,
Holding tutorial sessions, evaluating students.

Informatics – analysis, organisation and control of entrepreneurial activity through computer programs, either commercial (mainly spreadsheets / databases) or custom-made ones.
Office automation, bureautics.

Writing, compiling, structuring, editing, correcting reports, translating scientific or technical literature.


Dr. Evangelos Hristoforou, DEng, PhD, Habil, CEng,
Assistant Professor, Department of Metallurgy,
National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Iroon Politecneiou 9, Zografos, Athens , Greece
Tel: +30 210 7722178

Dr. Gabriel N. Gabriel, BSc, MSc, PhD,
Head of Science Teaching,
Grammar School, Limassol, Cyprus, 12B, Leontiou Machera Str., Limassol 3025, Cyprus.
Tel : +357 99402814
E-mail :

Mr. Evangelos Sarris, MSE, BSE,
Manager of Quality and Safety,
ABS Consulting Inc, Skouze 6, GR-185 36 Piraeus, Greece
Tel: +30 210 4293804

Prof. Francesco Sciandrone,
Viale Roma, 33,
I-03029 Veroli (FR), Italia
Tel: +39 0775 230637

Additional names of referees can be submitted upon request.




A.12. Contact Information

Post Restante, Glyfada Post Office, Saki Karagiorga 7, GR-166 01 Glyfada, Greece
+30 6932 200648 , + 30 6939 727105