Our Leadership Team


Gautam Ramdas

Vice President of Global Market Development


Gautam has 10+ years of managing the development and delivery of corrosion management solutions to multiple Oil & Gas clients globally. While Gautam is responsible for the growth of the Zerust brand of corrosion mitigating solutions worldwide, he brings his background as an engineer to practical problem solving with clients. He has been on offshore platforms, climbed tank roofs, walked through tank floors under maintenance and cleaned pipelines – all to assist clients with identifying the problems and to select the most effective and economical long term solutions. Gautam has corrosion mitigation patents to his name and multiple R&D and implementation teams to support complex client problems.

Prior to working with NTIC/Zerust, Gautam was a successful consultant working with Fortune 500 companies to streamline supply chains and introduce new technologies for process improvement. With an MBA from the University of Michigan, Gautam specializes in ensuring clients get the best return on investment from solutions they deploy. Gautam works with clients to understand their corrosion problems and can offer inhibitor based solution options that will address their specific corrosion concerns. He is also responsible for Zerust partnerships with contractors and distributors globally.

Whether you are in the Oil & Gas Upstream collection, Midstream, or Downstream markets, he can assist in extending the life of your critical assets.


Kelly Baker

Senior Business Development Manager USA/Canada


Kelly has 15 years of experience in providing corrosion protection for Storage Tanks in North America. Today he is focused on tank and pipeline applications in North America and involved in several other countries around the world. Standard tank bottom, tank roof and pipe casing applications can be designed and proposed very accurately and quickly, but asset designs that are less common can also be addressed using VCIs, in most cases.

Kelly can understand and assist in designing a VCI system that will address your specific corrosion concerns. Whether you are in the Oil & Gas Upstream collection, Midstream, or Downstream markets, he can assist in extending the life of your steel assets.







Derek will assist you in designing a solution that will address your corrosion concerns in the United States and Canada. He has 11 years of experience in the pipeline safety and corrosion detection industries covering  Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi and Texas

Standard tank bottom, tank roof and pipe applications can be accurately designed and quickly proposed. In most cases, we can protect less common assets using VCIs.  Areas Derek can address include: asset management, maintenance for on and offshore facilities, rig stacking, mothballing, chime sealing for refineries, tank farms, terminals and casings. 

Whether you are in the Upstream, Midstream, or Downstream Oil & Gas markets, Derek can assist you in extending the life of your critical assets.


Terry Natale

Product Development Engineer


Terry holds a BS degree in engineering from Case Western Reserve University and a MBA from Ball State University. He is a member of NACE and holds a NACE certificate as a CP tester.

Terry has over 35 years of experience in plastics, paint, coatings and corrosion. He has coauthored papers for NACE and Eurocorr and holds a US patent.





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