Jason is the Process Development Manager at BlueScope Australia. In his 20 years at BlueScope, he has held a diverse range of technical, manufacturing and technology development roles within Australia, Malaysia and China. Background academic qualifications include an Honours degree in Materials Science (UTS), an MBA (Deakin) and more recently a Master of Science and Technology Commercialisation (Adelaide). Jason is convinced that the likelihood of successful commercialisation of new technology is maximised by the collaborative combination of a diverse team of passionate people, extensive market engagement and the systematic application of adaptive processes. Within the Steel Research Hub, Jason is a member of the Research Management Committee providing leadership to the Innovative Coatings Program as well as making a technical contribution to the projects within Program C. Of particular interest is new insight on how lean industrial organisations can effectively develop strong long-term relationships with academic partners to efficiently develop new technology and actualise their commercial benefits.