Since then, he has owned an industrial tank lining company and has successfully participated in thousands of corrosion mitigation projects, working on everything from circuit boards, six-story national monuments, sulfuric acid tanks, grain silos, aquariums, passive fire proofing, corrosion under insulation, secondary containment areas and coating the interior of swimming pools for the rich and famous.
One project of note was specifying the coating system for all of the concrete drinking water tanks in the tallest building in the world, The Burj Kalifa, in Dubai.
Warren holds an undergraduate degree in journalism and wrote for a dialy newspaper (The Whitter Daily News) in the late 1980s. He also holds a Masters In Business Administration in Entrepreneurship.
In 2010 he started Chicago Coatings Group (now called Chicago Corrosion Group). He recognized a need for vendor-neutral, unbiased and highly technical consulting to aid owners in making optimal decisions pertaining to corrosion mitigation solutions and material choices.
There was no business model to follow, and the first years were a tough go. Now, however, CCG is growing nicely and is humbly of service to some of the largest and most sophisticated companies in the world.
He has obtained top certifications with NACE, The National Association of Corrosion Engineers, as a level 3, peer reviewed coating inspector, as well as earning the top certification with SSPC, The Society for Protective Coatings as, a Protective Coating Specialist (PCS).
He is also a frequent blogger and Associate Editor for PaintSquare and also writes for Corrosionpedia.
Warren also owns Engineered Corrosion Solutions, a Midwest technical conference on corrosion.