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European Federation for Welding, Joining and Cutting (EWF)

  • Member (President 2014-2016)
  • EWF Assessor (2001 – 2009); EWF Lead Assessor (2009 – 2021)
International Institute of Welding (IIW)
  • Member IIW Commission XIV: “Education and Training”
  • Member IIW Commission XVIII: “Quality Management in Welding and Allied Processes”
  • Member IIW WG-STAND

IIW – IAB the International Authorisation Board of the International Institute of Welding

  • Member IAB Group A: “Education and Training” (Chairman 2011-2020)
  • Member IAB Group B: “Authorisation and Qualification”
  • IIW Assessor (2001 – 2009); IIW Lead Assessor (2009-2021)
Dutch Standards Committee (NEN)
  • Member and past Chairman of the Dutch Standards Committee 341 008 “Welding”

Comité Européenne de Normalisation (CEN)

  • Member of CEN (Comité Européenne de Normalisation): TC 121, Welding

International Standards Organisation (ISO)

  • Member ISO/TC 44/SC 10 and SC 11
  • Past chairman of  ISO/TC 44/SC 11/WG2 (update of the EN-ISO 14731)

Independent Welding Consultants Register (IWCR)

  • Secretary of the Association IWCR


  • Knight in the Royal Order of Oranje Nassau.
  • Holder of the “Professor Jaeger medal” of the Netherlands Insitute of Welding.
  • Honorary member (past secretary) of the “Lastechnische Discussiegroep Rotterdam, LDR” (Welding Discussion group Rotterdam).
  • Honorary member (past chairman and past secretary) of the Association “KINT” (Dutch Association for Quality, Inspection and Non-destructive Techniques).