Ask our steel market expert: Raymond Stemerdink

I’ve been working at Kiwa since 2007 and have closely followed all the changes and developments within the industry. As a welding engineer, I’m mainly concerned with regulations that focus on welding. Metal is my true passion! Kiwa is an internationally operating company and is dealing with all international standards that apply within the steel market. This makes it extra challenging for me to work with integrated audits! Within Kiwa I am responsible for the following regulations:

My ambition is to make an active contribution to the confidence that the market has in a product or producer. The additional advantage for a manufacturer is that they create added value with their Kiwa certification. Hereby it is important for me to closely follow the latest market developments and production techniques. It is a challenge for me to coordinate the various disciplines. In addition, I strive for added value of the Kiwa certification for the manufacturer. After all, every manufacturer is unique and has its own needs.