The Person


Christian Ahrens

Dipl. Ing., Civil Engineer, 

International Welding Engineer IWE

 

 


Vita

Job Career

1975

Graduation as Civil Engineer


1975 - 1976

Designer of Pre stressed Concrete Bridges


1976 - 1980

Designer of Steel Bridges


1980

DVS Welding Engineer


1980 - 1983

Head of the Department Bridge Construction KRUPP


1983 - 1984

Head of the Department Space Frames KRUPP


1984 - 2007

Head of the Department Education, Training and Quality assurance

Institute of Welding, SLV Duisburg


Lead Assessor

 

1987 - 2009

Vice Managing Director, Institute of Welding, SLV Duisburg


since 2004

Vice Managing Director of GSI


2005 - 2009

Managing Director Education and Training of GSI


2009 - 2015

Managing Director Foreign Business of GSI


since 2015

 

 

 

CEO CA-IWC

 

 

 


Activities in the German Welding Society DVS

1987 - 2011

Chairman of Working Group for Engineers Education


1992 - 2000

Chairman of the national Examination Board


since 1992

Member of the national Examination Board


Activities in the German Standardisation Institute DIN

1987 - 1990

Member of Standard Committee DIN 18800


1989 - 1995

Member of Standard Committee EN 1090


Activities in the American Welding Society AWS

since 2009

Member


2009 - 2014

Section Chairman Germany


Activities in the International Institute of Welding IIW

since 1992

German Delegate


since 1993

Member of Commission Education and Training C XIV


1995 - 2000

Chairman of Commission “Authorisation, Examination, and 

Qualification C VII”


since 2000

Member of IAB Working Group A “Education, Training and 

Qualification”


2000 - 2011

Chairman of IAB Working Group A “Education, Training and Qualification”


2000 - 2015

Chairman of IAB Working Group A#2a/2b                                                             “Existing Engineer/Technologist/Specialist/Practitioner Guidelines”


since 2000

Member of IAB Working Group B “Implementation, Authorisation

and Certification”


since 2011

Chairman of IAB Working Group B#1 - Rules and Ops”


2000 - 2011

Member of the International Authorisation Board IAB


1997 - 2009

Peer Assessor


since 2009

2017

Lead Assessor

Chairman of the IAB Board


Awards

2007

German Training Export Award


2010

AWS International Meritorious Certificate Award


2012

IIW Arthur Smith Award


Professional Member of