KAMAX Group chief market officer, Dr Wolfgang Scheiding, has been elected as chairman of the German association of fastener manufacturers – the Deutscher Schraubenverband.
Dr Scheiding has personally been involved with the DSV for more than 20 years. As a postgraduate he was a scientific assistant at the research department maintained by the DSV at the Technical University of Darmstadt. Following completion of his doctorate, and during his first years working for KAMAX, he played a part in the technical committees of the DSV. At the beginning of 2016 Dr Scheiding was elected to the DSV executive board as chairman of the automotive section.
Dr Scheiding is especially focused on training and development. The DSV already offers annual decentralised fastener technical training, for up to 40 attendees. It is now considering whether to establish an academy to offer a higher number of participants a professional qualification as a fastener specialist engineer, fastener specialist technician or fastener expert.
Together with the Italian manufacturers’ association, UPIVEB, the DSV plays a leading role in international cooperation as a member of the European Industrial Fasteners Institute (EIFI).
Having held senior management roles in leading automotive and fastener businesses, Phil joined Fastener + Fixing Magazine as editor in 2002. Convinced there is no substitute for ‘being there’, over 15 years of visits and interviews around the world mean he has accumulated an extraordinary knowledge and perspective of the global fastener industry, reflected in his incisive and thought provoking reporting.