I graduated with a Bachelor's in Biochemistry and started in the coatings industry in 1998 as a quality manager in a powder coating- and plastification company.
In 2004 I joined Gunnar Ackx, present managing director of SCICON worldwide, as a Coating Inspector at Belgium’s leading Coating-Inspection office at the time.
After the start of SCICON worldwide bvba, I quickly joined the team in early 2008 in order to meet the growing demand for coating inspection services.
In December 2009 I completed my 'Peer Review' and obtained my NACE Certified Coating Inspector Level 3 certification.
Since then, I've specialized in coating inspections of offshore structures in the new build phases and in optimizing or correcting coating processes at subcontractors in order to deliver a quality product in conformance with project specifications and procedures.
I’m a team player (client – painters – inspection company) without losing sight of the end goal: to obtain a product, which conforms to the specifications, keeping in mind Safety and Quality always.
In 2015, I was also recognized as an examiner for the certification of Industrial Blasters and Painters at BCCA (Certification body).
On a final note, I would like to conclude that I’m an enthusiastic coating inspector having 20+ years of experience with my main focus on completing your projects in a qualitative manner conforming to the specifications.