Gunnar Ackx

Managing Director

Gunnar Ackx is a 2nd generation independent coatings inspector & -consultant.  He graduated from college in 1993 with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and subsequently completed his military service in the Belgian Marine’s coatings lab.

Gunnar became one of the first NACE Level 3 Certified Coating-Inspectors in Europe in 1999 and is now also an SSPC PCI Protective Coatings Inspector Level 3  + SSPC PCS Protective Coatings Specialist as well as Instructor for SSPC

Between 1998 and the present Gunnar has taught various training programs to over 300 students in Dutch, French & English.

In 2010 Gunnar Ackx was elected as the first International Board Member on the SSPC Board of Governors (, helping the organization to expand more internationally.
Where he was also elected to SSPC President for the year 2016-2017 and now carries the title of SSPC Past President.

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