Martin Ewald Steinhäufl, MSc is managing director of the metal working company he founded more than 20 years ago. Furthermore, the master metalworker and welding specialist chairs the working group on standards and certification in the Federal Metalworking Trade Association of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber. Steinhäufl is a court-certified expert, NDT expert and certified auditor. He enjoys passing on knowledge and gives lectures on materials technology, steel construction, manufacturing technology and standards in various adult education institutions.
As a member of various committees and working groups at Austrian Standards International, the Lower Austrian also plays an active part in standardization, is lead auditor for certification according to EN 1090 and EN ISO 3834 in the certification body of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber and supports steel construction companies in developing and implementing quality management systems. “A good standardization system is to provide clarity for its users without hampering innovative development,” states Steinhäufl who has been a member of the Presidential Council of Austrian Standards International since June 2019.