QACE publishes the updated Quality Management System, which is compliant with ISO 9001:2015.
The Assessor’s Meeting and training was held at the QACE office on the 10th to 13th January 2017. The main objectives of the meeting are to undertake training, plan the 2017 Assessment year, to share experiences and identify issue and areas for improvement.
QACE’s new Director, Christian Breinholt was in attendance to meet the assessment team and to familiarize himself with the QACE core activity.
QACE presented ABS with their Certificate of Compliance, during the Individual Recommendations meeting in Houston, Texas on 12th December 2016.
QACE presented RINA with their Certificate of Compliance, during the Individual Recommendations meeting in Genoa on 24th November 2016.
QACE presented Lloyd’s Register with their Certificate of Compliance, during the Individual Recommendations meeting in Southampton on 16th November 2016.
Christian brings a depth of knowledge and experience and is widely known in the industry, having undertaken a number of roles.
Christian began his career as a deck officer in the merchant fleet followed by 39 years of service in the Danish Maritime Authority. The last 13 years he held the position as Deputy Director General and was responsible for maritime safety, security and protection of the marine environment. In addition Christian was the representative of Denmark at a number of international, regional, multilateral and bilateral events, including IMO diplomatic conferences, Assemblies and sessions in the Maritime Safety Committee and Marine Environment Protection Committee since 1988. He was the chairman of the Maritime Safety Committee in the years 2012 – 2015.
QACE held meetings with the Accredited Certification Bodies (ACBs) during the Gdansk ‘Quality Week” in November 2016. QACE thanked the ACB’s for their auditor’s commitment to the scheme and for their vital assistance role in helping to achieve the QACE objectives. The meetings will be repeated annually and are designed to provide a two-way dialogue, provide feedback from the year and a discussion of plans for the future.
Hiroshi (Dave) Iwamoto steps down as a QACE Director having completed his final term of office. Iwamoto-san has been a QACE Director since its beginning in 2010. His varied experience and expertise, together with his sound advice has been a major factor in QACE’s success. His presence will be sorely missed. The QACE Board, Secretariat and the QACE Members wish Dave all the best in his future endeavors.
Dave’s background is with ship sales and as a General Manager with IHI Marine United Inc. (Japan Marine United Corporation), Chairman International Sub-Committee, Planning Committee, ship builders’ Association of Japan. Chairman, Committee for Expertise of Shipbuilding Specifics (CESS), a JECKU committee.