International Fastener Forum (IFF) 2024


Markus Fischer

Director Technical Compliance at SCS Concept Deutschland GmbH

Mr. Fischer is a trained carpenter, tightening engineer (DSV)© and has been working in tightening technology for almost 20 years. For four years he was head of a certified academy in the field of fastening technology and was also responsible for the analytics and process optimization team. He then worked for the same international company for a further four years as a specialist for technical standards and legislation. He was 2nd chairman of the VDI-GMA technical committee 3.63 “Measuring and testing methods for fastening technology” and is also an active member of several working groups within the technical committee. He is also an elected member of TC 812, which is responsible for VDI 2230 “Calculation of threaded connections”. Since 2019, he has represented the technical committee in several VDA, CEN and ISO standardization working groups in the focus area of fastening and tightening technology. In addition, he is part of the subcommittee for tightening assembly in the German Fastener Association (DSV) and a lecturer at the University of Dresden on the subject of machine and process capability as part of the postgraduate course for fastening engineers/technicians. For 5 years he has been part of the SCS Concept Group as Director Technical Compliance – a privately owned company based in Milan, Italy with around 150 employees. The SCS Concept Group is a global manufacturer of testing equipment for machine and process capability in fastening technology, as well as assembly tools, productivity-enhancing software and calibration services. Fastening technology and standards enthusiast to the core.


Rainer Janecke

Key Account Manager Technical Sales at STAHLWILLE Eduard Wille GmbH und Co KG
  • Trained automotive electronics technician and R./F. technician
  • State-certified technician in electrical engineering/electronics
  • Remote study technical business economist
  • Training as a tightening technician (DSV) ®

Entry into the world of torque in 1991, responsible for the production and service of torque transducers for a well-known German manufacturer for the production and analysis of bolted connections (rotating/static, as well as torque/angle of rotation and preload force). Later technical and commercial management of national and international service for calibration technology systems for rotating and static torque measuring tools and their individual components. Today Key Account Manager for technical sales sales, customer consulting and training at STAHLWILLE Eduard Wille GmbH und Co. KG in Wuppertal.


Richard Gruber

Managing Director of Richard Gruber GmbH

After completing high school and training as an electronics technician, Richard Gruber worked for several years as a measurement technician in an international EMC test laboratory. After additional training as a master craftsman and information technician, he specialized in the field of fastening technology in October 1999. Until 2006, he focused on setting up and managing a DKD/DAkkS-accredited calibration laboratory and establishing a technical analysis laboratory for measuring instruments, Fastening systems and fastening systems. As an independent auditor for ISO, IATF and VDA requirements, he has been supporting various automotive companies in the testing and further development of processes and technical regulations since 2007. In 2013, he opened a training center for classic training methods in fastener technology. Since 2019, the focus has been on the development of digital learning formats and in particular on train-the-trainer programs for the implementation of needs-based qualification in bolting technology according to VDI/VDE-MT 2637ff.

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