Knut Buschmann is President and General Manager of Unirope Ltd., located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada with fabrication locations in Montreal, Mississauga, and Edmonton. He is the former President of AWRF (Associated Wire Rope Fabricators), and continues to be a member of the AWRF Technical Committee where he is currently developing Test Method Procedures for the rigging industry. Furthermore, from 2009 to 2011 he was the President of the OIPEEC, the International Organization for the Study of Endurance of Wire Rope (a European Science Organization), continues to be a member of the Cordage Institut’s Technical Committee were he worked on the development of a High Performance Round Sling Standard, and is a member of the ASME B30.30 Committee “Rope”. He also served on the CSA Z-248 Committee to develop the new Canadian Tower Crane Standard.
Knut is a native of Germany and was transferred by his parent company (WDI-Python Wire Rope) to Canada in 1989. He worked in the wire rope and rigging field all his life as he started out as a merchant seaman and then joined a rigging shop in the city of Hamburg, Germany. His educational background involves a degree in commercial banking as well as several engineering certifications.
Presentation: Stimulating Rope Applications – a report on OIPEEC Conference in Oxford, England
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