Dipl.-Ing. Dietmar Rippegather
After obtaining the general qualication for university entrance and after education as industrial clerk in 1976 he worked in the sales department for heavy tooling, milling and bending machines of the Schiess AG Düsseldorf until 1979, and for the Kahle Pipeline Construction GmbH/Lentjes GmbH Düsseldorf in 1979 and 1980. Afterwards he studied engineering at the Technische Hochschule (TH) Aachen in the specific aerea Design and Construction. He finished his study with the qualification Dipl.-Ing. at the Institute for Welding and Joining Technology (ISF) of the TH Aachen. 1991 he got his qualification as Welding Engineer from the SLV in Duisburg. After a short time in developing and sales of welding software for the DVS Verlag (currently DVS Media GmbH, which is the publishing house of the DVS German Welding Society), he became the Editor of the scientific welding journal SCHWEISSEN UND SCHNEIDEN of the DVS. 1993 he took over the leadership of the editorial department and became Editor in Chief. Since 2006 he is authorised signatory of the DVS Media GmbH.