June 2015

Sean Blake – New SAIW Executive Director

Sean Blake, known to all connected with the SAIW in any way for his sterling efforts in managing the day-to-day operations of the Institute, says that he is delighted to have been given the opportunity to take over  the reins at the Institute.

“Of course, following in the footsteps of Jim Guild is not an easy task. Hedid a brilliant job. When, at the end of 2000, he took over as executive director of this Institute there were all sorts of problems and when heretired 14 years later the change was remarkable. Today the SAIW is the leading welding training organisation on the continent and its courses are recognised internationally; it has more than doubled its training population and has earned the respect of the global welding community.”