4 April 2017 | Industrial Service
Hanover: The Board of TÜV NORD Systems has been reorganised as of 1 April 2017. It now consists of Ralf Jung as Chairman of the Board of Management, alongside Silvio Konrad, Yves Schoen and Ulf Theike. The previous chairman of the Board, Rudolf Wieland, has retired on 31 March 2017 after many years in the post. The Board of TÜV NORD Systems also manages the Industrial Services business unit of the TÜV NORD GROUP.
“We’re going to continue to advance the digital transformation of the TÜV NORD GROUP, with a stronger focus on the needs of our customers and professionalism in our sales activities alongside ongoing internationalisation and the development of innovative services,” says Ralf Jung. With Ralf Jung, Silvio Konrad, Yves Schoen and Ulf Theike, the Board of Management of TÜV NORD Systems now consists of four internationally experienced managers who know the TIC (Testing, Inspection, Certification) market inside-out.
The Industrial Service business unit is the largest in the TÜV NORD GROUP. It covers testing, certification and further safety and quality-related inspections in the four segments of industry, energy, infrastructure, and people and the environment (Resources4Life). The areas of work include services such as the testing of industrial installations, power stations and lifts, the certification of wind turbines, railway technology and food, along with emission measurements or occupational safety audits. As digitalization progresses, functional safety also becomes more and more important across all sectors. The TÜV NORD GROUP is reorganising the Industrial Services business with its four internationally integrated segments with the aim of offering customers across the globe tailor-made solutions focused on their specific sectors.
A brief portrait of the four directors:
Ralf Jung is chairman of the Boards of TÜV NORD Systems and TÜV NORD International since 1 April 2017. He is responsible for the Industry strategic business segment, which includes the Manufacturing Technology and Process Technology operative business segments. He has been a member of the Board of Management since 2008. The mining engineer, who holds a doctorate in the field, had previously worked for the DMT Group, which offers various engineering and consulting services in the commodity sector, since 1988; DMT has been a member of the TÜV NORD family since 2007.
Silvio Konrad has been a member of the Board of Management of TÜV NORD Systems, where he manages the Energy strategic business segment, since 2016. His work involves the development and control of the Renewable Energy, Nuclear Technology and Conventional Power Plants operative business segments. Konrad is additionally responsible for strategic sales and marketing. Prior to his appointment to the Board, the printing technology engineer worked in various management positions at General Electric from 1998 to 2016, most recently as Sales Director for Central and Eastern Europe with GE Energy Power Conversion.
Yves Schoen has taken his place on the Board of Management of TÜV NORD Systems as of 1 April. There he is responsible for the Infrastructure strategic business segment along with the Railway Technology and Buildings operative business segments. He has already been at the helm of the M&A activities in the Industrial Services business unit since 2016. Schoen has been working at the TÜV NORD GROUP since 2013: First, he led the international Business Development; then, in 2014 he became Executive Regional Manager Europe for 24 subsidiaries in 20 European states. Prior to joining TÜV NORD, Yves Schoen, MBA INSEAD and graduate in Civil Engineering from ENPC, held leadership positions in a number of technical service companies, such as Schlumberger, Rexel and SGS, in Europe, Australia, South America and West Africa.
Ulf Theike has been a member of the Boards of TÜV NORD Systems and TÜV NORD International since 2013. In addition, he has since 1 January 2017 been responsible for the “Resources4Life” strategic business segment, where his remit includes the development and management of the System Certification, Health, Environment and Food/Agriculture operative business segments. As Chief Digital Officer, Theike is working hard to advance the digital transformation process within the Industrial Services business unit; also in his remit is the business-unit-wide control of innovation, accreditation and global process management. The trained economist can look back on 20 years of management experience in the certification and inspection business.
About the TÜV NORD GROUP
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