Dr Peter Havel is the new CEO of TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH, heading the management team of Dr Jens Butenandt and Holger Lindner. Within the management trio, Dr Havel has responsibility for operational business. Dr Jens Butenandt is responsible for all technical and administrative functions, including quality management, IT and human resources, while Holger Lindner continues to head the finances and controlling units. All three report to the Interim CEO of the Product Service Division, Dirk Eilers.
Dr Havel has been with the TÜV SÜD Group for 16 years, holding a variety of positions in the group. Starting out as an auditor for functional safety and software security, the electrical engineer moved to the position of assistant to the Chairman of the Board of Management of TÜV SÜD AG. Subsequently, he was responsible for medical devices in Japan. In the past seven years he very successfully managed global Medical Health Service business, with around 600 employees in Singapore and the USA, and generated a significant rise in both revenue and income for the business unit.
As CEO, he will be responsible for the testing and certification of all kinds of products. “The global product testing and product certification market is a highly competitive growth market”, says Dr Havel. “We will focus on the assessment of new technologies and developments, thereby confidently investing in our successful future. If rapid technological developments are to benefit mainstream markets, the innovative products based on them need to function safely and offer good usability and a high level of availability. Following our company's mission, we will do our part to make technologies and innovations available to the general public safely and quickly. By doing so, TÜV SÜD Product Service will play an even greater role in driving progress in the future.”
Dr Havel succeeds Robert Kees, who has taken over the role of CEO of the new Sales & Marketing corporate function. The function combines TÜV SÜD's strategic key account programme and corporate marketing operations. Dr Havel will be succeeded as Business Unit Manager Medical Health Services by Dr Royth von Hahn.
TÜV SÜD Product Service has supported manufacturers, importers and retailers in meeting statutory requirements and consumer expectations in international markets for almost 30 years. It supports a wide range of industries, from household appliances to consumer electronics, medical devices, textiles, telecommunications equipment and food. TÜV SÜD's product professionals provide their services to improve safety and quality on globalised markets. They support manufacturers and retailers throughout the world to ensure the safety, quality and user-friendliness of their products.
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