Chris Guy joins TÜV SÜD on 2 October 2017 to commence taking over responsibility for the TÜV SÜD Product Service Division in the UK from Jean-Louis Evans. Jean-Louis Evans will be retiring from TÜV SÜD at the end of October 2017 after 18 successful years with the company. Guy will report directly to Michael Valente, CEO TÜV SÜD UK Group.
Chris Guy joins TÜV SÜD from the Consumer Technology division of UL, an US-based testing and certification company, where he was working as Regional General Manager. He had full P&L responsibility for the division across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. Chris Guy started his career working for RFI Global Services, initially in several technical positions, and then expanded his role to more commercial responsibilities after RFI was acquired by UL in 2010. In his time at RFI and UL, he has worked across a wide range of product sectors, including consumer, medical, automotive and energy. In these positions, he successfully proved his operational focus and customer orientation. Now he is taking the next step joining the TÜV SÜD Group: On joining the TÜV SÜD Group, Guy says, “I am really looking forward to continuing the work of Jean-Louis and the team and growing the Product Service business in the UK. My initial priority will be to get to know the team, their current plans and to get out and meet key customers. I want to contribute my experience to enable our customers to reap even greater benefits from our services and help TÜV SÜD Product Service to continue its successful development in the future”.
TÜV SÜD Product Service with extensive services in the UK
TÜV SÜD Product Service employs 160 people in the UK on four different locations. From the UK headquarters in Fareham, Hampshire extensive product testing laboratories provide services to a range of industries and cover complementary disciplines such as EMC, Environmental, Electrical Safety and Radio Frequency testing. Two of the critical elements necessary for European CE marking and international market access are provided from the centrally located Electrical Safety and EMC testing laboratory in Bearley, Warwickshire. Hersham, on the outskirts of London in Surrey, is where the world’s leading radio and telecommunication certification body, TÜV SÜD BABT, is based. TÜV SÜD BABT is a global certification body for the wider TÜV SÜD Group, which has grown to provide global market access solutions to the consumer products & retail, marine, and machinery safety industries. From Billingham, Cleveland in the north of England, TÜV SÜD Product Service provides services to ensure that manufacturers comply with machinery safety legislation, including Risk Assessments, PUWER Assessments and CE marking for Machinery.
Further information about the services of TÜV SÜD can be found at www.tuv-sud.com.
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