Boxborough, MA – March 25, 2013 – Michael Kuepper has been named Business Field Director for TÜV Rheinland Industrial Solutions. In his new position, Kuepper will manage the company’s operations and develop and execute the regional business strategy.
Before taking on his new role in Boxborough, Mass., Kuepper served as Business Development Manager at TÜV Rheinland Group in Cologne Germany, for three years. He was responsible for developing and managing the global group strategy for the oil and gas industry, supported business development on the regional and national level, and managed merger and acquisition projects. Sales and global tender support were also among Kuepper’s main responsibilities.
Prior to launching his career with TÜV Rheinland, Kuepper worked as Project and Business Development Manager for Germanischer Lloyd Industrial Services in Hamburg, Germany. He managed national and international pipeline projects in the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and Asia. Before that, Kuepper managed European oil and gas pipeline projects while working as Pipeline Engineer for IBNi - Ingenieurbüro Nickel in Bad Honnef, Germany.
“In the course of his career, Michael worked with teams of global business field managers in all major disciplines, including pressure equipment, functional safety, explosion protection, supply chain services and non-destructive testing, enabling him to gain an inside view on the various industries within TÜV Rheinland’s regions,” said Gerhard Luebken, Chief Regional Officer, at TÜV Rheinland. “He is in a perfect position to address business challenges and opportunities in North America.”
Kuepper holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe - University of Applied Sciences in Germany.
About TÜV Rheinland Industrial Solutions
TÜV Rheinland Industrial Solutions, Inc. is a full-service inspection, testing and certification company providing both field and laboratory inspection services, including all NDT methods, QC/QA functions, and material testing. A subsidiary of TUV Rheinland North America, TÜV Rheinland Industrial Solutions, Inc. laboratory and field services are ISO 17025 accredited, and its mechanical laboratory services are both Nadcap and ISO accredited. For more information, visit www.tuvris.com.
About TÜV Rheinland
Founded in 1872, TÜV Rheinland is a global leader in independent testing, inspection, and certification services, ensuring quality and safety for people, the environment and technology in nearly all aspects of life. The company maintains a presence in 500 locations spanning 65 countries, employs 17,000 people and has an annual revenue of $2 billion (€1.5 billion). TÜV Rheinland inspects technical equipment, products and services, oversees projects and helps to shape processes for a wide variety of companies through its worldwide network of approved labs, testing facilities and education centers. Since 2006, the company has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption. For more information, visit www.tuv.com/us