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NDT.net Issue - 2015-03 - NEWS
NDT.net Issue: 2015-03
Publication: e-Journal of Nondestructive Testing (NDT) ISSN 1435-4934 (NDT.net Journal)

TÜV Rheinland Pressure Equipment Unit Poised to Enhance Local Delivery

TÜV Rheinland Industrial Solutions10, Boxborough, MA, USA

And Boost Foreign Market Access with New Leadership Structure

Houston, Texas, February 27, 2015 - TÜV Rheinland AIA Services, LLC, a full-service inspection, testing and certification business unit serving the boiler and pressure vessel industry, announces leadership and management changes effective March 1, 2015. These changes will leverage and capitalize on TÜV Rheinland's global presence and technical competences.

Palmer Dent III, Codes and Standards Manager, assumes the position of General Manager at TÜV Rheinland AIA Services. He will be responsible for the overall direction and management of TÜV Rheinland's American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) business unit, including profit and loss, strategic business development and tactical plan execution for North America. Dent has more than 21 years of codes and standards experience, holds the A, B, N, NS and C endorsements and has held commissions in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. He is an ASME member and sits on the State of Texas Boiler Board of Rules and Regulations.

In a strategic move, former General Manager, Bernard Hrubala, will devote more time to strengthen the relations as TÜV Rheinland's ASME Global Leader and Head of TÜV Rheinland's Global ASME Technical Competency Center. He will continue serving customers in his position as Manager, Pressure Equipment and Plant Technologies.

"We always listen to our customers and look for ways to better address their needs, especially by drawing on the unique benefits of our global network," said Michael Kuepper, Business Stream Director, Industrial Services, TÜV Rheinland. "The present leadership reorganization takes the best advantage of our talented employees’ strengths and puts them in positions to better help local customers access domestic and international markets."

There are also moves on the technical and customer service side of the operation. Lawrence Selensky, Authorized Nuclear Inspector Supervisor, has been promoted to ASME Manager, Codes and Standards. He will be responsible for ASME codes and standards competence and compliance under Dent. Kimberly Gates, ASME Codes and Standards Administrator, has been appointed Operations Manager and will work on strengthening and maintaining relationships with customers; capturing and analyzing market intelligence; and managing sales plans, pricing, tactical implementation and organizational sales improvement activities.

"This is an exciting time for us at TÜV Rheinland because we take our vision of becoming the number one provider of ASME related inspection services to the next level, a global level, thanks to the expertise, trust and visibility we have earned in the industry," said Dent.

As an ASME and National Board Accredited Authorized Inspection Agency, TÜV Rheinland AIA Services employs National Board Commissioned Inspectors who provide shop and field inspections for both new construction of boilers and pressure vessels as well as repairs and alterations to pressure retaining items in accordance with ASME Sections I, III (Divisions 1 and 3), IV, VIII (Divisions 1, 2 and 3), X, XI, XII and the National Board Inspection Code. The company also provides inspections and certification in accordance with the European Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC and International Approvals for countries across the globe. For additional information about TÜV Rheinland, visit www.tuv.com/us.

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 66 countries, employs 18,000 people and has an annual revenue of $2.2 billion (€1.6 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.

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