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TÜV SÜD America Announces Senior Additions to Its Executive Leadership Team

PEABODY, Mass.--TÜV SÜD America Inc., a premium quality, safety, and sustainability solutions provider that specializes in testing, inspection, auditing, certification, training, and knowledge services, announces four new senior leaders that have joined Its Executive Leadership Team.

TÜV SÜD is focused on ensuring that the right talent is placed at all the levels of the organization and on recruiting top talent to the TÜV SÜD America Executive Leadership Team to continue being competitive in the marketplace. Notably, in their roles, all these new executives have responsibilities for TÜV SÜD Americas, including TÜV SÜD America, TÜV SÜD Canada, TÜV SÜD América de México, and TÜV SÜD America do Brasil.

“We are delighted to welcome Jan-Paul, Jasmine, Jobina, and Laurence to TÜV SÜD America’s Executive Leadership Team. We believe in the power of a cohesive and aligned Executive Leadership Team to deliver transformational results and build a strong culture in the organization, so we sought talent that would complement the existing strong players on our Executive Leadership Team, including Mark Alpert, Kristen Downs, Jim Marsh, and Fabian Schober. We are excited to have a complete Executive Leadership Team in place, and will continue innovating to consistently deliver the best experience for our clients, and to continue being an agile competitor in the global marketplace,” said John Tesoro, President and CEO of TÜV SÜD America.

“A strong TÜV SÜD America Executive Leadership Team is essential for ensuring that our strategic goals are achieved. We must have an organization and a culture of inspired and engaged employees that stay current and continuously evolve with state-of-the-art expertise in their respective areas. TÜV SÜD greatly values and nurtures its talented employees. We continue to be a magnet for talent, and are excited to welcome these new leaders,” stated Ishan Palit, Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Board of Management of TÜV SÜD AG.

The following executives have joined the TÜV SÜD America Executive Leadership Team:

Vice President of Human Resources – Jobina Gonsalves

Jobina Gonsalves has a strong background in Human Resources (HR) management with experience in the end-to-end employee lifecycle from recruitment to retirement. Jobina has a track record of positioning HR as a true partner of business. Jobina has been with the TÜV SÜD group since 2012. She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from India and a Graduate Diploma in Human Capital Management from the Management Development Institute of Singapore. She received her BS degree from the Mumbai University. Jobina will be relocating to Boston from Singapore where she has been based for the past 17 years. Jobina will be based out of TÜV SÜD Americas regional headquarters in Peabody, MA.

Vice President of Marketing – Jasmine Martirossian

Jasmine Martirossian brings extensive expertise in digital and content marketing. Jasmine served as the Vice President of Marketing for TTA (The Training Associates), where she created a holistic marketing ecosystem. She has depth of TIC industry knowledge having held key marketing roles with Intertek and CSA Group. Jasmine is a widely published author, and her work has been covered in publications, such as The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and The Toronto Star. Jasmine holds a Ph.D. in Law, Policy and Society and an M.A. in International Relations, both from Northeastern University. She also attended Wellesley College and Yerevan State University earning a BA in Linguistics. Jasmine will be based out of TÜV SÜD Americas headquarters in Peabody, MA.

Vice President of Product Service – Jan-Paul van Maaren

Jan-Paul van Maaren brings numerous years of experience from senior executive roles in which he has driven and achieved transformational organizational growth. Jan-Paul’s experience includes leadership positions with leading companies, such as, Danaher’s subsidiary, Pall Corporation, where he was Vice President of Product Marketing, as well as BTU International, MKS Instruments, Eaton and Honeywell. Most recently, Jan-Paul was General Manager of ProfiTech Consulting. Jan-Paul van Maaren holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Utrecht, and an MBA in Marketing and Multinational Management from The Wharton School. Jan-Paul earned his MS and BS in Physics and IT from the University of Nijmegen in The Netherlands. Jan-Paul will be based out of TÜV SÜD Americas headquarters in Peabody, MA.

Vice President, General Manager of Petrochem – Laurence Hayden

Laurence Hayden brings significant depth of expertise and breadth of experience in both the oil and gas sector and TIC (Testing, Inspection, and Certification) industry. Most recently, Laurence served as Vice President, US Oil and Petroleum at Bureau Veritas / Inspectorate. Prior to that, over the previous two decades, Laurence held positions of growing responsibility – ranging from Operations Director to Regional Manager – with Bureau Veritas / Inspectorate, where he was very effective in helping to scale up the company’s business throughout North America. Laurence Hayden received his BSc from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and earned his MBA from University of Florida. Laurence Hayden will be based out of TÜV SÜD’s Pasadena, TX location.

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TÜV SÜD is a premium quality, safety, and sustainability solutions provider that specialises in testing, inspection, auditing, certification, training, and knowledge services. Since 1866, the company has remained committed to its founding principle of protecting people, property and the environment from technology-related risks. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, TÜV SÜD is represented in more than 1,000 locations worldwide. TÜV SÜD operates globally with a team of more than 24,000 multi-disciplinary experts recognised as specialists in their respective fields. By combining impartial expertise with invaluable insights, the company adds tangible value to businesses, consumers and the environment. The aim of TÜV SÜD is to support customers with a comprehensive suite of services worldwide to increase efficiency, reduce costs and manage risk. Visit

About TÜV SÜD America

TÜV SÜD America Inc., a subsidiary of TÜV SÜD AG (Munich, Germany), is a leading globally recognized testing and certification organization. TÜV SÜD's Business Assurance division provides management system certification services to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, AS9100, Safe Quality Food (SQF), and more. TÜV SÜD's Product Service division offers electrical and mechanical product safety, Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) testing, environmental testing, NRTL and SCC certification, CE marking assistance, restricted substance services, international compliance services, and more. TÜV SÜD America also provides a comprehensive suite of services for the medical device sector as a European Union notified body for the medical device, active implantable medical device and in-vitro diagnostic device directives, and a complete service portfolio including ISO 13485 and MDSAP certification, FDA 510(k) and third-party inspections. The company's Industry Services division offers a full suite of services for pressure equipment manufacturers and materials producers exporting products to the European Community. The Industry Services division also includes TÜV SÜD Global Risk Consultants, the leading global provider of unbundled property loss control services. Visit

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