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TÜV SÜD America Appoints New Vice President, General Manager of Petrochem

January 15, 2019, Peabody, Massachusetts. TÜV SÜD America Inc., a premium quality, safety, and sustainability solutions provider that specializes in testing, inspection, auditing, certification, training, and knowledge services, announces the appointment of Laurence Hayden to the role of Vice President, General Manager of Petrochem for the Americas.

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.

“We are thrilled to welcome Laurence Hayden to TÜV SÜD America. He brings a track record of success in the Chemical, Oil & Gas sector by bringing advanced services to the market, building multi-functional teams and increasing technical competency. Enhancing value for our customers is central to the continued success of TÜV SÜD as an organization, so we are excited that Laurence has joined our team,” said John Tesoro, President and CEO of TÜV SÜD America.

“Laurence Hayden’s vast experience in various Chemical, Oil & Gas Leadership roles will support our endeavour to achieve customer excellence and driving transformational growth initiatives in the Americas” added Reiner Block, CEO, Global Industry Service Division, TÜV SÜD.

“I am excited about bringing the strategic objectives of TÜV SÜD to life through inspiring our people and promoting innovation and the use of advanced technology to maximize value for our customers,” shared Laurence Hayden.

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