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TÜV SÜD Opens U.S. Hub for Amusement Ride and Theme Park Services

Wakefield, MA – TÜV SÜD America announces its U.S.-based hub in Tampa, Florida serving the testing, inspection, certification, and training needs of the amusement ride and theme park industry. Located in Florida and close to many of the most renowned theme parks in the world, TÜV SÜD America’s team can support the amusement ride industry across the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

As a globally recognized inspection and certification body for the amusement ride industry, TÜV SÜD is your trusted partner for the testing, inspection, auditing, training, and certification of amusement rides, ride subsystems, theme parks, water parks, and recreational devices. Our engineers, inspectors, and technicians have worked on more than 100 amusement park projects with more than 95% of the top manufacturers, inspected more than 18,000 rides, and certified more than 5,000 rides.

TÜV SÜD can help your company to apply safety concepts throughout the design, production, commissioning, use, and maintenance of your theme parks and amusement rides, providing all-around assurance for product safety and safeguarding their normal operations.

Bob Vignec recently joined TÜV SÜD America as the Director of Amusement Rides after a successful career in ride engineering at Walt Disney Imagineering. “We are delighted to welcome Bob. His background and experience will make him a great asset to TÜV SÜD America as it offers one-stop technical services for amusement rides and theme parks,” commented Paul Wierl, Vice President of Industry Service at TÜV SÜD America. 

To learn more about our services for amusement rides and theme parks, please visit or contact us.

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Jasmine Martirossian
Vice President of Marketing
TÜV SÜD America Inc.
Phone: +1-978-288-9706
Fax: +1-978-977-0159
Email: [email protected]

TÜV SÜD is a premium quality, safety, and sustainability solutions provider that specializes 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 25,000 multi-disciplinary experts recognized 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.

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.

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