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TÜV SÜD America Appoints New Vice President of Strategic Account Management and Sales Enablement

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 Ms. Kristen Downs to the role of Vice President of Strategic Account Management and Sales Enablement for the Americas, including TÜV SÜD Canada, TÜV SÜD América de México, and TÜV SÜD America do Brasil.

Ms. Downs has held numerous senior sales and leadership roles with global multi-national organizations. Her background is in IT services and Telecommunications with experience across enterprise sales, business development and customer service. Most notably, she served as Director of Enterprise Sales at Level 3 Communications and held various sales and account management leadership roles during her extended tenure at Orange Business Services. Earlier in her career, she spent time at Genuity and MCI Worldcom with roles in enterprise sales and customer service. She led sales and sales operations as SVP, Global Business Development for Invaluable, a leading SaaS provider for the Auction Industry. Kristen holds an MBA in Global Management from Babson College - F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business and graduated with Bachelor of Art degrees in History and Political Science from the University of Vermont. She lives outside of Boston with her family, and will be based out of TÜV SÜD America’s regional headquarters in Peabody.

“We are excited to welcome Kristen Downs as TÜV SÜD America’s new Vice President of Strategic Account Management and Sales Enablement,” commented Mr. John Tesoro, President and CEO, TÜV SÜD in Americas. “Kristen’s technical background combined with her regional and global sales and leadership acumen, will be an invaluable asset to ensure we keep TÜV SÜD America on its continued course of development and growth, and most importantly to be the solutions provider of choice for our clients.”

“We are very happy to welcome Kristen. Her vast experience in various Strategic Account Management and Sales roles will continue to support with our mission to provide customer excellence and closer partnerships with our clients in the Americas,” added Dr. Hajo Rapp, Head of Global Sales.

“I am excited to join the TÜV SÜD organization and look forward to collaborating with our people and strategic accounts to better understand solutions we can deliver for them at the agile speed needed in today’s digital landscape,” commented Ms. Downs. Together with TÜV SÜD 150-year plus reputation for quality and integrity, in combination with the region’s 30-year plus market-leading expertise in testing, inspection, and certification, I am looking forward to the challenge on how we can best innovate technologically for all the sectors we serve, as well as the new sectors into which we will continue expand.”

Connect with Kristen Downs on LinkedIn.

For more information on TÜV SÜD services in the Americas.

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