NEWTOWN, CT/October 23, 2007 , TÜVRheinland®, the world leader in independent testing and certification services, has promoted Udo Heinz to the position of Industrial Machinery Division Manager for North America.Heinz
will oversee all U.S. and Canadian projects and will be based in the company's Carlsbad, Calif. office.Heinz's
promotion is the latest example of TUVRheinland's
strategy to hire industry experts for each of its divisions.The company looks for industry-specific professionals, instead of generalists who have the experience and knowledge to interpret constantly changing global standards and directives. "With Udo Heinz at the helm of our Industrial Machinery Division, we are confident that we have increased our momentum within that market," said TÜVRheinland's President and CEO Stephan Schmitt.
has intensive hands-on experience with heavy machinery and design, and has the knowledge to anticipate, meet and best serve the needs of companies within that industry." Heinz has been with TÜVRheinland since 1997 as a SEMI Program Manager, working directly with clients in the automotive and power equipment industries, among others.He has 13 years of experience in product design, engineering, and compliance with a specialty in heavy machinery.Heinz has a master of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Kaiserslautern and a master of business administration from the University of Phoenix.