SOURCE: DEKRA North America, Inc.

DEKRA North America, Inc.

March 02, 2015 10:31 ET

DEKRA North America Hires Joel Pekay as Vice President of Business Development for Consumer Goods

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwired - Mar 2, 2015) - DEKRA North America (NA), Inc. today announced that Joel Pekay has joined the company in the new role of Vice President, Business Development for Consumer Goods. Pekay will focus on helping businesses develop compliance, safety, quality, and social compliance strategies that mitigate risk and create a competitive advantage in their industries.

Pekay will report directly to Donald O. Nicholson, President and Chief Regional Officer of DEKRA NA, and will serve as a member of the DEKRA North America executive management team.

Pekay has over 24 years of experience in marketing, sales, business affairs, and corporate development at both large, publicly-traded companies and small, privately-held organizations across a wide range of industries including technology, communications, Internet, and wireless companies. 

Prior to joining DEKRA, he was the Marketing Director for Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals and the Global Marketing and Business Development Director for Health, Environmental, and Regulatory at Intertek, a leading provider of quality, safety, testing, inspection, and certification services. Before that, he led global marketing and business management for Underwriter Laboratories Restricted Substances division.

"DEKRA has a great reputation and I am thrilled to be joining a company with such a strong commitment to helping businesses achieve product safety and excellence," said Pekay. "I look forward to the opportunity to bring DEKRA's professional and innovative services to a larger segment of the consumer goods market."

"We are very excited to have Joel take on this new role and contribute to DEKRA's expansion plans in the consumer goods industry," said Nicholson. "With his experience in testing, process, green, and certification services, and proven record in business development, he will play an integral role in our ambitious growth objectives."

DEKRA SE is one of the world's leading expert organizations and currently runs activities in more than 50 countries on all five continents. About 35,000 employees are committed to ensuring long-term safety, quality and environmental protection. The DEKRA Business Units "Automotive," "Industrial" and "Personnel" provide professional and innovative services in the fields of vehicle inspection, expertise, claims services, system certification, product testing & certification, industrial & construction inspection, consulting, qualification and temporary work. In 2014, DEKRA generated sales totaling approximately 2.5 billion Euros.

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