SOURCE: DEKRA North America, Inc.

DEKRA North America, Inc.

February 26, 2015 16:00 ET

DEKRA North America Hires Mary-Rose Nguyen as Vice President of Corporate Development

NORTH WALES, PA--(Marketwired - Feb 26, 2015) - DEKRA North America (NA), Inc. announced that Mary-Rose Nguyen has joined the company in the new role of Vice President of Corporate Development for the DEKRA Certification Group. Nguyen will be responsible for growing the business throughout North America by building new assessment service offerings, and setting up strategic alliances and partnerships. 

Nguyen is the recipient of the Service Award and the Standard Development Award from the U.S. Mirror Committee on ISO TC 207- Environmental Management for engaging in and influencing the development of International environmental standards. She is currently the Vice Chair of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ISO TC 242 and ISO TC 257 for Energy Management, and was chosen to head the U.S. Delegation and to represent the U.S. as a Delegate to the ISO Technical Committee on Energy and the Environment.

Prior to joining DEKRA, Nguyen was a Principal at Strategy Advisory, a management consulting firm. Before that, she was the Chief Operating and Strategy Officer for PrinTree MPS LLC, a leader in managed print services. She has also served as VP Quality Management at TNS Global, Director of U.S. Operations for the Consumer Testing Service Division of SGS, and VP of Regulatory Affairs and Global Operations at Interpec among other high level executive positions.

Nguyen has 25 years of experience creating and sustaining effective operational infrastructures. For the past 18 years, she has been an international advocate for the development and implementation of various performance standards including quality management, environmental stewardship, energy efficiency, and workforce development. She has worked with diverse groups of stakeholders in the private and public sectors, across a wide range of industries, to build, grow, and transform businesses globally.

"I am very excited to join DEKRA's Business Assurance team, and look forward to seeking out new opportunities to expand its global footprint," said Nguyen. "There is great potential to grow the certification and assessment business both within our core industries, as well as in new areas and markets."

Nguyen will report to Dr. Cem Onus, Managing Director of Business Assurance for DEKRA Certification, Inc. Nguyen will also work directly with DEKRA Certification Group in Stuttgart Germany on strategic growth initiatives such as Mergers and Acquisitions in North America.

"Mary-Rose is an international expert in the fields of product/process quality and sustainability," said Dr. Onus. "We are thrilled to have her join our team and take on this new role focusing on growing our second party and supply chain assessment business across North America and around the globe." 

"We are growing all of our business service lines in North America, and Mary-Rose brings tremendous technical, operational, and business expertise to our Certification Group. We are glad to have her on board, and look forward to putting her knowledge and experience to work for our valued clients," said Donald O. Nicholson, President and Chief Regional Officer of DEKRA NA.

About DEKRA Certification, Inc.

DEKRA Certification, Inc. is a U.S. based accredited Certification and Verification Body for international management systems. The company is part of the global footprint of DEKRA Certification Group headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. DEKRA is a multi-accredited certification body covering all management system business line activities for North America, with a global service capacity. DEKRA offers certification services for ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environment), AS 9100c (aviation, space and defense), TL 9000 (telecommunications), SEP (Superior Energy Performance) and ISO 50001 (energy management) along with auditing services to many other management standards, including customized supplier assessments. 

DEKRA works with companies to utilize standards for greater productivity, reduced waste, increased profits, enhanced customer experience, and continual improvement culture. DEKRA's experienced professionals have extensive knowledge of management system standards and a proven track record of success to help achieve the goals of any organization. For more information visit


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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