Lothar Weihofen Appointed CEO of DEKRA Insight
Oxnard, CA – February 17, 2016 – DEKRA Insight, a global leader in safety at work, today announced the appointment of Lothar Weihofen as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Weihofen succeeds Colin Duncan, who guided the formation of the DEKRA Insight service unit.
Weihofen joined DEKRA in 2009 as the managing director of the DEKRA Certification Group. Since 2012, he has successfully led DEKRA’s Business Assurance service unit and is a member of the Executive Committee. He has over 25 years of professional experience, including a 12-year international career within Siemens. Before joining DEKRA, he specialized in managing and growing business in the global testing, inspection and certification market and is an internationally-recognized expert in quality and safety services. Weihofen will also continue in his role as head of the Business Assurance service unit.
“I am honored to take on the leadership role at DEKRA Insight. We have 550 employees throughout the service unit committed to helping our clients create safer work environments and reduce exposures and injuries. This mission remains our top priority at DEKRA Insight,” Weihofen commented.
DEKRA Insight represents the collective expertise of its legacy businesses, each an institution in safety: BST, Chilworth, RCI Safety, Russell Consulting International, Optimus Seventh Generation, and partner RoundTheClock Resources.
About DEKRA Insight
As the global leader in safety at work, DEKRA Insight is a consultant and partner to many of the world’s largest chemical, oil and gas, transportation, utilities, pharmaceutical, and agriculture companies. With a passionate, scientific approach to transforming safety, our clients mitigate risk to their employees, assets, and reputation in a quantifiable manner—and in the process, enhance business performance.
DEKRA Insight has over 550 employees in 22 offices and 16 countries. We are a service unit of DEKRA S.E., a global leader in safety since 1925 with over 37,000 employees.
DEKRA has been active in the field of safety for 90 years. Founded in 1925 in Berlin as Deutscher Kraftfahrzeug-Überwachungs-Verein e.V., it is today one of the world’s leading expert organizations. DEKRA SE is a subsidiary of DEKRA e.V. and manages the Group’s operating business. In 2015, DEKRA will generate sales totaling approximately 2.7 billion Euros. The company currently employs more than 37,000 people in more than 50 countries on all five continents. With qualified and independent expert services, they work for safety on the road, at work and at home. These services range from vehicle inspection and expert appraisals to claims services, industrial and building inspections, safety consultancy, testing and certification of products and systems, as well as training courses and temporary work. The vision for the company’s 100th birthday in 2025 is that DEKRA will be the global partner for a safe world.