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On August 1, 2011, SGS announced Christoph Thiel as the new Global Business Development Manager, Renewable Energies. Christoph will focus on global sales and business development activities at SGS Renewable Energy Services.

Drawing on his first-rate experience and know-how in the renewable energy sector, Christoph Thiel will support local affiliates in developing their home markets in accordance with SGS’s strategy.

Christoph Thiel’s educational background is in Electrical Engineering, with a specialization in power technologies. With a master thesis on ‘Design and Implementation of Grid Protection Test Systems’ Christoph graduated from the University of Applied Sciences, Hanover in 1998.

Just after his graduation, Christoph started his career as test engineer at a subsidiary of Germanischer Lloyd (GL), WINDTEST Kaiser-Wilhelm-Koog GmbH. Subsequently, from 2003 to 2005 he took the opportunity to be responsible for building up WINDTEST’s Spanish subsidiary in Madrid, Spain. After his return to Germany, Christoph worked as a Head of Department at WINDTEST and was in charge of performance measurements and energy yield studies. In 2007, Christoph Thiel was appointed Business Development Manager and in 2008 Head of Practice for turbine measurements at WINDTEST Kaiser-Wilhelm-Koog GmbH. Furthermore, Christoph was PMI leader for the integration of Helimax into GL and was heavily involved in the merger between GL and Garrad Hassan in 2009.

On August 1, 2011, Christoph Thiel joined SGS Renewable Energy Services. In his new role as Global Business Development Manager, Christoph will be in charge of global sales and business development activities.

About SGS Renewable Energy Services

To protect wind energy project investments and assure the quality of wind farms, SGS Industrial Services works as an independent global project surveyor; carrying out inspection, testing, supervision, monitoring, management, verification and certification services for both onshore and offshore wind farm projects. For each phase of a wind farm project, SGS offers a wide range of Renewable Energy Services. SGS understands the risks entailed in wind farm projects and has precise knowledge of the local legal and regulatory requirements.

About SGS Industrial Services

SGS Industrial Services offers a large variety of services and solutions, from exploration and appraisal, to development, production and logistics. SGS ensures that the installations, material, equipment, facilities and projects meet all quality and performance requirements.

The SGS worldwide network has accreditations to all major standards and is recognized as a leading global benchmark in the field of inspection, verification, certification and testing. With experienced and qualified staff, SGS operates an extensive network of offices and laboratories in various fields, which offer a wide range of mechanical, physical and chemical testing facilities.

For further information, please contact:

Daniel Hope
SGS Industrial Services
Renewable Energy
Global Vice President Renewables

SGS Group Management Ltd.
Industrial Services
c/o SGS Germany GmbH
Raboisen 28
D - 20095 Hamburg

t: +49 (0)40 30101-538
f: +49 89 1250406 8-538

ABOUT SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 67,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,250 offices and laboratories around the world.