SGS Industrial Services, a global service provider for technical verification, inspection, testing and conformity assessment, is pleased to announce Mr. Dave Smith as the new Vice President of Global Business Development & Marketing, Industrial Services.

Dave has assumed responsibility for sales and business development at SGS Industrial Services globally. In his new position, he will support the local and regional teams in implementing the Industrial Services’ global strategy, and be responsible for a focused, project driven approach in strategic markets as well as specific initiatives within the respective regions. Dave and the global team will identify and pursue business opportunities and strategies with regional and global customers and support local affiliates to strengthen local sales activities. In conjunction with the global marketing team, he will provide support to implement and deliver local and global marketing plans as well as coordinate local, regional and global exhibitions. In addition, Dave will work closely with other SGS business lines in order to effectively bundle and cross-sell all SGS services.

Dave’s educational background is in Business, Sales & Marketing. His main strength lies in the depth of experience and expertise gained from over twenty years of sales, business, management and leadership experience in a variety of sectors.

Dave began his career in 1990 in the plastics industry in Australia where he held a number of different management positions from State Manager through to Regional Business Development Manager. In 2000 he joined SGS with the Pink Hygiene business where he was the General Manager. When that business was divested in 2006 he moved with the business to the acquirer, Rentokil Initial, and was appointed to the position of Managing Director for the Rentokil Initial, Hygiene Services Division in 2007.

In November 2008, Dave re-joined SGS Australia as a consultant where he guided and assisted a number of divisions within Australia on specific projects and was appointed General Manager for the Industrial Division in Australia in August 2009. The business has grown dramatically in the past two years in which time Dave lead a restructuring and realignment of the management team.

Two years later, on October 1, 2011, Dave was appointed as Vice President Global Business Development & Marketing Industrial Services.

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.

As the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, SGS 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 product certification services.

For further information, please contact:

Dr. Beat In-Albon
Executive Vice President
SGS Industrial Services
Société Générale de Surveillance SA
Place des Alpes 1
1211 Geneva 1

t: +41 22 739 93 32
f: +41 22 739 98 54


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.