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SGS Appoints Joe Chen as Vice President, Global Hardlines

April 03, 2023

SGS has announced the appointment of Wen-Tang (Joe) Chen as Vice President, Global Hardlines division.

Joe joined SGS in 2000 and has since held multiple positions at local, regional and global level, most recently as Global Head of Automotive Connectivity based in Shanghai. Joe holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and an EMBA from the Taiwan University of Technology.

Charles Ly Wa Hoi, Executive Vice President, Connectivity & Products, SGS, said, “We are delighted to appoint Joe to the role of Vice President, Global Hardlines. Joe’s in-depth knowledge of our division and his operational experience in Asia combined with his merger and acquisition skills will help us reach the next level in Hardlines.”

Joe Chen added, “I’m thrilled to be joining the hardlines strategic business unit – the most comprehensive within the Connectivity & Products family. Going forward the hardlines SBU will embrace megatrends along with entrepreneurship, digitalization and sustainability and embed them in our DNA to bring our knowledge, creativity and passion to help our customers succeed.”

Wherever you are in the world and whether you are a manufacturer, importer, distributor or retailer, you need to be sure that the products you bring to market are safe and high quality. We offer testing, inspection, certification and training services across an exhaustive range of hardgoods, toys and juvenile products, from furniture, home improvement products and sporting equipment to packaging, medical devices, PPE and stationery.

Our hardlines solutions cover:

  • Filtration
  • Fire safety
  • Food contact materials
  • Furniture
  • Gas appliance testing
  • Home furnishings and houseware
  • Home improvement and DIY
  • Packaging
  • Paper, nonwovens and packaging testing
  • Sport and leisure
  • Stationery and office supplies
  • Toys and juvenile products
  • Automotive mechanical & physical testing

For further information, please visit our hardlines webpages or contact:

Kate Seiler
Global Marketing and Communication Director
Connectivity & Products, SGS
t: +41 22 739 9267

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