Michael Jungnitsch Named New CEO of the VDE Testing and Certification Institute

Oct 04, 2013, 06:00 ET from VDE Verb. der Elektrotechnik Elektronik

FRANKFURT, Germany, October 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Dipl.-Ing. Michael Jungnitsch (51) has been designated as the new CEO of VDE Testing and Certification Institute in Offenbach, Germany. Effective March 1, 2014, Jungnitsch - former Chief Regional Officer of TÜV Rheinland in Asia-Pacific - will succeed Dipl.-Ing. Dipl.-Kfm. Wilfried Jäger, who is retiring after serving as head of the VDE Institute for 18 years.

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The designated CEO Michael Jungnitsch has extensive expertise and experience as an electrical engineer, Asia expert, and manager in the area of product testing and certification. He studied electrical engineering in Bochum and engineering management in Vienna. In the TÜV Rheinland Group, he held a variety of positions, including Managing Director in Korea and Japan and head of product safety in Germany. Jungnitsch is actively engaged in many international organizations and representations of interests.

As CEO of VDE Testing and Certification Institute, Jungnitsch will head a world-renowned institution in the field of testing and certification of electrical and electronic devices, components and systems. Since 1920, the VDE trademark - familiar to two-thirds of all Germans - stands for safety and quality in electrical, electronic and information technologies. VDE subsidiaries and partnerships in more than 50 countries ensure that inspections conducted by the VDE Institute are internationally recognized. The VDE certificates and trademarks are considered by manufacturers and commerce to be a guarantee for access to global markets. The VDE Testing and Certification Institute currently has around 850 employees worldwide.

About VDE:

With 36,000 members (including 1,300 companies, 8,000 students and 4,000 young professionals) and 1,100 employees, the Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies (VDE) is one of the largest technical and scientific associations in Europe. VDE embraces science, standardization work and product testing and certification under one roof. VDE is involved in technical knowledge transfers, research, and promoting young talents in the key technologies of electrical engineering, electronics and information technology and their applications. Other key VDE activities include ensuring safety in electrical engineering, developing recognized technical regulations as national and international standards, and testing and certifying electrical and electronic devices and systems. VDE works in the fields of information technology, energy, medical engineering, microelectronics, micro and nanotechnology and automation.

The VDE Testing and Certification Institute is accredited on a national and international level for the area of testing and certification of electrotechnical equipment, components and systems. Testing of electrotechnical products is conducted for safety, electromagnetic compatibility and other characteristics. Since 1968 located in Offenbach am Main, the VDE Institute gained worldwide importance. The results of testing are evaluated scientifically and contribute to the development of electrotechnical standards.

More information about VDE is available at: http://www.vde.com.

Press contact: Christine Gutweiler, Tel. +49-069-6308292, christine.gutweiler@vde.com

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