Munich - TÜV SÜD is reinforcing its focus on food safety. On 1 January 2015 Dr Ron Wacker took over international responsibility for the new Food, Health & Beauty Business Unit of TÜV SÜD Product Service Division. This business unit combines TÜV SÜD’s complete range of services throughout the supply chain, such as laboratory analyses, certifications, inspections and audits.
Dr Ron Wacker (40) has worked in the field of analytical services for 15 years and added expertise in the field of food safety during this time. After obtaining his PhD in natural sciences from the Dortmund University in 2004, Dr Wacker worked as International Product/Sales Manager at Chimera Biotec GmbH. He took over the position of Global Product Manager at Milupa Metabolics GmbH in 2008 and was in charge of the Microbiology and Biochemistry department at CLF GmbH, a member of the Danone Group, between 2009 and 2011. As Global Business Development Manager at SGS Group, his most recent position, Dr Wacker was responsible for laboratory analysis of food products.
In his new position as Business Unit Manager Food, Health & Beauty at TÜV SÜD, he will coordinate the global service and laboratory network of the technical services provider. “To ensure the highest level of food safety from farm to fork, we already offer identical tests and uniform standards throughout the world”, says Ishan Palit, CEO of the TÜV SÜD Product Service Division. “By establishing a separate business unit managed by Dr Ron Wacker, we can link our innovative solutions and expertise in food safety even more closely, thus benefiting our customers. In his function Dr Wacker will report directly to Ishan Palit.