TÜV SÜD UK’s Machinery division has appointed Ian Wright as its new Chief Engineer.

Ian has more than 30 years’ experience in the machinery industry, first starting his career with Pioneer Electronics as a machinery technician. Ian is also a technical certifier for accreditation body TÜV SÜD BABT, providing certification support for UKCA and CE marking.

Darren Hugheston-Roberts, Head of Machinery Safety at TÜV SÜD, said: “Ian has an excellent reputation within the machinery industry. His appointment to Chief Engineer will ensure that our customers continue to receive the excellent service they deserve in an ever changing and demanding regulatory and technically complex landscape. His 30 years of expertise in machinery is a real asset to the TÜV SÜD business. His technical leadership will ensure that our team continues to grow its technical capabilities and that we maintain our technical competence in line with the ever changing ‘state of the art’.”

Ian said: “As the UK market leader in machinery safety and compliance, TÜV SÜD is at the forefront of industrial safety developments. I am really looking forward to further developing the technical side of the business, and working as part of a highly experienced team whose testing, inspection and certification services are a globally renowned symbol of safety, security and trust.”