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SGS Appoints New Global Sales Manager for SGS Industrial Europe

11-24-2010 01:02 PM CET | Business, Economy, Finances, Banking & Insurance

Press release from: SGS, Société Générale de Surveillance SA

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Laurent Pradere - New Global Sales Manager for SGS Industrial Europe

Laurent Pradere - New Global Sales Manager for SGS Industrial Europe

SGS Industrial Services appointed Laurent Pradere as the new Global Sales Manager in Europe. With fifteen years of working experience in the sales and marketing sector, Laurent will support the growth of SGS Industrial Services in this region.
According to the Global Sales and Marketing Director Didier Suchet, Laurent has just the right profile for the position of the Global Sales Manager for Europe. "His strength lies in the depth of his experience and the extensive expertise he has gained from both his international studies and his fifteen years of working in the sales and marketing sector. We’re delighted to have him on board”.

Laurent Pradere has an Executive MBA from HEC, France, a B.Sc. in International Business from Manchester University (UK) and an MA in International Law. He began his career in Eastern Europe and Russia, spending four years expanding the business and local market share of a manufacturer of access-control solutions. In 2000, he was appointed Product Line Manager for Europe, the Middle-East and Africa at Schneider Electric. Prior to joining SGS, he worked as Sales and Marketing Director for Recall, a subsidiary of the Australian Brambles Group.

About SGS Industrial Services

Industrial Services is one of the major Business Lines of the SGS Group, a global service provider for technical verification, inspection, testing and conformity assessment. Its strength lies in understanding customers’ operational challenges and adding value by providing dedicated solutions in key industries, such as construction, industrial manufacturing & trade, oil and gas, power generation and transmission, banks and financial institutions as well as Renewable Energy (

The SGS Group is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With 59,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world.

For further information, please contact:

Didier Suchet
Industrial Services
Global Sales & Marketing Director

SGS, Société Générale de Surveillance SA
Place des Alpes 1
1211 Geneva 1

t: +41 22 739 96 04
f: +41 22 739 98 54


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