Bureau Veritas Grows Senior Leadership Team
with Additions of New COO and Head of HR
Key leadership hires will focus on bringing greater innovation, growth, and alignment across business operations
NEW YORK CITY, December 4, 2018 – Bureau Veritas, a leader in testing, inspection, and certification TIC services, today announced the appointments of two leadership roles as the company continues its commitment towards growing in key market sectors and streamlining its business operations across North America.
TJ Johansen was named Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer- oil and gas market segment. Based in the Houston office, Johansen will be responsible for leading the company’s O&G commodities and industries group. With over 20 years of progressive leadership experience, Johansen joins Bureau Veritas from Kemira Oyj where he served as President, Oil and Mining Division and President- Americas.
Maggie Laureano joins Bureau Veritas as Vice President and HR Head for North America. She has more than 20 years of human resources leadership experience across multiple industries and brings proven HR expertise in talent and performance management, learning, talent acquisition, and compensation and benefits. Laureano is responsible for accelerating talent management and talent acquisition programs to adequately support BV’s growth rate and scale in North America. She joins BV from Embraer Aircraft Holding, where she served as a Vice President, Human Resources.
Natalia Shuman, Bureau Veritas’ EVP and CEO of North America, Commodities, Industries and Facilities, stated:
“As we continue to expand our footprint within our strategic growth markets, it is important that we have a team in place that can support our business growth objectives and strengthen our market leadership position. Both TJ and Maggie have the required expertise and experience to execute on the company’s strategy and commitment to the regional expansion offering unparalleled technical expertise and attracting exceptional talent to the organization.”
The oil and gas and energy market segment is a core growth market for Bureau Veritas. Within this market, the company helps clients preserve the safety, reliability, and integrity of their assets, as well as conform to national standards, international standards, and voluntary quality standards. BV works with companies through the design of new facilities in deep water, offshore and onshore, and provides maintenance operations for existing facilities.
About Bureau Veritas
For nearly 200 years, clients in hundreds of industries from automotive to agriculture have relied on Bureau Veritas’ testing, inspection and certification services to navigate market changes and make a demanding new world safer. With 7,500 employees and 130 locations in North America alone, and a network of 74,000 in 1,400 local offices in 140 countries across the world, Bureau Veritas’ global operations and digital solutions go beyond simple compliance to help organizations large and small reduce risk, improve performance and promote sustainable development
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