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Rolf Stiefel Joins Bureau Veritas as Regional Chief Executive

April 28, 2020

Formerly the head of WinGD's slow speed diesel and gas engines business, Rolf Stiefel joins BV as Regional Chief Executive.

Formerly the head of WinGD's slow speed diesel and gas engines business, Rolf Stiefel joins BV as Regional Chief Executive.

Bureau Veritas (BV) appointed Rolf Stiefel as its new Regional Chief Executive based in Hamburg, responsible for Central Europe - Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Russia. 

He will be based in the BV regional office in Hamburg and his appointment is effective May 1, 2020. He succeeds Dr. Hans Gaetjens who is retiring in July following a two month hand-over period.

For the past 17 years Stiefel has been leading engine sales for WinGD’s slow speed diesel and gas engines including developing the market for WinGD’s X-DF gas fueled engine, at the forefront of the technical and environmental issues facing the marine industry.

“The marine industry will need safe, reliable and feasible technical solutions and services to be ready for the future,” said Stiefel. “By joining the Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore team I hope to be able to help our clients to realize their ambitions. Working for BV provides a broader platform to engage with those future challenges. I am also convinced that my main engine experience will be useful as ship propulsion and fuels will be such a vital aspect of getting the industry safely to 2050.”

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