Intertek Group plc has a highly skilled and experienced team of managers whose backgrounds span a variety of industries.
Intertek Executive Management Team
The day-to-day management of the Group is undertaken by the Intertek Executive Management Team.
Chief Executive Officer
Joined Intertek in 2002. Appointed to the Board as Chief Executive Officer in March 2005 after serving as a Non-Executive Director since November 2002. Wolfhart Hauser was previously Chief Executive Officer and President of TÜV Süddeutschland AG for four years and Chief Executive Officer of TÜV Product Services for 10 years. Starting his career with various research activities he went on to establish and lead a broad range of successful international service industry businesses. He has held several non-executive board director and chairman roles in a variety of technology companies.
Chief Financial Officer
Joined Intertek in March 2013. Appointed to the Board as Chief Financial Officer in October 2014. Edward is responsible for the Group's global Finance, Tax, Treasury, Internal Audit and Company Secretariat functions. He has over twenty years' experience in driving financial transformation and business performance programmes at successful, fast-paced multinational corporations and led the development of Intertek's global finance transformation strategy. Prior to joining Intertek, Edward spent nine years at Dixons Retail Plc, where he held several senior financial management positions, including Divisional & Corporate Development Finance Director, UK & Ireland CFO and Group Financial Controller. From 1995 to 2004 Edward held commercial financial leadership roles at Procter & Gamble Co. covering UK and international markets. Edward is a Chartered Management Accountant.
Group Vice President, Human Resources
Joined Intertek in 2005. Jonathan leads Human Resources as a member of the Group Executive. He also directs sustainability and internal communications across the Intertek Group. Before joining Intertek, Jonathan was a member of the Bureau Veritas Global Executive as Group Vice President Human Resources. Prior to moving into business services in the testing, inspection and certification sector, Jonathan held HR, Quality Management and operations roles in the automotive, chemicals and general manufacturing sectors, starting his career as a Chartered Engineer in the machinery industry. During his career he has been based in the UK, France and the USA.
Chief Information Officer
Joined Intertek in 2009. Ann-Michele Bowlin was appointed Chief Information Officer in September 2010. Ann-Michele Bowlin joined as Group Vice President of Shared Services, to work with business and finance leaders to develop and deliver the Group shared services strategy. Ann-Michele previously held director level roles for Ernst & Young consulting with industries including Oil & Gas, Manufacturing and Services. Prior to this, she spent over 13 years in technology leadership positions.
Executive Vice President, Industry & Assurance, Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals
Joined Intertek in 2008. In addition to Industry & Assurance and Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals, Stefan Butz has responsibility for operations in Europe, FSU, Middle East and North Africa. Stefan joined Intertek from TÜV SÜD, where he held the position of CEO Americas, with an earlier role as Head of Corporate Development. Prior to this he was a Strategy Consultant with Accenture Germany.
Executive Vice President, Consumer Goods, Commercial & Electrical
Joined Intertek in 1993. In addition to Consumer Goods and Commercial & Electrical, Gregg is responsible for operations in North America, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Prior to assuming his current role, Gregg Tiemann was President of Intertek's Commercial & Electrical division in Europe and the Americas, having started as General Manager of the Los Angeles and Mexico City laboratories in 1993. Before joining Intertek, Gregg worked in sales and marketing for the software industry.
Executive Vice President, Commodities
Joined Intertek in 1997. In addition to Commodities, Jay is responsible for operations in Australasia, South East Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean and Sub Saharan Africa. Jay Gutierrez assumed his current role in January 2008, and added Government Services in January 2009 and Minerals in January 2011. Previously, he was Vice President for the Oil, Chemical and Agri division in the Americas. Jay has 30 years' experience in the cargo inspection and testing industry. Prior to joining Intertek he spent eight years as General Manager for a North American cargo inspection and testing company.
Executive Vice President, Cargo & Analytical Assessment, Indian Sub-Continent
Joined Intertek in 2014. Manfred Klepacz is responsible for the Global Cargo & Analytical Assessment business line and Indian Sub-Continent. Manfred has a long international career in the chemicals and industrial products sectors and was most recently Chief Executive of Al Rajhi Industrial holdings based in Saudi Arabia. He has previously held international roles in general management and business development with the Lyondell Basell and BASF groups in the USA, Singapore and Australia.
Vice President, Corporate Development
Joined Intertek in 2013. Julia Thomas has responsibility for the Group functions of Corporate Development and Group Marketing. Before joining Intertek, Julia spent 12 years in investment banking with J.P. Morgan Cazenove and Rothschild, focusing primarily on mergers & acquisitions.