Mainly working as an editor for internal communications at TÜV Rheinland. He is always looking for exciting stories and topics that are interesting to tell. There are plenty of them in the company. He studied history and has a soft spot for Latin America. Always wanted to do something with media and therefore worked for a well-known publishing house in Frankfurt's Gallusviertel for a long time. He likes living in Cologne, because the city is the proof: autosuggestion works. Nowhere else can such local patriotism be found despite such pronounced building sins. And it's simply fun - just like cycling to work. He even attracts attention as a native of Cologne during visits to Berlin, because he simply talks to the people.
Andy Fuchs is team leader in the area of personnel marketing and responsible for the employer image of TÜV Rheinland. Since communication with applicants is increasingly taking place on different social media channels, posting, sharing, chirping and blogging are also a major part of his daily work.
Born in East Westphalia, he moved to Cologne 15 years ago, where the joie de vivre of the Rhinelanders in general and the people of Cologne in particular initially seemed like a small culture shock. In the meantime, however, a life without the cathedral, Rhine and carnival is hardly imaginable for him.
Anna Linn Zafiris
Anna Linn Zafiris is Head of Social Media within the Newsroom at TÜV Rheinland.
She is a Cologne native with heart and soul. Nothing to add. That doesn't mean she doesn't love to trade Cologne Cathedral for views of temples, volcanoes, safari jeeps or kangaroos. But at the end of the journey: "Home is where the Dom is".
Because she not only supports her colleagues with digital questions, but also privately uses all channels that Web 2.0 provides, friends and family always travel online. If she doesn't tweet, then she walks for hours through Cologne and collects bizarre photos from home on her Instagram account. And if iPhone doesn't take any pictures, it's in the airplane mode in the gym bag in the yoga studio.
Antje Golbach is press spokesperson for the Systems division and also deals with social media networks relating to the certification of management systems. She appreciates the diversity of topics in the communications department at TÜV Rheinland, the constant familiarisation with new topics and the fact that no day is like the previous one. To compensate for the time spent at her desk, she enjoys jogging through Cologne’s Green Belt and going on hiking excursions in the nearby Eifel mountains. She also likes to swap the forest floor for the yoga mat occasionally.
Antje Schweitzer has more than 20 years of experience as a business journalist. As an author, she has illuminated countless topics from all sides for numerous publications. At TÜV Rheinland, she works as a press officer in the field of corporate communications - and would like to arouse the curiosity of other people for fascinating developments in terms of digitisation, innovation and security. To ensure that the balance is right with all the concentrated mental work, her free time is also actively filled: "Then I am completely enthusiastic about fencing, running, travelling or taking photographs.”
Astrid Dorsch is Head of Corporate Sponsoring in the newsroom at TÜV Rheinland. In addition to her job, she also organizes events such as Technology Night or the employee summer party. Born in Hamburg and raised in Cologne, she has made traveling the center of her professional and private life. She tries to incorporate as much culture, sport and enjoyment as possible in her travels. Politically, professionally and privately, she firmly believes in community and is a passionate networker. She likes to be wherever new topics or open-minded and interesting people can be found.
Björn Koßmann is Head of Seminars, North Section at TÜV Rheinland Academy. A Hamburg resident for more than ten years, he frequently enjoys the exchange between the Elbe and Rhine rivers. "At our sites in Hamburg and Hanover, we combine the openness typical of the Rhineland with Hanseatic reliability and thus offer our customers the perfect environment for their continued professional development.” In his spare time, Björn Koßmann explores the world with his family in a VW Bus and likes to exchange ideas with people from all over the world about important topics – and sometimes less important ones as well.
In the Network Consulting & Planning department, Carlo Kammler’s work focuses on electromobility and the development of a charging infrastructure. The graduate economist (M.Sc.) advises both the public sector and companies in this respect. He has been with TÜV Rheinland Consulting GmbH since 2016 and is responsible for projects on a national and international level – from intelligent power supply to technical implementation consulting for an innovative charging station concept in the automotive industry.
Christian Rudnick is Leverkusen Area Manager at TÜV Rheinland Kraftfahrt GmbH. In addition to take care of his strategic tasks, having responsibility for employees and handling customer service, he continues to examine vehicles himself, carries out modification acceptances, modification assessments, individual acceptances and driver's license tests. This ensures that he never loses touch with the company’s core business. When he is not working for TÜV Rheinland, he likes to spend plenty of time with his family – either in the garden or "on the road" with their trailer. "Should my family not have time either, I am busy with gradually setting up a smart home infrastructure at our house."
Christoph Bois is an IT Demand Manager and in charge of the Industrial Services and Digital Transformation & Cybersecurity business streams. He has been a certified project manager since 2011 and has been intensively involved in project, portfolio and demand management in various industries for 20 years. Since he has already worked for "both sides" in his professional life, he sees his job primarily as being an "interpreter" between operations and IT.
The trained economist, who has a soft spot for Canada, has remained true to his home town of Lohmar in the Rhineland – with the exception of the years he spent studying at the University of Wuppertal. Animal welfare is an issue that is very close to his heart, and he has been doing voluntary work in this field for fifteen years.
Dana Goldhammer has been responsible for digitization and innovation at TÜV Rheinland since 2016 and heads a cross-divisional team of innovation and digitization managers. It supports the cultural change to a learning, innovative and sustainable organization among other things in the form of the innovation kickboxing program. She is a sought-after speaker on corporate innovation and digital transformation.
He is professor of IT security at the Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and head of the department of security analyses and penetration tests and thus head of "legal hackers" (white hats) at TÜV Rheinland. "Information security is much more than a profession for me. It is a fascinating mixture of technology, strategy and creativity. It is interesting to try out how far you can get, for example, with a penetration test within an unknown IT environment. As a passionate chess player I love to think about the next move... - and at the same time have the good feeling that we help companies to protect themselves from real attackers. Privately I like to travel with my family, often also in my country of birth Romania. Although at home in the Ruhr area, the heart beats for Hamburger SV. I also learned that winning isn't everything and you can also be satisfied with small successes. On Facebook I have the courage to fill the gap. I have no account so far."
Frank Ehlert is the head of the Internal Communications and Corporate Publishing team in TÜV Rheinland's newsroom. He studied business administration and already had a lot to do with engineers in his student flat. As a result, he has developed the ability to bring complicated technical issues to the point even for normal readers. At the same time, he is a creative mind and lateral thinker. Frank Ehlert has lived with his family in Cologne for many years. He is a fan of 1. FC Köln, the football team from Cologne, plays guitar in a rock band and is known there to turn up the volume.
Communication and other cultures are her passion: Frauke Boeck is always up for a good conversation and on the lookout for exciting people and their stories. She has been with TÜV Rheinland for 21 years and currently works in the Newsroom, where she is responsible for both the Group-wide employee magazine and the knowledge magazine. With German roots and a Spanish heart, she lives passionately following the motto of "Live and let live". She gets new inspirations when traveling, practicing Tai Chi and painting.
From solar experts to specialists in cyber security or occupational medicine: Guest authors from a wide variety of fields write for our blog - both colleagues from TÜV Rheinland and external experts.
Hans-Peter Pape is Deputy Head of the Product Certification Body at TÜV Rheinland. His responsibilities in this role include coordinating the certification of toys, personal protective equipment and textiles in Germany and abroad. He joined TÜV Rheinland in Japan back in 1985 and later opened and managed the subsidiary in Korea. He has always been concerned with the question of how mankind intends to handle our planet and has already implemented numerous projects in his private domain ranging from rainwater collection to thermal insulation.
He started as a journalist at RTL, learned the other side of communication as spokesman for Peer Steinbrück and has been with TÜV Rheinland as Group spokesman for almost a decade. Technology must serve people, not the other way around. And not everything that is feasible can be done. These are important guiding principles for him when blogging. He was already discussed in his childhood in the extended family with eight children and adults around the table. The weekends belong to mountain biking and the mountains, from the Cologne area to the Alps and South Tyrol. Digital I am probably a late professional, representing the generation from 49, so I am more contemplative and take longer time to say less. "I can talk about any subject for an hour and, if I think about it, 10 minutes."
Inès Culmey works for TÜV Rheinland in the newsroom as a social media manager. In her job she analyzes everything that TÜV Rheinland reveals about itself on the World Wide Web and in which articles, tweets or forums we are mentioned. Born as a northerner in Oldenburg, she has found her home in the beautiful Rhineland - more precisely, in Bergisch Gladbach. In her spare time, she likes to be active in nature with her children and explores the rolling hills of the Bergisches Land by bike. Her motto is: "The head has a round shape so that thinking can change direction.
Innocenzo Caria is Project Manager Energy Management and Deputy Product Manager and Auditor for ISO 50001 at TÜV Rheinland Cert. His life is all about energy: while he audits all aspects of energy management at TÜV Rheinland, his private energy saving concept at home is sometimes shaken by the recent recruitment of new staff. But as a member of the voluntary fire brigade he is used to dangerous situations and usually stays quite cool. When there is time left besides family and job, he goes squashing. Even if others might not yet call this squash...
Jan Scholten is responsible for communication in the Wireless/IoT area at TÜV Rheinland. During his Master's degree in Digital Business Management, he already dealt with trend topics such as Virtual and Augmented Reality.
Jennifer Kriesten is a Communication Manager in the TÜV Rheinland Newsroom. She has been responsible for organizing internal events for many years and has had the opportunity to meet many colleagues around the world in the process. Having just returned from parental leave, she is once again turning her attention to internal networking, but this time from a more technical perspective. Jennifer is creative but also likes to stay on top of things.
While she may not know every Carnival song even after eight years in the Rhineland, her passion for sewing means she can make the most beautiful costumes. As a native of Lower Saxony, she loves the sea and enjoys digging in the sand with her son.
Jens Kliesch completed his English bilingual Abitur at Helmholtz-Gymnasium Bonn in 2000. He then studied geography at the University of Bonn. At TÜV Rheinland, the father of two and amateur sportsman works as local sales manager in the Local Field North in the Mobility business stream.
Jörg Meyer zu Altenschildesche
My name is Jörg Meyer zu Altenschildesche. I live near the Dutch border, which is bearable because I like French Fries Spezial, work in Cologne and therefore see the cathedral every day. I'm a press officer at TÜV Rheinland, but I don't just speak - I've been writing for over 40 years. Of course, there were no computers or anything like that (at least not at home; after all, we had a lot of punch cards to play with, because my father worked in a data center). But many of the topics that moved me were exciting (or soon became so): Football or environmental protection, globalization or mobility, this ingenious Internet or the whole world.
Kerstin Ferber works in the corporate communications team at TÜV Rheinland. She has been involved in the field of communication since her studies, and over the years she has gained a lot of experience in various areas of communication. Her current area of work and interest is internal communication. Before joining TÜV Rheinland, she lived and worked in countries near and far. Now she lives happily and contentedly with her family in the Rhineland and sometimes wonders how close the good can actually lie, unless she is stuck in traffic again.
Hmm, I wonder what you want to know about me. Did I enjoy my studies to the full? Was I also allowed to do a solid education once? Do I find my job in marketing and communication at TÜV Rheinland varied and fascinating? Do I love the refreshing balancing act between work and family? Do I like to move on or at the water, no matter if liquid or airily frozen? Will my expert colleagues from the industry service sector impress me again and again? Am I eager to listen when they report on the causality of energy or technology issues? Whether I try - at least in my mind - to bring these innovations into my everyday life? And, whether I read more than I write? The answer to all questions is: Yes.
Nigel Stanley is responsible for Global OT and Cybersecurity at TÜV Rheinland and a recognized expert on complex cyber security projects. With his know-how and practical experience, he helps many small and large companies to protect themselves against the increasing cyber risks. He has also written three books on database and development technologies and is a regular speaker at international events and conferences.
Norman Hübner is a press spokesman for the topics digital Transformation and Cybersecurity at TÜV Rheinland. As a fan of space research and science fiction he is fascinated by the possibilities of digital change and the opportunity to accompany companies virtually up close on their way through digitalization. "We are still at the very beginning of the digital transformation. I find it very exciting to be able to play an active role in this phase of real change with a company as TÜV Rheinland". In his limited free time, the father of two is a family man. In his daily work, prudence and mutual respect for the added value of his colleagues are important to him.
Rainer Weiskirchen is TÜV Rheinland press spokesman in Nuremberg, Franconia, and therefore has no problem using the Southern German dialect term "Fasching" instead of the "carnival" on Western Germany’s RTL breakfast television. When he's not talking to the press, he's busy organizing the Long Night of Sciences, preparing the indoor marathon or running as TÜV Rheinland Panda at the ToonWalk.
Ralph Hünten is responsible for the Advanced Cyber Defense division at TÜV Rheinland in his role as segment manager. For over 15 years in the IT - Security, he has advised in different leading and advisory functions world-wide customers from all ranges.
Regine Gralla-Züge is a marketing and communications expert at TÜV Rheinland´s headquarters in Cologne. The stations at TÜV Rheinland are as varied as her tasks and her technical expertise - from international training and further education about health and safety at the workplace to trade fairs and events. Health is also important to her in her scarce leisure time, as she cannot do without sport. When she's not standing on the stepper or the vibration plate, she likes to read crime novels, go to the cinema or theatre or travel to Italy, where her husband is currently working. In addition to Italian "Dolce Vita", good cuisine and art & culture, her heart beats for Italian shoes and the soccer club S04.
Rico Barth leads the Competence Center for Connected and Automated Driving within TÜV Rheinland. The graduate engineer with many years of professional experience in the automotive sector develops new services as well as validation and testing processes for ADAS and Autonomous Functionalities. Furthermore he is active in various test fields for software and diagnostics, especially in the area of sensor technology, vehicle in the loop approach and connectivity challenges.
Rodrigo Mejías is Customer Service Manager at TÜV Rheinland Andino in Santiago de Chile. As a journalist with 10 years of experience, he has worked for leading Chilean television programs, among others. Today he is dedicated to corporate communications and digital marketing. His philosophy is to meet the needs and requirements of his customers, because this is how companies progress on the right track - even if it sometimes takes a little extra time.
Sabine Hager is Diversity Manager in HRD & Diversity at TÜV Rheinland and is convinced that the diversity of the workforce is an important contribution to corporate success and employee satisfaction. Only in an open and unprejudiced corporate culture can all employees*develop their full potential. Equal opportunities - also in the management positions of the economy - is just as important to her as the compatibility of career and family. That’s a topic that she can also push personally in her latest project as a granny.
Stefan Eigler has been in charge of data protection at TÜV Rheinland as Practice Leader Mastering Risk & Compliance since mid-2018. As a recognized Asia expert, he set up TÜV Rheinland's data protection Consulting Services group in Shenzhen, Greater China, with local colleagues and developed it further in numerous local customer projects. Stefan Eigler is a Master of Laws (Compliance) and a Diplomwirtschaftsinformatiker (University degree in Business Information Technology) as well as a certified CISM, CISA, CCSP, ISO27001 Lead Auditor and SAP CBA. As a proud Rhinelander, he prefers to spend his free time exploring the region with his wife and children and their two dogs.
Tobias Hainke is project manager in the Digital Learning Team of TÜV Rheinland Akademie GmbH. People and their learning in Web 2.0 and other web generations fascinate the e-learning specialist. He outlines his motivation as followed: "I am just as impressed by how people as social beings move and learn in new learning spaces as I am by the exciting question of implementing new forms of teaching at TÜV Rheinland.
When Tobias Hainke does not deal with questions of blended learning, travel is one of his hobbies. His last trip took him through Africa in a jeep, for example, where he was particularly impressed by the knowledge of foreign cultures and the beauty of the landscape.
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Viktoria Kux works as a social media manager within the newsroom of TÜV Rheinland. Whether a new photo has to be produced for Instagram or a video for YouTube, her daily work is all about social networks. She also enjoys blogging privately - about the best excursion tips between Koblenz and Cologne, trips to the world or tasty recipes for cooking. That's why after work she's always on the lookout for beautiful spots near her hometown and new recipes - of course she always keeps the camera ready.
Volker Adamske works for TÜV Rheinland Consulting as Lead Consultant in the area of Digital Solution & Services. He is particularly concerned with the challenges of digital transformation. He is the overall project manager for projects in the area of "Automated Service Quality", is responsible for the overall architecture of the solution and designs and implements the analytics layer based on Elasticsearch himself.
Wolfgang Kiener (M.Sc.) heads up the Center of Excellence for Advanced Threats in the Cybersecurity department of TÜV Rheinland. He is responsible for the strategic service development in threat management and operational technology security (industrial security).
With more than 15 years of professional experience in major international corporations such as Siemens, T-Systems, Verizon and CSC, Wolfgang boasts extensive experience in the development of innovative security services taking into account technological and commercial aspects. He holds a number of IT and security certifications such as CISSP, CISM, CCSK, ITIL, ISO 27001 Lead Implementer und GIAC.
Press spokesperson in Berlin. Former radio editor, reporter and presenter at WDR in Cologne, then correspondent in Berlin. Someone who knows little about much and much about little. That's why he's a great jack-of all-trades, but pretty useless as a specialist. Special skill: to quickly become familiar with a topic. Motto: Just do it! And make it simple! For nothing is too complicated to be made comprehensible. And since impatience is one of his greatest strengths, doing things is easier than waiting anyway.
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