DEKRA North America (NA), Inc. announced today that Dr. Cem O. Onus has been promoted to Managing Director of Systems for DEKRA Certification, Inc. Dr. Onus will be responsible for implementation and execution of strategic initiatives and will oversee profit and loss, business development, and all of the Systems Certification’s management team.
Dr. Onus will also serve as an executive team member of DEKRA NA as a representative of DEKRA Certification and the Business Assurance Service Unit. He will be based in the company’s Chalfont, Pennsylvania office, and will report to Donald O. Nicholson, President and Chief Regional Officer of DEKRA NA.
“We are thrilled that Dr. Onus is moving into this high level position. He brings both breadth and depth of business development experience and a solid foundation of operational experience within systems certification to the job,” said Nicholson.
Previously, Dr. Onus held various roles of increasing responsibility at DEKRA Certification, Inc. including Business Development Manager, Regional Sales Manager, Marketing Liaison, and Product Manager.
“DEKRA Certification is the gold standard when it comes to helping companies achieve their management system standards goals. By utilizing management system standards such as ISO 9001, 14001, and/or 50001 effectively, companies can attain bigger profits, less waste, more productivity, and improved operations and customer service,” said Dr. Onus. “There is tremendous opportunity to grow this business, and I look forward to working with our entire team to continue growing our certification and business assurance services in North America.”
About DEKRA Certification, Inc.
DEKRA Certification, Inc. (DCI) is a U.S. based accredited certification body for international management systems. The company is part of the global footprint of DEKRA Certification Group headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. DCI is a multi-accredited certification body covering all management system business line activities for North America, with a global service capacity. DEKRA offers services for ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environment), AS 9100c (aviation, space and defense), TL 9000 (telecommunications), SEP (Superior Energy Performance) and ISO 50001 (energy management) along with auditing services to many other management standards, including customized supplier assessments. DCI works with companies to utilize standards for greater productivity, reduced waste, larger profits, an enhanced customer experience and the growth of a continuous improvement culture. DEKRA’s experienced professionals have extensive knowledge of management system standards and a proven track record of success to help achieve the goals of any organization.
DEKRA is one of the world’s leading expert organizations. The company currently runs activities in more than 50 countries. More than 32,000 employees are committed to ensuring long-term safety, quality and environmental protection. The DEKRA business units “Automotive,” “Industrial” and “Personnel” provide professional and innovative services in the fields of vehicle inspection, expertise, claims services, system certification, product testing & certification, industrial & construction inspection, consulting, qualification and temporary work. In 2013, DEKRA generated sales totaling approximately 2.3 billion Euros.