Feb. 5, 2013
-- HOUSTON (FEBRUARY 5, 2013)
- Jorge Hercules has been selected by Bureau Veritas to serve as the vice president of the Elevators and Certification Division in North America. In his new role, Hercules will be responsible for the operations and continued growth of these two key businesses in Bureau Veritas’ portfolio of services.
Hercules has more than 36 years of experience in the testing, inspection, and certification industry, and has been with Bureau Veritas for 32 years. He has accumulated a deep knowledge of Bureau Veritas’ global operations and extensive inspection and auditing capabilities. Hercules’ experience managing businesses with a high volume of inspections and audits, which demands process efficiencies in terms of quality and delivery time, will help Bureau Veritas’ elevator group continue its excellence-in-
customer-service commitment and extend its use of information systems and electronic devices to enhance the customer experience.
“I am thrilled to be moving into this new position, leading two key growth areas for Bureau Veritas in North America,” said Hercules. “Utilizing modern technology and processes in a traditionally “manual” industry, allows us to provide faster and more accurate inspections and audits, benefitting our clients and our inspectors. For our elevator inspection group, this results in our ability to provide 160,000 inspections annually, more than three times the volume of our next largest competitor, while providing our clients faster turnaround times in all 50 states, and exceptional growth opportunities for our employees.”
“Having held various management positions in the industry since 1981, Mr. Hercules possesses both the industry expertise and the managerial experience to elevate these very successful Bureau Veritas divisions to levels of success not yet seen in our industry,” said Pedro Guimaraes, executive vice-president, Bureau Veritas Industry and Facilities, The Americas.
Bureau Veritas’ National Elevator Inspection Services, Inc. is headquartered in St. Louis, MO, and is the nation’s largest elevator inspection company, providing inspection services in all 50 states and also the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Bureau Veritas Certification is the world’s largest systems certification registrar, serving more than 80,000 companies in more than 100 countries.
###About Bureau Veritas
Bureau Veritas is a global company, founded in 1828, specializing in quality assurance, health, safety, and environmental (QHSE) services. With more than 4,000 QHSE professionals in 80-plus offices across the United States, and global operations in over 900 offices in 140 countries, Bureau Veritas develops solutions that contribute to risk prevention and performance improvement to help private and public organizations create long-term value through our technical and regulatory expertise.