CSA Group Appoints David Weinstein as President and CEO

TORONTO, Nov. 10, 2015 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of CSA Group today announced the appointment of David Weinstein as the organization's new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective November 11, 2015. CSA Group is a leading standards development organization and a global provider of testing and certification services to national and global standards.

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"We are pleased to welcome David Weinstein to CSA Group," said Dr. Roland Hosein, Chair, Board of Directors, CSA Group. "He joins us with a 30-year track record as an accomplished global business strategist whose expertise in driving organizational growth will serve CSA Group well as we continue to expand as an international player in standards development, and testing and certification." 

As President and CEO, David Weinstein will be responsible for the leadership and direction of the global company, which employs more than 1,800 people serving approximately 35,000 customers across a portfolio of standards development and solutions, training and advisory services, and testing and certification in North America, Europe and Asia. CSA Group also has more than 8,700 volunteer members who serve on more than 1,300 committees for standards development.

Most recently, Mr. Weinstein was CEO of ABS Group, where he was responsible for leading the firm's growth and success.  ABS Group is a 2,400-person membership-based technical services firm with operations in over 30 countries that provides consulting, inspection, and certification services to oil and gas, power, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and government clients — enabling them to operate safely, reliably, efficiently, and in compliance with regulations and standards.  Prior to ABS Group, he was a partner in several management consulting firms, including Accenture and Oliver Wyman — assisting commercial, non-profit, and government agency clients with a range of growth and performance improvement challenges.  Over the years his clients have included organizations engaged in standards development, providers of testing and certification services, and a significant number of Canadian companies and Crown corporations.

"I am delighted to join CSA Group and honoured to have the opportunity to work as part of such an innovative global organization as it nears its 100th anniversary," said David Weinstein, President and CEO, CSA Group. "I look forward to working closely with CSA Group employees and members as we serve our clients around the world and continue to expand our business solutions."

David Weinstein holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a dual concentration in Finance and Multi-National Management. He also has Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

About CSA Group
CSA Group is an independent, membership association dedicated to safety, social good and sustainability. Its knowledge and expertise encompass standards development; training and advisory solutions; global testing and certification services across key business areas including hazardous location and industrial, transportation, plumbing and construction, medical, safety and technology, appliances and gas, alternative energy, lighting and sustainability; as well as consumer product evaluation services. The CSA certification mark appears on billions of products worldwide. For more information about CSA Group visit www.csagroup.org

SOURCE CSA Group

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For further information: Allison Hawkins, Manager, Corporate Affairs, CSA Group, 416 747 2615, allison.hawkins@csagroup.org


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