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Our employees are truly what makes TUV USA a diverse and special place to work. We have some pretty amazing people with many backgrounds and different personalities who have a real passion for what they do.  We’re kicking off a monthly interview series - Employee Spotlight - where we will feature our spirited associates.


Scott Grossman

Previous Experience

A degreed Electrical Engineer with experience in Design, Manufacturing, and Production of electronics. Scott also has experience in Real Estate, Computer Systems, Automotive, and Technical Consulting. Scott's background in System Certification, Food Safety Certification and Organization Building is a strong asset that he brings to TUV USA.

Before working at TUV USA what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

Working with Carroll Shelby by building new 1965 Shelby Cobra's, Shelby Eleanor Mustangs, Frame-off restorations of muscle cars, custom builds, etc. Also cars for Celebrities, Sports Legends and other well known, and not so well known people. My photographs were published worldwide in print and electronic formats.

What is your favorite part about working at TUV USA?

 

What I like best about my job is that I have the opportunity and responsibility to interact with employees on all different levels of the organization and across all functional areas.

I love that I get to learn new things about the company, business, and, market every day. I enjoy being appreciated and when someone takes the time to tell me, point blank, that they appreciate my efforts.

 

What is your favorite thing to do on your day off?

Spending time with my beautiful wife, Gayle, on the beach, taking my convertible for long rides, entertaining family and friends at home, or traveling.

What one food do you wish had zero calories?

Ray's NY Pizza

What are the three things on your bucket list?

Traveling overseas, winning the lottery and living a healthy lifestyle.

Linda Harvey

Previous Experience

My first job was as an Administrative Assistant-Turned-Dispatcher at a regional automatic door company which I started around the same time that I started working on my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree. I started off by answering phones and filing but worked my way up to being their dispatcher. Aside from that job, I also did some volunteer work at a local animal shelter, mostly helping clean cages and feed the various critters. My favorite was an adorable, grumpy old cat with grey fur around his muzzle and a purr as loud as a tractor trailer.

Before working at TUV USA, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

My job at the door company was the only job I've had prior to this one, which I suppose makes it the most interesting! In the six years I was there, some of the most interesting things about the company were the service manager who had a surprising propensity towards pranks (remote-controlled air horn, anyone?), the people I was fortunate to work with, and some of the strange calls we received. I remember one incident where a customer's security revolver in their cafeteria was malfunctioning which resulted in a few people getting stuck in the door and dropping their lunches (which was caught on a security camera).

If a genie granted you 3 wishes right now, what would you wish for?

Hmmm. This is always difficult for me to answer...

 

I think I would ask for the resources to start my farm sanctuary, I would wish for the debts of my friends, family, and myself to be forgiven, and I would wish for the ability to indulge in my favorite foods and drinks without penalty to my health or waistline!

What’s one thing you wish you knew how to do?

I wish I knew how to cook! My current culinary expertise is mostly limited to whatever I can make out of a box...

Let me tell you, though, my boxed Betty Crocker brownies are to die for.

If you could have any animal in the world as a pet, what would it be and why?

When you love them all, how do you pick only one?! But, if I had to choose an animal that I don't already have or couldn't already have as a normal pet, I think I would pick a raccoon. They're such smart, goofy, and adorable little trash pandas.

I grew up on a farm where there was a raccoon we called "Gimpy" because he was fat and had a limp. We would leave food out for him (inadvisable, I know, but the little one was already disabled) and he stuck around for a while. Come next spring, turns out that Gimpy wasn't a "he" at all and he also wasn't fat. She was pregnant! For a few months, watching the little babies run around and play in the rafters was one of the cutest experiences I had with wildlife.

Where is your favorite place in the entire world to go?

Home. I love traveling, exploring, and all that but there is something special about walking through the door to your home and being able to take a deep breath and relax.

What’s your day-to-day mantra?

"Nothing worth doing is ever easy."

       

   

Crawford Notch State Park, New Hampshire

    

Bryan Roe

Bryan joined TUV USA as the Administrative Assistant for the Quality Systems Division in June 2018. He was recently promoted to a Project Manager for the Quality Systems Division in March 2019.

Previous Experience

I started working for RB Baseball League as an umpire when I was 14 (8th grade). In high school at Whittier Tech, I worked in the school bank (Haverhill Bank) and ran the two retail stores we had while volunteering with different organizations. My freshman year of college at Salem State I was the assistant to one of the resident directors. I got to help around the community with events, assist residents, and helped my director maintain her schedule. In 2014 I started working at Sky Zone at the Liberty Tree Mall in Danvers, MA. I started as a court monitor and when I left, I was an assistant manager. It was a fun job and helped me to afford an apartment and pay bills; I finally had a job I got to grow into. From there I got a job as a processor at Paul T Murphy Insurance Agency in Malden, MA. By the time I left, I was writing personal auto and home policies. I am happy I got to work there because I learned so much about the industry and it taught me that I can help anyone. Now I find myself here at TUV and I see myself here in the long-term.

Before working at TUV USA, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

The most interesting job I have had was working at Sky Zone. There was a variety of activities you would see go on during a workday and everyday was different. One minute you would have a parent getting mad because they couldn't jump along side their toddler and the next minute someone is getting beamed in the head with a dodgeball or breaking a bone. You worked with people of all ages doing different things with different skills so you never knew what’s going to happen next.

What makes you laugh the most?

What makes me laugh the most is when I get someone to believe my sarcasm. I enjoy coming up with ridiculous stories about things and being able to make them believable. Seeing the reactions when someone says, "No Way"! or "Are you for real"? It also makes me laugh when I'm able to scare someone out of nowhere. I’ve managed to get a few people here in the office. Everyone gets a good laugh in the end.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?

If I could travel anywhere, I would really love to visit Italy and Sicily. My ancestors immigrated to Queens, NY back in the early 1900's which makes me half Sicilian. Being able to see the architecture, landscapes, lifestyle and history of these two countries would be amazing; not to mention the awesome food I would be able to have!

Do you have a favorite book? If so, what is it?

Even though I do not read much for pleasure anymore, one of my favorite books was "The Outsiders". If you have seen the movie but have not read the book I recommend!

If given the chance, who would you like to be for a day?

If I could be anyone for a day I would be Rob Gronkowski. He owns a party bus, has millions of dollars saved in the bank, has championships…he is the GRONK!

What is your favorite line from a movie?

My favorite line from a movie is from Stepbrothers: “It’s the Catalina Wine Mixer!”

      

Joe Hollen

Joe came to TÜV in Nov. 2015. Prior to that Joe spent 6 years in the U.S. Army Communications Command. He then worked many years in Technical Services / Information Technology. He has two sons, and lives in Central N.H with his wife Joanne.

Previous Experience

Spent 6 years in the U.S. Army at various assignments and locations under the U.S. Army Communications Command. Spent 13 years at Digital Equipment Corp. as a Field Service Engineer, and have also worked I.T. positions in the Medical, Banking, and Manufacturing Industries.

Before working at TUV USA what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

U.S. Army by far!! In the 1970's I worked on large Digital Communications systems tied to the Uniformed Services Network which was called "Autodin". Autodin was the very beginning of what we now call the "Internet". Also traveled a lot, and saw and did things few will ever do... such as "standing at the southern DMZ fence in South Korea, looking over at North Korea".

What is a skill you would like to learn and why?

German language, since it would make my job at TÜV so much easier! :-)

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?

Anywhere in Europe. Incredible amount of history, and the architecture is incredible!

If you could witness any event of the past, present, or future, what would it be?

To be in the room at Independence Hall in Philadelphia when our founders voted for Independence from Great Britain. It was the very beginning of the United States!

Describe what you were like at age 10.

Young and inquisitive

What is your favorite line from a movie?

“… What we’ve got here is… failure to communicate…”

From the movie “Cool Hand Luke” 

      

    

Lisa and Biff

Lisa Perry

Lisa joined TUV USA in April 2018 as Administrative Assistant in the Sales Department. She has an Associate’s Degree in Business Admin. Her spare time includes quality time with her husband and 4 cats and baking, which is often shared with the office.

Previous Experience

Before coming to TUV USA, I worked as a Telephone Operator at an Answering Service for about 7 years. It was for all different types of businesses; from Doctors and Dentists to Plumbers and Lawn Mower Repairmen. You never knew what type of call was coming in or who you would happen to talk to from day to day. It made coming into work an interesting, new adventure that kept you coming back for more.

Before working at TUV USA what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

The most unusual job that I had was working as a kennel cleaner at a local Dog Boarding Facility. Learning to not only deal with the noise of nearly 20 barking dogs but the smell as well, turned out to be a feat everyday. It had it's nice moments though as once the kennels were cleaned I usually had about 15 free minutes where I could go in and snuggle with some of the dogs which made enduring the smell bearable.

What is your favorite part about working for TUV USA?

Definitely the people I work with everyday.

What is your favorite thing to do on your day off?

Snuggling with my 4 cats; Biff, Toby, Celine and Penney, on the couch while watching a Disney movie.

What one food do you wish had zero calories?

My Meme's 'Black Magic Cake'

What are three things on your bucket list?

  • Visit all the Disney Parks in the world
  • Own my own Rescue Shelter
  • Enjoy life to the fullest!

Do you have a Motto or personal mantra? If so, what is it?

Have Courage and Be Kind - Cinderella (2015)

  

Dee Lariviere

Dee joined TUV USA in June 2017 as an Administrative Assistant in the Food Safety Division. Shortly after she transitioned to the Quality Systems Division as an Administrative Assistant. In March of 2018, Dee was promoted to a Quality Assistant for Quality Systems in Certification & Accreditation.

Previous Experience

Most of my 30 + year career I worked in both Inventory and Purchasing at AT&T Telecommunications Co., later renamed Lucent Technologies and Cabot Stain/Valspar Paint before they both closed due to business acquisitions. Both were great companies to work at for many years, unfortunately the corporate strategy of building the strength of companies through acquisition became the downfall for both sadly resulting in total plant closures.

Before working at TUV USA what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve had?

I guess I will go with interesting job. All through high school I worked at my cousin’s pharmacy, I will have to say the drastic scope of needs between people and their ages was both interesting and most times embarrassing at that age in my life.

What is your favorite part about working for TUV USA?

How small the office is and I love how close it is to my home. Learning the whole certification process, always something new to learn and being able to work side by side with our customers to help them understand the certification process and most importantly their cycle dates on their certificates.

What is your favorite thing to do on your day off?

Spend time with my husband, children and grandchildren. I also enjoy going to the beach as often as I can, it is beautiful all seasons of the year.

What are three things on your bucket list?

Travel as often as possible all over the world with my husband

Retire down south probably in South Carolina or Florida

See my children & grandchildren grow up and become happy and successful

Do you have a motto or personal mantra? If so, what is it?

Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful

Women are like teabags, you don’t know how strong they are until you put them in hot water.

Rebecca Gabriel

Rebecca Gabriel joined TUV USA as an Administrative Assistant Medical Products Division in 2018. 

Previous Experience

I started off babysitting as a teenager (I think the cat, Cinders, loved me the most). I also had a very brief time in a bakery and worked at a Phantom Gourmet event for them. Later, as a student at Boston University, I worked in the donation call center (the most interesting call was from a recently released from prison alumnus turned painter who refused to donate money but did agree to send an original impressionist style painting of a woman to the school). My two longest jobs were at Harvard University Gutman Library (which taught me that there is no such thing as a sane librarian) and teaching English in Yamagata, Japan!

Before working at TUV USA what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

I suppose that teaching in Japan counts as both unusual and interesting! From temple stays to cherry picking, from featuring on a TV show to having hanami picnics under the cherry blossoms, and from assuring students that "I studied" and "I was studied" have very different meanings to informing them that no, in fact, we do not have KFC for Christmas in America. We do have hamburgers every day though, of course. And, naturally Japanese people have sushi.

What is your favorite part about working for TUV USA?

After 5 years in Japan, it is nice to be close to home while enjoying the chance to interact with such wonderful people from both nearby and also all over the world. In any job, I've found that the people are the key!

What is your favorite thing to do on your day off?

Playing with my nieces, going off on an adventure (the latest being Cabo San Lucas and next up being Baltimore) or curling up with an audiobook, a blanket, and a good cup of tea.

What one food do you wish had zero calories?

Cheese!

What are three things on your bucket list?

1. Receive my Hogwarts Acceptance Letter (That poor owl is just so lost!)

2. Find the wardrobe to Narnia

3. Travel all around the world!

Do you have a Motto or personal mantra? If so, what is it?

Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus. 

"Never tickle a sleeping dragon"

                                              

 

Jenifer Bartoszek

Jenifer Bartoszek joined the Sales Division in 2016 and has an extensive sales and marketing background. Prior to TUV USA, Jenifer spent fifteen years in the Telecommunications Industry.

Before working at TUV USA what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

Karaoke Host

What is your favorite part about working for TUV USA?

When I first started here, the best part was being so close to home. I raise my kids here in Salem, NH, so being able to work in this community really allows me to have a greater work/life balance. The people at TUV though have made it a great a place to work.

What is your favorite thing to do on your day off?

Being with my family. It won't be long before my kids are off doing their own thing, so anything we can do together is my favorite.

What one food do you wish had zero calories?

Italian.

What are three things on your bucket list?

Play Golf at Pebble Beach, Travel to Ireland, Visit all 48 continental U.S. states

Do you have a Motto or personal mantra? If so, what is it?

Let it be...

            

Hakan Sen

Hakan Sen joined TUV USA on August 1, 2018 as the Gerneral Managing Director of TUV USA headquartered in Salem/New Hampshire.

Hakan has a degree in industrial engineering, began his career at TÜV NORD GROUP in 2005, in the International Certification division of TÜV NORD CERT. From 2011 to 2016 he was in charge of certification services and finally took the role of Deputy Manager in the Services division.

Welcome Hakan! 

Before working at TUV USA what was the most unusual or interesting job you have ever had?

Prior to starting my career with TUV, I was an electrician for ThyssenKrupp, a steel making factory. The position was dirty hard work that made me reflect on my career path. I learned a lot about my life and aspirations. I enjoy being a manager! :)

What is your favorite part about working for TUV USA?

Being part of something big that makes our world healthier and safer. TUV USA has a big accountability to their employers and clients. You can feel that everybody is a part of TUV USA family and we work hard for success. It is never boring and every day I learn new things about people, systems, and technologies.

What is your favorite thing to do on your day off?

Enjoying quality time with my family and martial arts.

What one food do you wish had zero calories?

Why One? Chocolate, Ice Cream, Pizza, Chips, Beer, Mouse Chocolate and finally "Berliner" Doughnut...and more.

What are three things on your bucket list?

When my house is paid off my kids are grown out of our home and we have a good job and wife set for life: Skydiving!

Do you have a Motto or personal mantra? If so, what is it?


It is no shame to fall down but is a shame just to stay down.

Stephanie Stephen

Stephanie is the Auditor Qualification Manager for TUV USA. She has a bachelor degree in business finance and a master degree in education. Stephanie has spent the majority of her career in financial and administrative roles in educational institutions, including qualification of law students for the state bar and international teaching.

Before working at TUV USA what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

In university I worked at a pizzeria where we served giant deep dish pizzas filled with cheese that were about 1500 calories per slice.

What is your favorite part about working for TUV USA?

I love the people that I work with and the opportunities for growth and development. I feel that my personal and professional goals and interests are taken into consideration.

What is your favorite thing to do on your day off?

Play with my son!

What one food do you wish had zero calories?

French fries

What are three things on your bucket list?

1. Go Skydiving

2. Take a one week vacation completely by myself.

3. See my son grow into a happy, healthy adult.

Do you have a Motto or personal mantra? If so, what is it?

"We can complain because rose bushes have thorns or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses."

 

 

Al Byrnes

Al Byrnes is our Financial Manager Assistant. Al joined the TUV team in June of 2017. Happy one year anniversary! Al has 25 years' experience as a controller in the construction industry. We are so happy to have Al on our team!

Before working at TUV USA what was the most unusual or interesting job you have ever had?

Special Needs bus driver - had a small but great group of kids

What is your favorite part about working for TUV USA?

The people I work with

What is your favorite thing to do on your day off?

Go to the beach with a good book and some good music and relax

What one food do you wish had zero calories?

Peanut Butter

What are three things on your bucket list?

Drive cross country at my leisure - no time constraints, Visit all 31 NHL rinks for a game, Visit Hawaii and Alaska - I know a few people who have been to one or the other and they all loved the experience.

Do you have a Motto or personal mantra? If so, what is it?

Nobody wins unless everybody wins - Bruce Springsteen

   

Janice Harvey

Janice Harvey is our Project Manager for the Medical Products Division. She joined our team as an Administrative Assistance in May of 2016, and moved to the Medical Products Division in September 2016. She is currently attending Kaplan University for a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Janice provides independent content writing and support for all divisions. 

 

Before working at TUV USA what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

I worked in Security for 3 years. The things you see when you are responsible for closing a building down after midnight are unforgettable.

What is the favorite part about working for TUV USA?

Things are always changing, it never stays static. It keeps it interesting and fun! And with the Office growing so quickly, there are constantly new and colorful people joining and expanding our team.

What is your favorite thing to do on your day off? 

Either going out to the movies with my twin and our friends, or hanging out at home with a book, a puzzle, or a game!

What one food do you wish had zero calories?

Kahlua Dessert Crepe from the Country Tavern in Nashua, NH - one of the best all time desserts I've ever had, and it comes topped with toasted coconut...

What are three things on your bucket list?

I want to go to a Meditation and Yoga retreat in India, take a cross-country train from the East to the West coast in the United States, and go on a European road-trip!

Do you have a Motto or personal mantra? If so, what is it?

"Shoot for the moon; even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."

  

  

Ralf Thomsen

Ralf Thomsen joined TUV USA, Inc. as Managing Director in 2015 and has taken over in January 2017 the responsibility as Vice President for System Certification, Food & Agriculture for the Region Americas. He previously served as Managing Director of TUV UK Ltd and was responsible for overseeing the merger and acquisition activities of TUV NORD Systems GmbH & CO.KG. Ralf has an MBA with a focus on international management and market development. He has a wealth of experience in various leadership roles, which oversee services in technical surveillance, health and safety, training, and certification.

 

 

Before working at TUV USA what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

Diving Instructor

What is your favorite part about working for TUV USA?

I love the team!

What is your favorite thing to do on your day off?

Playing with my kids!

What one food do you wish had zero calories?

Pizza!

What are three things on your bucket list?

Building a house, becoming an adult and retire

Do you have a Motto or personal mantra? If so, what is it?

I always win and if I lose I learn

   

Vanya Tosheva

Vanya visited TUV USA office for a few months from TÜV NORD GROUP. Vanya is the Deputy Specialist Manager ISO 9001 & Aerospace (AQMS) at TÜV NORD GROUP.

Thank you Vanya for all of your support! Come back and visit the TUV USA team!

Before working at TUV USA what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

I worked as a hostess at trade fairs for different international companies. I love meeting new people from different countries with different cultures. It is fascinating how different the people all over the world can be.

What is your favorite part about working for TUV USA?

I am never bored. There are so many challenges and I can learn every day something new. Travelling to different TÜV NORD subsidiaries is also another favorite part of my job.

What is your favorite thing to do on your day off?

Spending time with my family and friends and going to the gym or doing some outdoor sport activities. And if I have more than a day off for sure travelling somewhere and exploring the world.

What one food do you wish had zero calories?

Chocolate

What are three things on your bucket list?

Round-the-world trip Building family and having kids Own a home on the water (ocean, sea, lake)

Do you have a Motto or personal mantra? If so, what is it?

Work hard, play hard!

Ashley Smejkal

Ashley joined TUV USA in October, 2016 as Administrative Assistant for the Food Safety Division. In March 2017, she was promoted to Project Coordinator. She supports the Food Division team, ensuring excellence in client satisfaction for new and renewal certification audits. Ashley has more than a decade of experience in customer service and sales within the food service industry.

Before working at TUV USA what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

I was a bartender... enough said. Not unusual, but man oh man, the things you would see & hear!

What is your favorite part about working for TUV USA?

There is never a dull moment! 

What is your favorite thing to do on your day off?

For a day off, I enjoy spending time with my boyfriend and puppy. There is nothing better than taking a small adventure with the two of them, or just simply lounging around watching movies. For a week off, nothing beats a tropical all-inclusive getaway!

What one food do you wish had zero calories?

I don't pay attention to that! I love food and do not discriminate by looking at such things.

What are three things on your bucket list?

Travel to Bali and explore all of the beautiful architecture and see first hand what inspires so many artist/ designers.

Travel the world for pleasure.

Have children and build a family, all while being successful in my career.

 

Do you have a Motto or personal mantra? If so, what is it?

"This life is what you make it. No matter what, you're going to mess up sometimes. But the good part is you get to decide how you're going to mess it up... Just because you fail once, doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always believe in yourself, because if you don't, then who will, sweetie? So keep you head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about." Marilyn Monroe

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe." Anatole France

Diana Sweeney

Diana joined TUV in May of 1996 and was hired as an administrator with QSD. She moved to business development for QSD, quoting and sales.  She was transferred into product safety administration – billing, quoting, and general admin. She started as MPD PM back in 2005 in the Salem office, then performed both MPD and QSD project management as well as HR for TUV USA, developing the Employee Handbook and setting up policies and procedures, including the performance review program. At the same time, she moved back into to QSD project management, handing the MPD reins to another PM.  During a restructuring in 2013-2014. She picked up MPD and TS 16949 again and still handle quite a few QSD clients.  Her favorite part of what she does is working with our customers. 

Before working at TUV USA what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

I worked for and traveled with Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus for a couple of years. Contrary to popular belief I was not a clown. I performed a lot of "acts" - most of them in the kitchen slinging hash and eggs for the workers and performers. And, as most job descriptions say "and other duties as required by management". When I wasn't in the kitchen, I spent a lot of time hanging out with the 4 legged animals - mostly the show horses, mucking stalls and grooming them. Needless to say this experience was instrumental in preparing me for the circus we call "life".

What is your favorite part about working for TUV USA?

I like that no day is ever the same. The certification business is just that by nature. Some of the tasks are the same, but each customer, each project is different. I especially love working with customers and walking with them through the certification process.

What is your favorite thing to do on your day off?

I always make time to catch up with friends and family. I do some volunteering as well, mostly in hospice as a spiritual volunteer. I'm also taking a couple of on-line ministry classes, that require a lot of reading and writing. I enjoy cooking and binge-watching Netflix when I need some down time. In the nice weather, I like to spend time outdoors - mostly in the woods near lakes and streams. (Geez - I need more time off!)

What one food do you wish had zero calories?

BREAD!

What are three things on your bucket list?

 

Travel to the Pacific Northwest and into British Columbia

A trip to Sedona (the desert)

Some sort of spiritual retreat - A long one (a week +)

 

Do you have a Motto or personal mantra? If so, what is it?

I have so many! The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi is how I try to live in relationship with others - but it is too long to write here and I will never perfect it! If I had to condense it or choose one thing it would be the Golden Rule otherwise known as the "Ethics of Reciprocity" - Treat others as you would like to be treated yourself AND most of all, be kind because you never know where another person has been - what they have encountered before the entered your space. Don't judge a book by its cover! (Did you really think I could keep it to a single one?)

photos courtesy of:

Ringling Bros, www.americanrivers.org, GatewayToSedona.com & Spiritual Retreats


Lisa McKiel

Prior to TUV USA Inc, Lisa went to Burdett School and earned her Secretarial Certificate with High Honors. She joined TUV in 2013 as a part-time receptionist, but has since grown exponentially. Lisa has many "hats" at TUV USA. Her roles include: Office Manager, HR Administration, Project Manager, and Assistant to the Managing Director. Lisa is married and they have five children.

Before working at TUV USA what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

My first job I worked for a catering company washing dishes/glasses/utensils after functions. The dishes would sit for days before my shift. Lets just say I dealt with some pretty gross stuff. Prepared me well for when I had boys!

What is your favorite part about working for TUV USA?

Every day is a challenge and I am never bored!

What is your favorite thing to do on your day off?

Spending the day in York, Maine

What one food do you wish had zero calories?

Mashed potatoes

What are three things on your bucket list?

Volunteer at Villalobos Rescue Center in New Orleans

Own a home on the ocean

Vacation at all Caribbean islands

Do you have a Motto or personal mantra? If so, what is it?

What Goes Around Comes Around


Brianne Panneton

Brianne Panneton joined TUV USA Inc in January 2016 as Project Manager for QMS. She went to Bennington College for her BA and got her MS in Global Management from the Thunderbird School of Global management.

Before working at TUV USA what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

Working at Spooky World/Nightmare New England at the Information Booth. I saw a lot of creepy looking creatures and they would take every opportunity they could to scare me as I'm the optimal customer at a haunted attraction.

What is your favorite part about working for TUV USA?

Being close with a lot of my colleagues, forming a strong team and having everyone accept my weird personality.

What is your favorite thing to do on your day off?

Shopping!

What one food do you wish had zero calories?

Ice cream

What are three things on your bucket list?

Go on a European cruise

Take up tap dancing again

Design/Build my dream home

Do you have a Motto or personal mantra? If so, what is it?

Be easy on yourself. Don't sweat the small stuff.


Katie joined TUV USA in September of 2016 as our Receptionist. In January 2017, has also taken the role of Academy Training Coordinator. Promoting and scheduling the Training Academy. She also supports Marketing and is an integral part of the Academy's success.

Before working at TUV USA what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

The most interesting job I’ve had was as a Functional Support Service Coordinator at Harbor Homes. I provided services in a group home and in-home to individuals with serious and persistent mental illness. I planned and monitored services that builds the clients independent functioning. The clients kept each day different and exciting.

What is your favorite part about working for TUV USA?

My favorite part of working at TUV is learning about the certification industry. I enjoy planning, organizing and scheduling training seminars for TUV USA's Academy. Our headquarters is very comfortable and dog friendly!

What is your favorite thing to do on your day off?

I love being outdoors. Going on hiking and kayaking adventures. Although I strongly dislike being cold, i love to ski on a sunny "blue bird" day.

What one food do you wish had zero calories?

Pizza!

What are three things on your bucket list?

Vacation to Bora Bora and The Island of Tahiti

Hike New Hampshire's 48 4,000-Footers

Visit many vineyards in Italy

Do you have a Motto or personal mantra? If so, what is it?

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." —Dr. Seuss