Europe’s no 1 for corporate security and safety expands top management: Thomas Urban, to date head of the Security department, now supports CEO Dr. Robert Reinermann as Managing Director.
Thomas Urban has since 2008 led the security department at VdS. In addition to this responsibility he will now also provide support to CEO Dr. Robert Reinermann at senior management level. In his new position Urban continues to be responsible for the security department and will additionally take over the running of the fire protection laboratories and the new business of GeoExpertise. A native of Brandenburg, Urban is a graduate electrical engineer and joined VdS in 1999 as a test engineer for intruder alarm systems.
“I am looking forward to also in this new role continue the successful cooperation with our customers, partners and associations and to further advance our common desire for optimal safety and security,” explains Urban. “Primary objective remains of course to keep the core promise of VdS: maintaining quality standards as measured by efficient loss prevention. The VdS brand will continue to represent the symbol of confidence in the effectiveness of safety and security technologies and services. “
Dr. Robert Reinermann, who as of now functions as spokesman for the company management, says: “VdS has grown rapidly in recent years and has firmly established itself as Europe’s leading institution for corporate security and safety. To continue organising the expanding business operations with the usual efficiency, we have now strengthened our top management. I am looking forward to contributing, together with top experts like Thomas Urban and our entire team worldwide, to even stronger and more successful loss prevention.”