3-A Sanitary Standards Inc., McLean, Va.-Four industry professionals, including the first European-based representative, attained accreditation as a Certified Conformance Evaluator (CCE). The credential is required for those wishing to perform independent inspections of equipment for 3-A Symbol holders as part of a new Third Party Verification (TPV) program. The TPV program was implemented last fall to provide independent verification that equipment displaying the 3-A Symbol is manufactured in conformance to 3-A Standards. The four new CCEs include Rocklyn Bates, USDA/AMS Dairy Programs, Paul Bokelmann, industry consultant, Bernard Thompson, Seiberling Associates, Inc. and Andrew Timperley, CCFRA Technology Ltd. in Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. The latest CCEs join a select group of 26 other professionals who earned the certification last summer.
Koelnmesse Inc., Chicago-Mette Petersen has been named president and managing director. Koelnmesse, Chicago is a subsidiary of Koelnmesse GmbH, one of the world's largest international trade show organizers in Cologne, Germany. In this position, Peterson oversees Koelnmesse GmbH's expansion into North America. Petersen is responsible for helping NAFTA based companies grow their business in global markets by exhibiting or visiting the more than 40 industry trade shows organized by Koelnmesse.