GERMANY – Quality Service International GmbH (QSI), a leader in the field of quality control as a food, honey and trade laboratory has brought on board Thomas Janssen as its new Managing Director.
Thomas Janssen, who was born in Oldenburg in 1970 and studied economics, is notable for his extensive background in the laboratory and life science fields.
In the course of his professional experience, Mr. Janssen has had the opportunity to assist numerous laboratories in starting up and growing into globally competitive businesses.
“I am pleased and motivated to be part of QSI and also part of the Tentamus Group. It will be our common goal to grow together more, to form a unit and to create internal structures for a successful cooperation – both for our team and our customers, who will benefit from it,” he said.
His most recent position was as Managing Director of a major, globally recognized, publicly traded provider of technology-based solutions.
His efforts were principally concentrated in the areas of sales, human resources, process improvement, and site development.
Part of the Tentamus Group of laboratories since 2013, QSI is an accredited laboratory that provides a comprehensive range of analyses for foodstuff which is focused, among other products, on honey, coffee and tea.
In addition to physico-chemical tests, their more than 60 years of expertise also includes sensory tests by trained panels, declaration tests, consulting as well as training and audits.
“With Thomas Janssen, we have an experienced specialist and leader on board who can look back on a successful career. We look forward to a fruitful cooperation to move our group forward while opening up new opportunities and possibilities for our customers worldwide,” expressed Lutz Lehmann, Country Manager DACH Tentamus Group.
Janssen takes over from Dr. Cord Lüllmann, who will remain with the Tentamus Group in another function.
Lüllmann has been Director of the Institute for Honey Research, now QSI, since 1989 and was also CEO from 2000 to 2015. In addition to analyzing honeys from all over the world, he has over his tenure expanded the company’s portfolio to include other food and pharmaceutical products.
He is also a publicly appointed and sworn commercial chemist, and an appraiser for official duplicate test specimens.
According to Tentamus, the new Managing Director’s primary objective will be to both promote existing synergies within the Tentamus Group and to develop and effectively utilize new ones, in addition to increasing commercial success.
“The Tentamus Group warmly welcomes Thomas Janssen to the Tentamus family and is looking forward to future cooperation and exciting projects,” the company noted.