European verification service sold


Earlier this month, one of the certifiers for the European Union's Recreational Craft Directive standards for vessels eight to 80 feet changed hands when Alasdair Reay purchased the verification services division of the operations consultancy and training firm Human Performance Improvements.

Reay resigned as CEO of certification standards firm CEproof to take the helm at the newly formed HPi Verification Services Ltd.

Reay had been with CEproof since 2001 and has overseen the expansion of the company from a startup to a consultancy with 12 offices in nine countries.

"It has been a huge decision to step out of the company I have grown for nearly a decade, but this is an exciting development," he said in a statement. "As the certifier, HPi is the last link in the CE marking chain - a chain in which CEproof may be another link. So I look forward to continuing relationships with CEproof's clients as well as making the acquaintance of HPi's other customers."

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