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Weinstein CSADavid Weinstein, who officially assumed his new role on November 11, was formerly CEO of ABS Group. "He joins us with a 30-year track record as an accomplished global business strategist whose expertise in driving organizational growth will serve CSA Group well as we continue to expand as an international player in standards development, and testing and certification," says Dr. Roland Hosein, Chair, Board of Directors, CSA Group.

As President and CEO, David Weinstein will be responsible for the leadership and direction of the global company, which employs more than 1,800 people serving approximately 35,000 customers across a portfolio of standards development and solutions, training and advisory services, and testing and certification in North America, Europe and Asia. CSA Group also has more than 8,700 volunteer members who serve on more than 1,300 committees for standards development.

Most recently, Weinstein was CEO of ABS Group, where he was responsible for leading the firm's growth and success.  ABS Group is a 2,400-person membership-based technical services firm with operations in over 30 countries that provides consulting, inspection, and certification services to oil and gas, power, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and government clients. Prior to ABS Group, he was a partner in several management consulting firms, including Accenture and Oliver Wyman, assisting commercial, non-profit, and government agency clients with a range of growth and performance improvement challenges. Over the years his clients have included organizations engaged in standards development, providers of testing and certification services, and a significant number of Canadian companies and Crown corporations.

David Weinstein holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a dual concentration in Finance and Multi-National Management. He also has Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.