CSA Group Announces New Executive Appointments

CSA Group President and CEO David Weinstein today announced two executive appointments, effective March 1, 2016. CSA Group is a leading standards development organization and a global provider of testing and certification services to national and global standards.

  • Gianluca Arcari, who currently leads the Standards organization, is appointed to a senior and critical interim role as Vice President, Special Advisor to the CEO, to provide guidance in refocusing current global testing and certification business.  Gianluca has provided outstanding leadership and performance in a variety of roles and will assume a key executive position on the leadership team of testing and certification business.
  • Magali Depras, currently Chief Operating Officer, is appointed President of Standards.  Her extensive operations experience, proven leadership and international business knowledge will be great assets to the standards community and to CSA Group’s renewed focus on standards development and new research initiatives.

“I look forward to working closely with Gianluca and Magali in their new Executive roles,” said David Weinstein, President and CEO, CSA Group.  “As CSA Group approaches our new fiscal year in April, this structure will undoubtedly help to ensure we are well positioned to continue serving members, clients and the public good.”

About CSA Group

CSA Group is an independent, not-for-profit member-based association dedicated to advancing safety, sustainability and social good. We are an internationally-accredited standards development and testing & certification organization. We also provide consumer product evaluation and education & training services. Our broad range of knowledge and expertise includes: industrial equipment, plumbing & construction, electro-medical & healthcare, appliances & gas, alternative energy, lighting and sustainability. The CSA mark appears on billions of products around the world.


Allison Hawkins
Manager, Corporate Affairs
CSA Group
[email protected]


February 22, 2016