Just how stable is the Eiffel tower and who checks giant trucks? The German technical supervisory board DEKRA.The Stuttgart based company is the third biggest of its kind in the world,and a market leader in the provision of automotive services. The company with its 20 thousand employees and turnover of 1 point 6 billion euros is headed by Klaus Schmidt. The 51 year old has overseen DEKRA's restructuring as an international service provider. Manuela Kasper-Claridge paints a portrait of him.