NSF Intl. Promotes Three Experts to Global Positions
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NSF Intl.

Company promoted three scientific experts to its executive, health sciences and laboratory teams

NSF Intl. has promoted three scientific experts to its executive, health sciences and laboratory teams.

Lori Bestervelt, Ph.D., has been promoted to NSF Intl. executive vice president and chief technical officer (CTO), formerly serving as NSF senior vice president and CTO.

Bob Pietrowski, Ph.D., has been promoted to vice president of NSF Intl.’s Global Health Sciences Division, formerly managing partner of NSF-DBA.

Kurtis Kneen, Ph.D., has been promoted to vice president of NSF Intl.’s Global Laboratories, formerly director of NSF’s Chemistry Laboratories.

These three leaders will drive NSF Intl.’s scientific and public health mission and deliver global solutions to meet clients’ growing testing, certification and research & development (R&D) needs.

Lori Bestervelt has been with NSF for 16 years, most recently serving as senior vice president and CTO. As CTO, she directs NSF’s global network of engineering, chemistry and microbiology laboratories and toxicology services.

In her new role as executive vice president and CTO, Bestervelt will focus on leading cross-functional collaborative efforts across all departments and divisions of NSF in addition to leading NSF’s technical operations and health sciences programs.

Bob Pietrowski has been with NSF Intl. for six years, leading NSF Intl.’s training, auditing and consulting programs for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

In his new role, Pietrowski will oversee the NSF Intl. Health Sciences Division, which offers training, consulting, auditing and testing to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and dietary supplement industries.

Kurtis Kneen has been with NSF for 17 years, most recently serving as director of NSF’s Global Chemistry Laboratories. During this time, he expanded NSF laboratory capabilities, adding advanced technologies and developing and implementing new test methods for routine analysis and chemical testing.

In his new role as vice president of NSF’s Global Laboratories, Kneen will oversee all of NSF’s chemistry, microbiology and engineering laboratories throughout the U.S., Europe, South America and China, as well as NSF’s Applied Research Center, which provides R&D services to further public health across all NSF sectors.

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