Aug 22, 2008

Christopher Dunn Appointed General Manager of NSF Beverage Quality Program

Dunn is a 30-year veteran of the beverage industry

NSF Intl. recently announced the appointment of Christopher Dunn, a 30-year veteran of the beverage industry, to general manager of NSF’s Beverage Quality Program. The beverage quality program tests, audits and certifies bottled water and natural mineral waters, flavored and functional beverages and packaged ice.

Dunn has served as president of his own company, DunnWorks, LLC, a consulting firm that provides assistance in business development and market strategy to the water, beverage and consumer package goods industries, for the past four years. During the early development of his company, Dunn served as senior vice president of BIOTA Brands of America, Inc., a bottled water company that developed environmentally friendly ways of using renewable resources to manufacture their bottles.

Dunn has also worked as vice president of business development, corporate planning and marketing for DS Waters LP, a producer and distributor of home, office and retail bottled water products. Prior to DS Water, he worked at Coca-Cola for nineteen years, where he held numerous marketing positions. Dunn holds an MBA from the Goizueta Business School at Emory University in Atlanta and a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Denver.

“Chris will bring solid leadership to his new position with an exceptional track record in both business development and strategic marketing,” said Nancy Culotta, NSF vice president. “With his solid industry experience, NSF’s beverage customers can be assured that we will help meet their ever-increasing certification needs to support their products internationally.”

In his new role, Dunn will be responsible for providing a high level of service to new and existing customers, as well as the ongoing growth of the NSF Beverage Quality Program both domestically and abroad. He will oversee operations including audits, laboratory testing, state licensing and certification services for manufacturers working within the beverage and packaged ice industries. Dunn will also act as a liaison between NSF and regulatory agencies, retailers, code officials and staff to ensure compliance with voluntary, consensus standards, as well as government and industry regulations.