Jul 27, 2010

NSF Intl. Appoints New General Manager of Shanghai, China Operations

New general manager to assist Chinese water, food and nutritional supplement manufacturers accessing international markets

NSF Intl., a public health and safety organization, has appointed Alex Zhang general manager of NSF’s joint venture in China - NSF Shanghai Co. Ltd. NSF Shanghai works with companies that manufacture food equipment, nutritional supplements and products that come into contact with drinking water by providing testing, auditing, product certification and independent system registration.

The joint venture, approved by the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People's Republic of China, was launched in 2005, and serves as the hub of NSF Intl.’s operations in China.

Zhang will be responsible for NSF Shanghai’s joint venture operations, directing NSF Intl.’s range of auditing, product certification and registration services.

Zhang has more than 15 years of professional experience, including expertise in launching and growing new businesses in China. His professional experience includes working cooperatively with international and local authorities, such as the State Administration for Industry and Commerce, the Commodity Inspection Bureau and Customs.

“Alex Zhang has a proven track record in growing business in China, as well as extensive knowledge and expertise in international public health standards and policies,” said Lori Bestervelt, Ph.D., senior vice president of NSF Intl. “His combination of international and local experience will help companies navigate the global marketplace and bridge Western companies to the Chinese market.”