HR Notices From March 29-31
NSF International Promotes Three Leaders, Scientific Experts to Key Global Positions: NSF International, a global independent public health organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the health sciences, water, food and consumer goods industries, has promoted three leading scientific experts to its executive, health sciences and laboratory teams. Lori Bestervelt has been promoted to NSF International executive vice president and CTO. She was formerly NSF senior vice president and CTO. Bob Pietrowski has been promoted to vice president of NSF’s global health sciences division. He was previously managing partner of NSF-DBA. Kurtis Kneen has been promoted to vice president of NSF International’s global laboratories. He was previously director of NSF’s chemistry laboratories. Bestervelt has been with NSF for 16 years. She has more than 25 years of experience in nutritional biochemistry, metabolism and toxicology. Throughout her career, she has applied her technical expertise to the assessment of human risk and regulatory issues and has addressed the safety of hundreds of materials used in dietary supplements, pharmaceuticals, drinking water components and systems, food equipment and consumer products. Bestervelt holds a Ph.D. in toxicology, master’s degree in nutritional biochemistry and bachelor’s degree in microbiology and immunology, all from the University of Michigan. Prior to joining NSF, she was a bench scientist at Pfizer. Pietrowski has been with NSF International for six years, leading NSF International’s training, auditing and consulting programs for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. He has 34 years of experience in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, including 23 years with the pharma/biotech consultancy NSF-DBA (formerly David Begg Associates), most recently serving as managing partner. NSF International acquired DBA in 2007. He earned a Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Birmingham and serves as an honorary lecturer in pharmaceutical science at the University of Strathclyde, both in the United Kingdom. Kneen has been with NSF for 17 years. During this time, he expanded NSF laboratory capabilities, adding advanced technologies and developing and implementing new test methods for routine analysis and chemical testing. Kneen has more than 25 years of experience in analytical chemistry and instrumental analysis, earning his doctoral degree in analytical chemistry from Michigan State University and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Wittenberg University.