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Experienced team leaders provide companies in water sector with testing and certification solutions
NSF Intl. has promoted two experts in its water division.
As former general manager of the Drinking Water Treatment Systems Certification Program, Rick Andrew will transition into a new role as director, global business development — water systems, leveraging his nearly 14 years of experience at NSF managing certification for point-of-use (POU) and point-of-entry (POE) manufacturers. He will oversee business development for all of NSF’s water product certification programs while continuing to support the POU and POE community by participating in trade association activities and other events. This includes continuing to work with the NSF Drinking Water Treatment Joint Committee, which helps develop American national drinking water standards. Andrew earned a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, both from the University of Michigan.
David Purkiss has managed NSF’s water treatment and distribution programs and worked at NSF for the past 25 years, including four years with WRc-NSF in the U.K., which provides testing for water fittings and materials. He will expand his current role to include drinking water treatment units, as well as drinking water treatment chemicals, system components and recreational water products. Purkiss earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Michigan State University.
Jennifer Sharp and Kelli Fleischmann, who each have 10 years of experience working in NSF’s Water Div., have been promoted to operations managers. Both will support clients in the drinking water treatment unit industry by providing service solutions and access to new markets.
Blake Stark, currently business unit manager for NSF/ANSI Standard 60: Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals — Health Effects, will manage NSF’s Recreational Water Program, which tests and certifies pool and spa products used in commercial and residential water facilities.