Rick Andrew and Grant Thornley also have new roles within the division
NSF Intl. appointed Pierre Sbabo as vice president of its Water Systems Div. In this role, Sbabo will focus on the geographic growth of the division while simplifying the product certification process and continuing to strengthen customer service. Sbabo also will oversee the development of new standards and services to support emerging water treatment technologies worldwide.
Sbabo brings 16 years of water industry and international business development experience to the new role. He most recently served as managing director of NSF’s Asia-Pacific operations, based in Bangkok, Thailand. In this role, he established the infrastructure for the company’s operations across Thailand, India, China, Korea and Taiwan. Additionally, Sbabo led the development of the new NSF Shanghai Testing Technology Co., which is NSF’s Shanghai laboratory.
Prior to joining NSF, Sbabo served as the international business leader for General Electric’s residential/commercial Water & Process Technologies in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region. He holds a Master’s degree in marketing and international business from the Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Chambery in France.
Supporting Sbabo and the NSF Water Systems Div. in newly appointed roles are Rick Andrew as general manager of the NSF Drinking Water Treatment Units Program and Grant Thornley as business development director for the NSF Water Systems Div.