McLellan has more than 18 years of experience with NSF, most recently serving as director of toxicology
NSF Intl. appointed Clif McLellan as vice president of its Global Water Div.
McLellan has more than 18 years of experience with NSF, most recently serving as director of toxicology for the past 12 years, helping companies, governments and industries improve the safety of water and water-related products globally, including water treatment chemicals, distribution, reuse systems, drinking water filters, pipes and plumbing components, as well as spas and pools.
McLellan is highly regarded within the drinking water industry, including academia, industry and regulatory officials at the local, state and federal levels, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He earned a master’s in toxicology from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s in chemistry at Eastern Michigan University and has authored many articles, papers, manuscripts and industry presentations. He conducted research for EPA, risk assessments for the American Water Works Assn. and helped local water associations to better understand drinking water standards.
As head of NSF’s Toxicology Services group, McLellan continuously improved business systems and processes, improved operational performance and grew revenue. He had regular interaction with customers regarding the certification process and was an active participant in NSF joint committees and industry meetings. He led several LEAN initiatives focused on maximizing customer value while eliminating waste that have streamlined some of NSF’s processes and procedures within technical operations. McLellan will apply this LEAN experience to the water division to increase business and operational efficiencies.
McLellan has worked closely with both government and industry to protect and improve human health by creating toxicological assessments as new methods of manufacture and products are developed. In this role, he led NSF’s Risk Assessments and Health Advisory Board to international prominence.
As an innovator, McLellan initiated many successful NSF programs and services, including developing NSF’s relationship with EPA’s Design for the Environment program and creating the complementary NSF Green Chemistry Program.