ANN ARBOR, Mich. — NSF International, a global independent public health organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the water, food, health sciences and consumer goods industries, has appointed Christian Kurdy as managing director, NSF Middle East, based in Abu Dhabi, UAE, according to a press release.

NSF International has been active in the Middle East for more than 25 years, working with more than 1,000 companies in the region, noted the release.

Kurdy will help guide the growth of the NSF’s operations throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries (or region) by providing consulting, testing, auditing and certification services for the water, food and beverage industries as well as quality (QMS) and environmental management systems (EMS) registrations, the release reported.

According to the release, NSF also helps companies operating in the real estate and construction, pharmaceutical manufacturing, energy (natural gas, oil and petroleum), transportation and mining sectors demonstrate compliance with global and local regulations.

“Through Christian Kurdy’s leadership, we believe NSF’s Middle East operations will continue to grow, providing our customers with the services needed to meet regulatory and public health requirements and expand into new international export markets,” said Kevan P. Lawlor, president and CEO of NSF International. “Industry leaders and government agencies continue to rely on the NSF Middle East team for their expertise in water, food and beverage quality as well as quality and environmental management systems registrations.”

Read the full release here.