ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Each year, NSF International recognizes both an individual and a team from its global workforce that have demonstrated excellence, leadership and commitment to NSF and the NSF mission, according to a press release.

Members of NSF’s management team nominated the 2013 Employee and Team of the Year award nominees and winners were chosen by senior management, the release reported.

The 2013 NSF Team of the Year is the NSF Health Sciences Medical Devices and Pharma Biotech teams based in Washington D.C., noted the release.

Recognized for tremendous growth and success while undergoing a restructuring transition, continued the release, this team has helped enhance NSF’s strong relationship with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, provided expert services to clients and furthered NSF’s public health and safety mission.

According to the release, the 2013 Employee of the Year is Ariel Saulles, NSF Water Systems continuous improvement champion, who, as lean continuous champion for NSF’s global water division, was recognized for her high quality work under pressure, eager attitude, leadership and detailed approach during the Lean implementation for the water and food equipment departments at NSF.

Read the full release here.