NSF International appoints new GM of Drinking Water Filtration Products

NSF International recently announced that it has appointed Tina Yerkes, Ph.D., to general manager of Filtration Products under its Global Water Division.

ANN ARBOR, MI, Jan. 23, 2015 -- Global public health organization NSF International recently announced that it has appointed Tina Yerkes, Ph.D., to general manager of Filtration Products under its Global Water Division. Yerkes will help NSF grow its testing, auditing and certification services for point-of-use and point-of-entry drinking water treatment and filtration products.

Consumers look for the NSF mark on products to ensure safety and quality, and manufacturers seek certification to NSF American National Standards, which address the safety of materials that come in contact with drinking water, structural integrity of products and contaminant reduction performance claims.

Yerkes has more than 20 years of experience in strategic business unit operations with an emphasis in water quality issues, wetlands conservation and environmental education. She has held leadership positions at non-profit organizations with large, diverse program areas, driving environmental awareness, research initiatives and conservation efforts. She most recently served as COO of The Stewardship Network and also spent more than 12 years in management roles at Ducks Unlimited, culminating in Director of Conservation Programs.

Yerkes earned her doctoral degree in zoology with an emphasis on wetlands and waterfowl from the University of Manitoba; a master's degree in ecology and chemistry from Johns Hopkins University; and a bachelor's degree in biology and psychology from the University of Maryland. She has also completed executive education programs from Harvard Business School.

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About NSF International

NSF International is a global independent organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the water, food, health sciences, and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment (nsf.org). Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. Operating in more than 155 countries, NSF International is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Food Safety, Water Quality and Indoor Environment. For more information, visit www.nsf.org.

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