ANSI appoints NSF International president, CEO to serve as board chair

The American National Standards Institute has appointed Kevan P. Lawlor, president and chief executive officer of global public health organization NSF International, to serve as chair of its board of directors.

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Kevan P. Lawlor

ANN ARBOR, MI, Feb. 4, 2015 -- The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has officially appointed Kevan P. Lawlor, president and CEO of global public health organization NSF International, to serve as chair of its board of directors. ANSI is a non-profit membership association bringing together organizations from both private and public sectors that are dedicated to furthering U.S. and international voluntary consensus standards and conformity assessments.

Lawlor begins his term as chair this month. He is uniquely qualified for this role, as NSF has a 70-year legacy of developing ANSI standards and offering conformity assessment services for the construction, food, water, health sciences, and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment. He most recently served as the vice chair of ANSI's board and has also chaired its audit committee.

"ANSI's role in supporting the global competitiveness of U.S. business by supporting the integrity of the standardization system and responding to critical domestic and international priorities is very complementary with NSF International's global public health and safety mission," said Lawlor. "I'm honored to be elected chair and look forward to continuing my service with the organization."

Lawlor's 30 years of leadership experience at NSF include the roles of chief financial officer, senior vice president of food safety and president of NSF International Strategic Registrations (NSF-ISR). Under his guidance, NSF has expanded into new regions, entered new markets and offered additional services to become a global organization in the standards development, testing, certification, auditing, training, and consulting sectors.

Lawlor previously served at the University of Michigan as a member of the dean's advisory board at the School of Public Health and on the external advisory council for the Center for Global Health. He is past chair of the board of directors of Food Gatherers and also served on the Cleary University board of trustees.

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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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