NSF International Appoints New CEO

Kevan Lawlor named President and CEO; Dennis Mangino, Ph.D. retires

ANN ARBOR, Mich.-(September 15, 2003)-The NSF Board of Directors announced the appointment of Kevan P. Lawlor as President and Chief Executive Officer of NSF International effective September 10, 2003. Lawlor previously held the positions of Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Food Safety, and President of NSF International Strategic Registrations, Ltd. (NSF-ISR).

An 18-year veteran of NSF, Lawlor has played a key role in the growth of the company and contributed significantly to the global leadership position NSF holds in providing public health and safety services.

"I am honored to have the opportunity to build on the record of excellence that has been established at NSF and to lead a dedicated team of professionals as we meet the challenges of the future," said Lawlor. "I have been fortunate to have worked closely with Dennis and the senior management team in developing the solid strategic direction that is being pursued."

Lawlor replaces Dr. Dennis R. Mangino who retired after completing a nine-year career with NSF. "I feel a great deal of pride as I head into retirement knowing that NSF is the leading global provider of public health and safety risk management solutions," stated Mangino. "I am truly grateful to have had the opportunity to serve this wonderful company, and I was privileged to work with world-class scientists, engineers and business leaders. The Board chose wisely in selecting Kevan as my successor."

According to Charles Depew, Chairman of the Board of Directors, NSF International, "Under Mangino's leadership, NSF more than quadrupled in size through the expansion of its public health and safety services. The Board expresses its deep appreciation for Mangino's contributions and for his dedication to global public health. We're now looking to Kevan to continue NSF's success-we're excited about the future under his leadership."

NSF International, a not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization, is the leading global provider of public health and safety risk management solutions in the areas of food, water, indoor air, and the environment. NSF provides product certification and safety audits for the food and water industries. Other services include management systems registrations delivered through NSF International Strategic Registrations, Ltd. and education through the NSF Center for Public Health Education. NSF is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Food and Water Safety and Indoor Environment. Founded in 1944, NSF is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich., and serves companies in 81 countries. For more information on NSF, visit www.nsf.org.

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