NSF International Appoints New GM of Global Drinking Water Treatment Programs

Stefan Buck has been promoted to general manager of NSF International’s Global Drinking Water Treatment Unit and Biosafety Cabinet Programs.

In his new role, Buck will be responsible for NSF International’s certification services for point-of-use and point-of-entry drinking water treatment systems and components as well as for NSF’s biosafety cabinet certification and field certifier accreditation program.

“We are thrilled to promote Stefan to GM for NSF’s drinking water treatment unit and biosafety cabinet programs. He has been an important member of our group’s success in recent years. We look forward to a seamless transition and continued growth of the program under his leadership,” says Dave Purkiss, NSF International’s vice president for Water Systems.

Buck joined NSF in 2013 and was named Business Unit Manager for NSF’s Global Water Program – Filtration Division in 2014, where he directed day-to-day operations of NSF’s filtration certification program. In this role, he worked closely with drinking water filter manufacturers during the testing and certification process and helped identify emerging drinking water treatment issues and needs for new protocols and standards.

Buck was directly involved in NSF International’s public health communication efforts during the Flint water crisis, when NSF International, as third-party expert, helped local and federal regulators and news media understand the need for testing and certification of drinking water filters with lead reduction claims.

Before joining NSF International, Buck served more than 10 years in the environmental industry with special interest in hazardous waste risk assessment and energy efficiency of buildings.