NSF International's Bob Pietrowski to Retire as Vice President of Global Health Sciences Division


Bob Pietrowski

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Global public health and safety organization, NSF International, has announced the retirement of Bob Pietrowski, a 40-year veteran of the pharmaceutical and medical device industries and vice president of NSF International’s Global health sciences division since 2013.

“Bob Pietrowski’s character, expertise and leadership are unparalleled in the global health sciences industries,” says Kevan P. Lawlor, CEO and President of NSF International. “He has been an important part of our organization’s growth during the last decade. His impact on NSF International and the industry will be felt for many years to come.”

Pietrowski joined NSF International in 2007 to lead the organization’s training, auditing and consulting programs for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Health Sciences became NSF International’s fastest growing division consistently year after year under Pietrowski’s leadership.

“Bob’s vast knowledge and extensive experience in biologicals and biotech manufacturing has been invaluable to NSF International and our teams involved in R&D, quality control and product management,” says Lori Bestervelt, executive vice president and chief technical officer of NSF International. “He has been a trusted colleague, leader, mentor and friend to so many of us. We wish him well in his retirement.”  

Martin Lush, who previously led NSF International’s pharma biotech business, will be appointed global vice president of NSF Pharma Biotech and Medical Devices based near York, UK. Lush will be reporting to Bestervelt.

“I think we can expect great things from Martin Lush, who brings unique talents and expertise to this important leadership role,” says Bestervelt. “We’ve all benefited from Martin’s deep knowledge of the pharmaceutical/biotech industries and I look forward to working with him, and learning from him, in the years to come.”

Pietrowski began his career in the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industries in the 1970s. Prior to NSF International, Pietrowski served as a managing partner of the pharmaceutical/biotech consultancy David Begg Associates. Pietrowski’s official retirement date is January 31.

NSF operates in more than 165 countries and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization collaborating center on food, safety, water quality and indoor environment.


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