NSF Promotes Two Leaders to Senior Vice President

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ANN ARBOR — Ann Arbor-Based public health organization, NSF, has promoted Tom Chestnut to senior vice president of the global food divison and Chandana Kathuria to senior vice president and chief information officer/lean program leader.

Chestnut has more than 25 years of food safety experience and eight years with NSF International. He has helped hundreds of companies operating in the global supply chain strengthen their quality assurance and food safety programs by providing auditing, testing and certification solutions to global food safety standards.  He also has led the NSF Food Division through multiple acquisitions expanding NSF’s food safety services internationally to include agriculture, food processing, packaging, technical, consulting and retail services.

Prior to joining NSF, Chestnut worked at Darden for more than 20 years, serving as Vice President of Total Quality and International Director of Product Safety and Quality. He earned his bachelor’s degree in environmental health from Illinois State University, with graduate studies in administration and management at the University of Illinois.

Kathuria has over 24 years of information technology experience, which includes 11 years at NSF developing and implementing a global IT strategy to support the increasing needs of NSF and its client base. She also serves as NSF’s Lean Program Leader, overseeing enterprise-wide Lean initiatives to improve client satisfaction, reduce cost and eliminate inefficiencies and waste. Kathuria helps to establish best practices for NSF while working toward continuous improvement initiatives.

Prior to joining NSF International, Kathuria led Pfizer’s Discovery Research Informatics & Global Program Management and Discovery Technologies Program. She holds a master’s degree in computer science and engineering from the University of Toledo and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Delhi College of Engineering.

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