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NSF Appoints Nancy Cole Director of Analysis Laboratories

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – NSF, a global public health and safety organization, has appointed Nancy Cole Director of Analysis Laboratories. In her new role, she oversees the organization’s microbiology and chemistry laboratory operations at NSF’s Ann Arbor laboratory.

With over 30 years of experience, Cole has worked in supervisory, management and directorial positions in environmental analysis laboratories. In one of her most recent roles, she served as the Laboratory Director for the Dayton, N.J. laboratory for SGS, Inc. (formerly Accutest Laboratories), a multinational company that provides testing, inspection and certification services. During her 28 years with SGS-Accutest, she held various positions in both laboratory management and corporate technical oversight. Prior to SGS-Accutest, Cole served as a Laboratory Supervisor for Radian Corporation.

“Nancy is committed to open communication and the highest level of quality and ethics,” said Rob Herman, Director of Ann Arbor Laboratory Operations at NSF. “It’s because of her dedication to growth and success in her past roles that we believe she’ll make an excellent addition to the team.”

Cole is originally from Kalamazoo, Mich. She earned her Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Kalamazoo College and her Master of Science in inorganic chemistry from the University of Minnesota.

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NSF is an independent, global organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the food, water, health sciences and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment. Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting human health and safety worldwide. Operating in more than 175 countries, NSF is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center on Food Safety, Water Quality and Indoor Environment.

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