In his new role, Dr. Pietrowski will oversee the NSF International Health Sciences Division, which offers training, consulting, auditing and testing to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and dietary supplement industries.
Dr. Pietrowski has extensive experience in biologicals and biotech manufacturing gained from many years in R&D, quality control and production management, culminating in the role of Quality Assurance Manager at the UK’s largest biologicals manufacturing site. He earned a Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Birmingham and serves as an honorary lecturer in pharmaceutical science at the University of Strathclyde.
Kurtis Kneen, Ph.D., Vice President, NSF Global Laboratories
Dr. Kurtis Kneen has been with NSF for 17 years, most recently serving as Director of NSF’s Global Chemistry Laboratories. During this time, he expanded NSF laboratory capabilities, adding advanced technologies and developing and implementing new test methods for routine analysis and chemical testing. Dr. Kneen also played key roles in establishing NSF’s Shanghai, China laboratories, which offer comprehensive chemistry and engineering testing services, as well as NSF’s recent acquisition of the INASSA Group in Peru.
In his new role as Vice President of NSF’s Global Laboratories, Dr. Kneen will oversee all of NSF’s chemistry, microbiology and engineering laboratories throughout the U.S., Europe, South America and China, as well as NSF’s Applied Research Center, which provides R&D services to further public health across all NSF sectors.
Dr. Kneen has more than 25 years of experience in analytical chemistry and instrumental analysis, earning his doctoral degree in analytical chemistry from Michigan State University and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Wittenberg University. H
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