Suzan Somo, a veteran leader in the global water division of NSF International, has been appointed general manager of plumbing products.
"Suzan is a dedicated, conscientious manager with an impressive history of succeeding in each role she's held at NSF International," said Dave Purkiss, vice gresident of NSF International's global water division. "Her strong work ethic, motivational leadership and dedication to client satisfaction will help set the tone as we look to continue growing our plumbing products program."
In her new role, Somo will lead the expansion of testing, auditing and certification services on a global scale for the plumbing certification program, which includes faucets and mechanical and plastic plumbing parts.
Somo, who joined NSF International in 2008, previously served as business unit manager for water distribution system components for nearly four years. Prior to that, she served as senior account manager for international approvals and senior certification project manager for the plastics piping program, where she was routinely recognized for superior project management skills and technical knowledge.
Somo said she will work to expand the program's presence in India, China, Latin and North America and elsewhere around the world. She also plans to leverage the vast expertise and services within the program, which range from an annual Fats, Oil and Grease Conference, to roof drain testing and certification, to lead content compliance certification for plumbing fixtures and fittings.
Somo is a member of the Project Management Institute and the American Water Works Association. She holds a bachelor's degree in biological sciences from Wayne State University.