Ann Arbor, Mich.-based NSF International appointed Christopher Boyd as general manager of its building water health program in North America.

Boyd recently worked for the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in New York City, where he led the agency’s response to the largest Legionella outbreak in the city’s history. Boyd also reorganized the response to building and environmental outbreaks, and oversaw the implementation of the first Legionella controlling regulatory standards in cooling towers.

NSF International’s building water health program provides auditing, training, risk assessments and water safety plan development for building owners and managers concerned about water safety. The program also checks building water systems and the impact they have on human health, and is key in the development of standards and protocols designed to address water safety in an entire building water system.

“Chris brings years of experience in public service to NSF International, and his particular focus on building water health in one of the world’s largest cities makes him uniquely qualified to lead our building water health program in North America,” said Dave Purkiss, director of global water programs at NSF International.