Suzan Somo, a veteran of NSF International’s global water division, has been appointed general manager of plumbing products by the independent public health and safety organization.

In this position, 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 joined NSF International in 2008 and 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.

“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 president 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.”