Christopher Dunn, a 30-year veteran of the beverage industry, is now the general manager of NSF International’s Beverage Quality Program. The beverage quality program tests, audits and certifies bottled water and natural mineral waters, flavored and functional beverages, and packaged ice.
In the past, Dunn has served as president of his own company, DunnWorks, LLC, a consulting firm that provides assistance in business development and market strategy to the water, beverage and consumer package goods industries, for the past four years. During the early development of his company, Dunn served as senior vice president of BIOTA Brands of America, Inc., a bottled water company that developed environmentally-friendly ways using renewable resources to manufacture their bottles.
In his new role, Dunn will oversee operations including audits, laboratory testing, state licensing and certification services for manufacturers working within the beverage and packaged ice industries. He’ll also act as a liaison between NSF and regulatory agencies, retailers, code officials, and staff to ensure compliance with voluntary, consensus standards, as well as government and industry regulations.
NSF collaborates with several associations, including IBWA, Bottled Water Cooler Association (BWCA), Canadian Bottled Water Association (CBWA), European Bottled Watercooler Association (EBWA), Associaçao Brasileira da Industria de Áquas Minerais (ABINAM), Latin American Bottled Water Association (LABWA), International Packaged Ice Association (IPIA) and International Council of Bottled Water Associations (ICBWA).