NSF International appoints new executive director of medical device certification and training


NSFInternationalRobertRuffNSF International has appointed FDA veteran Robert Ruff to the role of executive director of medical device certification and training.

Ruff will offer expert training and certification services to NSF International’s medical device industry clients. He will be responsible for managing key sectors of the company’s medical device business.

“Rob brings the utmost integrity and dedication to NSF International,” Kim Trautman, executive VP for International Medical Device Services at NSF Internation, said in a press release. “With his diplomatic manner, extensive knowledge and unique expertise, he accomplishes difficult projects while maintaining collaborative working relationships with colleagues and customers alike. We are thrilled to welcome him aboard.”

Ruff has over 30 years of industry experience. He started his career in the orthopedics industry, which led him to serve over 27 years in the FDA where he held a number of roles.

Ruff was a member of the Office of Regulatory Affairs Medical Device Investigator Certification Board at the FDA. He helped develop and manage level II medical device investigator certification programs in that role. Ruff later led an international team of subject matter experts in the FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health. There he was responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of the Medical Device Single Audit Program (MDSAP).

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