OMRI Names Orsi Dezsi as CEO
(June 16, 2022) OMRI (the Organic Materials Review Institute) has appointed Orsi Dezsi as its new Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer. OMRI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing organic certifiers, growers, manufacturers and suppliers an independent review of products intended for use in certified organic production, handling and processing. Orsi will take the reins on June 27.
Founded in 1997, OMRI’s mission is to support the growth and trust of the global organic community through expert, independent and transparent verification of input materials, and through education and technical assistance.
In her new role as CEO, Orsi will be responsible for leading OMRI’s dedicated team of professionals while growing the value of the organization for its members, donors, sponsors, partners and other stakeholders. She will lead efforts to expand the organization’s programs while growing and strengthening its impact on the organic movement.
Orsi brings extensive experience in product certification, food safety, and industry and regulatory partnerships. Previously, Orsi served as Director of Product Certification in the Food Safety Division at NSF International, where she served nearly 20 years in progressively responsible roles.
“Orsi’s success in leading strategic growth, building industry and regulatory partnerships, and mentoring staff teams make her the perfect choice to lead OMRI into the future,” said Matt Landi, OMRI Board Chair. “We’re thrilled to welcome Orsi aboard.”
“Joining OMRI is a fantastic opportunity for me to combine my passion for the organic movement with my experience in the certification and materials world," said Orsi. "I'm enthusiastic about OMRI's role as the leading organization for organic input products material review, and I'm eager to work with its leadership, staff and community.”
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OMRI reviews input products to determine compliance with the USDA National Organic standards, the Canada Organic Regime (COR) standards and/or the Mexico Organic Products Law (LPO). Inputs include products such as fertilizers and pest control products for crop production, livestock feed ingredients and health care products, processing aids and sanitizers, and other materials intended for use in organic production. Compliant products are OMRI Listed® and appear on the OMRI Products Lists©. OMRI also provides subscribers and certifiers guidance and training on the acceptability of material inputs in general under organic standards. OMRI’s mission is to support the growth and trust of the global organic community through expert, independent and transparent verification of input materials, and through education and technical assistance.
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