Rock Vitale

Rock Vitale

Rock J. Vitale, CEAC
Technical Director of Chemistry/Principal
Environmental Standards, Inc.

Professional Experience
Mr. Vitale has almost 40 years of analytical quality assurance experience. As the founder and a Principal of Environmental Standards, Mr. Vitale oversees a staff of approximately 35 Quality Assurance Chemists and is responsible for the direction of the technical and managerial aspects of the company’s operations. Mr. Vitale is a recognized expert in the following fields: organic and inorganic data validation (including specialty analyses); laboratory auditing; preparation or third-party review of Quality Assurance Project Plans (QAPPs); design of specialty analyses to accommodate project-specific data quality objectives (DQOs); quality assurance oversight of complex projects (sediment projects, biomonitoring projects); and agency negotiations.

Mr. Vitale previously served as the Quality Assurance Manager for an environmental firm with 26 offices nationwide. He designed and implemented a quality assurance and data validation program for all remedial investigation/feasibility studies (RI/FSs), site inspections, and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) closures. His responsibilities included the preparation of QAPPs for Superfund/RCRA studies in all US EPA Regions, as well as a number of state-led projects, and technical liaison. He co-authored and provided peer-review comments on numerous documents on the subject of data validation for both state and federal agencies.

Certifications
Mr. Vitale is a Certified Environmental Analytical Chemist through the National Registry of Certified Chemists.

Memberships
Mr. Vitale is a member of the American Chemical Society; American Industrial Hygiene Association; American Institute of Chemists; Royal Society of Chemistry; Royal Australian Chemical Institute; American Water Works Association; American Society of Testing and Materials; American Society of Quality Control; International Society of Environmental Forensics; and Society of Toxicology and Chemistry.

Board Positions
Appointed Federal Advisory Committee Board - Environmental Laboratory Advisory (ELAB) (2004 - 2010)
American Institute of Chemists (1997-2002, 2007 - present)
National Registry for Certified Chemists (July 2001 - December 2009).

Education
Mr. Vitale received a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and Biology from Marist College in 1981. He completed additional undergraduate Chemistry courses at Villanova University and Rider College (1982-1985) and Chemistry Graduate Coursework at Villanova University (1985 - 1988).

Contact Information: [email protected]; 610 304-9972