Rock J. Vitale
Rock J. Vitale, CEAC
Technical Director of Chemistry/Principal
Rock J. Vitale has over 30 years of analytical quality assurance experience. As the founder and a Principal of Environmental Standards, Rock oversees a staff of approximately 40 quality assurance chemists and is responsible for the direction of the technical and managerial aspects of the company’s operations.
Rock J. 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 (QAPjPs); 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.
Rock 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 RI/FSs, site inspections, and RCRA closures. His responsibilities included the preparation of QAPjPs 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.
Rock J. Vitale is a Certified Professional Chemist through the American Institute of Chemists and a Certified Environmental Analytical Chemist through the National Registry of Certified Chemists.
Rock 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.
Appointed Federal Advisory Committee Board – Environmental Laboratory Advisory (ELAB) (2004 – current);
American Institute of Chemists (1997-2002, 2007 – present);
National Registry for Certified Chemists (July 2001 – December 2009).
Rock J. Vitale received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science and Biology from Marist College in 1981. He completed additional post-graduate Chemistry courses at Villanova University and Rider College (1982-1985) and Chemistry Graduate Course Work at Villanova University (1985 – 1988).