Verrico Associates

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Environment, Health, Safety, Security and Quality solutions for your organization. 

Verrico Associates is a full-service consulting, training and auditing firm providing practical solutions for chemical, energy, transportation, petrochemical, refining, pharmaceutical, food processing, and other industries.  

Verrico Associates is an industry leader in environment, health, safety and security services; communications; risk management, quality control systems and crisis management.  Verrico Associates employs experienced industry professionals located throughout the world to assist our Clients.  These Associates provide expert assistance in a variety of disciplines.


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Bradley J. Verrico, CPEA
Chief Executive Officer

Brad Verrico is Chief Executive Officer of Verrico Associates.  He manages the management system programs for the company, including RC14001®, RCMS®, ISO 14001 and ISO 9001.  In his fifteen years at Verrico Associates, Brad has consulted with over 250 chemical and petrochemical companies about auditing and management systems.  He has visited over 300 facilities and interviewed over 15,000 employees from CEOs to plant operations staff.

Working for a BEAC-recognized auditor training company, Brad has trained over 500 people in management systems auditing, including registrar auditors, accreditation auditors, trade association staff, and industry auditing professionals.  Using the experience gained from auditing and consulting, Brad personally developed much of the American Chemistry Council’s RC14001 technical specification and guidance documents for industry and auditors.  In addition, he helped to develop the technical specification and guidance documents for the ACC’s Responsible Care Management System (RCMS), the “non-ISO” option for Responsible Care certification.

Brad also engages in ISO-based activities for within the chemical, petrochemical, manufacturing and other industries.  Brad trains, audits and helps companies implemented ISO 14001 and ISO 9001.  Additional industry experience includes pharmaceutical, diagnostics, transportation/logistics, energy and mining.

Brad is a Certified Professional Environmental Auditor (CPEA) for Responsible Care from BEAC.  He graduated from the University of Delaware.  

Brad lives with his sons in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.  He is and active volunteer in youth sports coaching and a member of Historic Kennett Square.



Patrick Heringslack
Chief Operating Officer

Patrick Heringslack is the Chief Operating Officer for Verrico Associates.  He manages the daily operations of the business, provides project management and project support work for Clients. 

Patrick works with Clients by providing environmental, health, safety and security (EHSS) management system design and implementation assistance; conducting RCMS® and RC14001® internal audits, and assisting with auditor training.  During his tenure with Verrico Associates, he has successfully assisted numerous Clients in various industries to gain certification in critical management systems, including ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, RCMS and RC14001.  Patrick is certified to provide RC14001/RCMS lead auditor training.

Patrick graduated from Shippensburg University (PA) with a Bachelor of Science in GeoEnvironmental Studies and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Public Health at West Chester University (PA).

Patrick lives in Wilmington, Delaware.  He enjoys cycling, sports, exercise and spending time with his family.



Ralph Carito
Senior Associate

Ralph Carito has over 25 years experience in the environmental, health and safety (EHS) field. Prior to his present position, Ralph held Vice President and Director level positions in manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and consulting/engineering companies. His career dates back to front line supervision in the chemical manufacturing industry.

Ralph is a practical leader and strategist with a proven track record of improving customer satisfaction, efficiency and quality. He has extensive experience in benchmarking and identifying industry trends. Clients describe him as passionate and result-oriented with a strong ability to break down EHS, waste regulations and issues into small, manageable pieces for successful implementation. Ralph helps Clients comply with EHS regulations and requirements while helping to protect their interest and bottom line.

Ralph’s specific areas of expertise include air/water/waste permitting, Responsible Care®, EHS compliance auditing, program development, reporting, training, site assessments and investigations, soil/groundwater remediation, underground storage tank (UST) closures, waste management/disposal, asbestos surveys/abatement, construction safety, indoor air quality, industrial hygiene, radon testing/mitigation and development/improvement of safety culture.

Ralph resides in Hackettstown, New Jersey, and frequently visits his children and other family members around the country.



Art Gillen, CPEA
Senior Associate

Art Gillen has been consulting for 15 years after spending 25 years in the chemical industry, providing engineering and regulatory and legislative compliance and advocacy support.  His chemical industry experience (BASF & Union Carbide) included the development and guidance of environmental, health and safety (EHS) compliance and systems audits and conducted training in policy, program and procedure development; ISO 14001; risk-based decision making; the impact of “green issues” on the chemical industry; performance metrics; and activity-based EHS cost accounting.  For several years he directed EHS auditing and information management groups.

Art was a representative in the Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates’ (SOCMA’s) Environmental Quality Committee, including 5 years as chairman and also served on the SOCMA Board of Governors for 4 years.  Similarly, he represented BASF on the Environmental Management Committee for the American Chemistry Council (ACC, formerly CMA).

Art has presented at industry and government sponsored conferences on various EHS, and Responsible Care topics such as ACC’s Responsible Care Conferences, SOCMA’s INFORMEX, Air and Water Management Association (AWMA), Joint Services P2 Conferences, and SOCMA and CMA Environmental Workshops.

Since becoming an EHS consultant, he has worked in pollution prevention, groundwater remediation and management systems, including ISO 14001, ISO 9001, OSHAS 18001, the American Chemistry Council’s RCMS & RC14001, and the SOCMA ChemStewards Management System (CSMS).  

He is a BEAC-accredited RCMS/RC14001 Lead Auditor Trainer and has trained over 300 individuals.  He has assisted over 50 member companies in training, implementation and auditing of various EHS management systems.  As a BEAC accredited RCMS auditor he has conducted over 60 RCMS and RC14001 internal and certification audits.  He has also conducted numerous CSMS verification audits.

Art lives with his wife in Greenville, Tennessee, where they enjoy beekeeping, cow herding, farming, family and friends.



Roger Johnson, CIH, CSP
Senior Associate

Roger Johnson has 30+ years of experience in workplace environmental, health and safety (EHS) compliance.  Key responsibilities have included conducting comprehensive compliance audits, EHS and industrial hygiene consulting, risk reduction and liability minimization.  He has worked as a member of a corporate law department, providing litigation support and regulatory advice on workplace and product-related legal matters. 

Roger is an OSHA Authorized Trainer, American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified environmental management system (EMS) and occupational health and safety assessment system (OHSAS) trainer.  He also has significant product quality and regulatory assessment expertise.

Roger focuses his Client solutions in the following technical areas:
    • safety and health compliance and regulatory audits;
    • litigation support;
    • safety management program development and implementation;
    • industrial hygiene assessments and evaluation;
    • product regulatory and safety assessments, including hazard analysis and critical control points
        (HACCPs);
    • product safety; and
    • process safety audits

Roger has a B.S. in Chemistry and a B.S. in Statistics from the University of Illinois and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.  He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist, a Certified Safety Professional and a Certified Process Safety Management Auditor.

Roger lives with his wife in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania.  They have several children in the area.



Chris Scott
Senior Associate

Christopher Scott has 25 years of experience in the chemical, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries.  He has worked in the U.S. and internationally for fortune 500 companies, as well as smaller firms, and his own start-up medical device and consulting firms. 

Chris received his B.S in Chemical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, his MS in Materials Science from Stevens, and his MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University.  He is a certified ISO auditor, and has conducted hundreds of audits around the world.   

In addition to conducting audits, Chris has assisted firms in the development, training, and implementation of quality management systems compliant with:

  • ISO 9001;
  • ISO 13485; and
  • FDA CFR 21, part 820
Clients appreciate that Chris recognizes the uniqueness of each engagement and works with Clients to develop solutions that are specific to their distinct needs.  Chris lives in New Jersey and enjoys making racket with his guitar with what little free time he has available.