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TestAmerica Names Ray Frederici as Vice President of Quality & Environmental Health & Safety (EHS)

Knoxville, TN – WEBWIRE

TestAmerica, the leader in environmental testing, appoints Ray Frederici to the position of Vice President of Quality & EHS.  Mr. Frederici is 34 years tenured with TestAmerica and its legacy companies and is responsible for establishing, implementing, monitoring and enforcing company-wide ethics, quality assurance, and health & safety programs.  Mr. Frederici drives risk management systems and operational cultures to minimize system failures and promote continuous improvement for the entire company.  Most recently, he was the Corporate Quality & EHS Executive Director.   
Mr. Frederici holds a B.S. in Environmental Biology from Eastern Illinois University and a Masters in Business Administration from Olivet Nazarene University in Kankakee, IL.  As a proven leader and organizational change agent, he possesses excellent abilities for policy development and enforcement, strategic planning and process improvement.  He is a strong and decisive decision-maker who takes personal responsibility for ethics, quality, environmental health & safety and fostering a company culture of honesty and data integrity. He provides ethics training companywide and implements fraud prevention and detection programs.
CEO, Rachel Brydon Jannetta commented “The sudden and very sad passing last February of our esteemed colleague Dr. Charlie Carter, VP of Technical Services, Quality and EHS has been a major adjustment for all of us across the business.  Ray Frederici was a senior member of Dr. Carter’s team for well over a decade and I’m sure Charlie would approve and strongly endorse the decision to elevate Ray to lead the Company’s Quality and EHS programs at the executive level.  I’m personally very pleased to appoint Ray into this role.  I know he will continue to drive our industry leading programs to ensure the safety of our employees as well as the quality and integrity of TestAmerica’s data at all times.”  
Mr. Frederici is active in numerous Professional Affiliations including the American Council of Independent Laboratories Environmental Data Integrity Initiative, the Institute for National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation, the National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference and the Department of Defense Environmental Data Quality Workgroup.  He has more than 20 professional publications including:  “Detecting and Preventing Unethical Laboratory Practices”, presented at the 2004, New York Association of Approved Environmental Laboratories’ Annual Convention and Exposition, “Laboratory Ethics: Do’s and Don’ts”,   presented to the California Water and Environment Association and “Comprehensive Ethics Training for Managers, All Staff, and Technical Staff”, presented each year in TestAmerica with quarterly refresher training.
About TestAmerica
TestAmerica is the leading environmental testing firm in the United States, with over 80 locations providing innovative technical expertise and comprehensive analytical testing services. Specialty analyses include source, ambient and indoor air, water quality, compliance, desalination, shale gas, specialty organics, emergency response, industrial hygiene, dioxins, drinking water, sediments and tissues, PPCPs and emerging contaminants, explosives, Federal/DoD, and radiochemistry and mixed waste testing.
TestAmerica affiliate companies include EMLab P&K, the leader in analytical microscopy and indoor air quality; and TestAmerica Air Emissions Corp. (METCO Environmental), specializing in air emissions testing. TestAmerica currently employs 2,000 professionals dedicated to exceptional service and solutions for our clients’ environmental testing needs.


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