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Veritox, Inc. & GT Engineering Join J.S. Held
Veritox, Inc. & GT Engineering Join J.S. Held

This expansion builds upon one of our foundational pillars of providing high-quality technical expertise through the addition of PhD toxicologists and industrial hygienists, material scientists, and engineers.

 

Jericho, NY – April 17, 2019 – Global consulting firm J.S. Held announced today that it has acquired Veritox, Inc. and GT Engineering, a division of Veritox. Veritox (VTOX), a toxicology and industrial hygiene consulting firm with offices in Washington, Texas, South Carolina, and Florida, provides services in exposure assessment, industrial hygiene, human and environmental toxicology, forensic toxicology, and risk assessment. Headquartered in Washington state, GT Engineering (GTEN) provides technical consulting, forensic engineering, failure analysis, and fire investigation services.

This acquisition amplifies J.S. Held’s portfolio of professional services in EHS and forensic engineering. The addition of these two firms provides a complimentary depth of consulting talent, with experts who have training and experience in occupational health, product registration, health risk assessment, and personal injury claims relating to exposure; as well as professionals in materials science and metallurgy, mechanical engineering, and chemistry. Both groups have more than 20 years of experience solving problems for individuals, private and public companies, schools, and governmental and non-governmental organizations. This includes expert courtroom testimony.

“We are excited to add the experience and expertise of Veritox and GT Engineering to our already outstanding team of professionals and specialists,” said Tracey Dodd, Executive Vice President – Environmental, Health, & Safety of J.S. Held. “This expansion builds upon one of our foundational pillars of providing high-quality technical expertise through the addition of PhD toxicologists and industrial hygienists, material scientists, and engineers.”

By joining forces with J.S. Held, Veritox and GT Engineering gain access to additional resources and experts to provide clients with an expanded suite of technical and scientific, financial, and strategic consulting services.

“Joining J.S. Held is a natural progression to provide the best service to our clients and support the continued professional growth of our people. J.S. Held’s commitment to client service, as well as training and development, fits with what our mission has been over the past 20 years,” said Bruce Kelman, PhD, DABT, ATS, ERT, President and Principal Toxicologist of Veritox.

About J.S. Held

J.S. Held is a global consulting firm that combines technical, scientific, financial, and strategic expertise to advise clients seeking to realize value and mitigate risk. Our professionals serve as trusted advisors to organizations facing high stakes matters demanding urgent attention, staunch integrity, proven experience, clear-cut analysis, and an understanding of both tangible and intangible assets.

The firm provides a comprehensive suite of services, products, and data that enable clients to navigate complex, contentious, and often catastrophic situations.

J.S. Held, its affiliates and subsidiaries are not certified public accounting firm(s) and do not provide audit, attest, or any other public accounting services. J.S. Held is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice. Securities offered through PM Securities, LLC, d/b/a Phoenix IB, a part of J.S. Held, member FINRA/ SIPC or Ocean Tomo Investment Group, LLC, a part of J.S. Held, member FINRA/ SIPC. All rights reserved.
 
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