JERICHO, N.Y. – April 17, 2019 – J.S. Held, a global consulting firm, 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.”
VTOX and GTEN will join the J.S. Held team of over 600 consultants around the globe. Their existing clients will now have access to J.S. Held’s suite of specialized services including construction consulting; property damage assessment; surety services; project and program management; equipment consulting; forensic architecture and engineering; forensic accounting; and environmental, health, and safety 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.
Founded in 1974, J.S. Held has provided specialized consulting to better address complex construction and environmental matters globally. Following its continued growth trajectory and commitment to unparalleled client service, Veritox, Inc. is its 18th acquisition since 2015. J.S. Held now has over 50 offices across the U.S. and Canada, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East.
About J.S. Held LLC
J.S. Held is a global consulting firm with expertise in construction, environmental health & safety, forensic accounting, water & fire restoration, equipment, and forensic architecture & engineering matters.
Established in 1974, J.S. Held brings together years of unrivaled technical expertise and unparalleled service to deliver reliable, comprehensive solutions to its clients. J.S. Held is renowned for recruiting and cultivating distinguished experts and being a trusted partner on the world’s most complex environmental and construction matters.