Randy Roig, BS, MA, PhD

Randy Roig is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in the fields of environmental, health, and safety (EHS) auditing and management systems development. He has 37 years of experience in EHS management for the aerospace, food, manufacturing, medical, pharmaceutical, semiconductor, transportation, mining, and utility industries. He is the original author or has made significant contributions to all of the publications listed above.

Dr. Roig has designed and developed many environmental and health and safety compliance, audit, risk, and evaluation programs. He pioneered implementation of root cause analysis in EHS auditing and developed new processes to implement ISO 14000 and OHSAS 18001 at reduced costs. He is a lead auditor for ISO 14000, OHSAS 18001, and ISO 9000, having led more than 50 certifications.

His present concentration is on strategic compliance evaluation and management, with an emphasis on efficient and effective implementation (including work on design and implementation of various aspects of information technology). He is a Lean/Six Sigma Master Black Belt, having led numerous teams to breakthrough improvements in EHS performance and risk reduction.

Dr. Roig is currently working as the lead EHS Process Improvement Business Analyst for Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and is also working part-time as an independent consultant through the company he co-founded, Specialty Technical Consultants.

As director of EHS information services for a major aerospace company, he helped design and direct corporate and USAF/NASA environmental, health, and safety programs. In Maryland, he was the director for the state program for licensing and evaluating electric power generation facilities, headed part of the state Coastal Zone program and Bureau of Mines, and was acting chief of staff for the Public Service Commission.

He earned his BS in Physics from the University of Maryland in 1971, his MA in Physics and Applied Mathematics from Harvard University in 1972, and his PhD in Physics and Applied Mathematics from Harvard University in 1975. He became an ISO 9000 Assessor in 1991, an ISO 14000 Lead Assessor in 1997, and an OHSAS 18001 (Health and Safety) Lead Assessor in 1998. In 2004, he received his Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma.