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With over two decades experience, RK Environmental
is the leading provider of food safety services.

About Us

24_Hour_Web_Access RK Environmental specializes in pest management and food safety consulting. We service both regional and national accounts in the food industry including food processing plants, retail food establishments, food distribution and members of the food industry. Our staff consists of highly skilled professionals and licensed service specialists.

rke-techCompanies can feel confident that as the leader in this industry, we have adopted a customer-driven perspective and carefully identify your specific requirements. We provide a broad range of effective applications to resolve your concerns and give you the capabilities to increase productivity in your existing environment. RK Environmental offers a unique service by individualizing programs to meet all aspect of your pest management and food safety and sanitation needs with proven results.

Pest_Management_SolutionsRK Environmental maintains the absolute highest standards for pest management and food safety. Bearing in mind the different requirements for food industry specialists such as processors and distributors, we design a custom plan to suit your individual business – always operating at the highest level of service to exceed requirements.

Executive Team

Hank Hirsch

Hank Hirsch

President, RK Environmental Services

Hank’s career spans more than twenty-five years in the pest management industry. He has worked in both operations and a technical capacity and has been working exclusively with the food industry for the past seventeen years.

As a Board Certified Entomologist, Hank has worked with several major food processors in providing technical support, developing new technologies and designing pest prevention and food safety programs. He regularly lectures at continuing education programs offered by Rutgers University, National Pest Management Association, New Jersey Pest Management Association, University of Kentucky, Pennsylvania Pest Management Association and New York Pest Management Association, as well as in-house training programs.

Jessica Albrecht

Jessica Albrecht

Vice President of Business Development, RK Environmental Services

Jessica has an extensive background in business development; pest management and food safety. Jessica works closely with all clients to ensure service satisfaction with the programs the company implements. Jessica’s career focus has always been to surround herself with the best professionals in the industry.

Jessica has a B.S. in Finance and Marketing from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT. She has participated in several industry specific programs and is currently working towards her SQF practitioner certification. Jessica has attended and studied quality, relationships and management seminars and served as immediate past 1st Vice President of the Metropolitan Food Protection Association.

Rich Gibson

Rich Gibson

Director of Food Safety & Quality Assurance, RK Environmental Services

Rich has two decades of food safety and quality assurance experience. He has held various senior level production, quality, and food safety positions and has consulted with some of the biggest names in the food industry. Rich is well versed in food safety, food defense, and pest management.

Rich is a registered SQF consultant, SQF Trainer, a certificated BRC Auditor, an ASQ-Certified HACCP Auditor, a certified Food Defense Coordinator, and is an Associate Certified Entomologist.  Known for his pragmatic implementation and roll-up-your-sleeves approach, Rich has extensive experience in HACCP, allergen management, sanitation, continuous improvement, food defense and auditing.  Rich is a highly sought after speaker, and has spoken at the Metropolitan Association for Food protection (MAFP), and the Food Protection Alliance (FPA) on GFSI, food defense and related topics.

Ricardo John

Ricardo John

Regional Operations Manager, RK Environmental Services

Ricardo is Regional Operations Manager for RKE with over 25 years experience in the pest management industry. The majority of his work has been done in facilities ranging from commercial bakeries, cheese manufacturing, food distribution centers and grocery store chains.

Ricardo is an Associate Certified Entomologist who has participated in the Advanced Pest Management Course from Purdue University. He is a licensed Commercial Pesticide Applicator in several states. Ricardo’s credentials include an AIB certificate in Food Processing Sanitation/Hygiene, and NPMA Food Safety certificate.

Ricardo is an expert in occupational safety and leads up RKE’s safety committee.

Chris Sweezy

Chris Sweezy

Regional Operations Manager, RK Environmental Services

Chris Sweezy’s professional career encompasses over 30 years in the pest management industry. Prior to joining RK Environmental Services eight years ago, Chis owned and operated his own pest management company. Chris is a New York State certified applicator and is currently licensed in six separate categories, including food processing. He is an expert in wildlife management.

Chris holds an Associate of Applied Science degree from Suffolk County Community College, and has attended SUNY at Geneseo, and St. Joseph’s College. He has participated in the Advanced Pest Management course from Purdue University, and the Pest Management Program at Colorado State University. Chris is an Associate Certified Entomologist. Chris’ credentials include an AIB certificate in Food Processing Sanitation/Hygiene, and NPMA Food Safety certificate.

Anthony Krakowski

Anthony Krakowski

Regional Operations Manager, RK Environmental Services

Anthony Krakowski is RK Environmental’s newest appointed Regional Operations Manager.  Anthony has over fifteen years’ dedicated experience in the pest management industry, with several years dedicated to working with food processors. Anthony’s professional career began in the pest management sales and service areas, including advancement as a manager and fumigator.

Anthony is licensed pesticide certified applicator in six states including: PA, OH, DE, MD, VA and NJ.  Anthony has successfully completed the Advanced Pest Management course from Purdue University, his credentials also include an AIB certificate in Food Processing Sanitation/Hygiene, and NPMA Food Safety certificate.

Bert Marquez

Bert Marquez

Regional Operations Manager, RK Environmental Services

Bert began his career with RK Environmental in 2013 as a Service Specialist, and soon after was promoted to Service Specialist Supervisor. He is now the Regional Operations Manager for the Northern area.

Bert is a seasoned professional with 25 years of pest management experience in food manufacturing facilities. He’s very excited about his new role and the opportunity to share his management, food safety, audit, and pest control experience with his team members.  Bert is an accomplished and experienced food safety manager; having held this position for a major bakery for several years prior to joining RKE.

Shaun Funk

Shaun Funk

Regional Operations Manager

Shaun Funk is RKE’s newest appointed Regional Operations Manager. Shaun has 8 year’s pest management experience; he specializes in bird remediation and fumigation. Shaun is a certified SQF practitioner, and successfully prepares clients for their SQF audits. Additionally, Shaun holds a NPMA Food Safety certificate. He is a licensed pesticide certified applicator in NY, NJ and PA.  Shaun has extensive experience in commercial bakery and food distribution center environments.

Additionally, Shaun has eleven years’ experience in the U.S. Armed Forces.  Shaun holds a Master of Science, from American Intercontinental University, Schaumburg, Il, specializing in Finance.

Anthony Cannone

Anthony Cannone

Regional Operations Manager

Anthony Cannone began his career with RK Environmental Services in 2006 as a Service Specialist.  After numerous awards and achievements, Anthony was promoted to Regional Operations Manager in 1Q 2017.  Anthony will extend the RKE footprint into North and South Carolina, southern Virginia, and eventually in Georgia and Florida.

RK Environmental Services LLC • 768 Carver Avenue, Westwood, NJ 07675 • info@rkenvironmental.com • 800-996-4402


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