SGS Accutest Key Staff

SGS Accutest is a leading network of environmental testing laboratories delivering defensible data for over 60 years. Founded in 1956, SGS Accutest is one of the nation’s largest environmental testing laboratory combining advanced technology and experienced personnel to deliver “Total Performance You Can Count On”. Our corporate office is located in Rutherford, New Jersey. The SGS Accutest Key Staff averages over 18 years experience with the company providing the leadership and strategic vision to achieve steady and sustainable growth.


Charles Tate

Director of Finance

Mr. Tate joined SGS Accutest in 2007 and has 22 years of finance, administration, public and private accounting experience in diverse industries including analytical testing, pharmaceutical, logistics and software development. He received his B.S. in Accounting from Salisbury University.

Stephen Grant

Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Mr. Grant joined SGS Accutest in 1999 and has over 24 years of experience in both operations and sales roles in environmental laboratories.  As VP of Sales and Marketing, Mr. Grant is responsible for developing and implementing the company's sales and marketing strategy.  Mr. Grant also manages SGS Accutest's National Accounts Program.  He received his B.S. in Chemistry from Kean University. 

Andrew Dexter 

Vice President, Information Technology

Mr. Dexter joined SGS Accutest in 1994 and has over 34 years of industry experience in systems and laboratory automation.  As VP, Information Technology, he has developed an overall IT strategy and is responsible for the state-of-the-art Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) throughout the laboratory network.

Nancy Cole

Laboratory Director, New Jersey

Ms. Cole joined SGS Accutest in 1989 and has over 30 years of environmental chemistry industy experience.  She manages the Dayton laboratory with 200+ employees and full service environmental lab services. Ms. Cole received her B.S. degree in Chemistry from Kalamazoo College and her M.S. degree in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Minnesota.


Charles Hartke

Quality Assurance Director

Mr. Hartke joined SGS Accutest in 2016 and has over 25 years of experience in both Operations and Quality Assurance roles in laboratories. As Quality Assurance Director, Mr. Hartke is responsible for developing and implementing the company's Quality Management systems. He received a B.A. in Biochemistry from Canisius College, an MBA from State University of New York at Buffalo, and is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt.


Norm Farmer

Corporate Technical Director

Mr. Farmer joined SGS Accutest in 1996 and has over 27 years of experience in organic analysis and laboratory operations. As Technical Director, Mr. Farmer is responsible for the development and implementation of new methods and technology. Mr. Farmer also oversees the DoD program. He recieved a B.S. in Chemical Oceanography from the Florida Institute of Technology.