Rob Veraart, Ph.D.
Our colleague, Rob Veraart, Ph.D., passed away on October 25, 2018, after a brief illness.
Rob was an accomplished Chemist, earning a Bachelor of Science in Analytical Chemistry from Hogeschool West-Brabant in 1992, a Masters of Science in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Amsterdam in 1994, and a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 1998.
Starting in 1998, Rob served for more than eight years in a number of roles at the research institute TNO in the Netherlands, including a Project Manager for Food Contact Legislation. At TNO, he oversaw migration testing efforts in the food-contact arena. He worked to demonstrate compliance of a wide variety of food-contact materials, including plastics, coatings, rubber, and paper, with the legislation of the EU, national legislation (e.g., German and Dutch law) and FDA's Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
In January 2007, Rob joined Keller and Heckman LLP as a Chemist in our Brussels, Belgium Office. He worked with firm clients on FDA, Member State, and EU food-contact opinion letters, prepared EU and Member State dossiers for new substances to be used in food-contact materials, performed GMP audits of food-contact materials, and prepared test protocols to develop appropriate data to support opinions and dossiers.
For eleven years, Rob was an integral part of our firm and our Food and Drug practice. His reputation enhanced our reputation, and we are forever grateful to Rob for providing the highest level of service to our firm and our clients.