ABOUT RIZZO INTERNATIONAL
OUR STAFF STRIVES TO EXCEED CLIENT EXPECTATIONS BY PROVIDING ECONOMICAL AND TECHNICALLY INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS TO COMPLEX ENGINEERING AND ENGINEERING-RELATED PROBLEMS.
Over the course of nearly 35 years, RIZZO has grown from a small, 6-person office to a large corporate headquarters with regional (United States) and international representation. Our qualified staff of technical and design professionals, most with advanced engineering or geoscience degrees and corresponding professional licenses, collectively work to support projects coordinated from our corporate headquarters, but also service clients and markets specific to our regional representatives and our key collaborators.
RIZZO International, Inc. began business on November 1, 2017, following an ownership transition of RIZZO Associates, Inc. from original founder and primary shareholder, Dr. Paul C. Rizzo, to the new leadership and direction of RIZZO International, Inc. president and CEO, Ms. Rachelle Rizzo, MBA.
Ms. Rizzo brings over 25 years of leadership experience and a strong background in engineering consulting to RIZZO International, Inc. with her previous management leadership role in RIZZO Associates, Inc. Ms. Rizzo, along with her corporate leadership team, has set the course and direction for RIZZO International, Inc. to continue great engineering traditions while focusing on innovation and technological advances of today and the near future.
The team of world renowned engineers working for RIZZO Associates, along with the administrative staff, transitioned directly to RIZZO International. RIZZO Associates, Inc., our predecessor firm, was founded by Dr. Rizzo in 1984.
Women's Business Enterprise Certification
With direct ownership of RIZZO International, Inc. by Ms. Rachelle Rizzo and as part of our business transition from RIZZO Associates, Inc., our firm became certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, the nation’s largest third-party certifier of businesses owned and operated by women. Ms. Mara McClain, Director of Women’s Business Enterprise Development and VP of Administration, has spearheaded this rigorous process and brought about this prestigious certification for RIZZO International, Inc. With this designation, our engineering expertise and experience can now also aid clients in meeting diversity goals for public works projects.
Our Global Experience
RIZZO’s engineers and geoscientists have been involved in major power generation and large civil infrastructure projects in the United States, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, and Asia. Our international efforts are in part facilitated by a diverse staff of fluent speakers of nearly 15 languages, including Arabic, Hindi, Mandarin, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, and Ukrainian.
Our integrated quality management system is certified under International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 standards for the provision of professional engineering and consulting services, and compliant to ISO 14001:2015 criteria for environmental management systems. Our quality management system has also been approved per the Nuclear Procurement Issues Corporation's joint audit program, and meets the requirements of Appendix B to Part 50 of Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers' Nuclear Quality Assurance (NQA-1) Program. RIZZO is a proud member of the Nuclear Industry Assesment Corporation (NIAC).
Most of our technical staff are located in our corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, or our Denver, Colorado engineering, testing, and inspection branch office. However, we also maintain staff in the southeastern and southwestern United States, and have collaborative relationships with firms and individuals in the Middle East, eastern Europe, Russia, southern and eastern Africa, South America, and various other locations around the world.