Michael S. Wenk, M.S.
Senior Regulatory Consultant
 

 
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EDUCATION:

B.S., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Human Ecology, 1995

M.S., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey/New Jersey Institute of Technology, Environmental Science, cum laude, 2003

MBA, University of Maryland, 2005

 
 

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Michael S. Wenk, M.S., a Senior Regulatory Consultant with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®), has managed global regulatory affairs and product stewardship divisions at Fortune 500 chemical and chemical product companies for over 20 years. He is an internationally-recognized expert in chemical registration and regulation in Central and South America, and the Middle East. Mr. Wenk possesses an exceptionally broad understanding of international chemical regulatory programs, as well as a nuanced understanding of corporate operations and business procedures, acumen he deploys to assist clients in achieving global regulatory compliance and business success in a competitive marketplace.

Mr. Wenk offers clients particular expertise in categories including food contact substances, biocides and pesticides, fertilizers, oil and mining chemicals, and pulp and paper products; in regulatory programs including the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), and the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA), among others; and in regulatory due diligence for chemical companies involved in mergers and acquisitions.

Throughout his career in regulatory affairs and product stewardship, Mr. Wenk has developed direct regulatory authority contacts in almost 100 countries; his intuitive knowledge of the regulatory and cultural characteristics of each region is a powerful asset for clients, especially in Central and South America and the Middle East where regulatory compliance requirements can seem far from clear-cut. In these markets and throughout the global regulatory landscape, Mr. Wenk has demonstrated an ability to identify key regulatory issues, develop cost-benefit analyses for instances where multiple registration and regulation options exist, recommend the most viable path forward, and negotiate with national authorities to manage effectively product registrations.

Mr. Wenk writes and speaks frequently on global chemical regulatory matters and especially on chemical management in Central and South America and the Middle East. He authored chapters on Mexican and Central and South American chemical regulation in "Global Chemical Control Handbook: A Guide to Chemical Management Programs" published by the American Bar Association and is author of over a dozen peer-reviewed professional journal articles. Mr. Wenk has both chaired and presented sessions at a wide variety of regulatory conferences in Belgium, China, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United States.

Mr. Wenk holds a Bachelor's Degree in Human Ecology, with a concentration in Government Affairs, from Rutgers University, a Master's Degree in Environmental Science from Rutgers University/The New Jersey Institute of Technology, and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Maryland.

Publications:

Books:

Wenk, Michael S., Chemical Control Regulation in the Middle East. John Wiley and Sons, Ltd. The United Kingdom (2016) (forthcoming chemical regulatory handbook).

Wenk, Michael S., "Central America and Mexico," Global Chemical Control Handbook: A Guide To Chemical Management Programs (pp. 221-232), Lynn L. Bergeson, editor, American Bar Association (2014).

Wenk, Michael S., "South America," Global Chemical Control Handbook: A Guide To Chemical Management Programs (pp. 233-256), Lynn L. Bergeson, editor, American Bar Association (2014).

Wenk, Michael S., The European Union's Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS), Springer, The Netherlands (2005).

Articles:

Wenk, Michael S, "The European Union's Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS): Still a Viable Entity or a Concept Spiraling Towards Obscurity?" Journal for European Environmental & Planning Law, January 2009.

Wenk, Michael S., "The European Union's Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS): Still a Novel Approach to Environmental Protection, or an Idea Whose Time Has Passed?" Journal for European Environmental & Planning Law, January 2006.

Wenk, Michael S., "The European Union's Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS): An analysis of the development process with a case study of its impacts," Environmental Quality Management, 17-18 2004.

Speaking Engagements:

“Latin America: Common Themes In Biocidal Regulation,” Biocides USA 2017, San Francisco, California (March 30, 2017).

WEBINAR -- Current Opportunities and Challenges with Chemical Substance Regulation in Mexico and Central and South America,” The Acta Group Webinar (February 16, 2017).

WEBINAR -- Current Opportunities and Challenges with Chemical Substance Regulation in Mexico and Central and South America,” The Acta Group Webinar (November 17, 2016).

“Lessons Learned by Industry in Middle and South America,” ChemCon The Americas 2016, Toronto, Canada (October 18, 2016).

Wenk, Michael S., "Middle East - What Do We Know About the Chemical Legislation? What Can We Already Implement?" Paper presented at CHEMCON Europe 2016, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (March 2016).

Wenk, Michael S., "Global Biocides Regulations." Paper presented at CHEMCON Europe 2016, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (March 2016).

Wenk, Michael S., "GHS in Middle and South America - Including Overview of Country-Specific Chemical Control Legislation." Paper presented at CHEMCON Europe 2016, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (March 2016).

Wenk, Michael S., "GHS Implementation in Middle and South America." Paper presented at CHEMCON Asia 2015, Hong Kong, S.A.R., China (June 2015).

Wenk, Michael S., "Chemical Control Legislation in Middle and South America." Paper presented at CHEMCON Asia 2015, Hong Kong, S.A.R., China (June 2015).

Wenk, Michael S., "Chemical Legislation in the Middle East: What Do We Know?" Paper presented at CHEMCON Asia 2015, Hong Kong, S.A.R., China (June 2015).

Wenk, Michael S., "Chemical Management in Central and South America." Paper presented at Chemical Control Regulations in Asia & the Americas, Cologne, Germany (March 2015).

Wenk, Michael S., "GHS Implementation in Middle and South America." Paper presented at CHEMCON the Americas 2014, Chicago, Illinois (October 2014).

Wenk, Michael S., "Overview of Chemical Control Legislation and Trade Aspects in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Honduras, Venezuela, Peru and Paraguay Including Lessons Learned by Industry in Implementing and Complying to Chemical Control Legislation in Middle and South America." Paper presented at CHEMCON the Americas 2014, Chicago, Illinois (October 2014).

Wenk, Michael S., "Global Biocides Regulations." Paper presented at CHEMCON the Americas 2014, Chicago, Illinois (October 2014).

Wenk, Michael S., "Regulation in Central and South America." Paper presented at Chemical Watch Regulatory Summit, Brussels, Belgium (October 2014).

Wenk, Michael S., "Biocides Regulations; Global Overview With a Focus on the European Union and the United States." Paper presented at CHEMCON Europe 2014, Istanbul, Turkey (April 2014).

Wenk, Michael S., "Middle and South America - Overview of Chemical Control Legislation and Trade Aspects." Paper presented at CHEMCON Europe 2014, Istanbul, Turkey (April 2014).

Wenk, Michael S., "Chemical Regulatory Aspects in Central and South America." Paper presented at Chemical Control and Hazard Communication, Berlin, Germany (February 2014).

Wenk, Michael S., "Overview of Chemical Control Legislation in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Honduras, Venezuela, Uruguay, Peru and Paraguay." Paper presented at CHEMCON Asia 2013, Seoul, South Korea (September 2013).

Wenk, Michael S., "Overview of Chemical Control Legislation in Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Honduras, Guatemala and Venezuela." Paper presented at CHEMCON Europe 2012, Madrid, Spain (March 2012).

Wenk, Michael S., "Mexico: An Overview of Chemical Control Regulation." Paper presented at CHEMCON Asia 2011, Hong Kong, S.A.R., China (July 2011).

Wenk, Michael S., "International Regulatory Affairs Fundamentals." Symposium conducted at the American Chemistry Council's GlobalChem 2008 conference, Baltimore, Maryland (March 2008).

Wenk, Michael S., "The European Union's Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS): Still a Viable Entity or a Concept Spiraling Towards Obscurity?" First International Conference on Environmental Management, Engineering, Planning and Economics (CEMEPE), University of Thessaly, Skiathos Island, Greece (June 2007).

Wenk, Michael S., "Product Stewardship Program Overview: Eka Chemicals Inc." GlobalChem 2006 conference, Baltimore, Maryland (March 2006).

Wenk, Michael S., "The European Union's Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS): An analysis of the development process with a case study of its impacts." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Air and Waste Management Association, Indianapolis, Indiana (June 2004).

Wenk, Michael S., "The European Union's Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS): An analysis of the development process with a case study of its impacts." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Federation of Environmental Technologists, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (March 2004).

Wenk, Michael S., "The European Union's Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS): An analysis of the development process with a case study of its impacts." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Registry of Environmental Professionals, Orlando, Florida (November 2003).

Wenk, M.S., "The Toxic Substances Control Act." Pine Chemicals Association/Hydrocarbon Resins, Rosin Resins and Pine Chemicals Producers Association, Symposium conducted at the Joint PCA/HAARPA Technical Meeting, Basel, Switzerland (June 2002).

Wenk, Michael S., M.J. Zempel, "The Role of Product Stewardship in Security." Chemical Security Preparedness Seminar, Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Chemistry Council, Atlanta, Georgia (November 2011).


 
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