Mark Boelens, Ph.D. joined Keller and Heckman in 2007.
Dr. Boelens holds a M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry, both from the University of Gent (Belgium). Dr. Boelens has extensive experience within the EU chemical industry, and is actively involved in assisting industry on the European REACH chemical control program and on food-contact matters.
His expertise has led to the clearance of various food-contact materials through the European Food Safety Authority, and to the notification of surface biocides and specialty chemicals under the Biocidal Products Directive and the Dangerous Substances Directive. He is actively involved with industry consortia and coalitions, aiming at the development of a sustainable regulatory status for the use of surface biocides in industrial and consumer applications at the EU level. He has participated and played an active role in several industry associations, Including Europur-Euromoulders, ISOPA, CEFIC FCA, and EATP.
Prior to joining Keller and Heckman, Dr. Boelens worked for over six years for Milliken & Co., where he held several positions in technical support, application development and business development for the production and marketing of specialty chemicals, including plastics additives, polymeric colorants, and biocides.
He has over five years of global R&D experience with Shell Chemicals. His responsibilities included thermoset polymers research, process optimization and product development.
Nov 29, 2012, Herb Estreicher and Mark Boelens to Host a Webinar About REACH - Implications for the Aerospace & Defense Sectors
Oct 18, 2011, Commission Adopts Recommendation on Definition of a Nanomaterial
May 12, 2011, Partner Herb Estreicher and Scientist Mark Boelens to Present U.S. Commercial Service to the EU REACH Webinar
Jul 09, 2008, Are You Ready For REACH?
Sep 11, 2012, Registration is Closed: The New EU Biocidal Product Regulation (BPR) Changes the Regulatory Landscape Webinar - September 11, 2012
Jun 28, 2012, Register Today for a Webinar: The Substitution Principle Comes to California -- Learning from the EU Experience - June 28, 2012
Jun 26, 2012, Register Today for a Webinar: Managing the REACH Authorization Process - June 26, 2012
Jan 23, 2012, Register Today: Selected Topics on REACH and the Biocidal Products Directive for U.S. Companies Webinar
Oct 24, 2011, Register Today! - Chemical Control Law Seminar - October 24-26, 2011
May 17, 2011, REACH Authorisation Seminar: Application Process in Practice - Legal and Scientific Challenges
Mar 23, 2010, Beyond the Lead Registrant Obligations Webinar: Learn about your individual company obligations under REACH
Sep 24, 2009, Register Today for The Candidate List of SVHCs and Beyond Webinar
May 29, 2009, REACH Post-Pre-Registration Update for U.S. Companies Webinar
May 26, 2009, The New EU Classification, Labeling and Packaging Regulation Webinar -- What U.S. Companies Need to Know
Mar 26, 2009, Keller and Heckman Presents: The New EU Classification, Labeling and Packaging Regulation - The GHS Finally Arrives - Brussels, Belgium
Sep 30, 2008, Advanced REACH Course - Brussels, Belgium
Sep 23, 2008, U.S. Advanced REACH - Washington, D.C.
Nov 07, 2007, The Impact of REACH on Food-Contact Packaging Materials
Sep 18, 2007, Getting Ready for Pre-registration and Registration under REACH