Dr. Gregory Pace is an Analytical Chemist with broad experience in global regulatory affairs, food packaging safety, analytical testing, and product stewardship. Within the expansive environment of regulatory compliance, he has specialized expertise in chemical migration assessments and analytical testing of food-contact and sensitive packaging materials, focusing on printing ink and packaging chemical compositions, impurities, and reaction by-products. Dr. Pace routinely conducts toxicological exposure assessments under regulations of the U.S. FDA, the EU Commission, and California Proposition 65, and reviews of chemical inventory status for import and export of finished products. He is familiar with U.S. EPA premanufacturing notification exemption criteria and report requirements under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and has prepared numerous EPA environmental annual toxic inventory reports. Dr. Pace has prepared and reviewed FDA Pre-Notification Consultations (PNCs); Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), including conversions into the Global Harmonized System (GHS) format; U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) hazard communication regulations and reporting cut-offs for hazardous substances on the SDSs; and European Chemical Authority (ECHA) classification and labeling regulations and the different SDS cut-offs from the OSHA regulations.
During his 30+-year career in industry, the public sector, academia, and consulting, Dr. Pace has held scientific, corporate, and divisional management positions in global regulatory affairs, product stewardship, customer technical service, and food-contact compliance for printing inks and coatings. He has managed chemical and polymer analysis and characterization, product quality assurance, and packaging ink development and analyses. In the midst of this career, he earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Food Science from Rutgers University. He has presented at numerous scientific conferences and symposia and is an author on several publications in the scientific literature.