MS, CIH, CSP
Mike brings the benefit of more than 35 years of experience in the environmental health and safety (EHS) field. He has worked in a variety of industries, including pharmaceutical, research and development, manufacturing, construction, and office-based management systems. He has experience in evaluating EHS systems both domestically and globally, and implementing effective EHS systems.
Before joining Colden, Mike served as an Executive Director for Merck & Co. He was responsible for managing environmental health and safety in Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as well as overseeing global EHS in R&D, commercial fleet and global office sectors. While at Merck, Mike managed the Merck Safety & Industrial Hygiene Center of Excellence.
Mike is both a Certified Industrial Hygienist and Certified Safety Professional. Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology, and a Master of Education in Environmental Science from East Stroudsburg University. He also earned a Master of Science degree in Environmental Health from Temple University.
He began his career in the Safety Engineering Department of the Hartford Insurance Company, and then went on to spend seven years with federal OSHA in Regions II and III rising to the rank of district supervisor. He next managed environmental health and safety for Proctor & Gamble’s pharmaceutical division of 4,000 employees, which included three plants and R&D operations. Mike also worked for eighteen years at Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs and was responsible for managing the environmental health and safety of over 75,000 employees globally.