Wolf Pinker is the owner of Advanced Certification Solutions, LLC. Since 1994 he has utilized his vast industry and strong certification experience in providing the wood and paper industry with an exceptional level of client certification services in direct association with leading accredited certifiers and his team of highly experienced and trained auditors.
Wolf has been active in the forestry and certification fields for more than three decades globally, in the United States in particular as well as in his native country of Germany.
With his family having a history in the wood business, and after serving his country in the Mountain Troops, Wolf chose to make the wood and forest sector his profession.
After finishing his master’s degree in forest management and working as a trainee for a large and renowned wood wholesaler, he added an additional qualification in environmental consulting. He utilized this knowledge then to enter his doctoral studies about the integration of wood sector workers into environmental performance/efficiency improvement processes .
After gaining his Ph.D. with magna cum laude, he has held leadership roles first in Germany and for the last two decades in the US heading FSC certification programs worldwide.
With his own company and his team in association with renowned certifiers responsible for certifying the downstream management and tracking of products from certified forests through the wood and wood fiber (paper) chain, he has supported certification processes, delivered certification services and audited many hundreds of companies himself helping thousands to quickly and successfully gain FSC, SFI and PEFC certifications.
Wolf has written numerous articles in the area of environmental management in the wood industry.