Carl Berenz is Assistant Vice President, Senior Advisor, and Qualifying License Officer for MSE Express America Inc. His duties at MSE include customs brokerage oversight, export compliance, and C-TPAT program administration and compliance, as well as senior advisor to MSE global network partners with regards to U.S. Customs, U.S. Department of Commerce, and other U.S. government agency rules, regulations and requirements. He has been employed at MSE since 2007.
He first was employed in our industry in 1967 as ‘customhouse representative’ (fancy name for ‘gopher’) at the old customhouse at 610 S. Canal Street, then as an entry writer, for International Expediters, (not to be confused with our member firm, Expeditors International). Following military service , he returned to our industry, and in 1984 became a licensed customs broker. He has worked in this business for over 30 years.
Carl is also a member of the Gerson Lehrman Group, a network of industry consultants. He has been a member of the CCBFA board since 2008, and is currently chairperson for the association’s Public Relations Committee.
Personally , Carl has been married to Deborah, his sainted wife, for over 30 years (anyone who puts up with a spouse that works in this industry for three decades-plus should be canonized!). They have five children and 3 grandchildren.
Carl is an avid baseball fan (Cardinals….who else??).