Expert in Personal Care Cosmetics, Skin & Underam Care-Formulation Development-Application-Claim Support, INC Regulations, Ingredients, Formulation, Expert Witness
He has contributed broadly in the fields of hair care research, skin care product development & underarm product development. Expert: (a) holds over 17 global patent; (b) is contributing editor/author for 4 book; (c) teaches courses in siloxane technology & application; antiperspirant/deodorant technology, application & and product performance; Emollient/Moisturizers/Humectant actives; Stability Protocol and Rationale; Controlled release technologies for Personal Care; and Innovative Thinking; and (d) author of many technical articles, and numerous global presentations (as keynote speaker and invited speaker) in the field of antiperspirants, polymerization, controlled release and silicone applications.
Expert is a graduate of New York University-New Paltz with a Masters in Chemistry and of C.W. Post College/Long Island University with a B.S. in Chemistry. He has over 47 years of experience in the personal care cosmetics industry. He is a member of the Technical Advisory Board and past-editor of a monthly column [“Formula Deciphers”] for Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine, past originating author for SpecialChem R&D Highlights, and is a emeritus member (and past chair) of the International Nomenclature Committee (INC)—part of Personal Care Products Council’s (formerly CTFA). He has been actively participating in the Society of Cosmetic Chemist for over 35 years, serving as Chair of Midwest and Ohio Valley chapters, Area II Director, Editor of New York Cosmetiscope, and various positions at the local and national level.
After working for Dow Corning and Wickhen Products, he worked for over 10 years for Kao Brands as a Senior Technical Leader and Technical brand leader for Curel, working on antiperspirants (ban), Lotions and Creams (Jergens and Curel), Hair (John Frieda), and Face Care (Biore). His role was both to develop new and innovative products both to partner with Marketing and Market Research to deliver the right products to the consumer.
Expert has earned over 17 patents, well published in numerous journals on multiple subjects, author and co-author of 4 books on silicones and antiperspirants, taught courses for SCC, Center for Professional Advancement, Fairleigh Dickerson, and SpecialChem4Cosmetics on silicones, antiperspirants, and International Cosmetic Ingredient dictionary, and has extensively spoke and acted as moderator globally at cosmetic industry events. He has been active for over 35 years in the Society of Cosmetic Chemists as Area II director, chapter chairs of the Mid-West and Ohio Valley chapters, newsletter editor of the New York chapter, and technical chair for many different chapters.
He is on the Advisory Board and contributing editor for a regular column for Cosmetic & Toiletries, contributing editor for SpecialChem's R&D Highlights, and has been involved in the PCPC's (formerly CTFA) INCI committee for over 17years -- currently emeritus and member for the International Nomenclature Committee.
Expert has been involved in a diverse cross-section of active personal care cosmetic raw materials both as director of a specialty raw material manufacture with expertise in antiperspirants, silicones, esters, emollients, free radical polymerization, controlled release, and as a senior technical leader at a Kao Brands working on ban, Jergens, Curel, Biore, John Frieda brands. Over almost 48 years, he has applied this knowledge in the area of skin care, antiperspirants, hair care, anti-aging products, lotion and cream skin treatment products.
As a senior technical leader in the personal care cosmetic industry, Expert worked for Kao Brands (Formerly The Andrew Jergens Co) for 10 years, and was involved in skin care product development that includes technical leadership of the Curel brand and understanding of anti-irritation, moisturization, novel product forms. He has many successful products launched with good staying power in the marketplace. Expert was able to utilize his extensive chemistry background, broad raw material knowledge, experienced formulation and application expertise to partner with Marketing and Market Research to work with the consumer in defining and developing the right type of product for the brands market position.
Expert has been involved in personal care cosmetic Antiperspirant technology & applications for over 35 years; working as directory of research to Ban antiperspirant consumer product development. He has been instrumental in teaching and writing about this subject to help others understand the field of antiperspirants.
Expert is an expert in Silicone (Siloxane) technology and application, being involved for over 20 years. He has developed an understanding of how to use and synthesis functional siloxanes, apply them to personal care cosmetic products, and how to substitute them for organics when necessary.
Expert has been involved in polymer synthesis (primarily free radical polymerization) and research along with guiding the industry in types of polymers to use in personal care cosmetic applications. His polymer research was specialized in film formers and controlled release technology.
Expert has been involved with a major personal care cosmetic hair care brand, John Frieda, as a Senior Technical Leader for Kao Brands, working in new and innovative concepts and products. He has been involved in development of novel hair care products that are based on matching structure-function with consumer perception and needs. He been directly involved in new product launches still on the market.
The Expert has over 47 years of Personal Care Cosmetic experience – director of R&D specialized in esterification, antiperspirant technology/ applications controlled release free radical technology, senior technical service leader specialized in Siloxane technology/application, liaison link between customer needs and technology capability: 1. Over 15 patents in a multitude of areas, including polymer free radical polymerization and controlled release, siloxanes, antiperspirants, pesticide control. 2. Strong technologist with the ability to assist coordination of R&D programs, assessment of technology capability and opportunity in personal care industry, patent evaluation, personal care formulation and application 3. Ability to understand personal care marketplace and best ways to develop and present technology for maximum acceptance by the industry 4. Competitive analysis of technologies and positioning in industry 5. Experience in working with foreign companies and technologist.
As a consultant for the Personal Care Cosmetic Industry for the past 9 years, The Expert has been able to support projects in the area of: (1) Formulation Development (Skin, Hair, Underarm - lotions, creams, sticks, sprays, new delivery systems), (2) Correlation of companies technology expertise and capabilities to added value new product development, (3) Ideation of new marketing concepts, (4) Communications guides to support development of new materials for existing markets, new market penetration, and repositioning communication tools, and (5) Expert legal support on patents and litigation, front/back labeling of products, governmental .regulations,
He has written a position paper on the science and technology around performance testing of Antiperspirants and Silicones.He has provided guidance on the chemistry of esterification and process, new raw material entrance into the personal care cosmetic marketplace.Provide guidance and registration on International Nomenclature Chemical Ingredient assignmentsHair and Skin care formulation development - developed new skin care formulations for specialty consumer company and fixed and stabilized existing formulations without changing the specifications and consumer aesthetics Expert Witness dealing with personal care cosmetics, chemistry, science, performance, application.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Seattle, Washington - Tacoma, Washington - Bellevue, Washington - Everett, Washington - Federal Way, Washington - Kent, Washington - Bellingham, Washington - Renton, Washington
|Year: 1980||Degree: M.S.||Subject: Chemistry||Institution: State University of New York, New Paltz|
|Year: 1970||Degree: B.S.||Subject: Chemistry||Institution: Long Island University|
|Years: 2009 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Principal Owner||Department: Personal Care Industry||Responsibilities: Expert, working in the Personal Care Cosmetic industry for over 48 yrs has a consulting business that backs up their results with a guarantee, "if we do not meet your objectives and deliver successful results, you do not have to pay".
His expertise residues in the areas: antiperspirants, functional silicones, skin care and hair care. With almost 48 years experience as a raw material supply-side technologist and consumer product-side innovator.
|Years: 1998 to 2009||Employer: Kao||Title: Sr Principal Scientist||Department: Sr. Principal Scientist||Responsibilities: Worked as a Senior Technical Leader on all of Kao Brands brands; ban, Curel, Jergens, Biore, and John Frieda. Responsibilities included: development of innovative products and concept in all of Kao Brands brands, technical leader for Curel, and hair care innovative development.|
|Years: 1987 to 1998||Employer: Dow Corning||Title: Sr Industry Specialist & Technical Leader||Department: Sr. Technical Service||Responsibilities: Involved in development of new silicones, technical leader for Dow Corning, handling key customers technical needs. Dow Corning purchased Wickhen Products Inc.|
|Years: 1973 to 1987||Employer: Wickhen Products In||Title: Director of R&D||Department: Personal Care Products||Responsibilities: Wickhen Products (purchased by Dow Corning in 1986); responsible for developing and commercializing all new technologies; primarily in the field of antiperspirants, esters, emollients, sprayed dries specialty products, controlled release technology based on free radical polymerization.|
|Years: 1970 to 1973||Employer: Amerchol||Title: Bench Chemist||Department: Personal Care||Responsibilities: Bench Synthesis chemist developing new technology in field of sunscreens, methyl glucoside derivatives, and lanolin specialty products.|
|Associations / Societies|
|International Nomenclature Committee (INC) past-Chairperson and Current member
PCPC -- formerly CTFA
Society of Cosmetic Chemists
--> Ohio Valley Chapter Chair
--> Area II Director
--> Mid-West Chapter Chair
Controlled Release Society - Consumer & Diversified Products Technical Seminar Committee
|(1) Advisory Technical Board and contributing author to a regular column for Cosmetic & Toiletries magazine
(2) Past-Chair & current-Emeritus of International Nomemclature Committee (INC) - part of PCPC (formerly CTFA)
(3) Contributing editor for SpecialChem's R&D Highlights
|Awards / Recognition|
|Hans Schaeffer Award; Society of Cosmetic Chemists – Most Innovative Paper
Dragoco Award; Society of Cosmetic Chemists – Best Scientific Paper
Quality and Supply Improvement Award; Dow Corning Corporation
Manufacturing Achievement Award; Dow Corning Corporation
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|He has over 15 patents on the subject of antiperspirants, skin care, silicones, pesticides, controlled release free radical chemistry. He has over 50 publications and presentations worldwide on numerous subjects (available upon request).|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|Personal Care Cosmetic expert witnesses or litigation consultants offering expert testimony, expert advice, litigation support, forensic services, and related expert witness services. (intellectual property --patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, product liability, and insurance matters.
Expert has been involved in a number of expert consultant on technology related to cosmetics that include: (1) developing information on a patent infringement case involving coating of inorganic particles and other fields for personal care clients - client was able to countersue and eventually settled out of court with client receiving back and future royalties; (2) Class action written opinion on product liability that resulted in saving the client time and money without need to go to trial - still pending as it works its way through the preliminary discovery period; (3) Expert opinion on a foreigner requesting a work visa in the USA - other experts offered opinions that were rejected, This Expert was able to properly define the legal parameters and justification for allowance of the visa that resulted in a successful rapid resolution with USA immigrations; and (4) Expert opinion on fragranced plastic parts patent infringement case that not only reversed the infringement but also allow the Expert's client to countersue that successful resulted in a win and payment for back and future royalties.Even though the Expert has not be required to provide a deposition or testimony in court, the Expert was able to provide concise and thorough written reports and substantiation that resulted in successful outcomes and thus minimizing legal hurdles.
The Experts extensive publications, presentations, patent portfolio, and work experience provides a good cataloging of expertise in the Personal Care Cosmetic Industry as relates to chemistry, technology, application, and claim substantiation. The Expert has a broad experience in presentation to technologist peers through books, regular journal column, publications and presentation (some winning award recognitions) that would provide confidence that deposition or testimony in court would not be an issue.
|Training / Seminars|
|"Antiperspirants & Deodorants - 2 day course"; Center for Professional Advancement
"Siloxane Technology/Application"; Center for Professional Advancement
"Antiperspirant 101"; Center for Professional Advancement
“INCI Dictionary & Handbook: Back 2 Basics 101”; Center for Professional Advancement Webex
“Brief Silicone Chemistry Review & Hair Care Applications”; Univ of Cincinnati, School of Pharmacy
“21st Century Global Underarm Products”; University of Cincinnati, School of Pharmacy
“General Introduction to Underarm Technology”; Center for Professional Advancement
“General Introduction to Underarm Technology”; Continuing Education Society of Cosmetic Chemist
"Innovation" SpecialChem4 Cosmetics
|Past-Chair/ & currently permanent Emeritus of the International Nomenclature Committee --INC (involved in all back label ingredient assigned nomenclature and recognized worldwide as an official regulatory compendium, Expert can help navigate the regulatory issues in back label statements and assignment of INCI names.|
|Other Relevant Experience|
|The Expert has over 47 years of Personal Care Cosmetic experience – director of R&D specialized in esterification, antiperspirant technology/ applications controlled release free radical technology, senior technical service leader specialized in Siloxane technology/application, liaison link between customer needs and technology capability: 1. Over 15 patents in a multitude of areas, including polymer free radical polymerization and controlled release, siloxanes, antiperspirants, pesticide control. 2. Strong technologist with the ability to assist coordination of R&D programs, assessment of technology capability and opportunity in personal care industry, patent evaluation, personal care formulation and application 3. Ability to understand personal care marketplace and best ways to develop and present technology for maximum acceptance by the industry 4. Competitive analysis of technologies and positioning in industry 5. Experience in working with foreign companies and technologist.|