James Arbogast, Ph.D.

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    • Member Type(s): Expert
    • Title:Vice President, Skin Care Science and Product Deve
    • Organization:GOJO Industries, Makers of PURELL Hand Sanitizer
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      Summary of expertise:
      Dr. Arbogast, Ph.D. entered the field of consumer product development after receiving his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of California at Los Angeles. Prior to joining GOJO, he gained experience in the consumer products industry with companies including Clorox and Dial. Dr. Arbogast has been directly involved in the formulation and national launch of hundreds of products in the laundry, air freshening, hair care, skin care, and hand hygiene markets. Under his leadership, the Skin Care Science team has conducted numerous field outcome studies with hand hygiene products to determine their real-world effect on skin condition and infection related rates, as well as microbiology, clinical studies, analytical chemistry, drug stability and new product development. He has made presentations at major scientific conferences, and has authored multiple articles and patents. He has over 20 years of experience in consumer product development with more than the last 13 years focu
      White paper/research:
      Lead group of 18 professionals in skin science, clinical science, microbiology, analytical chemistry and drug stability, new technology team members (scouting and probing for novel delivery systems, package engineering, antimicrobials and skin care ingredients), global technical alliances, and new business extension into adjacent hygiene categories. Leadership role which integrates skin science and new technology efforts to result in a unified strategy and processes to drive open innovation, front-end innovation, technology development, and new product results. Works very closely and effectively with marketing, packaging, formulation, regulatory, purchasing, and product / project management. Regularly created and optimized processes and systems to drive efficiency, effectiveness, and results.

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