Area(s) of expertise: Skin Health and Hand Hygiene
Summary of expertise:
Vice President of Hygiene Science and Public Health Advancements, GOJO Industries
James W. Arbogast, Ph.D., joined GOJO in 2002 and currently serves as Vice President of Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements. Prior to his appointment to his current role in 2014, Dr. Arbogast held a variety of technical leadership roles in Skin Care Science, Product Development and New Technology with the company. Before joining GOJO, he gained experience in the consumer products industry with 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. Additionally, there have been many contributions to advancing the science of hand hygiene around microbiology, clinical studies, analytical chemistry, drug stability and new product development.
Dr. Arbogast has made presentations at major scientific conferences and has authored multiple articles and patents. Dr. Arbogast, who earned a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of California at Los Angeles, has more than 20 years of experience in consumer product development with more than the last 14 years focused on skin care. He resides in Bath, Ohio, with his wife and three children.
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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