Consumer Products Executive with a proven track record for creating and delivering innovative products that improve the quality of life. Significant international experience building capable technical organizations, leading project teams in remote global locations, and working with business units to leverage innovative new products to drive growth in both established and emerging markets.
Leader of the company's Global Research & Development program with a staff of 150 associates and budget of $35M for internal and external innovation development.
Expanding core gardens business into major new growth segments including live goods in partnership with Syngenta and vegetable seeds through the innovative Growables technology platform.
Leading company's productivity effort which is on track to achieve $100M in product costs savings by 2016.
Leading growth in underdeveloped controls category through innovative new applicators including the comfort wand and natural controls for weeds and indoor/outdoor pests.
Spearheaded the renewal of the company's innovation committee of the board of directors to build the capabilities required to achieve future growth through innovation.
Stabilized the company's core lawns business through introduction of breakthrough new technologies including the SNAP system, Watersmart Coated Seed, and EZ Seed. Business achieved record sales and profit and grew market share over this time period.
Drove technology platform projects on fertilizer granulation, controlled release nutrients, and new herbicide actives.
Created new approach to leveraging university partnership with leading southern turfgrass research institution, Texas A&M which resulted in business building project on water management and turf insect control.
Responsible for formulation and process design of all categories of lawn and garden products including granule and liquid fertilizers, insect and weed control products.
Led multi-functional teams in global deployment of new technologies
Spearheaded the globalization of all raw material specifications and work systems leading to increasing speed to market and savings over $50M.
Led the technical teams responsible for highly successful integration of the Wella and Clairol Hare Care products into P&G , projects worth over $160M in synergistic savings.
Led divestiture of the Pert brand and technology to private equity including negotiating long term service agreement.
Fisher Business Plan Competition Winner, Kiwanis Business Builders Winner, Materials Research Society Competition Finalist, UC Top 25 Student, Beta Gamma Sigma
7 Co-op sessions. President, Kappa Alpha Order
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