Mark Chandler
Mark ChandlerPresident
Areas of Expertise:

  • Adaptive Aesthetic Design™
  • Advanced Emulsion Solutions™
  • Formulating for Efficacy™
  • Technical marketing and market analysis
  • Acquisition screening and analysis

Background:

  • Croda/Uniqema/ICI, Kline & Company, Hoechst
  • 30 years in personal care and pharmaceutical industry
  • BA Chemistry, University of North Carolina

Mark@ACTSolutionsCorp.com
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Philip Haw
Philip HawSenior Formulation Specialist
Areas of Expertise:

  • Emulsion technology and troubleshooting
  • HLB
  • Inorganic sunscreens
  • Cleanser formulation

Background:

  • Croda/Uniqema/ICI/Atlas
  • 40+ years in the personal care industry
  • Experience in formulation for North and South American markets

Philip@ACTSolutionsCorp.com 

Dr. Frank Pagano
Dr. Frank PaganoSenior Formulation Specialist
Areas of expertise:

  • Color cosmetics (nail products, lipstick, liquid foundations)
  • Color theory and dispersion science
  • Sunscreen technology
  • Treatment skin care

Background:

  • Chanel, Revlon, JM Huber, Hoechst
  • PhD, Organic Photochemistry – Columbia University
  • Experience in formulation for North American, European, and Asian markets

Frank@ACTSolutionsCorp.com 

University of Delaware Lab

Gabrielle Barone
Gabrielle BaroneTechnical Manager
Areas of Expertise:

  • Rheology
  • Scale-up
  • Contract manufacturing
  • Skin care science

Background:

  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware (May 2020)

Gabrielle@ACTSolutionsCorp.com

Emily Gallager
Emily Gallager Formulation Scientist
Areas of Expertise:

  • Skin treatment products
  • Data analysis

Background:

  • BS Biochemistry, University of Delaware (May 2020)
Bryan Aiken
Bryan AikenFormulation Scientist
Areas of expertise:

  • Sunscreen formulation
  • Skin care

Background:

  • BS Chemistry, West Chester University (May 2019)
Taylor Flynn
Taylor FlynnFormulation Scientist
Areas of expertise:

  • Contract manufacturing
  • Color cosmetics
  • Scale-up

Background:

  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware (May 2020)
Jill Wilhelm
Jill Wilhelm Formulation Scientist
Areas of expertise:

  • Sensory Analysis – flavors and fragrances
  • Componentry selection

Background:

  • BS Cognitive Science and BA Chemistry, University of Delaware (May 2020)
Adriana Games
Adriana GamesFormulation Scientist
Areas of expertise:

  • Microscopy
  • Emulsion evaluation

Background:

  • BS Biology, University of Delaware (May 2020)
Abby Reifenheiser
Abby ReifenheiserFormulation Scientist
Areas of expertise:

  • Skin Care
  • Rheology

Background:

  • BS Biological Sciences, University of Delaware (May 2021)
Brittany Taylor
Brittany TaylorFormulation Scientist
Areas of expertise:

  • Skin Care

Background:

  • BA Chemistry, University of Delaware (May 2021)
Tayana Barnett
Tayana BarnettFormulation Scientist
Areas of expertise:

  • Hair care

Background:

  • BS Biological Sciences and Chemistry, Delaware State University (May 2021)
Stephanie HamillFormulation Scientist
Areas of expertise:

  • Molecular biology

Background:

  • AS Biology, Delaware Technical Community College (May 2021)
Brianna LiBrizziFormulation Scientist
Areas of expertise:

  • Food chemistry
  • Formulation design

Background:

  • BS Food Science, University of Delaware (May 2021)
Grishma Patil Formulation Scientist
Areas of expertise:

  • Sunscreen formulation

Background:

  • BSPS Pharmacy, University of Mumbai (May 2016)
  • Masters of Cosmetic Science, Long Island University (May 2019)

University of Toledo Lab

Amber Smith
Amber SmithFormulation Scientist
Areas of Expertise:

  • Skin delivery
  • Lip products

Background:

  • BSPS Pharmaceutics and Cosmetic Science & Formulation Design, University of Toledo (May 2020)
Mariam Abou-Dahech
Mariam Abou-DahechFormulation Scientist
Areas of Expertise:

  • Sunscreen formulation
  • Skin care

Background:

  • BSPS Pharmaceutics and Cosmetic Science & Formulation Design, University of Toledo (May 2020)
Roanne Reyes
Roanne ReyesFormulation Scientist
Areas of expertise:

  • Color Cosmetics
  • Skin delivery
  • Technical marketing

Background:

  • BSPS Cosmetic Science & Formulation and Design, University of Toledo (May 2020)
Natalie Zauel
Natalie ZauelFormulation Scientist
Areas of expertise:

  • Lip products
  • Formulation testing

Background:

  • BSPS Cosmetic Science & Formulation and Design, University of Toledo (May 2021)
Laura Lam-Phaure
Laura Lam-PhaureFormulation Scientist
Areas of Expertise:

  • Package development and design
  • Product positioning and promotion
  • Skin care

Background:

  • BSPS Cosmetic Science & Formulation Design, University of Toledo (May 2020)
  • Pixi Beauty/POP Beauty/SEPORA, Inc./Frankie Rose Cosmetics
  • AA Beauty Industry Merchandising & Marketing, Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (2015)
Erin Horgan
Erin HorganFormulation Scientist
Areas of Expertise:

  • Skin care

Background:

  • BSPS Cosmetic Science & Formulation Design, University of Toledo (May 2020)

ACT Solutions Corp. Alumni

Mei Xin Chen
Mei Xin ChenFormulation Scientist
Now with INOLEX
https://inolex.com/pc

Background:

  • BSPS Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toledo (2011)
  • MS Pharmaceutics and Drug Design, University of Toledo (2014)
Hillary Phillis
Hillary PhillisTechnical Marketing Manager
Now with Barnet Products Corp.
https://www.barnetproducts.com

Background:

  • BSPS Pharmaceutics and Cosmetic Science & Formulation Design, University of Toledo (2014)
Sarah Breen
Sarah BreenQuality Operations Professional
Now with Pfizer
http://www.pfizer.com/

Background:

  • BSPS Cosmetic Science & Formulation Design, University of Toledo (2014)
Alison Wery
Alison Wery Operations Lead
Now with SEPHORA
https://www.sephora.com/beauty/about-us

Background:

  • BS Industrial and Physical Pharmacy and Cosmetic Sciences, University of Toledo (2014)
  • MS Cosmetic Science, University of Cincinnati (2019)
Jeffery Chandler
Jeffery ChandlerQuality Engineer
Now with Siemens
https://www.siemens-healthineers.com/en-us/

Background:

  • Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Delaware (2015)
Kimberly Buchanan
Kimberly BuchananFormulation Scientist
Now with Swiss-American Contract Development and Manufacturing
https://www.swissamericancdmo.com

Background:

  • BS Chemistry, University of Delaware (2016)
Tamare Calvin
Tamare CalvinResearch & Development Formulation Technician
Now with JacksonFill Contract Manufacturing: The Haircare Specialists
https://jacksonfill.com

Background:

  • BSPS Pharmaceutics and Cosmetic Science & Formulation Design, University of Toledo (2016)
Arushi Prakash
Arushi PrakashResearch & Development Cosmetic Chemist
Now with KDC
https://www.kdc-one.com

Background:

  • BSPS Cosmetic Science & Formulation Design, University of Toledo (2016)
  • Computer Programming, Case Western Reserve University (2018)
Audree Porter
Audree PorterResearch & Development Cosmetic Chemist
Now with KDC
https://www.kdc-one.com

Background:

  • MSP Pharmaceutical Sciences (Industrial Pharmacy), University of Toledo (2016)
Shannon Rodriguez
Shannon RodriguezAssociate Chemist
Now with Revlon
https://www.revlon.com

Background:

  • BS Chemistry, University of Delaware (2017)
Adriana Paldino
Adriana PaldinoAccount Representative
Now with Technical Art of Science
https://www.technicalartofscience.com

Background:

  • BS Biochemistry, University of Delaware (2017)
Caroline Vesper
Caroline VesperAssociate Chemist
Now with Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
https://churchdwight.com

Background:

  • BS Chemistry, University of Delaware (2017)
Elizabeth Gyurke
Elizabeth GyurkeAssociate Research Scientist II
Now with Amway
https://www.amway.com

Background:

  • BSPS Cosmetic Science & Formulation Design, University of Toledo (2017)
Caitlin Blades
Caitlin BladesNano-Medicine and Biomedical Technology Scientist
Now with Neuracon Biotech Inc.
https://www.cmocro.com/company/Neuracon+Biotech+Inc./index.html

Background:

  • BA Science Language and Literature, University of Delaware (2017)
  • MS Biomedical Sciences, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
    Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (2018)
Lindsay Lord
Lindsay Lord Application Technician
Now with INOLEX
https://inolex.com/pc

Background:

  • BS Chemistry, Rowan University (2017)
Ashley Lennon
Ashley LennonContent & Social Media Manager
Now with Aquatrols
https://aquatrols.com

Background:

  • BS Mass Communication, Media Studies, and Journalism, University of Delaware (2017)
Andrew Hartman
Andrew HartmanISO Consultant and Internal Auditor
Now with Compliance Help – ISO Certification Consulting
https://quality-assurance.com.au

Background:

  • MS Regulatory Science, Johns Hopkins University (2018)
Sarah LaVanture
Sarah LaVantureLead Production Technician
Now with Bryllan
https://www.bryllan.com

Background:

  • BS Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toledo (2018)
Elizabeth Dieteman
Elizabeth DietemanSales Executive - Personal Care
Now with Croda
https://www.croda.com/en-gb

Background:

  • BS Biochemistry, University of Delaware (2018)
Meredith Klabnik
Meredith KlabnikAssociate Scientist
Now with The Kraft Heinz Company
https://www.kraftheinzcompany.com/

Background:

  • BS Food Science, University of Delaware (2018)
Kierstyn Harris
Kierstyn HarrisScientist
Now with Unilever
https://www.unileverusa.com

Background:

  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware (2018)
Darian Yang
Darian YangPursuing Doctor of Philosophy - PhD in Molecular Biophysics
Now at Carnegie Mellon University
https://www.cmu.edu

Background:

  • BS Biochemistry, University of Delaware (2018)
Taylor Moore
Taylor MooreChemist
Now with Apex Life Sciences
https://www.apexsystems.com/Pages/default.aspx?rdc=apxls

Background:

  • BS Biochemistry, University of Delaware (2018)
Brian Tintea
Brian TinteaResearch and Development Chemist
Now with PhytogenX, Inc.
http://www.phytogenx.com

Background:

  • BS Chemistry, University of Delaware (2018)
Lilyan Guastella
Lilyan GuastellaAssociate Engineer
Now with The Estée Lauder Companies
https://www.elcompanies.com/en

Background:

  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware (2019)
Elizabeth Hodsdon
Elizabeth HodsdonQuality Assurance & Product Development Coordinator
Now with Shake Shack
https://www.shakeshack.com

Background:

  • BS Food Science, University of Delaware (2019)