The Team

//The Team
The Team 2018-11-02T13:37:09+00:00
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
Full biography

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
  • Skin Care Science

Background:

  • BS Chemical Engineering University of Delaware (May 2020)
Emily Gallagher
Emily GallagherFormulation Scientist
Areas of Expertise:

  • Skin treatment products
  • Data analysis

Background:

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

  • Sunscreen formulation

Background:

  • BS Chemistry West Chester University (May 2019)

Bryan@ACTSolutionsCorp.com

Olivia Tharp
Olivia TharpFormulation Scientist
Areas of expertise:

  • Oral care product formulation
  • Microbiology

Background:

  • Biology Delaware Technical Community College
Lilyan Guastella
Lilyan GuastellaFormulation Scientist
Areas of expertise:

  • Process Development
  • Scale-up

Background:

  • BS Chemical Engineering University of Delaware (May 2019)
Adriana Games
Adriana GamesFormulation Scientist
Areas of expertise:

  • Emulsion Evaluation
  • Microscopy

Background:

  • BS Biology University of Delaware (May 2020)
Elizabeth Hodsdon
Elizabeth HodsdonFormulation Scientist
Areas of expertise:

  • Flavor and Fragrances
  • Solubilization

Background:

  • BS Food Science University of Delaware (May 2019)
Jill Wilhelm
Jill Wilhelm Formulation Scientist
Areas of Expertise:

  • Sensory analysis – Flavors and Fragrances
  • Shipping and Packaging

Background:

  • BS Cognitive Science and BA Chemistry University of Delaware (May 2020)
Sharnai Ballard
Sharnai BallardFormulation Scientist
Areas of expertise:

  • Therapeutic skin care

Background:

  • BS Nutrition University of Delaware (December 2018)
Megan Yinh
Megan YinhFormulation Scientist
Areas of expertise:

  • Deodorant formulation
  • Gel formulation

Background:

  • BS Natural Sciences from University of Pittsburgh (2016)

University of Toledo Lab

Alison Wery
Alison WeryFormulation Scientist
Area of Expertise:

  • Market trends

Background:

  • Reforma Group, LLC
  • Research Assistant, University of Toledo (DNA, cDNA, RNA testing)
  • Earth Supplied Products
  • BS Pharmaceutical Sciences- Cosmetic Science and Formulation Design, University of Toledo (May 2014)
Roanne Reyes
Roanne ReyesFormulation Scientist
Areas of expertise:

  • Skin delivery

Background:

  • BS Cosmetic Science and Formulation Design University of Toledo (May 2020)
Mariam Abou-Dahech
Mariam Abou-DahechFormulation Scientist
Areas of expertise:

  • Skin care

Background:

  • BS Cosmetic Science and Formulation Design & Pharmaceutics University of Toledo (May 2020)
Amber Smith
Amber SmithFormulation Scientist
Areas of expertise:

  • Lip products
  • Skin delivery

Background:

  • BS Pharmaceutical Sciences University of Toledo (May 2020)
Natalie Zauel
Natalie ZauelFormulation Scientist
Areas of expertise:

  • Formulation Testing and Research

Background:

  • BS Cosmetic Science and Formulation Design University of Toledo (May 2021)
Laura Lam-Phaure
Laura Lam-PhaureFormulation Scientist
Areas of expertise:

  • Package Development & Design
  • Product Positioning & Promotion
  • Skincare Product Formulation & Testing

Background:

  • Pixi Beauty/POP Beauty/SEPHORA, INC/Frankie Rose Cosmetics
  • B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cosmetic Science & Formulation Design (May 2020)
  • AA. in Beauty Industry Merchandising & Marketing (Sept. 2015)

ACT Solutions Corp Alumni

Shannon Rodriguez
Shannon Rodriguez
Now with Revlon
http://www.revlon.com/
Adriana Paldino
Adriana Paldino
Caroline Vesper
Caroline Vesper
Now with Jarchem.
http://jarchem.com/
Hillary Phillis
Hillary Phillis
Now with Barnet Products
http://www.barnetproducts.com/
Drew Schimpf
Drew Schimpf
Now at NYU College of Dentistry.
http://dental.nyu.edu/
Mei Xin Chen
Mei Xin Chen
Now with Inolex
http://inolex.com/pc
Kim Buchanan
Kim Buchanan
Now with Beauty Manufacturing Solutions Corp
http://beautymanufacture.com
Tamare Sweeting
Tamare Sweeting
Ritika Chhibba
Ritika Chhibba
Now with Charles River Laboratories
http://www.criver.com
Sarah Breen
Sarah Breen
Now with Pfizer
http://www.pfizer.com/
Audree Porter
Audree Porter
Beth Gyurke
Beth Gyurke
Now with Amway
http://www.amway.com/
Jeff Chandler
Jeff Chandler
Andrew Hartman
Andrew Hartman
Now with Searchlight Compliance Advisors
http://searchlightcompliance.com/
Caitlin Blades
Caitlin Blades

Now at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
https://www.geisinger.edu/education/

Sarah LaVanture
Sarah LaVantureFormulation Scientist
Arushi Prakash
Arushi Prakash
Lindsay Lord
Lindsay Lord
Now with Inolex
http://inolex.com/
Ilkin Mahmudov
Ilkin Mahmudov
Now with Air Liquide
http://airliquide.com/
Meredith Klabnik
Meredith Klabnik
Now with Kraft Heinz Company
http://www.kraftheinzcompany.com/
Elizabeth Dieteman
Elizabeth Dieteman
Now with Croda
http://www.croda.com/
Kierstyn Harris
Kierstyn Harris
Now with Unilever
http://www.unilever.com/
Darian Yang
Darian Yang
Now with Merck – Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories
http://www.eurofinsus.com/
Brian Tinetea
Brian Tinetea
Now with PhytogenX
http://www.phytogenx.com/
Ashley Lennon
Ashley Lennon
Now with Aquatrols
https://aquatrols.com/
Taylor Moore
Taylor Moore
Now with Delaware Public Health Laboratory – Environmental Chemistry Lab
https://dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/lab/echem.html/