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Product Development Management

Newtown, Connecticut, 06470, United States
January 03, 2018

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Ryan Cameron, PhD

** ***** **** **, *******, CT *6470, M: 848-***-****, H: 203-***-****,


Innovative R&D professional with extensive experience in Innovation Management and Consumer Products R&D. Proven ability to increase Organizational Capability in Technology Analysis, Patent Strategy, Open Innovation, Supplier Relationship Management, Design of Experiments, and Statistics. Expert in design and optimization of in-vitro models and formulations. Practical understanding of the competitive dynamics and product development challenges of both National Brands and Retailer Brands. Works effectively across departments, functions, and geographies. Motivates others and gains support by clearly articulating technical challenges and engaging them in designing solutions. Strong communication and networking skills. Able to manage and deliver results on complex product development projects with tight timelines. Many years of Management Experience leading groups of one to five Scientists.


Evonik Corporation, Parsippany, NJ

Technology Analyst Corporate Innovation (February 2017 – November 2017)

Prepared and presented insightful analyses of a wide range of emerging technologies

Made the case for potential fit within one or more of Evonik’s 20+ Business Lines

Identified startups, universities, institutes, and subject matter experts for potential collaboration

Created university engagement dashboards to access their innovation ecosystems

Actively contributed to Technology Scouting and Innovation Management processes

Henkel, Trumbull, CT

Senior Scientist Open Innovation (2016)

Provided timely patent portfolio maintenance instructions to Legal department

Organized and delivered Patent Training 101 course to R&D in collaboration with Innography

Explored Patent Landscape for development of Technology Platforms

Analyzed OI Model and created new graphical visualization of OI Ecosystem

Researched Front End Innovation (FEI) models and compared to internal FEI process

Led the cross-functional team design of new Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) model

Strategic expansion of OI Ecosystem to Universities based on Patent Landscaping

Senior Scientist Platform Innovation (2014 – 2015)

Improved quality and speed of Invention Disclosures filed with Legal department

Improved depth and breadth of initial prior art searching

Technical inquiries to Suppliers to facilitate Freedom to Operate (FTO) determination

Streamlined patent portfolio maintenance process

Improved patent awareness in the organization by creating patent alerts and dashboards

Created and taught JMP Statistics and DOE 101 course to R&D organization

DOE consultant on high priority projects

Senior Scientist Innovative Forms (2013 – 2014)

Formulated gel format unit dose scent booster prototypes and reduced film plasticization

Summarized patent landscape for scent boosters

Assisted with Sun Products defense against unit dose patent litigation

Created element-by-element patent summary format used in unit dose “War Games”

Created DOE models to enable early prediction of unit dose film aging results

Senior Scientist Home Care (2012 – 2013)

Developed formulas of unit dose powder auto dish detergent (ADD) for both National and Retailer Brands

Optimized transition metal bleaching catalyst in ADD using design of experiments (DOE)

Evaluated and qualified alternate raw materials for improved performance and/or cost reduction

Learned ADD product performance measurement methods

Collaborated with R&D Management, Marketing, Open Innovation, and Suppliers to create Innovation Pipeline

Competitive product benchmarking from both formulation and performance perspectives

Troubleshooted problems in hand dish liquid (HDL) formulations and transfer learning to Manufacturing

Facilitated new process development and technology transfer to Manufacturing

Proposed improved National Brand Equivalent (NBE) performance testing and qualification strategy to increase chance of winning bids

Colgate-Palmolive, Piscataway, NJ

Technical Associate Personal Care (2006 – 2012)

Established new long-lasting body odor protection efficacy platform for Irish Spring and Protex bar soaps based on unique fragrance technology

Raw material qualification and moisturizing efficacy validation across bar soap equities for new low cost active ingredient

Created fast and accurate in-vitro assay using Vitro-skin with HPLC quantification to predict active ingredient deposition in-vivo during use of bars soaps

Collaborated to develop faster in-vitro assay using Vitro-skin with NIR detection of active deposition; this method is now being used by Early Research group to investigate new actives

Developed Protex Deep Clean bar soap which combines antibacterial efficacy with mild exfoliating beads

Introduced Evaporative Light Scattering (ELSD) HPLC system for measuring low UV-absorbing skin moisturizing actives such as triglycerides

Technical Associate Oral Care (2004 – 2006)

Managed tooth whitening technology project team of 5 Research Scientists and Technicians

Developed in-vitro intrinsic tooth whitening model that differentiated abrasive, tartar control, and peroxide tooth paste technologies consistent with clinical performance

Presented results at International Association of Dental Research (IADR) meetings

Senior Research Scientist Oral Care (2001 – 2003)

Developed in-vitro models for predicting the clinical tooth whitening performance of toothpaste, whitening strips, and whitening gels

Significantly improved tooth color measurement by introducing spectrophometric instrument

Managed team of 3 Research Scientists and Technicians; reported to Director of Technology

Presented results to Senior Management and visiting Opinion Leaders

Research Scientist Oral Care (1998 – 2001)

Synthesized, characterized, and formulated new actives in mouthwash

Measured in-vitro and in-vivo delivery and substantivity of actives from oral care formulations

Upgraded analytical capabilities by purchasing and operating a new UV/Vis HPLC system


PhD Howard University, Washington, DC (1994 – 1998)

The synthesis and characterization of phosphorylcholine terminated poly(dimethylsiloxane) and phosphorylcholine terminated self-assembled monolayers

Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant

MS Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL (1992 – 1994)

The synthesis of alpha-fluorinated olefins. These olefins can be used as precursors to a class of biologically active natural products.

Mentored students, graded papers, and assisted in teaching chemistry labs

BA Greenville College, Greenville, IL (1988 – 1992)

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