Cleaning Products Europe 2019 Speakers

  • Graeme Cruickshank

    Director for Formulation CPI

    Graeme is Director of CPI’s National Formulation Centre. Graeme’s focus is on the establishment and management of CPI’s National Formulation Centre which enables the UK’s ecosystem of academics, SMEs and large companies to de-risk the development and scale-up to manufacture of their complex, high-value, formulated products (with applications spanning foods to pharmaceuticals, paints to detergents, inks to composite materials). CPI provides access to a highly experienced staff with broad ranging technical and business expertise and has unique technical capabilities across making, measuring and scaling-up the complex solids and complex liquid products spectrum.

    Graeme joined CPI in 2015 from Procter and Gamble where he spent 20 years in a range of product design and technology innovation roles across a range of FMCGs (e.g. Fairy Automatic Dishwashing products) and in Corporate R&D developing new product categories e.g. Sleep-care and Water purification.  Most recently he was Global Associate Director for Strategic Alliances where he worked in partnership with appliance manufacturers to ensure domestic appliances and detergents innovate together to ensure consumers got ideal end results, with sustainability built-in by reducing water and energy use.  In parallel he also led the Global Methods Team bringing robust and more consumer predictive methods for product evaluation which is key in accelerating innovation, allowing faster decision making i.e. direct productivity enabler.

  • Farooq Alam

    Global Strategic Marketing Dow Chemical

    Farooq looks after the Global Strategic Marketing for  Dow  Chemical  and has a BSc in Chemical Engineering.

  • Sophie Aviron-Violet

    Biocides & Medicines Team Leader Staphyt Regulatory

    Sophie Aviron-Violet is graduated in ecotoxicology of the environment. She has more than 15 years of experience in regulatory affairs and in risk assessment. She worked for Ciba-Geigy and Novartis and she joined the biocides team at Staphyt Regulatory (ex-ASC) in 2007 as ecotoxicologist and project manager. In 2010 she took over the management of the biocides registration team. Her field of expertise covers risk assessments and the Biocidal Product Regulation. 

  • Ian Bell

    Head of Home Care, Tissue & Hygiene Research Euromonitor International

    Ian Bell manages the research programme for the global home care industry at Euromonitor International, which he joined in February 2001. In his current post, Ian has direct responsibility over the content and quality of Euromonitor's Home Care research, which provides strategic analysis of the global market as well as in-depth coverage of 80 countries worldwide. Ian is also responsible for working with the international Home Care client base of Euromonitor's online database Passport.

    Before joining the global research team at Euromonitor International, Ian worked initially as a Japanese FMCG Research Analyst and then as Research Manager overseeing FMCG market research for Northern Europe, including the UK, Germany and Russia. 
    Ian has a degree in Japanese Studies (BSC) from the University of Sheffield, and has also studied at Nagoya University.

  • Dr Charlotte Blackburn

    Regulatory Specialist UL

    Charlotte is a Regulatory Specialist at UL, where she is a key member of UL’s Global Regulatory Assurance Team who provide comprehensive regulatory support to a wide range of companies around the world. Charlotte’s main area of expertise is chemicals legislation in the EU, and she specialises in chemical hazard assessment and product labelling, and authors safety data sheets for a range of product types.

    In today’s complex global market, UL offers an alternative to fragmented product and supply chain management. With solutions for R&D, Chemical Data Management, EHS, Supply Chain Management and Product Promotion – backed by world-class technology, scientific and regulatory expertise – companies around the world partner with UL to strengthen their supply chains and develop safe, innovative products.

    Prior to joining UL in 2016, Charlotte completed a PhD in Chemistry and an MChem in Chemistry with Industrial Training at the University of Bath.

  • Lena Brive

    Senior Scientist RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

    Lena Brive is a biochemist working with analytical biochemistry at RISE Sweden since 10 years. With a background in research regarding identification and quantification of all kind of biomolecules, the challenge of supporting companies and research partners with broad spectrum of analytical techniques is a never-ending source of inspiration. Among other aims is the understanding of detailed mechanisms of solubilization, degradation and functional modifications for efficient cleaning applications.

    RISE Bioscience and Materials is one of Europe's leading bioscience research institutes, working as an innovation partner for the chemicals, pharmaceutical, medical and biofuel industry. A partner all the way from idea to application, focusing on customer needs and society's sustainable development.

  • Tarn Brown

    Principal: Hazard Communication Services Yordas Group

    Tarn heads up the Hazard Communications department and manages the SDS scheduling and delivery services at Yordas Group. Her focus is the development of services including SDS and eSDS compilation, and the full range of Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) services.

  • Paola Cammarano

    Global Communications Manager Procter & Gamble

    Paola is the Global Communications/External Relations Manager for Procter & Gamble's home care team 

  • Gundula Czyzewski

    Head of Washing Technology, Development Washing Appliances BSH

    Born 1962 in Berlin, 1982- 1987 Studies in Process Technology, since 1991 Process Engineer at BSH (R&D), active in International, European and German standardization committees, since 2006 Convenor of WG1 (TC59X), since 2011 Head of Washing Technology, Development Washing Appliances at BSH

  • Ewa Daniel

    Toxicologist and Chemical Director AllergyCertified

    Ewa is a toxicologist and co founder of AllergyCertified. She has made risk assessments of cosmetic products and detergents for many years, and has a lot of knowledge when it comes to chemicals and allergy. She has been a speaker at many conferences teaching consumers and producers how to minimise allergic reactions from our daily products.

  • Mauro Davanzo

    Director R&D Above the Floor Category - EMEA Consumer Vileda

    Mauro Davanzo, chemist, has covered the industry sectors of Paper and Corrugated with Cargill, Thermoplastic Polymers with Radici Group, Food and Beverages with Illy Caffe’, and ultimately specialized in the cleaning sector by developing Detergents with Reckitt Benckiser in Fabric Care, Surface Care and Dishwashing categories, Basic Chemicals and Fragrances for detergents with Akzo Nobe and IFF, and finally Cleaning Tools with Vileda – Freudenberg Home and Cleaning Solutions. In this journey he has operated in Italy, Germany, Sweden and Singapore.  

  • Jiten Dihora

    Vice President, Technology Trucapsol LLC

    Jiten was previously Principal Scientist at Procter & Gamble for 19 years. He developed and commercialised new fragrance delivery technologies for dry laundry detergents (Ariel, Gain) and liquid fabric softeners (Downy).  He has formulation knowledge in household cleaning products as well as personal care products (shampoos, conditioners, and antiperspirants) and is the primary inventor on 35 patents in this technical area. His work at Trucapsol, over the past 3 years, has focused on the development of new tools and capabilities to achieve controlled release of a variety of actives (flavors, fragrances, neutraceuticals), while maintaining a favorable environmental biodegradability profile.

  • Tom Domen

    Global Head of Long-Term Innovation Ecover / Method

    Tom Domen graduated in 1996 with a Master in Industrial Design. In 2007, he completed a Masters in Sustainable Development at the University of Brussels. With his MA in Sustainable Technology for Eastern Africa, he received the yearly Award for Innovative Technology from the Chamber of Engineers.

    He started working for Philips in packaging innovation after which he worked for 5 years as a marketing and communication specialist at Panasonic.

    Tom has been working for Ecover/Method for 10 years, where he is responsible for the long term innovation strategy and sustainability for the different categories of Ecover/Method products (laundry, cleaning, dishwashing, home care and personal care). Getting inspiration out of biomimicry and system thinking, he has been laying out an ambitious roadmap for the company to inspire transformative change towards a restorative business model. Tom is also a member of the board of Kringwinkel, a Belgian organisation that gives a second life to what otherwise would be waste.

  • Dr Peter Douben

    Director REACHWise

    Peter Douben, PhD is an environment expert with more than 30 years’ experience in research, industry and consultancy services, focussing on the fate and effect of chemicals in the environment. He has been involved in the development of chemical legislation and understands their importance for company strategies.

    One of his current major assignments for REACHWise is supporting a global downstream end user of chemicals with ensuring the chemicals compliance with REACH in the client’s products and development of mitigation strategies. This also covers defining R&D programmes with the focus on chemical aspects of sustainability activities. 

    Before REACHWise, Peter was Head of Environmental Protection in Unilever and served on many industry bodies in Europe and North America. Then he was Director REACH/Chemicals Policy in Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council, during which he was responsible for the implementation of REACH, and as such he was involved in several RIPs. He led the Project Management Groups on the guidance for information requirements on intrinsic properties of substances, and the one on carrying out the chemical safety assessment.

  • Gareth Evans

    Principal Scientist and Technical Lead Health & Safety Laboratory

    Dr Gareth Evans has published 83 peer reviewed' papers and book chapters. He is the responsible technical lead for health hazard investigations in areas such as occupational cancer and respiratory allergy. 

    He has contributed to a 7 year study updating estimates of the current and future burden of occupational cancer (led by Dr Lesley Rushton at Imperial College). 

    He has also worked closely with HSE and industry to take forward a programme of research into exposure to used metal working fluids and respiratory allergy. 

    Other research includes investigation of exposure to allergens in the baking industry.

    Gareth is also leading a team of HSL staff to develop new tools to look after and disseminate expert knowledge. 

    Background expertise: Inflammation and allergy; cancer biology, use of alternative human cell culture models for toxicological investigations. 

    Career History

    2009-2011 Principal Scientist Technical lead

    2002-2009 Principal Scientist and Head of Unit 

    1994-2002 Lecturer (tenured) and Post Graduate Tutor: University of Sheffield

    1985-1994: Cancer Research Campaign: Postdoctoral fellow at the Paterson Institute; Christie Hospital in Manchester

    1980-1985: PhD fellowship at the Tenovus Institute for Cancer Research; University College of Medicine, Cardiff)

  • Dr Nicole Graf

    Senior Marketing Manager Home Care and I&I BASF

    04/2012 – present:  Senior Marketing Manager Home Care and Industrial & Institutional Cleaning

    BASF SE

    11/2009 –  03/2012:  Manager Research & Development, EU Automatic Dishwashing Detergent (ADWD) Finish©

    Reckitt Benckiser

    01/2009-10/2009:  Manager Research & Development, US Automatic Dishwashing Detergent (ADWD), Finish©

    Reckitt Benckiser

    02/2006–12/2008: Manager Research & Development, Baby Care (Pampers©) Procter & Gamble

    12/2003–01/2006: Manager Product Supply, Baby Care (Pampers©) Procter & Gamble

    07/1999-07/2003: PhD at Prof. Dr. Wolfrum at the Institute of Physical Chemistry at the University of Heidelberg

  • June Graham

    R&D Director McBride

    Based in Manchester, United Kingdom, June Graham is the Research and Development Director for McBride plc,   McBride  are the leader in  development and supply of Private Label  Household and Personal Care products in Europe.  

    The team June leads,   develop the products   which retailers'   sell as their own brands. This includes a wide variety of products,  including Eco label and Nordic Swan.

     

     

     

     

  • Sarah Hampson

    Marketing Manager Croda

    Sarah is Marketing Manager at Croda where she has worked for over 5 years. 

  • Michael Harris

    Category Technical Manager Sainsbury's Argos

    Mike is a Category Technical Manager for Home and Seasonal General Merchandise products at Sainsbury’s Argos. Mike is a Chartered Chemist with 20 years experience of formulating consumer products and their packaging. 

  • Dr James Hindley

    Executive Director Indoor Biotechnologies

    James Hindley, BSc, PhD is Executive Director of Indoor Biotechnologies Ltd - a leading provider of products and services for allergy research. James obtained both his BSc in Medical Biochemistry and his PhD in Immunology from Cardiff University in 2006 and 2010, respectively. James oversees a wide range of operations for the company, including R&D, contract research, analytical services and product sales to over 50 different countries. Recently James headed the opening of InBio’s new laboratory facilities in India and Wales. In 2016 he was named one of Wales’s Rising Stars of business.

  • Peter Jochems

    Lead formulator Ecover

    In 2014 Peter Jochems started as a formulator at people against dirty (Ecover & Method) after his PhD in bio-science engineering. He formulated both manual as automatic dish products. Currently he is lead formulator for people against dirty and oversees all new formulation developments for people against dirty in Europe.

  • Dr Christoph Kolano

    Associate Director Consumer Care Lonza

    In 2008, Christoph joined KOLB, where he became Head of Synthesis with a special focus on the development of nonionic surfactants based on alkoxylation, esterification and end-capping technologies. In 2010, he also took over responsibility for synthetic developments and technology scouting. Two years later, he was promoted to Head of Application Development & Technical Service, focusing on formulations for detergents, home care and I & I, cosmetics, lubricants, agrochemicals, textile, pharma excipients and paper processing chemicals. From 2013 till beginning of 2016 he led the global R&D activities of KOLB as Head of Research & Development. Christoph Kolano has over twenty five publications in peer-reviewed journals and patents which outline his continuous R&D achievements. During his time at KOLB Christoph was responsible for the development, introduction, and portfolio extension of the Greenbentin™ product line and the implementation of the RSPO grade surfactants. His research activities are strongly linked to Oleo chemicals, surfactants, "Green Chemistry", and Sustainability concepts. Since February 2016 he is responsible for Consumer Care related topics at LONZA in his new role as Associate Director Marketing.

  • Nikola Matic

    Director, Chemicals Kline & Company

    Based in Prague, Czech Republic, Nikola Matic is a Director for the Chemicals & Materials practice of Kline & Company. With extensive international market research experience, he has worked across a range of chemical and energy projects, and is presently focused on projects within Chemicals & Materials industry.

    Currently, Nikola manages flagship industry programs including Personal Care Ingredients, Specialty Actives, Synthetic Latex Polymers, Specialty Biocides, Excipients, and Ingredients for Household, Industrial, and Institutional Cleaning Applications.

    Prior to joining Kline, Nikola worked in the environmental services consultancy for a leading French company in which he was responsible for the business development in Central and Eastern Europe.

    Nikola holds an engineering degree in process engineering from the Université de Technologie de Compi ègne (UTC) and is fluent in French, English, Czech and Serbian.

     

  • Gabi Ohlendorf

    Technical Application Manager EMEA Clariant

    Gabi Ohlendorf was born in Leverkusen, Germany. She studied chemistry at the University of Bonn, Germany, with a focus on organic chemistry. In 2009, she spent one semester abroad in Paris, France. During her PhD, she worked in the field of organic macromolecules. After graduating from University with honors, she joined Clariant as a Technical Application Manager for Industrial and Home Care. She supports Clariant’s Sales Team in the EMEA region with her technical experience.

  • Federica Proh

    Marketing Manager BBA Biotech s.r.l

    Trained as a product and communication designer, F. Proh has worked as Marketing Manager at BBA Biotech for three years today. She has been working for ten years in sales, new business and project’s development. She loves all innovative and ecofriendly technologies. The chance of dealing with ecofriendly and future oriented biotechnologies has always motivated Federica in thinking out of the box and in finding challenging eco-sustainable solutions. Environmental consciousness, innovative and forward-thinking projects are driving Federica to support customers in achieving their goals and helping them in every step of project development with a keen eye for uniqueness.

  • Dr Mark Stalmans

    Global Product Stewardship & Sustainability Procter & Gamble

    Dr. Mark Stalmans obtained a Ph.D. in Colloidal and Interphase Chemistry in 1986 (Leuven University, Belgium). He joined Procter & Gamble in 1987 and has managed global and regional safety, regulatory, lifecycle analysis and sustainability programs for household and professional product categories.

    Since 2013, he is manager Global Product Stewardship & Sustainability for the Global Fabric & Home Care Business Unit where he coordinates P&G’s internal and stakeholder programmes around sustainability and innovation. He is an active member of the A.I.S.E. and CEFIC industry association networks and supports safety and sustainability initiatives such as A.I.S.E. Charter for Sustainable Cleaning, www.cleanright.eu, ‘I prefer 30°’ (www.iprefer30.eu) and the CEFIC Sustainability Programme Council.

  • Cecilie Svanes

    Professor Centre for International Health, University of Bergen

    Svanes is a professor at the Centre for International Health, University of Bergen (UiB), and consultant in pulmonary medicine at Dept Occupational Medicine, Haukeland University hospital (HUH). She is an international top-expert in the field of early life origins of respiratory health and disease. She is sharing her time between clinical and scientific work, and has four children. Svanes is a member of the Steering Committee of the ECRHS, the world’s largest international study of asthma and allergies in adults, which results are disseminated in >500 scientific articles that contribute to guide current health care policies. She leads the work on early life origins in the ECRHS /RHINE studies, and has conceived and leads the generation study RHINESSA. Svanes has an extensive and exponentially increasing scientific track record with a high scientific achievement, especially given relatively short time in fulltime research (H index WoS 43).

    Her work has been highly cited (WoS 3159 excl. self-citations) and has impact on policy (cited in 15 policy documents, altmetric.com) and practice (>10 textbooks of medicine). She is an experienced supervisor of young researchers who today are lead researchers in their field or administrative leaders. Svanes’ main strengths as a scientist are original and innovative thinking, excellent network building capacity and extensive experience with international research administration. This is reflected in papers that have contributed to paradigm shifts in the research area, and in the calibre of her international research networks.

  • Bengt Vernberg

    Head of Technical and Laboratory Network Testfakta Research

    Bengt Vernberg is the founder of Testfakta, an independent test and research company specializing in laboratory testing and evaluation of products for B2C and B2B. Testfakta is divided in two business units: Editorial, a consumer news agency supplying Nordic media with articles and news based on laboratory test results and Research, performing test and evaluation on assignment from manufacturers and retailers.

    Today Bengt is responsible for technical test setup and the development of new test protocols, in collaboration with Testfakta’s laboratory network.

    Bengt has a background in accounting and finance and has worked in leading positions for companies in the telecom, IT and electronics sector prior to launching Testfakta in 2001.

    Testfakta and RISE Biocience and materials collaborate in a project promoting the development from fossil-based to bio-based raw materials in products for B2C and B2B.

  • Dr Samantha Westgate

    CEO Perfectus Biomed

    Dr Samantha Westgate, CEO Perfectus Biomed, is passionate about designing bespoke microbiological services that serve the antimicrobial community.

    Sam has been working on medically relevant biofilms for the past seven years. She has written a number of peer reviewed publications, a book chapter on wound biofilms and is also a regular reviewer of wound journals. She has attended and also presented her work at both national and international conferences including the American Society of Microbiology and the European Wound Management Association.

  • Dr Susanne Zänker

    Director General A.I.S.E.

    Dr. Susanne Zänker has been Director General of A.I.S.E., the International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products, since August 2005. As head of the Association and based in Brussels, she leads the A.I.S.E. Team and the membership, consisting of 30 national associations, 18 corporate members and 6 value chain partners across Europe. She interacts with stakeholders on a daily basis in spearheading the industry agenda.

    Dr. Zänker graduated as a Doctor in veterinary medicine at the University of Liège, Belgium in 1989. From 1989 to 1990 she focussed her studies on a European Commission project on the subject of rabies eradication. In 2016, she also received an Executive Masters in International Association Management at the Solvay Business School (ULB) of Brussels.

    In 1990 Susanne joined Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica GmbH in Germany as Product Manager for vaccines. In 1993, she moved to the European Federation for Animal Health FEDESA (now known as IFAH-Europe), where she became Technical and International Affairs Director in 2000 and Managing Director in 2004.

    Susanne is the author of several scientific publications and was a speaker at numerous international symposia and congresses on animal health until 2005. Today, Susanne is proactive in presenting updates on key developments for the detergents industry in Europe at major events and conferences on behalf of A.I.S.E.