Graduate Student Association (GSA) lecture presentation by:
DR. PAT VERDUIN, CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER, COLGATE-PALMOLIVE
Patricia Verduin, Ph.D., joined Colgate-Palmolive Company as Vice President, Global Research & Development, with overall responsibility for product development for all product categories on a global basis. Dr. Verduin was appointed to her current position in 2011. Dr. Verduin held the position of Senior Vice President of Science and Regulatory Affairs at the Grocery Manufacturer's Association/Food Products Association in 2007. She represented the interests and positions of the food, beverage and consumer products industries and led a team of over 40 scientists and regulatory experts in programs that insure the use of scientific foundations in public policy. Dr. Verduin has held a variety of senior technical and operational positions at ConAgra Foods, Nabisco, International Home Foods and Lipton. She holds several patents from her research and has been instrumental in the introduction of more than 50 new products. Receiving her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Delaware in 1980, Dr. Verduin went on to receive her Masters of Business Administration in Finance from Farleigh Dickinson University in 1984 and then her Doctorate of Philosophy in Food Science from Rutgers University in 1991.