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Sustainability Innovation in the Chemicals and Consumer Product Good (CPG) Industries
Tuesday, May 18, 8:00-8:45 am
Richard F. Theiler, Senior Vice President, Research & Development, The Dial Corporation, USA.
Theiler was named senior vice president, research and development, of The Dial Corporation, a subsidiary of Henkel KGaA based in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, in 2003. Prior to Dial, he held senior management positions with Colgate-Palmolive Co. and Unilever, both in the United States and United Kingdom. He is active with a number of trade associations, including the Personal Care Products Council and The Soap and Detergent Association, which are both based in Washington, DC, USA.
Theiler earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, USA, and is the author of numerous patents and publications.
Directly following the AOCS Annual Business Meeting, Richard Theiler will provide a comprehensive examination of the business impacts and new opportunities associated with sustainability.
"The sustainability movement continues to gain momentum and will change the future business environment worldwide," Theiler notes. "The driving forces that contribute to this movement include economic and environmental influences, regulatory and legislative initiatives, consumer behavior, customer demands, and media attention."
Insights regarding those driving forces will be presented, as well as their implications and impacts on the global fats, oils, and CPG industries. Subjects he will touch on include sustainable business applications, product technologies, and the tools for assessing life-cycle impacts.