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James Arbogast PhD

James W. Arbogast PhD

Scientist, GOJO Industries Inc. (Inventors and Makers of PURELL®), Akron, Ohio

James W. Arbogast, Ph.D. joined GOJO Industries, Inc. in 2002, and became the Vice President of Hygiene Sciences and Public Health Advancements in 2014, after a variety of technical leadership roles in Skin Care Science, Product Development and New Technology.  Dr. Arbogast entered the field of consumer product development after receiving his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of California at Los Angeles in March of 1992.  Prior to joining GOJO, he gained experience in the consumer products industry with Clorox and Dial.

Dr. Arbogast has been directly involved in the formulation and national launch of hundreds of products in the laundry, air freshening, hair care, skin care, and hand hygiene markets.  Under his leadership, the Skin Care Science team has conducted numerous field outcome studies with hand hygiene products to determine their real-world effect on skin condition and infection related rates, Additionally there have been many contributions to advancing the science of hand hygiene around microbiology, clinical studies, analytical chemistry, drug stability and new product development.

Dr. Arbogast has made presentations at major scientific conferences, and has authored multiple articles and patents.  He has over 20 years of experience in consumer product development with more than the last 14 years focused on skin care.  He resides in Bath, Ohio, with his wife and three children.