Episode 28: Beth Johnson - Cosmetic Science

Interview begins at 14:15

Interview - Beth Johnson

Beth Johnson has been with Dow Corning for fourteen years, working to commercialize new technologies for the hair care general market. These responsibilities include formulating, application testing and developing new test method capabilities to meet customer needs. Prior to her current position, Johnson was a personal care industry specialist, providing technical service to key customers. She was project leader in brand support and development for Laundry and Hard Surface Cleaning Products with DowBrands, Ltd., and was senior research chemist for the Applied Cleaning Technology group for Dow Chemical. Johnson is a member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists and earned a Dow Corning Technology Achievement Award in 2003. She has fifteen patents and is the author of numerous personal care publications. She has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Alma College, and master’s degree in polymer chemistry from Central Michigan University.

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