Title: Toiletries Products Executive (Retired)
Company: Gillette Safety Razor Company
Location: Winthrop, Massachusetts, United States
Ronald Elliot Moses, retired toiletries products executive, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in research and development.
The advice that Mr. Moses gives young professionals is a message of resilience: “You are going to have a lot of failures before you have success. Keep working at it.” Retired since 1992, he amassed a total of 38 years of experience in the consumer goods industry, where he focused his efforts on research and development for new innovation in the toiletries category. He began his career in 1954 as a chemist for General Foods Corp and after six years with the team, he took on a senior chemist position with Gillette Safety Razor Company in Boston, MA. Mr. Moses remained with the company for the remainder of his career, achieving a wide range of roles including project chemist, senior manager of research for the toiletries division, director of product development for the toiletries division, director of product development for the personal care division, vice president of research and development for the personal care division, vice president of the personal care group, director of research and development for the shaving and personal care group, and, finally, vice president of research and development for the toiletries technologies laboratory. The highlight of Mr. Moses’ career was co-patenting a gelatin fining and preparation, shaving product composition and hair conditioning composition.
Mr. Moses entered his profession because of his interest in chemistry that began as a teenager, when he would play with miniature laboratories with his friends. He was prompted to pursue an education in the field after reading a book by Paul De Kiuif about famous scientists. To make his dream a reality, he attended Harvard University and achieved a Bachelor of Arts. Thereafter, he served as a junior lieutenant for the U.S. Navy, returning to his studies upon his discharge, earning a Master of Science in chemistry from Northeastern University in 1959. To remain at the top of his field, Mr. Moses was incredibly involved with the American Institute of Chemists, the American Chemical Society, and the Society of Cosmetic Chemists. Looking to the future, Mr. Moses intends to continue enjoying his well deserved retirement.
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