Industry Advisory Board

Anthony CicatielloAnthony Cicatiello


CN Communications

Anthony Cicatiello is a Founding Partner and Chairman of CN Communications. He is responsible for media relations and public affairs consulting, and serves as senior producer of film and video production for CN client projects.

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Brian MaurerBrian Maurer

Senior Vice President

SiO2 Medical Products

Brian Maurer currently serves as Senior Vice President of SiO2 Medical Products (SMP) and has been with the company since 2015. 

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Govi RaoGovi Rao

Managing Partner

CAЯBON Group Global

Govi Rao has spent his life managing Fortune 500 businesses and creating his own endeavors from inception. He is driven by the betterment of humanity and putting an end to oppressed communities that lack the fundamental building blocks of education, keep women in the shadows, and misuse materials and resources.

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Associate Vice President, Discovery Chemistry


Jeffrey Hale, PhD is an Associate Vice President of Discovery Chemistry at Merck Research Laboratories. He is currently responsible for Merck's small molecule infectious diseases and neuroscience discovery efforts in West Point, Pennsylvania.

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Colgate Palmolive

Long Pan, PhD, is currently a Director at Colgate Palmolive Co. He leads the Cross Category Research & Innovation Team at the company responsible for solving business challenges, developing Innovation, securing Intellectual Property etc. 

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Mark GelbertMark Gelbert

Chief Scientific Officer and Head of Global R&D

The Nature's Bounty Co.

Mark Gelbert, PhD, JD joined The Nature’s Bounty Company in 2017 as Chief Scientific Officer. 

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Percy CarterPercy Carter

Global Head, Discovery Sciences

Janssen Pharmaceuticals

Percy Carter, PhD, is Global Head of Discovery Sciences (DS) where he develops and drives the global small molecule discovery strategy for the Janssen early research portfolio.

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RMI Consulting, LLC 

Dr. Robert M. Ianniello retired in 2016 from his role as Vice President of Analytics and Research Services, Catalysis Research at BASF. He is currently the Principal at RMI Consulting, LLC and a Visiting Professor at Rutgers.

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Suresh DamleSuresh Damle

Communications Retired Manager

PPG Industries

Dr. Suresh Damle retired in 1998 after working in various industrial research and development positions for 35 years. He most recently acted as a consultant for Chemical Industry and operating partner for Edgewater Capital Partners in Cleveland.

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Senior Scientific Advisor


Tim Shaffer, PhD, is a Senior Scientific Advisor at Corporate Strategic Research (CSR), ExxonMobil Research and Engineering in Clinton, New Jersey. 

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Bill SchinskiWilliam Schinski

Retired Consulting Scientist


Dr. William Schinski retired in 2005 after 35 years with the Chevron Corporation.  Dr. Schinski joined the Ortho Division of the Chevron Chemical Company in 1969 and was transferred to the Catalyst Group for the Chevron Research and Technology Company in 1994.

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Bill MurrayWilliam V. Murray


WVM Pharma Consulting LLC

William V. Murray, PhD, former Vice President of Chemistry at Johnson & Johnson, retired in 2016 after 36 years in drug discovery and chemical and pharmaceutical development. 

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Shel ZhangXiaodong (Shel) Zhang

Associate R&D Director

Dow Elastomers, Electrical, & Telecommunications

Dr. Xiaodong (Shel) Zhang is currently Associate R&D Director in Dow’s Wire & Cable business. 

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