The Michigan-based firm has established a ‘Distinguished Scientific Leadership Society’ to award its experts with longstanding records of scientific and technical excellence with the division's highest possible level of technical recognition.
According to company representatives, to be eligible for nomination, the R&D executive leadership team must see a demonstration of technical credibility through past awards, patents, and publications, significant impact in the areas of innovation, scientific leadership, experimentation, mentoring and collaboration, and a tenure of at least 10 years at Amway.
Most recent nominees
The most recent scientific leaders being recognized for their efforts include; Ernie Brumbaugh, described as being a pioneer in the development of new technologies, Amit Chandra for his efforts in advancing the company's Nutrilite brand, Tom Hamernik well-known for his significant contributions in the global regulatory environment, and Keith Randolph, a leader of the company's nutritional efforts.
“Each of these inductees has accomplished outstanding technical achievements and exemplifies the highest standard of behavioral competencies as a mentor, collaborator and advisor," says Amway R&D vice president, Catherine Ehrenberger.
According to the beauty product company, Brumbaugh made the cut as he has been creating innovative products for more than four decades and his recent efforts enhance the position of Amway as a leader, while Chandra has rigorously been working on botanical fingerprinting to ensure consistent quality in supplements.
It further highlighted Hamernik for his significant contributions in the global regulatory environment on behalf of Amway and Randolph as a leader in the scientific industry, serving as the chair of multiple scientific committees and a headline speaker at many technical conferences.
Dedicated to working on cosmetic industry firsts
Of late, Amway has been focusing on developing what is refers to as ‘industry first’ products for the cosmetics sector amongst others.
It most recently developed a new skin rejuvenation system, describing it as a first in terms of at-home kits as it has the ability to delve down and recharge the skin right at the cellular level, a practice previously said to be reserved to clinical settings.
According to a spokesperson, the development of the kit comes after extensive research in the area of skin damage with the help of onsite skin research databases.
"As of 2012, more than 16,000 F.A.C.E.S. (Facial Analysis Computer Evaluation System) images have been analyzed from units placed in the Americas, Asia and Australia. From those 16,000 images, we learned that more than 90 percent have encountered more than two of the deadly skin enemies, which result in DNA damage."