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April Meeting - Preservation in Personal Care

  • The Norwalk Inn & Conference Center 99 East Avenue Norwalk, CT, 06851 United States (map)

Please join us April 18, at the Norwalk Inn in Norwalk CT to learn about preservation in personal care from Steven Schnittger, VP Global Microbiology and Fermentation at Estee Lauder.

Norwalk Inn
99 East Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851

Registration 5:30 - 6:00pm
Dinner: 6:30pm
Speaker: 7:00pm

Steve is presently the Vice President – Global Microbiology and Fermentation- R&D for the Estee Lauder Companies. He has been with Estee for over 20 years all within the Microbiology and Bio-Ferm Lab. Primary responsibilities are in the area of cosmetic preservation and advising the chemist on new formulations. Other responsibilities include developing new active ingredients through fermentation, advising manufacturing on cleaning and sanitization procedures and assisting quality assurance and manufacturing when problems arise. Works closely with the safety group in finding the balance between safety and preservation.

Before coming to Estee Lauder, Steve worked for Ralston Purina Company and attended school at the University of Tulsa majoring in microbiology. He is past - chairman of the CTFA Microbiology Committee, active member of the U.S. TAG / ISO committee for Cosmetic Microbiology, member of the American Society of Microbiology, Society of Cosmetic Chemists and the Institute of Food Technology. Holds numerous patents in cosmetic science, fermentation and frequently is asked to give presentations on preservation, risk assessment and fermentation.

Register below, or email Cynthia Valovich
SCC members: $45
Non-members: $50
Students and Unemployed: $35

Monthly Meeting Registration
Earlier Event: March 21
March Meeting - Human Skin Microbiome
Later Event: April 25
9th Annual Golf Outing