P&G Scientist to Receive SCI Gordon E. Moore Medal
Paul A. Sagel to be honored at Innovation Day 2007 for pioneering work in
personal dental care
NEW YORK and PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of the Chemical Industry (SCI), America Section, will award the fourth SCI Gordon E. Moore Medal to Paul A. Sagel, a principal engineer at the Procter & Gamble Mason Business Center. He will be presented with the medal at Innovation Day 2007 at Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) in Philadelphia on 11 September. Innovation Day gathers more than 200 scientific leaders from the chemical and molecular science industries to discuss cutting edge research. Immediately following this all-day event will be the Perkin Medal dinner, now in its 101st year. Sagel is awarded the SCI Gordon E. Moore Medal for designing one of the biggest innovations in home oral care in decades: Crest Whitestrips. The invention of Crest Whitestrips married a proprietary strip delivery system with novel design elements to deliver intrinsic tooth whitening to the consumer in a safe and effective manner. As a result, over $1 billion of Whitestrips have been purchased by consumers. "A consummate innovator, Paul is the kind of person who translates brilliant ideas into practical products that meets consumers' needs and desires," said Matthew J. Doyle, director and senior researcher, Global Oral Care R&D. "He is a credit to P&G and demonstrates our commitment to touching lives and improving life for consumers around the world." About Paul A. Sagel Sagel joined P&G in 1993, initially focusing on chewing gum technology, chemical technology for dentifrice, packaging, and clinical imaging methods. In 1996 he began working on tooth whitening and invented Crest Whitestrips in early 1997. Sagel was awarded the John G. Smale Innovation Award in 2000 for his accomplishments and has been featured in leading publications as a breakthrough product innovator. Sagel currently holds 18 patents with 17 others pending. He also has 45 publications. Sagel graduated summa cum laude in chemical engineering from the University of Cincinnati, which awarded him its Herman Schneider Medal. As an undergraduate Sagel worked for the Drackett Company, where he received a Presidents Award for breakthrough developments in household cleaning products. About the SCI Gordon E. Moore Medal The Society of Chemical Industry established the SCI Gordon E. Moore Medal as the premier recognition for early career success in innovation, as reflected in both market impact and improvement to the quality of life. he award recognizes a significant innovation made by an industrial scientist early in his or her career and is given annually during the Innovation Day symposium organized by the Chemical Heritage Foundation. About the Chemical Heritage Foundation The Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) serves the community of the chemical and molecular sciences, and the wider public, by treasuring the past, educating the present, and inspiring the future. Contact: Neil Gussman, Communications Manager Chemical Heritage Foundation Phone: 717-314-2494 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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