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

Aug 29, 2007, 01:00 ET from Chemical Heritage Foundation

    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
     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.
     Neil Gussman, Communications Manager
     Chemical Heritage Foundation
     Phone:  717-314-2494
     email:  neilg@chemheritage.org

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