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
SOURCE Chemical Heritage Foundation