Hyatt Regency Minneapolis   |   Minneapolis, Minnesota   |   June 17-20, 2024

Conference Speakers


Doug Cole

VP - Global Product Development, Rockline Industries


Doug is the Vice President of Global Product Development at Rockline Industries and has been with the company for over 20 years. Doug has had several R&D leadership assignments with Rockline located in both US and UK. Prior to joining Rockline, Doug worked at Kimberly-Clark Corporation in Neenah, WI., for 13 years. In 1984, Doug started his career at Dial Corporation in Scottsdale, AZ, where he worked for 6 years as Senior Formulation Scientist and got his start in wet wipes.

Doug earned a BS degree from Arizona State University, an MBA and recently earned a Technical Leadership Certification from UW-Madison. Doug has been a member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists since 1990 and an inventor of over 25 patents and trade secrets covering, personal care formulations, preservatives, absorbent products, wet wipes, dispersible nonwovens and packaging.   

Tuesday, June 18
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Nourish & Knowledge: Skin Formulations Workshop 101

Nourish & Knowledge: Skin Formulations Workshop 101

The Formulation 101 Workshop will teach participants about the ingredients that go into personal care wet wipes formulations. The workshop facilitators will explain the differences between solutions and emulsions, followed by a deep dive into surfactants, preservatives, and specialty ingredients while merging with the nonwoven to deliver optimal performance. The formulation workshop doesn’t end there. The facilitators will tell you more about specific skin care ingredients and delivery techniques to the skin. The facilitators will finish the workshop by sharing their perspective on fragrance structure, notes, accords and mapping. Come join us for a highly energetic and informative workshop.