Biography: Eugene 'Gene' Frank, PhD, Raani Corp.

Eugene “Gene” Frank, the senior vice president of sales and marketing for Raani Corp., has been in the personal care industry for more than 40 years. After earning both a bachelor’s degree and doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Illinois, he began his cosmetics career at Kolar Laboratories. He moved to the public sector of product development in 1978 with Jovan, later Beecham Cosmetics, where he worked until 1989 as director of R&D. Frank joined Raani Corp. in 1989 in a technical capacity but has adapted to serve a sales and marketing role. He is an active member of the MWSCC, where he serves as chair of the scholarship program.