Stephen Greenberg, PhD, senior vice president of Lipo Chemicals Inc. and past president of the IFSCC, will retire after 33 years with the company and 48 years in the personal care and pharmaceutical industries.
After obtaining his doctorate in organic chemistry from the University of Virginia in 1963, Greenberg worked in the pharmaceutical and personal care industries for 15 years before joining Lipo in 1979, including a role as vice president of Carson Chemicals. According to the company, Greenberg established Lipo as an international company, opening overseas offices and developing a network of distributors that increased the international awareness and technical reputation throughout Europe, Asia and Africa. In addition, his leadership has led to a continuous series of new products to the market.
"Among other things, Steve played a crucial role in taking the company international and the successful launch of many products since Lipo’s formation. We will miss him, but understand his desire to make this tough choice to step away and enjoy his time with his family and friends," noted Chris Humberstone, executive vice president of Lipo Chemical, in a company press release.
Greenberg served as president of the International Federation of Societites of Cosmetic Chemists in 1997.