Botaneco announced that Dr. Jack Guth passed away on November 28, 2013, after a short but courageous battle with a rare bone marrow disorder. Guth proudly served as Botaneco's vice president of R&D for the past 7 years, and is credited with developing the Oleosome technology.
According to the company, Guth was an inspiration to everyone he met, and was well recognized in the industry for his deep knowledge of chemistry and formulations. Having begun his career at Johnson and Johnson, he later served the industry from the supplier side at Lonza, INOLEX and Botaneco. He understood the industry from all aspects, including ingredient development, production, research and marketing.
Born in Philadelphia, he earned a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from American University, Washington, DC in 1978. A resident of Pennsylvania, he was proud of his dedication to and being a former president of the Palisades School Board. He was active in the community of Bridgeton Township, serving on numerous committees, and enjoyed gardening, fishing, hunting and completing many marathons.
In addition to his wife of 46 years, he is survived by his two children.