Former Avon Chief Scientific Officer Joins Ashland's Board

Janice J. Teal, PhD, former group vice president and chief scientific officer for Avon Products Inc., has joined Ashland Inc.'s board of directors. With her election, the Ashland board now has 11 directors.

Teal, brings 28 years of leadership and scientific research experience to Ashland's board. She joined Avon in 1982 as a program leader in toxicology and built Avon's first pharmacokinetics and cell culture laboratories. She retired from Avon in 2010, after she led the company's global R&D team of chemists and scientists, with responsibility for the development and support of Avon's worldwide product lines. She has also served as vice president of the Avon Skin Care Laboratories, where she led the bioscience research and skin care teams that ultimately led to the growth of the Anew Skin Care brand to over US $1 billion in sales. She had additional responsibility for development of Avon's vitamin and nutritional lines.

She earned a doctorate in pharmacology from Emory University and served as a research fellow in toxicology at New York University. She previously served on the board of directors of Arch Chemicals, which was acquired last year by Lonza Group Ltd. In addition to serving on the Ashland board, she is a trustee of Dominican College.

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