INOLEX has appointed Lisa Gandolfi, Ph.D., to Vice President Marketing as a standing member of the company’s Executive Leadership Team.
Gandolfi has headed INOLEX’s Marketing division since 2018, during which time she has strengthened the brand’s global market position and raised the success of its portfolio of plant-derived, sustainable, and industry-advancing ingredients. She is recognized for imparting credible scientific perspective while enfolding trends that shape the industry and resonate with consumers.
“Lisa has an innate capacity to articulate the science behind our products and the functional application of our chemistries in a way that is exciting and relevant in today’s market,” said David Plimpton, CEO of INOLEX. “Establishing Lisa as a VP member of our Executive Team is well deserved. Her leadership presence ensures we have a strong voice at the table with deep market perspective to speak into our long-term strategy.”
In her 15 year-long career Gandolfi has leveraged her doctorate in polymer science & engineering to develop and position the next generation of consumer care products. Since joining INOLEX, she has led the launch of 5 new innovative technologies and has established numerous multichannel platforms, in partnership with R&D and Sales, to deepen customer affinity. Formerly, she held research, technical, and marketing roles at Clariant and Johnson & Johnson. She holds four patents and seven patent applications.
“We have an enterprising spirit and a diverse team here at INOLEX,” said Gandolfi. “As a leader, it’s incredibly rewarding to make significant contributions to the success of our company while setting a meaningful example for women in STEM and across the industry.”
Gandolfi will continue to oversee the company’s Marketing division while expanding her responsibilities to include the Customer Experience team. More broadly, she will continue to equip and inspire all areas of the business, maintaining a high standard for integrating customer focus, technical precision, and accessibility.
“Lisa’s talents and professional accomplishments speak for themselves,” notes Plimpton. “We celebrate the impact she makes within our team and as a dynamic role model for women developing their careers.”
The INOLEX innovation platform is guided by the Principles of Green Chemistry and life-cycle thinking. The company is recognized for its leading proprietary technologies—with an emphasis on natural, plant-based solutions—in Alternative Preservation, Silicone Alternatives, Palm Alternatives, Film Formers, and Conditioning Agents. INOLEX is a member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), is RSPO Supply Chain Certified, and offers 100% of its palm-derived products as RSPO Mass Balance.
Notable product innovation awards include the 2020 Sustainability Award from Henkel Beauty, presented during the 2020 ACI Annual Meeting in Orlando, for LexFeel™ D5, a sustainable, highperformance silicone alternative ingredient; the 2020 HPCI Innovation Award for AminoSensyl™ Amino Lipid Platform of 100% natural, quat-free conditioning ingredients; the 2018 ITEHPEC Innovation Award in LATAM for LexFeel™ Vibrant, a patented color-enhancing sensory agent; Finalist in the Sustainability Beauty Awards for SustOleo™ MCT, a natural palm-free sensory ingredient alternative that contains 100% USDA certified biobased content; and the 2014 Frost & Sullivan Global Personal Care Product Innovation Leadership Award for Emulsense™, a cationic agent for hair conditioning and skin care that contains 100% USDA certified biobased content.
INOLEX is an independent, global specialty ingredients company that delivers natural, sustainable, and innovative technologies for health, beauty, and wellness. Guided by the Principles of Green Chemistry and lifecycle thinking, INOLEX balances technology and nature to create sustainable, life ingredients. The company delivers emerging ingredients across all major beauty care categories, focusing on new bio-based technologies that are authentically traceable and independently certified. Core technologies include Alternative Preservation; Highperformance Polymers for Sun Care; Alternatives for Silicones; Natural and Quat-free Cationic Conditioning Agents; and Palm Alternatives, with a focus on plant-based, certified natural options in all categories.