Meet our team, and you'll quickly understand why we say our people are our greatest strength. We value the expertise and perspectives that each individual contributes. We also admire the dynamics of a well calibrated team. Above all, what really sets us apart is the hands-on, respectful, and collaborative mindset that all of us at INOLEX share.
Research & Development
Our R&D Team speaks a common language dedicated to strong science, superior technical understanding, and relevant commercial insights. They are the visionaries of innovation and inventors of market-ready solutions. You'll find our chemists hard at work creating new molecules, supporting customers with technical needs, and designing proprietary products using the principles of green chemistry and life cycle thinking in an ever evolving pipeline. Product stewardship rounds out the team ensuring our product portfolio meets safety, regulatory, and claims standards.
Our Marketing Team ignites passion in our people, our customers, and the industries we serve. They are the journey makers, taking us by the hand to experience our products and services through smart, inspiring content—in person, on screen, and everywhere in-between. A multi-dimensional team of scientists, creatives, and communicators, these veritable brand builders bring together the technical and the on-trend to deliver exceptional experiences for each customers' unique needs.
Our Global Sales Team members are great listeners and even better problem solvers. Our diverse team is equipped with deep technical expertise and a savvy for understanding market trends. They are natural inspirers, with laser focus on anticipating customer needs. A unified, collaborative crew, our sales team partners with customers to find the best ingredient solutions across product performance, formulation, application, claims, and sustainability.
Global Supply Chain
Our Global Supply Chain Team knows how to connect the dots. This nimble team ensures supply continuity so that responsibly-sourced raw materials are procured to meet production schedules and finished ingredients reach our customers to meet market demand. They are experts in project management, procurement, shipping, logistics, and inventory optimizations. They are specialists in economy and efficiency, all while advancing our platform for greater sustainability.
Our Operations Team is responsible for the manufacturing of INOLEX products from thoughtfully sourced raw material to finished sustainable ingredient. Leading always with safety-first, this highly skilled harmony of engineers, production operators, maintenance technicians, EHS experts, and analytical scientists keep our operations running 24/7. Behind the scenes you'll find them applying good manufacturing processes (GMP) and optimizing the anatomy of our plant processes to ensure that every batch of ingredient meets our high standards for safety, quality, and sustainability.
Our Shared Services Team oversees three functions: Human Resources, Finance, and Business Systems & IT. They are a department of many disciplines, but they serve a unified goal: to ensure the service culture of our company shines through. This team of business partners, analysts, accountants, developers, and information technology experts adds value across the organization to deliver internal and external stakeholders with a streamlined and über-positive experience.
Our Senior Leadership Team
David C.A. PlimptonCEO and President
David Plimpton is CEO & President of INOLEX. With his leadership, David continues to position the company for reinvestment and growth. He is committed to advancing the industry with innovative technologies and serving brands with ingredients for a sustainable future.
Arthur KnoxVP, Global Head of PC Sales
Arthur Knox is the VP, Global Head of PC Sales at INOLEX, where he leads a team of commercial and technical account professionals around the world. His focus is introducing INOLEX technology, building relationships, and serving our customers globally.
Lisa Gandolfi, PhDVP, Marketing
Lisa Gandolfi is INOLEX's VP, Marketing. Lisa is responsible for building the company's global brand and positioning its innovative product portfolio of sustainable ingredients in beauty care markets worldwide.
Ted LaarkampVP, Global Supply Chain
Ted Laarkamp is VP, Global Supply Chain. He leads the vital supply chain platform, ensuring supply continuity of raw materials and finished product. Ted also manages our manufacturing partnerships globally.
Michael J. Fevola, PhDVP, Research & Development
Michael J. Fevola is INOLEX's VP, Research & Development. He is responsible for the company's technology pipeline and leading the innovation process from discovery to commercialization. Mike also manages global product stewardship and intellectual property matters.
Ron LopezDirector of Operations, Charlotte
Ron Lopez is Director of Operations, Charlotte, USA. He is responsible for driving our flagship manufacturing. This includes ensuring safety compliance, manufacturing continuity, and operational efficiency across our production processes.
Recent News about Our Team
Together We Serve: INOLEX CLT Team Gives Back
Our team in Charlotte joined forces with Catawba Riverkeepers Foundation to rally around clean and healthy waterways.
Together We Serve: INOLEX Philly Team Goes Green
Company champions urban environmental stewardship in partnership with Fairmount Park Conservancy.