James Ebel | AIChE

James Ebel

Vice President, Research & Development
Mary Kay Inc.

Dr. Ebel is currently Vice President of R&D with responsibility for Product Development, Packaging Engineering, Process Development & Commercialization, R&D Design, Analytical & Microbiology, and R&D Engineering at Mary Kay Inc.  Prior to joining Mary Kay, James was a R&D executive manager, scientist, and engineer at P&G and Pfizer Inc. with over 25 years of experience bringing beauty care, health care, and consumer products to market.

Dr. Ebel has broad experience in leading product development organizations, and in R&D strategy and new business development.  James has extensive background in managing multifunctional, global organizations through all phases of product development including technology identification and development, product design, consumer concept development, technical-based claims development, product qualification, and manufacturing process design and scale-up.  His key areas of expertise are corporate venturing growth models, internal lean startup methodologies, innovation pipeline development, and open innovation including technology and product search and acquisition.

Dr. Ebel received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.