Focal Point Research has consistently and professionally looked after regulatory and quality issues of our brand for years. Through a courteous and knowledgeable team, they have managed to navigate us through an ever changing regulatory landscape while maintaining our interests, and allowed us to correctly distribute and sell within Canada.
Client Importer of cosmetics, drugs and Natural Health Products.
I have truly enjoyed working with you over the last 8 years! You and your team have been an amazing resource for me. I have always been impressed by the knowledge and professionalism of everyone at Focal Point, which is a true testament to your leadership.
CLIENT MULTINATIONAL COSMETIC AND DRUG MANUFACTURER
Since joining FPR in 1999, Rob has led the Regulatory and Scientific practice. His experience covers Cosmetics, OTC Drugs, Medical Devices and Natural Health Products (Dietary Supplements). Rob has completed hundreds of regulatory submissions for product registration and approval. He has served as a consultant to government agencies and as an expert witness in legal proceedings. He also has extensive experience with registering warehouse and production facilities, and is involved with QA and new product start-ups. He also has many years of experience in R&D, including formulation, stability testing, analytical chemistry and product scale-up and manufacturing. Rob has served as the science columnist for Canada’s Cosmetics Magazine and is a contributor to U.S. publication Cosmetics & Toiletries.
Prior to joining Focal Point, Rob spent almost 20 years in Management positions at Procter & Gamble in both Canada and the US. He was involved with all aspects of P&G’s new product program, including Formulation, Process Engineering, Packaging, and Regulatory and Government Affairs. Rob is a member of the Technical/Regulatory Committee of the Independent Cosmetics Manufactures and Distributors (ICMAD), the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC), the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) and a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Cosmetic and Toiletries and Fragrance Association (CCTFA). Rob completed B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in organic chemistry from McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario. Rob is an avid sailor and guitar player.
Jennifer joined the FPR team in 2011 and manages the finances and operations. This includes developing quotations, commercial agreements, detailed project analysis, and manages the daily operations. Jennifer obtained an MBA from University of Redlands located in Southern California and a B.A. in Psychology from Hawaii Pacific University. Before relocating to Canada and joining FPR, Jennifer was as an Office Manager at a contracting company located in Temecula, California. Jennifer enjoys golfing, live music, and traveling.
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In addition to our knowledgeable staff, we have affiliates globally who bring additional expertise on specialized projects.
The Focal Point Research team of consultants is ready to help with your scientific & regulatory needs. Our friendly staff include scientists from various disciplines, regulatory and packaging experts and administrative support. We are eager to help you.