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Ronald A. Williams 2580 Smith Road, Akron, OH 44333-2869 (330) 864-3740 rw555b92@westpost.

net Microbiologist Summary of Qualifications: Fifteen (15) years of experience as a microbiologist in a FDA regulated industry Extensive knowledge of laboratory instruments, methods and practices Skilled and professional use of microbiological theories, concepts and principle s Experience in developing and validating microbial and analytical test methods Exceptional organizational and problem solving skills Detailed oriented with the ability to work independently or collaborate effectiv ely within teams Ability to effectively communicate at all organizational levels Management/supervisor experience Experience: GOJO Industries, Inc., Akron, OH Research Biologist (1990-2003) Administrative Scientist (1988-1990) Method development for QA/QC function: Implemented enhanced bioburden test methods for raw materials and finished produ cts which increased lab testing efficiency and productivity Developed multiple methods to quantify alcohol levels for hand sanitizer product s Developed and validated a preservative challenge method which increased producti vity 50% Method development for R&D function: Researched neutralizers and developing a universal neutralizing medium for antim icrobial efficacy evaluations Utilized a modified preservative efficacy method to aid Formula Development in p reservative selection for new and reformulated products Conducted biocide-surfactant compatibility studies which resulted in two patents Developed methodology and conducted evaluations for special projects to give com panys products a competitive advantage Conducted all in-house antimicrobial efficacy evaluations for R&D to aid in the development of new and reformulated antimicrobial products Prepared antimicrobial efficacy reports and distributed to all appropriate perso nnel Responsible for the acquisition of test data from independent testing laboratori es for product claim substantiation and documentation Prepare presentations for in-house customers and other scientific meetings Prepared Material Safety Data Sheets for all finished products Prepared and submitted all documents on time to comply with regulations set fort h In SARA Title III

Active in the operation of the Dermatology Lab by preparing protocols and conduc ting product evaluations Education: Doctorate Program, Bacteriology and Biochemistry, University of Idaho M.S. & B.S., Biology/Microbiology, University of Akron Environmental Science Certificate, University of Akron Professional Societies: American Society for Microbiology Society for Industrial Microbiology Society for Cosmetic Chemists Lake Erie Chapter SCC: Chair 1997 & 1998 Chair Elect 1996 Treasurer 1994 & 1995 Publications: Williams, R.A. 1981. Semi-qualitative salmonellae assay of Mud Brook, Summit C ounty, OH. Masters Thesis Williams, R.A. and R.C. Heimsch. 1985. Optimizing the production of yeast amyl ase and biomass from a starchy feedstock using a continuous two-stage bioconvers ion. 85th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Las Vegas, NV Fendler, E.J., M.J. Dolan and R.A. Williams. 1998. Handwashing and gloving for food protection. Part I: Examination of the evidence, Dairy Food and Environmen tal Sanitation 18(12): 814-823 Fendler, E.J., M.J. Dolan, R.A. Williams and D.S. Paulson. 1998. Handwashing an d gloving for food protection. Part II: Effectiveness, Dairy Food and Environmen tal Sanitation 18(12): 824-829 Paulson, D.S., E.J. Fendler, M.J. Dolan and R.A. Williams. 1999. A close look at alcohol gel as an antimicrobial sanitizing agent, American Journal of Infecti on Control 27: 332-338 D.S. Paulson, C. Riccardi, C.M. Beausoleil, E.J. Fendler, M.J. Dolan, L.V. Dunke rton and R.A. Williams. 1999. Efficacy evaluation of four hand cleansing regi mens for food handlers, Dairy Food and Environmental Sanitation 19(10): 680-684 Fendler, E.J., M.J. Dolan, R. Barnhart, T. Cartner and R.A. Williams. 1999. Ef fectiveness of skin care regimens for the prevention of irritant contact dermati tis in healthcare settings. 12th International Contact Dermatitis Symposium, 15 -18 October, San Francisco, CA Fendler, E.J., M.J. Dolan, B. Hammond and R.A. Williams. 1999. Effects of topi cal alcohol gel use on human skin condition. 3rd Annual International Symposium on Aging Skin, 28-31 January, San Francisco, CA Fendler, E.J., M.J. Dolan, B. Hammond and R.A. Williams. 1998. Use of two-dime nsional Doppler imaging for determination of irritant contact dermatitis. Inter national Symposium on Bioengineering and the Skin, 25-27 Boston, MA Fendler, E.J., M.J. Dolan and R.A. Williams. 1997. Efficacy of handwashing and

gloving. IAMFES Annual Meeting, 6-9 July, Orlando, FL Dolan, M.J., E.J. Fendler and R.A. Williams. 1996. Antimicrobial product effec tiveness against antibiotic resistant microbes. AMSN 5th Annual Convention, 1719 October, Chicago, IL Williams, R.A., D.S. Paulson and C. Riccardi. 1996. Evaluation of several time exposure kill methods for evaluating antimicrobial efficacy. AOAC Internationa l Annual Meeting, 8-12 September, Orlando, FL Fendler, E.J., M.J. Dolan and R.A. Williams. 2003. Handwashing and gloving for food protection: Examination of the evidence. In Paulson, DS (ed.): Handbook o f Topical Antimicrobials. Marcel Dekker, New York, NY, Chapter 18. pp 271-289 Fendler, E.J., M.J. Dolan, R.A. Williams and D.S. Paulson. 2003. Handwashing an d gloving for food protection: Effectiveness. In Paulson, DS (ed.): Handbook of Topical Antimicrobials. Marcel Dekker, New York, NY, Chapter 19. pp 291-301 Patents: Antimicrobial Cleansing Compositions: US Patent #5,635,462 & #5,719,113 and European Patent #973036932-2114 Ronald A. Williams, 2580 Smith Road, Akron, OH 44333-2869 (330) 864-3740 rw555b92@westpost.net