Paul C. DeLeo, Ph.D.
Principal
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Dr. Paul DeLeo is a scientific professional whose focus over the past two decades has included applied research and regulatory and public outreach related to the human and environmental safety of food ingredients, pesticides, pharmaceutical and personal care products, and cleaning products. A strategic and visionary thinker, Dr. DeLeo successfully implements solutions from conception through rollout and broad stakeholder outreach.  His professional interests span broad areas related to product stewardship and the sustainability of formulated consumer products and their ingredients.  For 10 years, Dr. DeLeo held key positions with the American Cleaning Institute (ACI), representing 160+ association member companies of the $30 billion U.S. cleaning products industry. He directed a $500,000+ research budget supporting the human and environmental safety of cleaning product ingredients and developing tools to further advance the science of consumer product ingredient safety.  Prior to his tenure at ACI, he held positions at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for 8 years evaluating the human and environmental safety of food additives and drugs.  His work has been published in the peer-reviewed literature, and he has delivered dozens of oral and poster presentations at conferences for major scientific societies including the American Chemical Society, the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, the International Society of Exposure Science, and the Society for Risk Analysis.