CLETA LLC (Norwood, NJ) Jul 2017



Englewood LAB (Englewood, NJ) Jul 2016 - Jul 2017

Senior Director of Operation

  • Planned and completed major expansion to add power filling facility at the original site
  • Built 2nd location manufacturing plant for Skin Care filling and Packing area and Color Cosmetic filling & Packing area. Facility size: 155,000sq in Totowa, NJ
  • Designed Production layout and Engineering Utility Capacity based on Production equipment demand.
  • Established Color Cosmetic Business: Budget (Construction and Equipment), Production Design and Planning, and staffing plan


COSMAX USA (Solon, OH) Sep 2013 - Mar 2016

Director of Operations

  • Planned and completed establishment of Power factory, Lip/Mascara factory and Skin Care factory facility size: 335,000sq in Solon, OH
  • Managed and coordinated construction vendors (General contractor, Electric, HVAC, Chiller, Steam, Air, Sprinkler, etc)
  • Configured existing ERP program to fit U.S market.
  • Purchased, installed, and successfully tested all processing equipment (Skin care mixer, lip stick mixer, Mascara mixer, Henschel mixer, Atomizer, Ribbon mixer, Sieving mixer) and filling equipment (Lip stick filler, Lip Gloss filler, Pen eyeliner, Mascara filler, Hot pour filler, traditional type pressed powder machine, wet type pressed machine, multi pressed machine, Jelly Dome type machine)
  • Set up RO system (installed with USP standard, passed validation) & QC Laboratory facility
  • Established QA/AC, Purchasing team (Certified ISO 22716, Certified Cosmetic GMP)
  • Managed Daily/Weekly/Monthly production schedule, conducted and managed production result analysis.
  • Managed and planned capacity requirements, Prepared Customer Audits/ Migrated audit results (corrective action plan)
  • Reviewed production capabilities in regards to tooling/equipment, and conducted ROI analysis for procurement of new equipment for new products.
  • Completed all line set up (focused area in Lip stick (Hot pour product), Powder and skin care assembly)


Englewood LAB (Englewood, NJ) 2012-2013 AUG

Director of Operation  May 2012 – Aug 2013
– Directed all departments of operation to include:Customer service, Costing, Purchasing, IT, Manufacturing, Assembly, Inventory Control & Warehouse

Director of Production  Jan 2008 – Apr 2012
– Directed a staff of 80+ employees in the areas of batching, filling, component purchasing (overseas), warehousing, inventory control and information technology

Director of R&I  Jan 2007 – Dec 2007
– Managed staff of +7 in the R&I with new product development and formulations of cosmetic skincare and OTC products
– Ensured formulation and preparation for laboratory batches in compliance with cGMP, quality and regulatory


Altwell (Dae Jeon, Korea) Mar 2002 - Dec 2006

Senior Chemist

  • Formulated for new product (Skin Care) and conducted stability testing
  • Established reliable scale-up process (laboratory to production)
  • Effectively communicated manufacturing procedure and trained compounders to analyze batch size, kettle size, proper equipment, to maintain efficiency and follow GMP procedures


COSMAX Korea (Hyang Nam, Korea) July 1999 - Feb 2002


  • Developed emulsion products; lotion, cream and sun cream (OTC), mask products
  • Developed 30+ products per year


MS, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chung Nam University, Dae-Jeon, Korea


2003 Cosmetic Chemist Technical Training in Japan
- Nikko Chemical in Tokyo (Study and train for synthetic raw material, analysis ingredients, formulating, testing stability know-how)
- Kanebo, Toshiki pigment, cosme techno (focus color cosmetic training-dispersion pigment, formulate pressed powder product)

Patents & Publication

- Manufacturing method for Nano Emulsion containing Arbution (Patent# 10-0501309)
- Develop for whitening cosmetic containing Natural Plant Extract (Patent# 10-0422419)
- Manufacturing method for Skin Protect cream containing Natural Ceramide, Phyto-sphingosine, Cholesterol and Lecithin (Patent# 10-0452757)
- Study on the in vitro SPF effect of nanosuspensions prepared using bead mill and high pressure homogenizer (2006, The Pharmaceutical Society of Korea)