HBA Health & Beauty America announced that renowned skin care academic Dr. James J. Leyden will receive its Lifetime Achievement award for the advancement of beauty through science. The award will be presented at the third annual industry awards dinner on Sept. 28 in New York, on the opening night of the 12th annual HBA, which is set for Sept. 28-30 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center located in New York, NY.
Organizer CMP Princeton said the award recognizes the role of cosmetic science in new product development. Dr. Leyden, professor of dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, is being recognized for his work on inflammation mechanisms of acne and bacterial taxonomy, and bacterial production of body odors. Dr. Leyden currently serves on the executive board of the Dermatology Foundation. He has been a director of the American Academy of Dermatology, past chairman of the board of the Dermatology Foundation and has served as a consultant to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commis-sion. Albert M. Kligman, MD, Ph.D, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine emeritus dermatology professor and first recipient of this award, will present the award to Dr. Leyden.
The industry awards dinner, set for Tuesday, Sept. 28 at the New York Hilton, will present various awards to executives such as the fifth annual Package Design award. The following executives will also be honored: Avon executives for the Anew Clinical Line & Wrinkles Corrector for the New Product R&D Technical award; Avon’s Janice Teal for the Lifetime Achievement in Product Development award and Procter & Gamble’s Paul Sheppard for the Packaging Executive of the Year award.
A keynote address by former Unilever director, U.S. president and chief executive officer and North American committee chairman Charles B. Strauss will be given on Sept. 28 at 9 a.m. During his 18 years with Unilever, Mr. Strauss was instrumental in the development and growth of brands such as Dove, Lux, Pond’s and Suave. His tenure began in the Ragu Foods division as president and chief executive officer. More info: (609) 452-2800; Website: www.hbaexpo.com.