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Canberra Corporation named Roger McFadden as vice president, sustainability and innovation effective May 1. In his newly created role, McFadden will work with chemical producers and the Canberra Research and Development, Sales and Leadership teams to create innovative, high performance products that are safe and sustainable for consumers, brands and retailers.

“We are delighted to welcome Roger McFadden whose unique experience, strong scientific expertise and profound passion and knowledge of green chemistry and environmental sustainability will further enable Canberra to pursue its long-standing investment in cutting-edge chemistry and further develop its commitment to sustainable innovation,” says Bruce Yacko, CEO at Canberra Corporation. “Roger’s wealth of experience and industry knowledge make him a key addition to the Canberra leadership team. A growing demand for safe and more sustainable cleaning products led us to look for an addition to our team who will fit in with our ethos of innovation and exceptional service, and it is very fortunate that we were able to find someone of Roger’s caliber to fulfill this role.”

McFadden previously served as vice president and senior scientist at Staples. He has held product development, sustainability and innovation leadership positions at Coastwide Laboratories, Dynamic Research and Atlas Chemical. In addition, he was chief science officer at Corporate Express.

“I’m excited to join Canberra in this new role,” says McFadden. “I look forward to working with suppliers and the excellent R&D, Sales and Leadership teams to create new and exciting products for consumers and help our business customers meet their performance, sustainability and safer chemicals objectives. I believe the future belongs to cleaning product formulator companies that integrate sustainable chemistry into their product design and select chemical ingredients that are designed using green chemistry principles.”