may, 2021

19may11:00 AM12:00 PMPreview Day11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Event Details

Get an advanced look at what will be on display and talked about at the “live” event on November 10-11, 2021!
This program will feature quick presentations from select suppliers offering the latest innovations, and ingredients.




Amanda Dahl
Director Clinical & Corporate Operations
International Research Services, Inc.

Melissa Bergman
Application Chemist, Product Lead
Applechem, Inc.

Wilson Lin
Marketing and Regulatory Manager
Applechem, Inc.

Manette L. Epright
Technical Manager
NAGASE Specialty Materials






Amanda Dahl
Amand is the Director of Clinical & Corporate Operations at International Research Services, Inc., a leading CRO that has served the cosmetic industry for over 40 years. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Virginia Tech, and has co-authored numerous publications in skincare research. Prior to IRSI, Amanda worked in R&D at L’Oréal USA within the Clinical Research group supporting research and claims substantiation across multiple brands, giving her a balanced perspective of executing research studies for cosmetic claims substantiation.







Melissa Bergman

Melissa Bergman is an application chemist at Applechem, Inc. Melissa is involved in quality control as well as new product development where she explores the use of new Applechem technologies in a variety of applications including personal cleansing, color cosmetics, and skincare. Before joining Applechem, Melissa graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in Biochemistry and a focus on Pharmacology and Toxicology.  Melissa is Applechem’s lead chemist for the development of PTIS Plus and all related formulation innovations.




Wilson Lin

Wilson Lin is the marketing and regulatory manager for Applechem.  An accomplished marketing professional with nearly 15 years of experience in the personal care industry, Wilson has juggled multiple roles- global brand management, new product launch strategy, content marketing and copywriting, and digital graphic design – in building up Applechem’s product profile with independent brands and contract manufacturers alike.Wilson is also a seasoned veteran of chemical regulatory compliance in major global markets andquality management system certification.  He is responsible for managingApplechem’scGMP compliance and recently led the company inachieving ISO 9001:2015 and RSPO Supply Chain certifications, as well as a Silver Medal award from EcoVadis sustainability ratings.


Manette Epright

Manette Epright joined NAGASE Specialty Materials in February 2014 in the newly created role of Technical Development Specialist in the CARE group, responsible for interfacing with customers on technical information and helping to solve formulation issues.   She is currently the Technical Manager for the Itasca Innovation Laboratory outside of Chicago and is the global liaison on applications and formulations interacting with NAGASE’s Global Research Center in Okayama, Japan and technical offices in Lyon, France.

Before joining Fitz Chem, Manette worked as a consultant for Concept Laboratories in Chicago; was the Senior Research Chemist for H2O Plus L.P. where she helped launch the H2O Plus line into the Pacific Rim, and wore many hats including marketing and product development.  Prior to this, Manette was an Applications Chemist for Witco Corporation and Chemical Technician for Akzo Chemicals.  She resides in the Chicago area, and tries to get to a beach and palm trees when she’s able.




(Wednesday) 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM