Neptune Appoints Eric Gharakhanian, Ph.D. as Director of Product Development, Health & Wellness Innovations

Published: July 16, 2020

Neptune Appoints Eric Gharakhanian, Ph.D. as Director of Product Development, Health & Wellness Innovations

Neptune Wellness Solutions Inc., a diversified and fully integrated health and wellness company, is pleased to announce today the appointment of Eric Gharakhanian, Ph.D. as Director of Product Development, Health & Wellness Innovations. Dr. Gharakhanian will be responsible for developing and building Neptune’s portfolio of health and wellness products across personal care and homecare, with a focus on sustainable and natural plant-based sanitization wipes, hand sanitizers and other innovations.

Dr. Gharakhanian joins Neptune from The Clorox Company where he served as Product Development Specialist, responsible for developing and maintaining cleaning products and brands within the company’s homecare portfolio.   As an organic chemist with a Ph.D. in chemistry, Gharakhanian led a technical team focused on significant research developing new technologies to fuel Clorox’s innovation pipeline, resulting in four new product launches and contributions to three patents that facilitated significant sales growth for Clorox.  He also served as scientific expert for seven Clorox products.  Gharakhanian holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Georgia Tech and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from UCLA.

“I am very pleased to welcome Eric to Neptune to accelerate our product and brand development portfolio in order to meet strong consumer and retailer demand for high-quality personal and homecare products,” said Michael Cammarata, Chief Executive Officer of Neptune Wellness Solutions.  “Eric’s scientific and technical expertise, combined with his experience at Clorox will make significant contributions to Neptune’s product innovation pipeline and retailer relationships as we scale our product reach and distribution nationally in the U.S.”

“I strongly value health and meaningful environmental sustainability, and strive to align these values with the work I do in order to do my part to positively impact this world,” said Dr. Gharakhanian. “Neptune is a mission-driven organization with incredible product development infrastructure to allow me to bring new innovations to market that are well-aligned with my personal and professional values.  I am excited to join the Neptune team and contribute positively to the company’s product pipeline sales growth and environmental sustainability.”

Neptune Wellness Solutions is a diversified and fully integrated health and wellness company.  With a mission to redefine health and wellness, Neptune is focused on building a broad portfolio of high quality, affordable consumer products in response to long-term secular trends and market demand for natural, plant-based, sustainable and purpose-driven lifestyle brands.