Anthony J. O’Lenick, Jr.
Tony O’Lenick is President of Siltech LLC. in Lawrenceville, Ga. Siltech LLC is a silicone specialty company. Prior to that he held technical and executive positions at various surfactant and specialty chemicals companies including; Alkaril Chemicals Inc, Henkel Corporation and Mona Industries. He has been involved in the personal care industry for over 30 years and is a Fellow in the society of Cosmetic Chemists.
Tony is the author of Surfactants Chemistry and Properties; Silicones for Personal Care, Organic Chemistry for Cosmetic Chemists, Oils of Nature, Patent Peace of Mind and has edited several books including Naturals and Organics in Cosmetics: Trends and Technology, Microorganisms and Cosmetics, Formulating Strategies in Cosmetic Science, He has also published over 50 technical articles in trade journals, contributed chapters to five books, and is the inventor on over 350 patents and teaches a course in silicone chemistry at SCC. He has received a number of awards for work including the 1996 Samuel Rosen Award given by the American Oil Chemists’ Society, the 1997 Innovative Use of Fatty Acids Award given by the Soap and Detergents Association, and the Partnership to The Personal Care Award given by the Advanced Technology Group. Tony was a member of the Committee on Scientific Affairs, the Education Committee of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, as well as the National Treasurer 2011-2012.
Thomas O’Lenick PhD
Thomas O’Lenick is Technical director of SurfaTech Corporation in Lawrenceville. GA. SurfaTech Corporation is a specialty chemical company specializing in natural derived sustainable polymers. He has been involved with the Society of Cosmetic Chemists for 8 years as both a student and full time member.
Thomas received his B.S. degree in Chemistry from Georgia Southern University in August 2005. He received his Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Polymer Chemistry from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in May, 2011. His work focused on thermo- and pH-sensitive hydrophilic block copolymers synthizied by controlled living radical polymerization techniques. These techniques include atom-transfer radical polymerization (ATRP), nitroxide mediated radical polymerization (NMRP) and reversible addition-fragmentation chain-transfer polymerization (RAFT).
Thomas is an author of Organic Chemistry for Cosmetic Chemists, and has published 12 technical articles in trade journals and is an inventor on over 15 patents. He has received several awards for his work including the 2010 Burchfield Burridge Warner Graduate Fellowship in Chemistry Award for his research conducted at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.