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MEET THE WATER-JEL MANAGEMENT TEAM
James Hartnett, CEO and President
Jim joined WaterJel Technologies following a career of more than 30 years’ operating companies in a variety of manufacturing industries.
Prior to joining WaterJel, Jim spent 20 years as CEO of Longwood Industries, building and operating a global manufacturing company whose divisions made products for industrial, medical and consumer markets. Before Longwood, Jim was CEO of Chemos Corp and Comet Chemical, manufacturers of chemical and pharmaceutical products.
Based at WaterJel’s US headquarters, Jim is responsible for managing WaterJel’s worldwide activities. He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from NJIT and a JD from Seton Hall School of Law. He is member of the NJ bar.
Jim Geraghty, Vice President, Global Supply Chain
Jim Geraghty joined WaterJel Technologies as Vice President, Global Supply Chain in January 2010, bringing more than 20 years of supply chain and manufacturing experience from the pharmaceutical, medical services and chemical manufacturing industries.
Prior to joining WaterJel Jim spent 7 years with Par Pharmaceuticals holding the position of Director, Logistics/Supply Chain. Jim optimized Par's global supply chain improving service, reducing costs and maintaining FDA and Customs compliance. Prior to Par, Jim was employed by Barr Laboratories as the Director of Manufacturing and Logistics. In his role, Jim had responsibility for 4 manufacturing plants in NY and NJ and 2 warehouse/distribution centers in NJ and VA. Jim holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration and Economics from William Paterson College and a MBA in Finance and Production Management from Rutgers University.
Mark Lait, Managing Director, WaterJel International
Mark joined the company in 1992 as the WaterJel distributor for the UK and Ireland; his geographic responsibility increased in 2003 to all international business. Prior to 1992, Mark was a director of a number of medium-sized medical companies with manufacturing bases in UK, U.S. and Australia. With a background in medical engineering, HND MEng, he has been responsible for the design and development of unique technologies used in pediatric / neonatal care and the treatment of thermal injuries.
Based at WaterJel’s UK office, Mark is multilingual and has lived and worked in several countries, contributing to his extensive international business experience.
Paul Slot, Vice President Industrial / EMS/ Special Markets
Paul, who joined WaterJel Technologies in July 1997, has more than 20 years of sales, strategy, and marketing experience in the Business-to-Business, industrial, medical and graphics sectors.
Prior to joining the company, he was the Marketing Manager for Moore Medical, a $200 million direct marketer, where he was responsible for developing and executing direct marketing, product and sales support plans for the company’s Occupational Health & Safety markets. Paul has also served as Vice President General Branch Manager for Patrick Media Group, a $100 million out-of-home advertising company. He also gained experience in distribution and manufacturers’ rep management while at Gerber Scientific Products as a District Sales Manager.
Robin Latchney, Customer Service Manager
Robin joined WaterJel Technologies more than 17 years ago. In that time, her area of responsibility has grown tremendously. She began her career here as Accounts Receivable Clerk and quickly moved up the ranks, expanding her proficiency to include credit and collections. As Customer Service Manager, she now oversees all of these areas. Robin prides herself in her commitment to offering superior customer service, while continually looking for ways to improve and meet the customers’ expectations. She provides consistent and reliable expertise regarding the WaterJel product line. Here at WaterJel, customers are a top priority. Prior to joining the WaterJel team, she was an Accounting Clerk with a fashion catalog company located in New Jersey.
Janet Ryan, Manager Regulatory Affairs - OTC
Janet Ryan joined WaterJel Technologies in March 2011 as Manager Regulatory Affairs-OTC and has over 25 years of experience in global regulatory affairs. Prior to joining the company Janet was the Regulatory and Legal Affairs Manager for North America for Reckitt Benckiser, a global leader in consumer and pharmaceutical markets. She has also held positions for Playtex Family Products, Energizer Personal Care and Hain Celestial Inc.
She has a proven track record in providing regulatory solutions on the development of a wide spectrum of products including OTC drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, professional infection control, and a variety of consumer products. Her area of experience includes knowledge of FDA, CPSC, FTC, USDA, EPA, EU and Canadian regulations.
Janet has also been a consultant and has provided strategic regulatory advice on the development of a topical natural botanical product derived from an aquatic plant source and has also provided regulatory advice on the development of claims for natural and organic skin care products. Her areas of expertise are labeling, claims substantiation, advertising, ingredient and product global compliance.