Pat Verduin became Chief Technology Officer in 2010, driving innovation across our Global Technology Centers’ Research & Development pipeline. Pat joined Colgate in 2007 as Vice President, Global R&D. Previously Pat served as Vice President, Scientific Affairs, for the Grocery Manufacturers Association. From 2000 to 2006, Pat held the position of Vice President, Research & Development, at ConAgra Foods. She started her career with 17 years at Nabisco, serving in multiple roles including plant manager and scientist. Pat earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware and holds an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a PhD in Food Science from Rutgers University.