Leon Bruner joins G.M.A. in science role

by Eric Schroeder
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WASHINGTON — Leon Bruner, Ph.D., has been named chief science officer and senior vice-president for scientific and regulatory affairs at the Grocery Manufacturers Association, effective Aug. 27.

Dr. Bruner, a 23-year veteran of the consumer products industry, most recently was director of environment, health and safety within Procter & Gamble’s Gillette organization. He previously was vice-president of environment, health and safety from 2000 to 2007.

“Science and regulatory affairs is the very foundation of G.M.A. and is at the heart of everything we do,” said Pamela G. Bailey, president and chief executive officer of the G.M.A. “Dr. Bruner is an accomplished and impressive consumer products scientist. His training in veterinary medicine and pharmacology, combined with his corporate and professional achievements make him the right person for the job. He has a tremendous track record of innovation and the application of metrics against stated goals that will help G.M.A. better serve its members and accomplish the association’s food and product safety mission.”

Dr. Bruner received a bachelor’s degree, a Ph.D. in pharmacology and a doctor of veterinary medicine degree, all from Michigan State University.

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