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September 8, 2021 BIZ PEOPLE

P2 Science names new tech sales manager

Photo | Contributed Kari Pekalski

P2 Science Inc., a Woodbridge-based green chemistry company, recently hired Kari Pekalski to serve as the company’s technical sales manager.

CEO Neil Burns said the addition of Pekalski to the team will help the company build sales for its products. The company opened its first manufacturing plant in September 2018 and produces novel renewable aroma chemicals and cosmetic ingredients. 

“She has the skills, experience and attitude to help us keep pace with a huge and growing interest in our unique chemistry for cosmetics and fragrances,” Burns said.

P2 Science was co-founded by Professor Paul Anastas, head of the Yale Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering, and Patrick Foley. 

“I’m looking forward to helping bring P2’s whole range of new products to more customers,” Pekalski said.


State dental group welcomes new executive director

The Connecticut State Dental Association, a statewide professional membership organization and constituent of the American Dental Association, recently appointed Kathlene Gerrity as its new executive director.  

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Kathlene Gerrity

Gerrity has worked for nonprofit organizations for several years, and she most recently served as executive director of the Connecticut Burns Care Foundation.

“I’m delighted to have the opportunity to lead such a great organization,” said Gerrity. “I look forward to meeting all our current and future members.”

As executive director, Gerrity will work closely with the association’s staff and board of governors, as well as other groups, to support the professional success of its 2,200 members and help them provide the best care to patients.

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