Carma Labs appoints VP of R&D

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FRANKLIN, Wis. — Keith Edgett has joined Carma Laboratories Inc., the maker of Carmex lip balm products, as vice president of research and development.

Carma said Friday that in the role, Edgett is responsible for leading all areas of product development, global regulatory compliance and product innovation.

He brings more than 25 years of R&D experience to Carma. Most recently, he served as vice president of R&D at eos Products LLC., where he led the design, startup and staffing of an R&D facility establishing internal product development capabilities, according to Carma.

Before that, at Kimberly-Clark HealthCare, Edgett directed innovation and product development, overseeing all new infection-prevention and wound-healing medical device product development. He has also served as vice president of feminine care R&D at Playtex Products Inc., senior director of open innovation at EPC and director of sun care R&D at Schering-Plough Healthcare Products.

“I am very pleased to be joining Carma Labs as a member of the leadership team,” Edgett said in a statement. “Carma has been, and continues to be, a leading lip balm innovator for over seven decades. I am looking forward to working alongside a close-knit, passionate team to build new brand categories, launch groundbreaking products and maximize overall brand development.”


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