About PJS Partners

At any time, PJS Partners would be valuable to you. But given today’s economic climate, utilizing us makes even more sense. Each of us has over 30 years of individual experience in Cosmetics, Toiletries, Fragrances and Household Products. We work closely and pro-actively with our clients and offer the advantages of an unrivaled knowledge of the marketplace for a project or retainer fee with no costly fringe benefits. Each of us has the background and the reputation you would seek in permanent employees.

JOHN CARSON
To date, John has been issued fifteen patents and is now immersed in his investigation of the properties of liquid crystal and gel phase structures in emulsions. A Personal Care Products formulator with over thirty five years experience in product creation, design, formulation, testing, development and project management, John has developed unique products for major international Personal Care Products companies as well as a major international raw materials supplier, where he was instrumental in developing new raw materials. Always sensitive to economic strictures, John has initiated cost reduction without sacrifice of quality by instituting processing and product quality improvements. His record of success is further illustrated by his many magazine articles and contributions to various research books and his teaching for various organizations and universities. Author of multiple trade journal articles and co-author of a chapter in Conditioning Agents for Hair and Skin, he is also a valued Instructor for the Emulsion Technology and Sunscreen Courses for the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, the Hair Care Products Course at Fairleigh Dickinson University and Course Director for the Product Formulations classes for the Center for Professional Advancement (CfPA).

STEVE HERMAN
If there are others with over 30 years experience in the specific research requirements of Cosmetics and Personal Care, there are none with the broad range of Steve’s accomplishments. Steve has managed to combine expertise in fragrance applications, writing and publishing, technology transfer, Green chemistry, environmental concerns, intellectual property issues and patented technology. His activities in the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) include 1992 Chairman of the NY Chapter, election to Fellow status in 2002, and 50th Anniversary Chapter Merit Award in 1995. Steve has served as an Adjunct Professor in the Fairleigh Dickinson University Masters in Cosmetic Science Program since 1993, teaching the Cosmetic Formulation Lab and Perfumery. He also teaches several fragrance related courses for the Center for Professional Advancement. His numerous writings include, Fragrance Applications: A Survival Guide, several chapters and articles on fragrance and olfaction, and, since 1998, a regular column in GCI, the respected trade magazine. His recent patent, US 6,769,624, is a "Method of supplying stable, non-fogging fragrances to vehicles". A master presenter, as well, Steve’s mission is to transfer ideas from the academic laboratory and the inventor's bench to the marketplace.

PETER DICHTER
Peter’s unique ability to communicate to and motivate both consumers and trade is grounded in a career that has encompassed Advertising, Sales and Marketing. This comprehensive experience unites the seeming paradox of creative writing and analytical skills, conferring on him the rare distinction of succeeding in both the Account and Creative areas of Advertising -- developing Websites, Marketing Plans, Proposals and New Business concepts. Peter’s specialties include niche marketing, trend spotting and analyses, product positioning, consumer segmentation and image – concentrating primarily on demographics and psychographics. As marketing liaison with global companies, he has coordinated the marketing strategies of the U.S., Europe and Latin America, identifying international trends as well as marketing disparities and relating them to the American market. During Peter’s tenure with various Cosmetic industry suppliers, he was able to utilize innovative Marketing presentations to help these firms acquire new clients and strengthen present relationships. More than carefully researched, they build to conclusions that are tangible and realistic. Peter’s theatrical bent has made him a sought-after industry speaker to groups like the World Perfumery Association, the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, the Monell Institute and the HBA.