Vitolo Phyllis Vitolo

Sr. Manager, R&D Microbiology, Nice-Pak/PDI

Phyllis Vitolo currently is a Clinical Microbiology Research Fellow in Regulatory Affairs at Nice Pak / PDI.  In this role, Phyllis provides microbiology subject matter expertise and regulatory strategies to the product development, marketing, QA and Clinical Affairs teams.  She manages the external microbial developmental and GLP efficacy and clinical studies for a range of cosmetic, personal care, household, FDA OTC drug, food service and clinical healthcare EPA disinfectant product lines.  Since joining Nice Pak / PDI in 2006, Phyllis worked first in Corporate Quality as Quality Programs Manager and then transferred to R&D as Senior Manager Microbiology responsible for formulation preservation compliance and coordination of all EPA, cosmetic and drug antimicrobial claim support testing that relates to environmental hygiene and infection prevention.  

Prior to her current position, Phyllis has over 25 years' experience at Unilever Home and Personal Care USA, having increased responsibility as R&D Microbiology Manager supporting Skin, Personal Care and Laundry Research & Development.  She also led the Micro Process Excellence Team and was selected to represent North America on the Global Hygiene Security Network.  These roles helped develop an expertise in raw material and product preservation, antimicrobial product claim substantiation, cGMP, biofilm control and hygienic manufacturing quality assurance for a wide variety of products.

Phyllis is an industry liaison for Nice Pak / PDI and has served over 25 years as an active member of the CTFA/PCPC Microbiology Committee with contributions to numerous microbiology technical guidance and methodology documents.  She is a Board Member of the CSPA Antimicrobial Products Division and active member of the CSPA Microbiology Preservatives Subcommittee, working on technical guidance documents and trade journal publications for the household / I&I industries.  She is a member of the ASTM E35.15 Antimicrobial Products Division and the American Society for Microbiology. 

She earned a BA in Biology from William Paterson College and holds a Master's Degree in Biological Sciences with a focus in Microbiology from Fairleigh Dickinson University.  She is also a Certified Medical Technologist from Englewood Hospital, NJ.

Thursday 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Panel Discussion: Navigating the Regulatory Minefield