Robin Cabanas Director of Technology Colgate Palmolive Company
Robin is a Director of Technology serving as a leader of the Process Development & Innovation (PD&I) Engineering group for Colgate-Palmolive in Piscataway, NJ. She acts as the bridge between Research Development and Manufacturing where she works on new Oral Care products and manages their scale up to Colgate’s manufacturing facilities. She successfully works with the scientists, engineering and operations teams to test, develop and implement process & innovation improvements to reduce costs and manufacturing time.
Robin’s 34 years of experience with Oral Care is packed with accomplishments. Some highlights of her career include process development and launching Colgate Tartar Control, Colgate Total, and Colgate Optic White. She also plays an instrumental role in implementing new processes for our making systems and post addition strategies as well as start up numerous plants globally. In addition, she holds 3 US patents and received multiple Colgate’s Chairman’s You Can Make A Difference Awards.
Throughout her career Robin has provided mentoring and coaching for new in career employees through Colgate’s Summer Intern and Rotational Programs. Robin is a key leader of the PD&I team due to her ingenuity, immense understanding of Colgate’s manufacturing practices and ability to develop and positively influence her team throughout the Colgate world.