KEY PERSONNEL

Alvin J. Goren, Chairman, Co-Founder

Bachelor of Science Degree – Pharmacy

Colombia University – College of Pharmaceutical Science, New York, NY

Additional course work in manufacturing.

Al is a husband and father of four children who have given him three grandchildren.  Upon release from the U.S. Army and Air Force, he and his brother Eli, established Ambix Laboratories in 1967 as a manufacturer and distributor of pharmaceutical, personal care, hair care, and skin care cosmetics to the healthcare industries.

In the mid 1970’s, Al helped pioneer and develop liquid protein for adult weight control and geriatric patients, which were issued several patents, and established the company as an expert in this field.

Elkin Serna, President and CEO

Elkin was born in Colombia and moved to the United States in 1987 with his parents.  He studied Electronics at the University of Antiqua, Medelin, Columbia.  From 1978 to 2005 he held various positions in pharmaceutical companies on Long Island, New York, and in central New Jersey.  His skills and organizational ability led to quick promotions from Compounder to Senior Manager of Manufacturing.  In addition, he completed various professional education courses between 2000 and 2005.

Elkin joined Organics Corp. of America in 2005, becoming its VP and Director of Operations.  He is responsible for overseeing and leading all activities and personnel involved in the R&D, logistics, warehousing, processing, and packaging of all components and finished products we make for our customers.  He is now in his 28th year in the industry.

Michael Chanin, Vice President

Bachelor of Science Degree – Industrial Technologies, cum laude

Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

Michael is the father of one daughter.  Now in his 29th year in industry, he began his career before graduating college by securing an internship at the Warner-Lambert Company where he remained for 15 years.  He was a founding member of the CROSSMARK Private Label Team at The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A&P).  His consumer health products and food background encompasses many functions in Branded and Private Label Operations, Brand Management, and Sales Management, in both large public corporations and a small, private company.

Michael joined Organics Corp. of America in 2007, becoming its Vice President and Director of Marketing.  His general management responsibilities include developing the “public face” of the company, new profitable customer aquisition, existing customer retention, product quotes and sourcing of materials, to drive sales and profit growth.  Additional duties include managing the company benefits plan, HazMat Coordinator, and identifying new raw materials, markets, and sectors that will differentiate the company's capabilities from competitors.

Susan Jackson, Director of Quality Assurance and Quality Control

Bachelor of Science Degree – Chemistry

Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

Susan has over 30 years of work experience in the nutritional, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics industries with extensive knowledge of quality systems; having held positions in Quality, Regulatory Affairs, and Product Development in both enterprise and entrepreneurial environments.  She is a qualified regulatory professional with a proven track record and experience in Quality Assurance, Auditing, Operations, and Manufacturing Supply Chain.

Susan is a hands-on leader who thrives in high paced and results driven environments.  She likes to help businesses grow and help teams succeed on the job with continuous improvement, sustainable solutions, dynamic leadership, and robust quality programs and systems to ensure that only safe, wholesome, and superior quality products are delivered to our customers and their consumers.

Currently a member of an advisory board for Fortis Institure in Wayne, NJ, Susan is also a Certified Quality Auditor through ASQ, an RAB Certified Lead Auditor for ISO 9000, and a HACCP Certified Internal Auditor.  She hosted many certified audit programs for companies throughout her career, leading to sucessful regulated and 3rd party certifications.

Susan joined Organics Corp. of America in 2016, becoming its QA/QC Director.  She coordinates, develops, and directs all personnel and activities to meet the requirements of customers, consumers, regulatory and accrediting agencies.  She enjoys travelling, music, and is an avid bike rider.  She has the fortunate pleasure of family to include her mother and her awesome daughter.

Richard Boehler, Microbiology Manager

Master of Science Degree - Microbiology, Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Long Island University, C. W. Post Campus; Upper Brookville, New York

Bachelor of Science Degree - Biology

Stony Brook University, New York

Richard is the father of one son and one daughter.  Now in his 17th year in industry, he began his career as a Microbiology Lab Technician in a non-commercial research laboratory near Stony Brook University.  After two years there, he became a Microbiologist working for a diversified pharmaceutical and medical device company on Long Island before joining Hoffman La-Roche in NJ as a Quality Management Scientist where he performed endotoxin screening of water and products and earned a Subject Matter Expert position as ATP bioluminescence team leader.  Richard then returned to his original employer, becoming Group Lead and Supervisor of their microbiology laboratory.

Richard joined Organics Corporation of America in 2013 as its Microbiology Manager and runs the in-house micro Lab.  His responsibilities include the implementation of effective/efficient microbiology test methods in alignment with company standards & regulatory expectations, environmental monitoring, water testing, raw material analysis, in-process and finished product testing utilizing traditional methods and an innovative rapid ATP bioluminescence technology.

Lolade Agidigbi, Director of Research and Development

Master of Science – Cosmetic Science

Fairleigh Dickenson University, Teaneck, NJ

Bachelor of Science – Major: Chemistry with Biochemistry Concentration (2003) Minor: Psychology

Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, NJ 

With over 13 years of formulating experience, Lola is now into her 11th year in the cosmetic products industry.  Her years of experience includes product development of hair care, skin care, fragrance, and color cosmetic products.  She is also experienced in instrument testing for hair care development and in product claims development and substantiation.  Lola is a member of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists.

She began her career as a Junior Chemist at Rad-Cure, developing coating and adhesive products in 2002.  While in graduate school, her passion for the cosmetic industry led to a Color Chemist position at Interfashion Cosmetics.  In 2006 she seized an opportunity, taking a new role as an R&D Chemist at CEI where she was able to expand more of her knowledge in cosmetic and personal care products.

Lola joined Avon in 2010 as a Scientist II in the Hair Care Group, developing innovative hair care products where she rose to the position of Senior Scientist in the Hair and Body Group.  She received a Distinctive Award for leading a brand development project in Latin America and a Crisis Management TEAM award for her handling of the Japan crisis in 2011.  Most recently, Lola earned her Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification.

Lola joined Ambix Laboratories in 2015 as its Senior Product Development Chemist and is responsible for developing custom products in our in-house R&D Lab and monitoring accelerated and real-time product stability.  Lola is married with children.

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Retail Brands

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Product Categories

 

Internal Products

  • Liquid Dietary Supplements
  • Liquid Medical Foods
  • Liquid Proteins
  • Liquid Minerals
  • Liquid Vitamins

 

External Products

  • Hair Care
  • Skin Cleansing
  • Exfoliating
  • Skin Toning
  • Moisturizing
  • Specialty Items – Skin
  • Specialty Items – Hands and Body
  • Skin Care Supplements
  • Intimate Products
  • Environmental Ecological
  • First Aid Specialties
  • Ointment Bases for Compounders
  • Lifestyle Products