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Course Instructor

Karl F. Popp, R. Ph.D.

Principal, KPopp Consulting, LLC


Karl Popp founded KPopp Consulting, LLC in 2010 as a consulting firm providing services to the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and allied industries. He is also a practicing retail pharmacist.

During his career, he has been responsible for the development of products that have generated over $2 billion in sales.

From 1989 to 2008, he was associated with Stiefel Laboratories as Director of Product Development and later as Senior Director of Special Projects, coordinating external manufacturing, global research activities, and managing the corporation’s intellectual property estate.

Prior to joining Stiefel, he was a Scientist and Project Manager for the Sterling-Winthrop Research Group. He earned his B.S. in Pharmacy from the Albany College of Pharmacy, an M.B.A. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and is licensed to practice pharmacy in New York.

He has been active in the Society of Cosmetic Chemists in coordinating local educational seminars and is a past chair of the New England Chapter. He served on the National Committee on Scientific Affairs (1994-1996), as Vice President-elect (1997), Vice President (1998), and as the Society’s President in 1999. Mr. Popp was elected a Fellow of the Society in 2002 and granted Emeritus status in 2015. He is an inventor, an author, and a scientist.

Karl Popp has lectured around the globe on new product development activities, GMPs and process validation, product life cycle management, and management of intellectual property. He has also served as an expert witness in matters before the U.S. federal courts.

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