The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2020 Robert A. Kramer Lifetime Service Award, Gary Agisim.
“We are presenting this award posthumously to Gary Agisim in recognition of his service and contributions to SCC during his 40+ years of active membership,” said Erica O’Grady, CAE, Executive Director/CEO of the Society. “Gary’s vibrant personality, his colorful vest collection, and his ability to share technical information in an exciting and engaging way will be missed.”
A beloved SCC member who passed away on May 15th from COVID-19 related complications, Gary was well-known and respected for his extensive industry knowledge and service to others.
Gary was a frequent speaker in-demand at Chapter events for many years. He also served the Society in various roles during his membership including Area Councilor, Mid-Atlantic Chapter Chair, Area Director, national Committee Member, and various national Officer seats culminating in his role as Society President in 2009.
“There are no words to express how deeply he will be missed,” said Mindy Goldstein, PhD, 2020 SCC President and President of Mindy S. Goldstein, PhD Consulting. “Gary Agisim brought a high level of passion, enthusiasm and love of cosmetic science to every presentation that he made. He was a devoted mentor, educator and friend to the society as well as a personal friend of mine,” she added.