January 2020

P&G’s Robert Bartolo receives ACI’s Distinguished Service Award

Procter & Gamble’s Dr. Robert Bartolo, who currently serves as Director of Global Product Stewardship, is the 2020 recipient of the American Cleaning Institute’s (ACI) Elva Walker Spillane Distinguished Service Award. The honor was presented at the ACI’s annual meeting and industry convention in late January.

Bartolo has held a wide range of leadership roles at Procter & Gamble since 1988, including regulatory affairs, environmental safety, microbiology, product safety and statistics. He has been actively engaged in ACI for several decades in strategic planning, the Strategic Advisory Committee (SAC), regulatory and technical issues and served as Vice Chair of SAC in 2013 and then Chair of the Committee 2013–2017.

This past year, Bartolo has been an active member of ACI’s Strategy Work Group, helping to develop ACI’s 2020-2022 strategic plan.

Bartolo has also authored multiple peer-reviewed journal articles covering bacterial resistance, enzyme safety, skin mildness and has received 19 patents covering fabric treatments, antimicrobial products and personal cleansing products.

“If you could define selflessness, dedication and commitment in two words, it would be: Rob Bartolo,” said Melissa Hockstad, ACI President & CEO. “Rob has provided countless hours of smart, strategic advice, guidance and leadership that has helped ACI become a more focused, member-driven organization serving the cleaning product supply chain.”