Love Your Pearly Whites? Thanks Dr. Smitherman

Dr. Herbert C. Smitherman Sr. made history at Proctor & Gamble in 1966, when he became the first Black person hired there with a Doctorate degree. He was instrumental in Proctor & Gamble’s growth because of his innovation, and during his 29 years working at the company developed patterns for improving the formulas for products such as Crest toothpaste, Safeguard soap, Bounce fabric softener, Crush soda, Folgers Coffee, and Biz detergent. His innovations were crucial to propelling the success of these products.

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