Richard H. Collier, Ph.D.

dickDr. Dick Collier, Senior Vice-President, Regulatory Affairs for LANDIS, has over 40 years of experience in regulatory science, registration, and information systems in academia and the corporate sector.  Dr. Collier’s primary strengths lie in his broad range of experience in the regulatory science disciplines, leadership of technical teams to deliver focused high-impact business goals, and innovative scientific and administrative solutions to business and regulatory issues.

Dr. Collier has directed scientific investigations required to develop, achieve regulatory approval of, commercialize, and maintain the license to market new products and improvements to existing products in all global markets.   He has successfully defended key products in major science reassessments.  Dr. Collier has also managed and maintained the scientific aspects of data compensation strategies, negotiated data compensation agreements, and directed registration data development to protect and enhance the value of the client’s data assets.

As Chair of the Administrative Committees, he currently leads the $45+ million Agricultural Handlers Exposure Task Force and, for three years, led the Agricultural Re-entry Task Force and Outdoor Residential Exposure Task Force Administrative Committee.  These industry-wide groups work to satisfy the EPA requirements for data on exposure of agricultural workers and homeowners to pesticides.  He also leads the Pollinator Research Task Force.  He has also served on three product-specific task forces and various committees and work groups of the Chemical Producers and Distributors Association and CropLife America.

 Dr. Collier brings to LANDIS a wealth of information systems experience, having served as the founder and director of Purdue University’s Center for Environmental and Regulatory Information Systems (CERIS) and its National Pesticide Information Retrieval System (NPIRS).

Dick earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, in 1972 and his B.S. in Chemistry from Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama, in 1967.

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