Gary Binstock

Tech Scouting: Director of Technology - Innovation and Alliances


Current Position at Colgate-Palmolive

Director of Innovation focused on incubating new products and processes within the company with a focus on external partnerships.    Recently launched first connected product at CP, a “Smart”  Electric Toothbrush on sale exclusively at Apple.  Incubating  other  Direct to Consumer and eCommerce products and distribution models within the company.

As a member of the Global Engineering team I am working to identify and progress new innovation, IOT, and Factory of the Future initiatives.      These technologies  include the use of Wearables, Augmented Reality, 3D printing, machine learning and predictive analytics.   Colgate is also rapidly adopting high speed automation and robotics to improve efficiencies and lower costs across the supply chain.

Key role is to identify external partners including startups and academia to explore, develop, and test forward thinking technologies.   We are a core member of the MIT Media Lab and Industrial Liason Program.

Prior Roles in Colgate-Palmolive

  • Associate Director Global Professional Oral Care Operations
  • Co-created Project Management PMO  group
  • US Company Network Operations Manager
  • Process Engineer

Prior Work Experience

-E.I. Dupont – Process Engineer, Uranium fuel technology


-BS Chemical Engineering – University of Pennsylvania

-MS Chemical Engineering – University of South Carolina

-Masters of Business Admin  - New York University Stern

For Fun

-Avid Cyclist ~ 5000 miles /year, have crossed Alps among other things

-Backpacking and Hiking throughout the US