0LEHI — Young Living Essential Oils has promoted Michael Buch to chief science officer. Buch's experience in product formulation and marketing, advanced analysis techniques, regulatory affairs and open innovation models has enabled Young Living to elevate its investment in science.
With nearly 30 years of experience leading highly scientific organizations for large global companies, Buch started his career in quality control and quality assurance, and he eventually built and ran advanced analytical laboratories specializing in spectroscopy, chromatography and microscopy. His expertise and connections within the scientific community have enabled Young Living to collaborate with top scientists in various fields around the world.
Under Buch's leadership, two over-the-counter products launched earlier this year, which makes Young Living the only essential oil company to formulate and manufacture products in this category.