Alumnus inducted into Ohio State at Lima Hall of Fame

Dr. G. Gilbert Cloyd, retired Chief Technology Officer of Procter & Gamble and former chair of the Ohio State University Board of Trustees, was inducted into The Ohio State University at Lima Hall of Fame on May 1.

To be considered for the Ohio State Lima Hall of Fame, a candidate must have attended Ohio State Lima at least one quarter, earned an Ohio State degree, and exhibit leadership in their professions and the community.

Dr. Cloyd first attended Ohio State, beginning with the Lima campus, and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1969. Following graduation, he entered a private veterinary practice in Chicago. He returned to Ohio State for some graduate work in Veterinary Pathology in 1971. He entered a private practice in Cincinnati in 1972 and began consulting work in toxicology, including work with P&G.

He joined P&G full-time at their Miami Valley Innovation Center in 1974 in their Corporate Professional and Regulatory Services Division. From 1974-1978 he was responsible for the Clinical Pathology lab and toxicology programs for Product Safety. From 1978 until 1984 he continued responsibilities for Product and Environmental Safety in the Packaged Soap and Detergent Division and Corporate organization.

In 1984 he moved to Norwich, New York, and assumed responsibilities for Research & Development in their Pharmaceuticals business. He moved into General Management in 1989, and in 1991 was appointed Vice President, assuming overall responsibility for their Global Pharmaceuticals business.

In 1997, he assumed responsibilities as Vice President for Research & Development in Asia for P&G. He held that position until 2000, living in Kobe, Japan.

He returned to Cincinnati in 2000 and assumed the position of Chief Technology Officer. In that capacity, he had overall functional responsibility for P&G's global Research & Development organization. This global organization numbers about 9,000 employees in 27 technical centers around the globe. The range of research involves chemistry, engineering, materials science, medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, biology including biotechnology, mathematics, robotics, nutrition and electronics.

Posted on May 4, 2009

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Founded in 1885, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is ranked fifth in the nation and includes more than 1,000 faculty, staff and students in the Departments of Veterinary Biosciences, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, and Veterinary Preventive Medicine. The Veterinary Medical Center is one of the largest specialty referral centers in the world, with more than 35,000 farm, equine, and companion animal patients each year. A nationally-recognized ambulatory practice and teaching unit in Marysville, Ohio provides farm animal experience to every veterinary student, and the Food Animal Health Research Program in Wooster, OH focuses on detection, control, and prevention of disease. Located on the only campus in the country with a comprehensive medical center offering seven health sciences colleges, we admit up to 162 veterinary students per class, and offer a new comprehensive graduate program in Veterinary and Comparative Medicine as well as a unique Master’s degree in Veterinary Public Health, in partnership with the College of Public Health. http://vet.osu.edu.