about G. Gilbert Cloyd:
G. Gilbert Cloyd, retired Chief Technology Officer of Procter & Gamble, was born in East Cleveland, Ohio. He attended The Ohio State University 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, Ohio in 2000 and assumed the position, Chief Technology Officer.
In that capacity, he had overall functional responsibility for P&G’s global Research & Development organization. This global organization numbered about 9,000 employees in 28 technical centers around the globe. The range of research involved chemistry, engineering, materials science, medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, biology including biotechnology, mathematics, robotics, nutrition and electronics. He retired from this position in September, 2008. Gil was appointed to the Board of Trustees at The Ohio State University in 2005 and served as Chairperson of the Board from 2007-2009. He was appointed as a Charter Trustee in October, 2009. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the Institute for Innovation, Creativity and Capital at the University of Texas at Austin.
Gil lives with his wife, Susan, in Austin, Texas. They have two children and seven grandchildren. His principal professional interests are making quality post-secondary education available to more people and facilitating the application of university research capabilities to solve important problems and foster economic development.