United-Guardian, Inc. (“United”) is a diversified company that conducts research, product development, manufacturing, and marketing of cosmetic ingredients, pharmaceuticals, medical & health care products, and proprietary industrial products. Since its founding in 1942, the company has been granted over 30 patents.

United has entered into marketing and supply agreements with marketing partners around the world to market the company’s products, primarily its cosmetic ingredients. Its most significant  and extensive marketing agreement is with Ashland Specialty Ingredients (“ASI”), a leading global supplier of specialty chemicals and performance-enhancing products for personal care and other applications. ASI is marketing United’s cosmetic ingredients in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, South and Central America, parts of Europe, and Asia, most notably China and Korea. This marketing relationship has significantly expanded the market for United’s products, which is expected to continue over the coming years. United also has marketing partners in the United Kingdom, Italy, France, and Switzerland.

The primary focus of the company’s R&D department over the past few years has been on the development of ingredients that can be used to formulate “natural” products. It has several such products currently on the market, and is in the process of developing additional products. Those products are formulated to comply with global specifications set forth by organizations such as Ecocert for certifying products for use in natural or organic products. All of the company’s “natural” products have received attestations from Ecocert that they comply with both Ecocert and COSMOS (“Cosmetic Organic Standard”) requirements for products that can be used in natural or organic products.

United has been certified by DQS Inc.  to be in compliance with ISO 9001:2015.

It is policy of United to comply strictly with all laws governing its operations, and to maintain the highest moral, legal and ethical standards. Accordingly, the company has adopted a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics that governs the actions of all of its employees and directors.  Any modifications to this Code will be promptly posted to this web site.

The charter for the company’s audit committee can be downloaded here.

The company’s corporate social responsibility policy can be downloaded here.

Senior Executives, Officers
& Inside Directors

Beatriz  Blanco
President & Chief Executive Officer

Peter A.  Hiltunen
Senior Vice President
Production Manager

Andrea  Young
Chief Financial Officer
Controller; Treasurer

Donna  Vigilante
Vice President
R&D Manager
Director of Technical Services

Kristen  Nantista
Quality Assurance Manager

Nicole  Martino
Quality Control Manager

Outside Directors

Ken  Globus
Former President & CEO of
United-Guardian, Inc. (retired)
Chairman of the Board of

Arthur  M.  Dresner
Counsel to the law firm of
Duane Morris LLP,
New York, NY
Chairman of the Audit

Lawrence  F.  Maietta
Certified Public Accountant;
Partner in the accounting firm
of PKF O’Connor Davies,
LLP,  New York, NY
Advisor to the Audit Committee

Andrew  A.  Boccone
Independent business
Member of the Audit

S.  Ari  Papoulias
Principal of ChemRise LLC
(business advisory firm)
Member of the Audit