Dr. Jay Reubens
Dr. Jay Reubens, also known as Dr. Jay, is the founder of safeHands®, the world’s first line of soothing and effective Alcohol Free hand sanitizers developed for multiple daily use. With a mission to “Safe the Planet” one hand at a time, Dr. Jay partnered with noted scientist, Dr. David Dyer, to spearhead the research and development of safeHands® for the International marketplace.
A dentist by trade, in 1979 Dr. Jay completed his undergraduate degree, graduating Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and went on to graduate with additional honors from the Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry in 1984. The recurrence of skin reactions from alcohol-based hand sanitizers fueled Dr. Jay into creating a solution.
Dr. Jay envisioned an improved and safer sanitization method, and in 1995 invented the world’s first battery operated “hands free” dispenser. His logistical next step was to develop an Alcohol Free hand sanitizer for his touch-free dispensers, helping the healthcare industry sanitize without the threat of uncomfortable side effects.
Driven by the need to improve infection control products, Dr. Jay also founded AlexiCo Ventures Inc., targeting growth in merging markets in healthcare and food service. In 2006, he organized his industry-wide relationships under one banner, SafeHands®.
In 1999, Dr. Jay applied for the safeHands® trademark; in 2005, he built the first statewide Food Safety and Infection Control training company and later that year, Dr. Jay officially founded safeHands®. After many years of controlled, cruelty-free testing, the company is finally ready to launch the classic safeHands® line of Alcohol Free products to the retail consumer.
He has plans to launch future product introductions to SAFE the entire family, including: safeSquirts® for children, safePaws® for pets, and safeTronics® for electrical equipment.
Dr. Jay resides in Boca Raton, Florida with his daughter Alexa.
Dr. David Dyer
Dr. David Dyer, partnered with Dr. Jay Reubens in the 90s, to develop safeHands®, the world’s first Alcohol Free hand sanitizer. A world-renowned scientist specializing in Benzalkonium Chloride (the active ingredient in safeHands® products), Dr. Dyer is also a consultant to the Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
Dr. Dyer received his Doctorate of Philosophy in Biological Sciences at the University of California, Irvine, and soon after began his highly accomplished career. From 1984 to 1987, he held prominent positions at UCB-Pharma as the Senior Director of the Department of Psychobiology, and Senior Research Scientist Consultant and Medical Science Liaison. Dr. Dyer has been the Chief Consultant to the University of California, Irvine and through his numerous accomplishments, he eventually become the Director of Research and Developmental Clinical at Woodward Laboratories, Inc. where he managed extensive clinical testing for Benzalkonium Chloride and novel drug product applications.
Dr. Dyer’s work and noted research, made up of over sixty articles, has been peer-reviewed and published in over twenty leading medical journals, such as the Association of Operating Room Nurses and Association of Physicians in Infection Control. His extensive research validates the healing and moisturizing effects of safeHands® Alcohol Free hand sanitizer on the skin, and he has dedicated his life’s work to the improvement in germ-killing products for the house, hospital, work and school.
James Worthington, VP Operations
James Worthington, VP Operations, comes to safeHands following a distinguished career in operations and supply chain management with leading FMCG/CPG and Brewing companies: Molson Coors, Clorox and Procter & Gamble. Most recently, he served as Supply Chain Director for Molson Coors Brewing Company. James has more than 25 years of Manufacturing, Supply Chain, S&OP, Logistics, and R&D Multi-Site Management experience with the automotive, consumer packaged goods (FMCG), Food & Beverage, and Dental Devices industries. He implemented Quality Assurance Systems, S&OP/Demand Planning models, SAP/ERP Materials, Planning and Distribution modules, Warehouse Management System, Lean Strategy and World Class Manufacturing/TPM Programs, and led Plants and Distribution Centers and Global Network Manufacturing and Distribution optimization projects as well as imports and exports within the Americas, Europe and Asia. James holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with FAAP University in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and a MBA from FGV, Brazil and has Six Sigma background with tools implementation starting in 1986 with the automotive industry. James is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese and lived in Mexico and Brazil.