Tony received his undergraduate training in Biology at The University of Dayton (Dayton, OH USA).
Tony influences industry-wide microbiology excellence through his leadership in multiple inter-industry committees. He Co-Founded and Chairs the Consumer Specialty Products Association's (CSPA) Microbiology-Preservative Subcommittee (MPS) which is committed to establishing microbiological standards for consumer and industrial products.Tony serves as an Executive Board Member of CSPA Cleaning Product's Division.
Mr. Rook served as the Chair of the Industrial Associates Committee for the Center for Biofilm Engineering (CBE) at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT, USA from 2012-2014.He is an active member of the International Biodeterioration Research Group (IBRG)and the American Society for Microbiology.
Prior to Sherwin-Williams, Mr. Rook helped to found LabRoots.com and served as the Chief Scientist for ScientistSolutions.com. Mr. Rook served as a Research Scientist at Steris Corporation, developing medical device reprocessing systems and liquid chemical high level disinfectants and sterilants.He founded and lead microbiology laboratory initiatives at Loctite Corporation, and served as an industrial microbiology consultant to the consumer and personal care products industries.
Mr. Rook's recent publications have focused on the importance of effective preservation strategies and methods within consumer products.
Tony enjoys providing innovation solutions to difficult technical problems through a multi-disciplinary scientific approach within a cross-functional team environment.