Charles Hinkaty

  • Retired CEO, Del Laboratories, Inc.

  • Trustee Emeritus, NYU


Charles J. Hinkaty retired as President and CEO of Del Laboratories Inc. maker of a variety of cosmetics, beauty products and pharmaceuticals in 2008. DLI Holding Corp (an affiliate of Kelso & Company) acquired the firm in January 2005. Mr. Hinkaty served as a Board Director for Prestige Consumer Products, Inc., Sterling InfoSystems, Inc., Physicians Formula Holdings, Inc., FGX International, Cache, Inc. and Lornamead, Ltd. Prior to Del Labs, Mr. Hinkaty was a Vice President at Citibank and Director of Marketing for Bristol Myers. He began his career at Procter and Gamble. He currently serves on the Boards of Foundation Consumer Healthcare, Inc., W.F. Young, Inc., Renfro, Inc. and serves as Chairman of the Board of International Orthodox Christian Charities Foundation. He has served as Polytechnic Institute Alumni Association President and was Chairman of the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, the trade association representing the OTC pharmaceutical industry.

He received both his BS and MS in Math from NYU Tandon, formerly Polytechnic, in 1970 and 1972 respectively. He and his wife Kathy live in New York and have four children and nine grandchildren.