Founder and Chairman
Clinton Howard earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Chemistry at Rice University while working nights as a medical laboratory technician. He pursued a graduate program in Medical Art at Johns Hopkins Medical School, followed by two years at Southwestern Medical School, graduating with a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Communication. In 1958 he founded American Biomedical Corporation, the first national network of clinical laboratories. As a community volunteer, he served six years as founding President of the Irving Community Hospital, during its financing, construction and initial operation, which today is Baylor Medical Center at Irving. He sold his interest in the laboratories, and in 1974 founded Avacare, a skin care and supplement company. He was appointed by the Governor to serve for six years on the original Texas Air Control Board which wrote the regulations that helped reduce air pollution in Texas. In 1981 he established the research laboratory which discovered acemannan in aloe vera. He sold the skin care business and changed the name of Avacare to Carrington Laboratories with a new line of aloe-based wound care products. In 1991 he sold his interest in Carrington and founded RBC Life Sciences.