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Expert in Cement, Concrete

Expert ID: 732623 Texas, USA

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Develop high fly ash cements with high and normal performance products.
Perform process engineering in portland and masonry cement plant kilns and mills.
Supply Quality control and Assurance programs.
Perform combustion engineering in portland cement and electric power plants.
Have expertise in production and use of white portland cement.
Combustion engineering with waste derived fuels has been successfully performed while maintaining needed emissions requirements and improving productions.

Over 35 years experience in cement and concrete product development, production, process engineering, marketing/sales engineering, quality assurance and quality control.
Managed in a wide variety of domestic and international plants performing engineering and product development projects.
Strong background in Cement and Concrete products development, Plant and Engineering Management, Quality Control/Quality Assurance and Process Engineering
Performed many thousands of performance mixes including those for the World Trade Center, Manhattan, NY for 14,000 psi mixes. No failures occurred in over five years construction time.


 At QUIKRETE and Mineral Resource Technologies / CEMEX, directed QC/QA of all company owned and licensed plants (75 total).
 Developed and distributed product formulations to plants including two concentrate plants.
 Expanded number of products to include rapid hardening hydraulic cementitious and latex/acrylic liquid products.
 Directed all activities of Central Technical Center including development of 800 answer line staff and all marketing/sales literature sent out.
 Held frequent training classes on product technology for management, sales and plant personnel.
 Earned patents on newly developed products.


Developed rapid hardening cements, masonry cements, specialty cements and cement products with over 90% activated fly ash as the main constituent.
Obtained ICC Evaluation Service Report for CeraTech Cement.
Chairman for American Concrete Institute Alternative Cements Accelerated Technology Team, overseeing writing of The Guide To use of Alternative Cementitious Materials.


Developed rapid hardening cements, masonry cements, specialty cements and cement products with activated fly ash as the main constituent. Developed numerous cements and associated products for the commercial market.
Have expertise in the Quality Control and Quality Assurance for sourcing and using fly ash from electric power plants for fly ash modified concrete.

 Over 35 years experience in cement and concrete product development, production, process engineering, marketing/sales engineering, quality assurance and quality control.
 Managed in a wide variety of domestic and international plants performing engineering and product development projects.
 Strong background in Cement and Concrete products development, Plant and Engineering Management, Quality Control/Quality Assurance and Process Engineering


Develop fly ash QA / QC from contracted coal fired electric power plants, technical service and co-ordination with departments of transportation and transportation agencies.
Power plant combustion engineering improvements have bee performed.

Consulting in specialty cement manufacture and use. Develop cements and concretes from alternative cementitious materials such as fly ash, Ground Granulated Blast furnace slag and pulverized glass.
Provide special concrete mix design such as those designed for the Manhattan New York, World Trade Center having over 18,000 psi.
Perform special cement and concrete product formulations such as over 100 developed and formulated thousands of mixes for QUIKRETE, MRT/CEMEX and others.
Provide cost reduction and profit improvement in process engineering, and materials cost improvements while maintaining standards for operation and projects.
Expertise in portland and masonry cements manufacture, process engineering, quality control and quality assurance, concrete mix designs and specialty concrete designs. Granted patents for specialty cementitious products.
Expertise in combustion engineering of cement kilns and electric power plant boilers.
Provided combustion engineering for twelve portland cement kilns for USEPA Boiler and Industrial Furnace compliance testing. Added were baseline tests and process improvements for compliance.
Performed process engineering for numerous waste tire utilizations in portland cements kilns, utilizations of other hazardous and non-hazardous fuels used partial replacements for normal fuels. All met compliance requirements of state Departments in Environment.
Capable of and have expertise in upgrade and process improvement in grinding mills.
Provide field engineering expertise internationally and nationally with experience in USA, Canada, Mexico, Paraguay, Indonesia, Singapore, and others.
Provide engineering assessments of buildings and facilities.
Provided Engineering studies with layouts and costs for cement and products storage.
Provided Capitol cost analysis for development of new products.


Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1966 Degree: Bachelor of Science Subject: Chemistry Institution: Pan. State university, Oklahoma
Year: 1977 Degree: Graduate Level Certificate Subject: Business Administration Institution: University of California, Riverside

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1966 to 2015 Employer: Varrious Engineering, cement and concfrete.. See Responsibilities and resume Title: Last, Executive V. P. Engineering an dDevelopment, CeraTech. Department: Engioneering, Management, QC, QA Responsibilities: PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE SUMMARY
 President of J. K. Expert Engineering. Areas of involvement include process engineering, combustion technology improvements and quality control engineering and development of advanced cements.
 Performed as Senior Engineering Manager for numerous Boiler and Industrial Furnace test burns in cement kilns to show compliance with Environmental Protection Agency or SEDESOL (Mexico) rules for utilization of waste derived fuels, biomass and discarded tires. Cemento La Cruz Azul, Ash Grove Cement and Rinker Cement were primary clients.
 Executive Vice President of CeraTech, Inc. In charge of development and introduction of advanced technology hydraulic cements. Has written several publications, made numerous presentations relative to cement and cement use technology.
 As Principal Staff Engineer for Morrison-Knudsen International, had major role in construction, start up, personnel training and equipment commissioning of 950,000 tonne per annum cement plant at Gresik, Indonesia. Largely responsible for proof of capability and equipment performance testing for kilns, mills and related equipment. Developed cement operations and quality control programs.
 Similar role in start up and commissioning of 925,000 ton per annum Balcones cement plant, New Braunfels, Texas, USA, now owned by CEMEX. Performed site exploration, drilling and mapping of clay deposit for plant use.
 Operations Manager in complete charge of 650,000 ton per annum cement plant in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA for 8 years. Reduced costs of production by over 10%, improved production, began using petroleum coke with conventional fuels for kiln operation. Developed oil well cements.
 Manager of cement plant and island transportation for Hawaiian Cement, Ewa Beach, Hawaii for two years. Reduced costs and improved production. Began burning used tires/conventional fuel mix in kiln.
 Developed portland–pozzolan blend cements and product blends in several cement mills since 1973.
 Earned patents in fly ash based rapid hardening cements, masonry cements and cement products.
 Numerous presentations and patents in cement and product technology.
 Speak four languages in addition to English - Spanish, German, Indonesian/Malaysian and French.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1978 to 1979 Country / Region: Indonesia/Singapore Summary: Principle Engineer on construction / commissioning team, for Morrison-Knudsen, International, primarily at Semen Gresik, Indonesia, 1 million metric tpy cement plant. Performed engineering evaluation for other plants and structures.  Implemented updated QC program at Semen Gresik with new equipment and better personnel training.  Provided plant equipment operations training and process engineering. Plant up on time and in budget.
Years: 1992 to 1994 Country / Region: Mexico Summary: Provided Process/Chemical/Environmental guidance and training allowing plants to use waste derived fuels and oxygen at times to comply with US EPA, Mexico Sedasol and State compliance while maintaining or improving production and quality.  Developed improved means to insert solid Waste Derived Fuels into cement kilns and production improvements with Oxygen.  Trained personnel to meet compliance requirements while improving production and reducing emissions.
Years: 2011 to 2011 Country / Region: Paraguay Summary: Performed site plan review for portland cement plant and quarry area. Assessed current and future problem areas. Performed report and recommendations to owner(Cementos Iguazu) and financial institution (Inter-America Development Bank)

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
o Executive Representative for ACI Strategic Development Council
o Chairman, ACI Strategic Development Council Accelerated Technology Innovation Team
o On Executive and Main Committees C 12 on Mortars For Unit Masonry
o Board Member ASTM Committee C 1 on Cements, Member ASTM Committees C 09 on Concrete, C 12 Mortars for Unit Masonry, C 15 on Unit Masonry and various Sub-Committees
o Past ASTM C 01 Membership Secretary
o Member numerous American Concrete Institute Committees and Sub-Committees
Licenses / Certifications
• Registered Professional Engineer, California, Quality, No. QU 3811
• Registered Professional Engineer, Texas, Civil, No. 111179
• Certified Structural Masonry Inspector No. GA 1R-00-361
• Certified Structural Masonry Specialist, GA1-96-132
Professional Appointments
 Past Recording Secretary Executive and Main Committees C 12 on Mortars For Unit Masonry
 Member ASTM Committees, C 01 Cements, C 09 Concrete, C 12 Mortars for Unit Masonry, C 15 Unit Masonry.
 Member on numerous ASTM Sub-committees, Chairman ASTM Sub-Committee on Surface Bonding Mortars
 Member American Concrete Institute, Construction Specifications Institute
 Senior Member American Institute of Industrial Engineers
 Major, Texas State Guard, Engineer Group – Army
Awards / Recognition
Honorary Member American Society for Testing and Materials, Committee C 01 on Cement

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Have had attorney practitioner training for Expert Witness. Testified at numerous hearings for workers compensation while plant Operations Manager.
Vendor Selection
Very adept as determining best cost to benefit ration fro various raw materials going into cements an concretes. Have succeeded in saving substantial amounts from product costs while improving or maintaining product quality and user standards.
Marketing Experience
• Experience working in a client and customer-facing role
• Experience with designing building systems including concrete, masonry, steel and wood
• In depth knowledge of building and design codes
• Knowledge of LEED and other green building rating systems and standards
• Have experience with building systems including concrete, masonry, steel and wood.
• Trained, familiar with and use Construction Specifications Institute specifications formatting and systems.
• Have knowledge of building and design codes.
• Experience with cost estimating

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Spainish Can read, write and comprehend personal conversations. Have communicated with operating personnel in industrial settings where little to no english was spoken.
Indonesian Have very basic comprehension to read, write and comprehend personal conversations. Have communicated with operating personnel in industrial settings where little to no english was spoken.
French Have two years college classes, communicated with others in speaking conversations at various times.
German Have communicated with others in speaking conversations at various times.

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