Expert in Coatings and Fluoropolymers
Expert has over twenty years' experience working with some of the larger chemical producers in this country solving serious corrosion problems, both external and internal, by recommending the correct coatings for their specific need.
Blast cleaning is one of many ways to prepare a substrate for various coating applications. Expert has, through the years, been directly involved with a variety of applications requiring blast cleaning, including everything from coal mine equipment to the finest laparascopic probes. All processes require an in-depth evaluation of substrate configuration, base material, profile requirements, and media to be used.
Many of the products we use require some form of surface preparation. Even those that incorporate chemical etchants are at times in need of a properly-prepared surface to enhance adhesion. Surface profiling is key to this process. The peaks and valleys of the prepared substrate all are essential and necessary to the final success of the finished product.
Expert has over thirty years of experience in not only the application but also the formulation of a variety of carbon-based (organic) coating compounds. He understands the dos and don'ts of where and when to utilize them. Their reactions to various environments and their compatibility with other compounds have all culminated into a broad base of expertise.
Substrates, use environment, processing characteristics, and organic coating properties are all key factors that relate directly to the organic coating process. Expert has, through many years of hands-on experience and in-depth research, been directly involved in standard application techniques and has developed new methods for organic coating processes.
Paramount to all attachments of either organic or inorganic compounds is surface preparation. As an example, even house paint will not do what it is formulated to do if it is applied the surface has not been properly prepared.
Expert' career in Teflon started in 1968. You might say it was love at first coat. He has worked with and researched a multitude of Teflon-related products and holds two patents for sprayable Teflon materials. Teflon coating materials are certainly not new, but new uses are being developed almost daily. The properties of these coating materials lend themselves to a large variety of applications within many industries. Substrates for Teflon can be wood, cloth, paper, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, and many types of plastic materials.
Expert has worked for E.I. DuPont as a marketing consultant on a national basis, researching end user problems and advising solutions.He developed materials and processes for camouflage coatings of military weapons.He developed new materials presently used in the fuser roller market and was instrumental in their promotion.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Chicago, Illinois - Rockford, Illinois - Aurora, Illinois - Naperville, Illinois - Joliet, Illinois - Elgin, Illinois - South Bend, Indiana - Gary, Indiana - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Kenosha, Wisconsin
|Year: 1962||Degree: BA||Subject: Business Management||Institution: Youngstown University, Ohio|
|Year: 1970||Degree: Certificate of Metallurgical Science||Subject: Metallurgical Composites||Institution: Cleveland State University|
|Years: 2000 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: President||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert is the owner and President.|
|Years: 2000 to 2001||Employer: Bradshaw Manufacturing, Missouri||Title: Coating Specialist/Sales Engineer||Department: Roller and Printer Division||Responsibilities: He is responsible for new coating developments and sales of finished product.|
|Years: 1997 to 2000||Employer: Bradshaw Manufacturing, Florida||Title: Coating Specialist||Department: Fuser Roller Department||Responsibilities: He set up operation for coating large fuser rollers and developed new coating materials.|
|Years: 1994 to 1997||Employer: NCI Corporation||Title: General Manager/Formulator||Department:||Responsibilities: He set up the original plant for the manufacture and coating of laser printer rolls and developed new coatings.|
|Years: 1992 to 1994||Employer: Paramont Plastics||Title: Consultant/General Manager||Department:||Responsibilities: He was responsible for upgrading the plant and expanding the customer base for eventual sale by owner.|
|Years: 1989 to 1992||Employer: Southern Copyrol||Title: President/Part Owner||Department:||Responsibilities: He set up operation and developed the customer base.|
|Years: 1988 to 1989||Employer: Fluoro Film Inc.||Title: Consultant/President||Department: Coating Division||Responsibilities: During his one-year contract, he was responsible for reorganizing the company during transition ownership.|
|Years: 1987 to 1988||Employer: Z-Coat Group||Title: Consultant/Plant Manager||Department:||Responsibilities: He developed coatings for military weapons and supervised all plant functions.|
|Training / Seminars|
|Expert gave a seminar at Dow Corning relating to proper preparation of substrates prior to any and all coatings.|
|He has worked with or purchased from most all vendors relating to applied coatings technology.|
|Expert has communicated his knowledge of products to the marketplace. This has been accomplished through direct contact, press releases, phone solicitation, and the development of mailers.|
|Other Relevant Experience|
|His materials experience is quite broad. Through the years he has worked with Teflon, nylon, epoxy, urethane, PVDF, silicone, and the liquid and powder paint industry.|