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Expert in Coatings and Fluoropolymers

Expert ID: 721111 Illinois, USA

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Abrasive blasting has been a solution to many applied coating situations. Expert has used this technique of preparation for a variety of applications over the past thirty years--everything from finite etching of glass to coarse surface preparation of classifier chutes in a coal processing plant. Expert' knowledge of metallurgy was very helpful early on in his career. Not only did it give him an awareness of what various metals were composed of but also what was necessary to prepare them to accept other materials.

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

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
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

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
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.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Expert gave a seminar at Dow Corning relating to proper preparation of substrates prior to any and all coatings.
Vendor Selection
He has worked with or purchased from most all vendors relating to applied coatings technology.
Marketing Experience
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.

Fields of Expertise

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