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Expert in Composite Applications + Development, Pultrusion, Compression Molding, Filament Winding, Laminating

Expert ID: 732282 North Carolina, USA

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Expert is highly skilled in technical and engineering work. He has built a diverse background in the pultrusion market both domestically and abroad and is highly dedicated to excellence in the composites industry.


Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Raleigh, North Carolina - Greensboro, North Carolina - Durham, North Carolina - Winston Salem, North Carolina - Fayetteville, North Carolina - Cary, North Carolina - High Point, North Carolina - Jacksonville, North Carolina - Greenville, North Carolina - Rocky Mount, North Carolina

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1974 Degree: BS Subject: Chemistry Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Year: 1971 Degree: BA Subject: Biological Science Institution: California State College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2002 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Chemist Associate Department: Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for the management of all pultrusion-related activities for the Reichhold, Inc. Closed Molding operations. He also directed North American continuous laminating and filament winding development programs. He had direct involvement in the development of numerous novel resins for these markets with extensive concentration on monomer free and UV stable flame retardant resin systems.
Years: 2000 to 2002 Employer: Fiberglass Innovations LLC Title: Technical Director Department: Responsibilities: He was responsible for the development and growth of new pultrusion markets including novel thermoplastic-cored tubing, seawall systems, composite pallet reinforcement, structural profiles for farm machinery and tubular radomes. He generated new sales, resulting in nearly 25% overall growth. He established and trained a North American sales representative network consisting of nine territories.
Years: 1992 to 2000 Employer: Reichhold Chemicals, Inc. Title: Senior Technical Service Representative Department: Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for directing all North American pultrusion-related activities for the Reactive Polymers Division. He provided technical assistance to over 90 pultrusion customers domestically through direct support or in association with authorized distributors. He developed numerous new pultrusion resins including a high solids, low profile system for the composite window lineal industry and a hybrid single component urethane resin system for sea walls and utility pole applications.
Years: 1991 to 1992 Employer: Aluminum Company of America Title: Senior Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for the development and implementation of programs to identify critical pultrusion materials and processing parameters, and the evaluation of the effects that variations within these parameters have on the processibility, performance and reliability of the end products. He provided consultation to Composites Manufacturing Technology engineers, technicians and design personnel on part/tooling design and process/material characterization to result in cost-effective manufacturing technology.
Years: to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Senior Process Engineer Department: Insulting Materials Division Responsibilities: He assumed direct responsibility for the production of complex pultruded composites, compression molded laminates and prepreg armature winding tape. He also established a United States Government audit system necessary for the manufacture of co-polymer shielding used in nuclear powered submarines and aircraft carriers. He managed the Environmental Health and Safety, Quality Assurance and Hazardous Waste programs.
Years: 1985 to 1986 Employer: Composite Technology, Inc. Title: Manufacturing Manager Department: Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for directing the pultrusion and continuous laminating departments. He designed pultrusion dies as well as associated tooling and continuous laminating formers. He developed manufacturing and product standards; prepared proposals and bids for pultruded building components; and managed the Quality Control Department.
Years: 1977 to 1985 Employer: Westinghouse Electric Corp. Title: Manufacturing Engineer Department: Insulating Materials Division Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for the production of pultruded fiberglass plastic profiles, armature banding tape, molded products and phenolic laminates. He handled the formulation of all resin systems used in production. He was responsible for designing part specifications, equipment and associated tooling.
Years: 1968 to 1977 Employer: Westinghouse Electric Corp. Title: Engineering Specialist Department: Research & Development Responsibilities: He was responsible for development programs in casting. He also handled laminating, filament winding, adhesives, polymer concrete, elastomers and pultrusion. Expert's activities also included extensive work in materials testing and evaluation.

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
In addition to his BA and BS, his education includes: Rubber Chemistry, University of Akron (1969); Physical Chemistry of Macromolecules, Carnegie Mellon University (1981); Thermosetting Plastics, University of Cincinnati (1982); Microcomputer Programming, Community College of Allegheny County (1984).
Awards / Recognition
Westinghouse Engineering Achievement Award, “Development of GPO-3 Grade Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic Shapes foe use in Electrical Equipment” (1984).
Publications and Patents Summary
He has 13 publications and 4 patents.

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