Expert in Composites & plastics, product & process development, business development & sales, expert witness
As a consultant, Expert has worked for several small and mid-sized companies. For one company, he developed and executed a formal marketing and strategic selling process. For a client in the composite preform industry, Expert increased Asia and Europe penetration and grew global sales by 40% to restore profitability after five years of losses.
At Textron, Expert was GM of a $15M composites business segment. Expert grew the business 50%, by focusing on development of new products to boost government sales and commercial applications to dominate niche aerospace and technology markets.
At TenCate, Expert developed and implemented a plan that expanded business opportunities and sales in DoD, energy, medical and automotive markets.
At Ticona, Expert generated and implemented a market development plan for industries new to Ticona. As a result, he generated sales to new O&G and aerospace customers.
Expert has been technically involved in the advanced composites industry for more than 30 years. At Textron, Expert was responsible for product and process development of multi-directionally reinforced organic, carbon/carbon and ceramic composites materials, many of which successfully reached high levels of production. Expert has expertise in autoclave molding, resin transfer molding, extrusion, injection molding, filament winding, thermoplastic composite processing, multidirectional preform fabrication, hydroclave processing, match metal molding, pultrusion, and many other plastic and composite processing methods.
Expert has supported the preparation of several business plans for small to mid-sized companies. He has written DoD technical proposals, cost proposals, technical articles. Expert has prepared and executed business development plans with positive results. Expert has identified new business opportunities in non-familiar industries for companies that are interested in expanding their sales base.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts - Worcester, Massachusetts - Springfield, Massachusetts - Lowell, Massachusetts - Cambridge, Massachusetts - Brockton, Massachusetts - New Bedford, Massachusetts - Fall River, Massachusetts - Manchester, New Hampshire - Providence, Rhode Island
|Year: 1979||Degree: B.S.||Subject: Plastics Engineering||Institution: University of Massachusetts Lowell|
|Years: 2013 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Consultant||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert is involved in business development, sales and technical product and process development for existing clients|
|Years: 2011 to 2013||Employer: Tencate||Title: Director, Industrial Sales||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert generated a business development plan which successfully expanded TenCate business opportunities and sales in DoD, energy, medical and automotive markets.|
|Years: 2007 to 2011||Employer: Ticona||Title: technical marketing manager||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for business development of high heat polymers in thermoplastic composites, aerospace, and oil and gas industries – he generated and implemented a market development plan for industries new to Ticona. As a result, Expert successfully generated sales to new O&G and aerospace customers|
|Years: 1999 to 2007||Employer: self employed||Title: consultant||Department:||Responsibilities: As a consultant, Expert worked with several small and mid-sized companies in the plastics and composites industries. Expert wrote business plans, targeted DoD opportunities, wrote technical presentations and cost proposals, supported internal product and process development for customers, and prepared and supported implementation of business development plans. Expert was also directly involved in the acquisition and divestment of several composites businesses.|
|Years: 1995 to 1999||Employer: Textron||Title: Director, Composite Products||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for P&L of the composites business line at Textron Defense Systems. His direct reports included internal and external sales and marketing, international agents, engineering, and program management. Expert successfully grew the business by 50% in sales and 400% in profits in two years, and actively supported the divestment of the business unit, as Textron began to change direction and focus on expanding non-materials markets.|
|Years: 1987 to 1995||Employer: Textron||Title: Engineering manager and program manager||Department:||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1985 to 1987||Employer: General Electric||Title: advanced manufacturing engineer||Department: Aircraft Engine group||Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for successful development of advanced composites products in aircraft engines.|
|Years: 1983 to 1985||Employer: Textron/avco||Title: manufacturing manager||Department:||Responsibilities:|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|Expert has been asked to review and provide technical statements related to legal proceedings in the advanced composites industry.|
|Training / Seminars|
|Expert has prepared and given technical seminars several times in recent history. Topics have included electronic composites, thermoplastic composites process and product development, ablative materials, radome missile materials, industrial composites market and opportunities, and others.|
|Expert has spent extensive time identifying suppliers and fabricators/processors of various products and processes in the composites value chain.|
|Expert has an extensive network in the industry, and has been invited to several companies to provide insights on industry trends. Most recently, Expert has been intimately involved with the development of the thermoplastic composites industry. Expert has signed several NDA's with companies in these areas, and as a result, he has first hand exposure to state of the art product and process technologies.|