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Expert in Detergent Formulation for Laundry, Automatic Dish Wash, Multipurpose Cleaner, Cosmetics, and Personal Care

Expert ID: 728889 United Kingdom

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Expert has extensive experience in the development and technologies of the home care sectors in the U.S., Europe, Africa and Asia. His key trademark skills include application testing, developing protocols, procedures, creating and maintaining transparent communication channel with the customer.

Expert's competencies in global project management, customer care and technical knowledge in polymer development, surfactant and formulation development are extensive. These key skills are based on 15 years' experience in colloid science and 12 years' experience in consumer goods products -- including the areas of institutional and industrial detergent products. He has an extensive knowledge of the global markets and the potential technologies involved. He has applied his technical and developmental expertise in the development of detergent products and floor polishes for all major global brand owners.

Areas of Expertise include: Viscosity control, Viscosity measurements, X ray diffraction, NMR, IR, Spin on coating, Application testing, Statistical design, Formulation development, Ingredient screening, Fragrance testing, Fragrance development, Gel formation, scale up, detergent builder technology, automatic dish wash tablet formulation, laundry detergent formulation, Opacifier technology, Phosphate free formulations, and evaluation and panel testing procedures.

He has served as an expert witness for hygiene and cleaning detergency technology. Expert has utilized state-of-the-art testing and deformulation lab facilities to reverse engineer Home care and cosmetic formulations. Expert has consulted in regulatory compliance of cosmetics and medical devices.

PVA-POD Development Expertise
The expert has extensive experience in the design and development of commercial Laundry and dish wash pods. This involves the development of multiple and single compartment pods including active ingredients compatible with different PVA materials. He is experienced in working with water soluble film technologies. Next to formulation he has conducted performance testing of PVA Laundry pods on cotton and polycotton, working to respective ASTM protocols, including stain removal and executing experimental designs for laundry and dish wash cycles for PVA pods for mayor international brands (Unilever/P&G/Henkel/McBride/DALLI/RB)

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2002 Degree: Ph.D Subject: Physical Chemistry Institution: University of Salford, School of Science
Year: 1998 Degree: MSc (Chemistry) Subject: Preparation and Characterisation of Bi Al Iron Oxide Thin Films via Sol Gel Process Institution: University of Wuerzburg / Fraunhofer Institut silicate research Wuerzburg Germany

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2010 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: CEO Department: Responsibilities: He founded and established the new Research and Development firm in the state-of-the-art lab facilities in Selby UK. He provides contract testing and R&D Expert Consultancy, providing product development, product trends, insights and technical innovation in detergent, hygiene, personal care technologies.
Years: 2008 to 2010 Employer: Dow Advanced Materials/ Rohm & Haas Title: Department: R&D Branch France Sophia Antipolis Responsibilities: • Succesfully developed and maintained customer relationships and product portfolio.
He tested polymeric dispersants and rheology modifiers (Henkel: Dishwash tablet ‘Terra’ and Laundry liquid ‘Persil’; Reckitt Benkiser: Dishwash Tablet ‘Quantum’ and water softener ‘Calgonit; Unilever: Dish- wash tablet ‘Sun MF’). He delivered solutions for water treatment.
• Lead team to perform polymer evaluation in various commercial formulations.
• Developed liquid Laundry systems improving primary detergency properties for Henkel.
• Managed and developed a team to meet corporate objectives.
• Regularly performed travel to European customers for technical and strategical meetings.
• Frequently liaised with relevant Marketing and Account Managers to define technical needs.
Years: 2007 to 2008 Employer: Reckitt Benckiser UK Title: Department: Polishes Responsibilities: • He established day to day relationships, communicating with regional SSG teams in Brazil (Poliflor Maximo Brilo and Pratic), South Africa (Mr Min), Germany and USA to meet regional regulatory, technical and supply constraints.
• Optimisation of the wet wipes USA Old English Brand.
• Applied Global Project Management to NPD/EPD targets.
• Line management of senior technicians.
• Created storage plans for incoming trial samples.
• Worked within Categories with NR values between $45-200m.
• Communication with Regulatory, Marketing and Supply to complete Project Targets.
Years: 2002 to 2007 Employer: Clover Chemicals Ltd Title: Department: Industrial and Institutional Consumer Products Responsibilities: • Established and managed a new Research and Development Department for hygiene
and cleaning products for Industrial and Institutional sector (Hotels, Hospitals, Laundries)
• Development of hygiene products “Spray & Wipe”, “Bio-shield”, “Ultrafresh” and “Trio 100”.
• Managed and developed an analytical and process team.
• Developed, optimised and delivered new formulations to tight Deadlines.
• Created and developed fragrance systems for Laundry & Multi Surface Cleaners.
• Established R&D formulation database of 200 FMCG products.
• Translated public relations and marketing literature (English-German).

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1993 to 1998 Country / Region: Germany Summary: He successfully developed and prepared magneto optical data storage systems via sol-gel, which led to a national German project.
Years: 1998 to 2008 Country / Region: United Kingdom Summary: He worked as a development scientist, where he held various senior positions in the organisations Unilever, Clover Chemicals, Reckitt Benckiser.
Years: 2008 to 2010 Country / Region: France Summary: He worked as a Group Leader in Technical service at Rohm & Haas a subsidiary of Dow advanced Materials in Sophia Antipolis France.
Years: 2011 to Present Country / Region: UK Summary: He established his company to perform consultancy in the areas of water testing, detergent technology, research and development and online marketing.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Member of the American Chemical Society. Polymer division.
Professional Appointments
Senior Chemist,
Group Leader technical services
Awards / Recognition
Finalist in the Greater Manchester Prize Colloquium Competition, Physical Chemistry
Medical / Professional
Associate scientist for the Fraunhofer Society 1993-1998

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert successfully provided expert witness services for a very sensitive project on technical feasibility of a technology over a three-year period for a U.S. company.
Training / Seminars
He has successfully completed the following training courses within his career:
Global project management, Polymer development, Surfactant development, Hydroxy methyl cellulose technologies and development.
Vendor Selection
He has extensive experience in sourcing ingredients for formulation and maintains a contact book for all relevant suppliers.

Marketing Experience
He has knowledge of the global market of consumer products in the detergent and home care sector.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert is culturally very adaptive and is flexible in communicating and presenting at all levels.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German He has very high technical and non-technical proficiency in the German language.
French He has a good conversational level of French and a good understanding of written text.

Fields of Expertise

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