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Expert in Durable Applications for Nonwovens, Quality Management Systems, New Business Development Systems

Expert ID: 725377 North Carolina, USA

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Has been responsible for global new business development for a leading international nonwoven manufacturer. Has lectured on the Stage Gate process of New Business Development at nonwoven association training course.

Responsible for strategic planning for the North American Operations of the world's leading nonwoven producer. Also coordinated consolidation of regional strategies into a global strategy.

Has been a certified ISO9000, QS9000, and TS 16949 internal auditor.

Team leader for interlay audit team during implementation of ISO 9000.

Responsible for internal auditing against ISO standards.

Implemented and led team that applied for and was awarded credit by the state of North Carolina for implementation of Malcom Baldridge quality award criteria.

Extensive experience in New Product development related to nonwoven products for durable applications.

More than thirty years’ experience in nonwoven manufacturing. Global technology scout for leading global manufacturer.

Engaged by a leading global nonwovens producer to develop new products and business in construction products, he put together a joint development agreement with a global distributor of such products and is supervising ongoing projects under this agreement.Engaged by a leading, fortune 100, company to assess the possibilities of their new nonwoven technology outside areas of their core competency, advised said company regarding durable applications with a recommendation as to where to focus resources.

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 - Greenville, North Carolina - Concord, North Carolina - Lynchburg, Virginia

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1967 Degree: BS Subject: Chemistry Institution: John Carroll University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1988 to 2007 Employer: Freudenberg Title: Global Marketing Manager Department: Nonwovens Responsibilities: Starting in new business development for construction products, moved to VP Sales & Marketing, N Amer VP & General Manager, Global Marketing Manager (which included global responsibility for new technology scouting).
Years: 1978 to 1988 Employer: Scott Paper Co. Title: Marketing, Strategic Planning Department: Nonwoven Products Responsibilities: Responsibilities included, Division Quality Manager, European Sales & Marketing, Export Sales & Marketing, and Nonwoven Group Strategic Planning
Years: 1972 to 1978 Employer: West Point Pepperell Title: Technical Manger Department: Lantuck Nonwovens Responsibilities: Was responsible for all Lantuck nonwoven developments, quality management and technical service. Also part of international team through affiliation with Lantor (UK nonwoven company owned 50% by West Point Pepperell) and Firet (Netherlands nonwoven company 75% owned by Lantor).
Years: 1967 to 1972 Employer: BF Goodrich Title: Technical Manager, Aztran Poromerics Department: Research Responsibilities: Starting as an R&D Chemist working on breathable urethane coated nonwovens or "artificial leather", moved on to become the project Technical Manager.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2005 to 2007 Country / Region: China & Europe Summary: Global Marketing Manager; established global customer relationship management database accessible by all affiliates and instituted a global new business development protocol and supporting database to coordinate developments in Europe, Asia, and North America.
Years: 1981 to 1984 Country / Region: Europe Summary: Marketing Manager for Scot Nonwovens' diaper coverstock operations in Germany. Developed customer base, from scratch, in Germany, France, Italy, and Spain.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Publications and Patents Summary
Several articles in trade journals and frequent speaker at nonwoven association events.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Developed and delivered training courses in Stage-Gate method of new business development management, Statistical Process Control, Global Customer Relationship Management
Vendor Selection
Extensive experience in developing off-shore sources of nonwoven fabrics. Source development included identification, qualification and implementation of quality management systems.
Marketing Experience
Extensive experience in gathering data and forecasting trends for nonwoven fabrics used in automotive and modular carpets, and construction products for weather and water proofing.
Other Relevant Experience
Have implemented New Business Development processes to qualify and track new business projects for effective use of resources and to shorten time to market.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German Good "survival German", can get around OK and can read with some proficiency but cannot engage in a lengthy conversation.

Fields of Expertise

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