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Expert in Fiberglass Reinforced Composites

Expert ID: 732404 Florida, USA

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He developed a complete line of RTM unsaturated polyester resins for use in various composite products.
He created a unique patented line of low shrink resins for class A surface finished parts.
He created new methods of manufacturing molds for RTM molding.
He trained sales, distributors, and customers in proper methods of the RTM process.
He conducted product trials at customer's facilities to improve quality, productivity and reduce scrap levels.
He investigated and resolved production problems and various production facilities.
He managed a start-up program sing vacuum infusion process for the automotive industry.
He wrote and presented technical papers at industry conferences.
He worked closely with material suppliers to choose optimum materials.

He designed layout and equipped technical center for composite development.
He set-up and directed a matched metal molding manufacturing unit.
He managed and directed engineering, quality control, and research department at a BMC molding facility.
He developed new products and process for current and potential applications.
He conducted field evaluations and audits to solve customer's processing problems.
He managed a sheet molding compound manufacturing facility.

He resolved technical and raw material problems in a marine spray-up process.
He developed a production manual by writing detailed instructions.
He inspected and calibrated equipment for uniform and proper process control.
He established quality control test procedures and trained technicians.
He coordinated effort of equipment and material suppliers to optimize usages.
He organized an inventory staging and control of individual parts.
He was a member of the American Boating Technical Committee.

Resolved production/material problems at a marine spray-up facility. Trained technician in proper quality control test procedures
Managed a start-up RTM project at a automotive molding facility- from part design, equipment choosing and process procedures to make finished molded part.
Optimized productivity at a Sheet molding facility by implementing procedures which reduced scrap levels by 60 percent. Reformulated compounds that reduced cycle times by 50 per cent.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Jacksonville, Florida - Gainesville, Florida - Deltona, Florida - Daytona Beach, Florida

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1990 Degree: Certifiation Subject: Fiber Reinforced Plastics Institution: University of Wisconsin
Year: 1988 Degree: Certification Subject: Polymer Chemistry Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Institute
Year: 1972 Degree: Certification Subject: Principles of Management Institution: Union State College
Year: 1964 Degree: Associates Subject: Chemistry Institution: Lock Haven University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2012 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Composite Consultant Department: (All) Responsibilities: Expert resolves problems and fills specific needs of customer in reinforced composite molding industry.
Years: 2003 to 2004 Employer: Self Title: Composite Consultant Department: (All) Responsibilities: He managed a start-up RTM facility. He equipment and developed the process; resolve manufacturing problems; and developed quality control test methods.
Years: 2001 to 2003 Employer: Meridian Automotive Systems Title: Process Development Manager Department: Engineering Responsibilities: Expert investigated new processes andmaterials for automotive parts. He coordinated new programs between manufacturing, suppliers and customers. He also supervised plant personnel and audited customers, as well as recommended improvements.
Years: 1985 to 2001 Employer: Reichhold, Inc. Title: Senior Technical Service Representative Department: Research Responsibilities: He designed the layout and equipment for Reichhold's technical center. He created new and modified existing products as well as conducted product trials at customers' facilities. He also trained sales distributors and customers in new processes. Expert developed technical data and present technical papers at industry conferences.
Years: 1982 to 1985 Employer: Allied Moulded Products, Inc. Title: Technical Director Department: Engineering/Research Responsibilities: Expert managed and directed engineering, quality control and research departments. He resolved production problems and determined methods to improve productivity and quality. He also created new materials for new product line.
Years: 1980 to 1982 Employer: Fiberform, Inc Title: Production Manager Department: Production Responsibilities: He set up a matched metal molding facility. He also trained personnel in each step of molding process. He directed production personnel as well.
Years: 1964 to 1980 Employer: USS Chemicals, Unit of US Steel Title: Technical Service Representative Department: Technical Service / Research Responsibilities: Expert resolved customers' problems, conducted field evaluations, and developed new products and new processes.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1992 to 1993 Country / Region: France Summary: Presented technical papers at JEC and a University
Years: 1992 to 1993 Country / Region: Norway Summary: Trained European division on producing/ proper use of new materials

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Member of: Society of Plastics Institute, Society of Plastics Engineers, American Boating Association, and the Composite Fabricators Association.
Professional Appointments
Society of Plastics Institute: Chairman, Resin Technical Committee; RTM Session Manager; Resin Session Manager.
Awards / Recognition
Reichhold Corporate Award For Technical Achievement - for Excellence in Polyester Resin Development Polylite Profile (1992).
Publications and Patents Summary
He has several publications on unsaturated polyester resins, composite mold making, resin transfer molding and material evaluations. He holds three patents concerning a new unique resin composition and its use in processes..

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