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Expert in Flexographic Coatings and Ink Formulation and application

Expert ID: 733359 New Jersey, USA

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Over 20 years of formulation experience making coatings that are machine ready.

Developed PSA to run in flexo press to do triple lamination Paper to PET Foil
Developed water based replacement for solnent based wire and cable coating

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1989 Degree: Chemistry Subject: Organic Institution: Rutgers

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2007 to 2016 Employer: Aqua Based Technologies Title: Technical Director Department: Responsibilities: Developed and put in to production all coating and adhesives for customers.

Technical Director Regulatory Affairs Manager. Adhesives Coating and Personal Care Formulator.

Master Formulator winner of the 2010 Coating of the Year from Paper Film and Foil Magazine for developing Aqualene 5000 (food grade grease-resistant packaging coating). Specialize in developing coatings and adhesives to run on flexographic presses. Also, developed water-based wire coatings.

Years of experience reverse engineering haircare and cosmetic products.
Years: 2008 to 2009 Employer: Imperial Dax Corporation Title: Quality Manager\ Hair Care Formulator Department: Responsibilities: I was in charge of the entire Quality Department, including handling all regulatory affairs, MSDS preparation, and ISO and REACH activity. I also formulated shampoo and petroleum based hairdressings with an emphasis on Natural Products. Day-to-day duties included Supervising GMP Laboratories, monitoring production batches, directing team to launch new products. Validated production batches, ensured regulatory compliance to GMP / GLP, FDA, CTF, CFR, compiled reports. Managed QC tasks, oversaw material selection, performed routine analytical tests, worked with raw material suppliers, developed product specifications, maintained and calibrated instruments.
Years: 2002 to 2008 Employer: Self Employed Title: Consultant/ Chemist Department: Responsibilities: I was a contract chemist/consultant. My areas of expertise were in chemical formulating and quality control/quality assurance, GMP Auditing, USP, and FDA.
Years: to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Production/Quality Supervisor Department: Responsibilities: Production/Quality Supervisor for bulk dye pigment and organic intermediates facility.
Years: to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Project Development Chemist Department: Responsibilities:
Years: to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Quality Assurance Manager Department: Responsibilities: Hired as Quality Assurance Manager and then promoted to New Business Development.
Responsible for developing water-based optically readable, protective coatings for high speed flexography presses and coaters to enhance lower price and performance labels tickets.
Years: to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: QC Laboratory Manager Department: Responsibilities: Duties included supervising the plant’s QC Laboratory (which runs 24 hours a day) to ensure that the products made conformed to USP/NF, ISO 9001 and sanitation specifications. Responsible for monitoring U.S.P. supplements to keep analytical methods current and for ensuring that the lab conformed to FDA and GMP and sanitation regulations. Extensive validation, submission and methods development experience. Heavy HPLC experience and maintenance. Extensive experience in GC methods development and maintenance with both packed and capillary columns (HP5890, HP5840). Solely instrumental in the development and implementation of the regulations which enabled the lab to become certified by the NJDEP to conduct environmental testing (pH, TSS and BOD); responsible for overseeing all environmental testing and ensuring that the laboratory remained in compliance with all State regulations. Responsible for laboratory budgeting and the acquisition of equipment and supplies. Extensive customer service experience. Supervised two BS level and one MS level lab technicians (unionized). Reported to Hari Goel, Technical Superintendent. Left employment due to knowledge that plant was closing permanently.

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