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Expert in Global Procurement, Chemical Engineering, Manufacturing, Chemicals, International operations,

Expert ID: 731591 Colorado, USA

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With over 17 years of experience managing new product development teams, Expert is currently Vice President of Research and Development. He is responsible for strategy, the new product pipeline, project management, resource allocation, product innovation, and intellectual property. His team works closely with Sales, Marketing, key clients, Operations and global contract manufacturing organizations to invent, develop and produce smart materials to help business partners grow their business.

Previously at QuadGraphics, expert assembled and led a product development team to create high margin specialty products. He was responsible for developing and producing specialty inks and coating chemistries in North America and leading a global multi-disciplinary team to build an inks and coating manufacturing plant near Warsaw, Poland.

Expert has a Doctorate in Philosophy of organic chemistry, a Master of Science, and two Bachelor of Science degrees. Currently, he is an adjunct faculty member. He has completed the Key Executives Program at Harvard Business School, is Editorial Board member of Current Research in Chemical Sciences and enjoys consulting.

Tech Expertise: Smart Materials, Pharmaceuticals, Microencapsulation, Nutraceuticals, Synthetic Chemistry, Specialty Ink & Coatings Formulation, Chemical Manufacturing Scale up, Manufacturing, Outsourcing to China, International Expansions, Anticounterfeit Technology, Security Taggants, and Small Molecule Design

Executive Management, R&D, New Product Execution, Relationship Based Sales and Marketing, Systems Thinking, Social Intelligence, Shared Vision Building, CBA, Strategy Planning, New Product Pipeline

Leadership, Team Building, Organizational Development, Project Management, Employee Development

He designed a consumer product for a startup company.He formulated a drug delivery composition for a startup company.He consulted for a manufacturing company to solve quality defects problemsHe consulted to a nutraceutical startup on formulations and sourcingHe consulted to firm interested in 5 year outlook, global sources of commodity chemicals.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2012 Degree: Key Exec. Program Subject: Business Institution: Harvard Business School
Year: 2011 Degree: PhD Subject: Organic Chemistry - Synthetic Institution: University of Wisconsin

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2012 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Adjunct Professor Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry
Expert is currently conducting research with a global team of scientists to design compounds to battle neurodegerative diseases. His role is to design, synthesize, and model ( in silico) active compounds for biological testing.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2012 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Adjoint Professor Department: Chemistry & Biochemistry
Expert is an adjunct faculty member who lectures and is active in department activities. He manages a collaboration between the University and CTI allowing intern opportunities to students while allowing CTI to access the universities resources.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2010 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Vice President Department: R&D
Working together with a highly competent executive team, he is strategically focused on a customer-centric product development program delivering relevant innovations to CTI's business partners at high velocity. A hands-on manager with a passion for working in the lab making molecules and formulating inks and coatings, he leads a synthetic team, an applications team, and outside contract research organizations.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1997 to 2010 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: R&D Manager Department: R&D
As part of a tight knit management team, he assembled a first class R&D team and constructed a high performance basic and applied research laboratory in Hartford, WI.

Led a team of highly skilled scientists with a “hands-on” management style. Responsibilities included product development and commercialization for lithographic (Harris/Heidelberg M1000 and M3000), inkjet inks (Domino Jet Array and Bitjet, Inca Onset UV curable) and specialty coatings (aqueous, UV, solvent), business development, strategic business planning, SWOT analysis, portfolio diversification, and talent development.

Major projects:

Built a solvent and UV Inkjet program.

Expert worked with a diverse team to prepare a business case for a multi-million dollar ink plant in Warsaw, Poland to supply offset and sheetfed ink to multiple QuadWinkowski printing operations. Drafted the aggressive 2 year project/implementation plan. Worked with Quad/Graphics executive team and Quad/Winkowski accountants, lawyers, and engineers to build the ink manufacturing plant with an on schedule startup. With QuadWinkowski hiring managers, selected and hired the management team and production employees which led to a smooth handoff. A truly rewarding and life changing experience. Today, the ink operation provides an unparalled strategic advantage to Quad/Winkowski conglomerate.

As a founding member of the Quad/Graphics Innovation Council, championed a team to prepare an award winning business plan focused on the expansion of Quad/Med. An execution team was selected to implement the plan. A president and vice president have been hired who specialize in business development. In 2011, QuadMed launched an aggressive nationwide expansion plan and plans to open 7 more clinics and has interest from Toyota and Walt Disney.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2012 to 2012 Country / Region: Spain Summary: Desing, prototyping, testing, and manufacturing of beverage containers with novel new coating
Years: 2006 to 2010 Country / Region: Poland Summary: Site inspection, legal, tech transfer, training, plant design, sourcing, and startup of manufacturing plant.
Years: 2012 to 2013 Country / Region: China Summary: Site inspection and managed outsourcing of chemicals and consumer products.
Years: 2011 to Present Country / Region: Mexico Summary: Developed and implmented high tech security technology with manufacturer(s) to protect against counterfeiters.
Years: 2008 to 2009 Country / Region: England Summary: Drafted a partnership between a corporation and startup to co-develop new technology.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Professional Appointments
Editorial Board Member - Current Research in Chemical Sciences
Awards / Recognition
Phi Eta Sigma.
Air Products Innovator Award.
Chancellor’s Graduate Student Fellowship Award.
Chancellor’s Fellowship Award.
Trevisan-Fueger UWM Chemistry Award.
McFarland Award.
Outstanding Analytical Chemistry.
Graduate School Fellowship Nominee.
Featured on cover of Current Medicinal Chemistry.
Quad/Graphics Innovation Council Member.
Top Innovation Award by MillerCoors, Cold-Activated Tabs
Publications and Patents Summary
He has 17 publications and 21 patents (awarded and pending).

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has worked as an Expert Witness for cases involving intellectual property.

He has also worked on cases assisting in litigation regarding product performance in the printing and packaging industry.

More information available upon request.

Training / Seminars
1. “Synthesis of Optically Active Subtype Selective BZR Ligands,”
2. “The SAR Study of Benzodiazepine Receptor Bivalent Ligands by Low Temperature NMR Spectroscopy and X-Ray Analysis,”
3. “Modulation of Alcohol-heightened Aggression in Mice by -5-Containing GABA(A) Receptors,”
4. “Synthesis, Pharmacological Studies, and Molecular Modeling of Novel 1,3-Diazipinium Chlorides,”
5. “Synthesis of Subtype Selective Ligands for Alpha -5 Containing GABA (A) / Bz Receptors to Treat Memory Deficits,”
6. “Design and Synthesis of Stereoenantiomeric Benzodiazepine Receptor Ligands,”
7. “GABA-A/alpha 5 Receptor Mechanisms in the Discriminative Stimulus Effects of GABA-A Modulators”
8. “Serendipity Rediscovered - An Oxymoron or Rational Drug Design: Studies on Subtype Selective BzR/GABAergic Ligands,”
9. “Role of GABA(A) Receptor Subtypes in Benzodiazepine Self-administration by Rhesus Monkeys”,
10. “GABA-A Receptor Subtype Mechanisms in the Discriminative Stimulus Effects of Ethanol in Monkeys”,
11. “PWZ-029, An Inverse Agonist Selective for 5 Subunit Containing GABA(A) Receptors, Enhances Performance on an Executive Function Task in Monkeys”,
12. “Acute Dependence in Squirrel Monkeys Following Zolpidem Administration: Role of 1 GABA (A) Receptors,”
13. “Evaluation of 1 GABA (A) Receptor Mechanisms in the Reinforcing Effects of Alcohol in Rhesus Monkeys,”

Vendor Selection
-Designed and constructed a kilo laboratory and furnished with all equpment necessary for operation.
-Built a large scale ink and coatings plant complete with warehouse, manufacturing, Quality control, and shipping capability
-Conducted RFP and site inspections of vendors in North America, Europe, and Asia
Marketing Experience
Extensive knowledge in chemicals markets with respect to:
a. players
b. customers
c. technologies
d. cost drivers
e. outlook and trends

Fields of Expertise

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