Expert in Industrial and Consumer Adhesive and Sealant Technologies
Expert has experience working in the field of industrial urethane adhesive product development, focusing primarily on reactive hot melt adhesives and one-component liquid moisture cure technologies. He has extensive experience with all polyurethane adhesives including reactive hot melts, liquid moisture cure, dual component systems, thermoplastic systems, and dispersions. Expert’s expertise includes product development, manufacturing, marketing, and sales.
Expert is generally knowledgeable of methods of integrating industrial bonding or lamination equipment into a production line for optimal throughput and manufacturing efficiency. He has specific knowledge of industrial application equipment that can be designed for panel assembly and general bonding of dissimilar substrates.
Expert assists raw material suppliers to the adhesive manufacturing industry with market segment information on the end-use product in which their materials are used, and gives technical guidance for new product developments.He assists end users of adhesives to understand the best technical solution to bond or seal substrates within an industrial application. Expert assists adhesive manufacturers with technical assistance for product development, market entry strategy, market research, substrate qualification, and tactical resource alignment to execute a strategic plan.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Chicago, Illinois - Rockford, Illinois - Aurora, Illinois - Naperville, Illinois - Peoria, Illinois - Joliet, Illinois - Elgin, Illinois - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Madison, Wisconsin - Gary, Indiana
|Year: 1996||Degree: M.B.A.||Subject: Marketing||Institution: Aurora University|
|Year: 1989||Degree: B.A.||Subject: Business Administration||Institution: Judson College|
|Years: 2004 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Vice President||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert manages sales, marketing, and technical capabilities.|
|Years: 2003 to 2003||Employer: Henkel Technologies||Title: Technical & Marketing Director||Department: Industrial Adhesives||Responsibilities: He managed all aspects of marketing and the technical staff for the General Industries business units in North America.|
|Years: 2001 to 2003||Employer: Henkel Technologies||Title: Business Unit Manager - Product Assembly||Department: Industrial Adhesives||Responsibilities: Expert was the general manager for Henkel Product Assembly adhesives North American business units, including sales, marketing, and technical capabilities.|
|Years: 2000 to 2001||Employer: Dexter Corporation||Title: Market/ Product Manager||Department: Electronic Materials||Responsibilities: He managed formulated liquid potting and encapsulation markets and products for the electronics division.|
|Years: 2000 to 2000||Employer: Loctite Corporation||Title: National Sales Manager||Department: Electronic Materials||Responsibilities: Expert managed a national sales force of 5 reps, and numerous agents and distributors for the ResTech Biwax group.|
|Years: 1998 to 2000||Employer: Henkel Industrial Adhesives||Title: Sales Representative||Department: ALS||Responsibilities: He managed a 10-state Midwest territory for the ALS division.|
|Years: 1992 to 1998||Employer: Henkel Industrial Adhesives||Title: Technical Specialist||Department: AIS||Responsibilities: Expert worked in roduct development, field technical service, and customer/sales support.|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: to Present||Country / Region: France||Summary: Worked on strategic plan development.|
|Years: 2001 to 2003||Country / Region: Germany||Summary: He worked for a German adhesive manufacturer based in Dusseldorf to manage their Product Assembly division in North America.|
|Years: 1990 to 1991||Country / Region: Dominican Republic||Summary: He was a United States Peace Corps Volunteer.|
|Expert does raw material supply chain sourcing for adhesive manufacturers. He also has knowledge of toll production sourcing for adhesive products. He has general expertise in major and minor global raw material sources for polyurethane adhesives and sealants, hot melt adhesives, solvent-borne adhesives and sealants, additives, catalysts, resins, and the like.|
|He has strategic planning skills, market development and research experience, and sales and sales management skills.|
|Other Relevant Experience|
| Expert has extensive experience with the following hot melt adhesive chemistries: polyamide, ethylene vinyl acetate, polyolefin, polyurethane, rubber-based pressure sensitive, butyl and other semi-cross linked systems.
He is generally knowledgeable of all types of water-borne adhesive technologies for industrial product assembly applications.
He has extensive knowledge of specific 100% solids solvent-free structural sealants and adhesives chemistries that can be formulated to adhere to challenging surfaces such as stainless steel, hot-dipped galvanized steel, mill finish aluminum, PE, PP, ABS, FRP, which are VOC-free, UV-resistant, and are user friendly.
|Spanish||Can speak and write some Spanish. He learned the language while stationed in the Dominican Republic. His Spanish language skills have waned since then.|