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Expert in Industrial and Consumer Adhesive and Sealant Technologies

Expert ID: 722670 Illinois, USA

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Expert T. Expert has extensive experience in the broad field of industrial adhesives and sealants. His expertise includes, but is not limited to, the following segments: converting, packaging, electronics, transportation, automotive, marine, recreational vehicles, filtration, construction, cable assembly, appliances, windows and doors, cabinet assembly, wood components and flooring. Expert spent more than 11 years with Henkel Industrial Adhesives, Loctite Corporation, and Henkel Surface Technologies. Expert worked in product development and technical service for six years, and then managed the Technical Staff in North America for Henkel Technologies General Industrial Business Unit. Expert was the General Manager for Henkel Industrial Adhesives Product Assembly Business Unit in North America for 3 years during which he was responsible for all sales, marketing, and technical departments for Canada and the United States, including Puerto Rico.

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.

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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

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1996 Degree: M.B.A. Subject: Marketing Institution: Aurora University
Year: 1989 Degree: B.A. Subject: Business Administration Institution: Judson College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
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.

International Experience

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.

Additional Experience

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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.
Marketing Experience
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.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
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.

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