Expert in Industrial Drying of Solids - Convection Dryers, Conduction Dryers, Water or Solvent Evaporation
Flash Dryer (with or without external back-mixing, simple or ring-type for extended residence time);
Fluid Bed Dryer (back-mixed or plug flow designs, in-bed heating coils, multi-zone, final cooling stage);
Hopper Dryer (column dryer - plug flow - long residence time);
High-Speed Paddle Dryer (thin-layer rotary dryer);
Low-Speed Paddle Dryer (single or multiple heated rotors - non-plug flow);
Hollow Disc Dryer (single or multiple heated rotors - non plug-flow);
Hollow Screw Dryer (single or twin heated helical rotors for plug-flow);
Spiral Dryer (pneumatic conveying dryer with heated rotor and jacketed cylindrical vessel wall);
Rotary Blender Dryer (batch operation, jacketed vessel, paddle or double-helical rotor).
MECHANICAL DEWATERING EQUIPMENT:
Decanter (Solid Bowl) Centrifuge;
Rotary Vacuum Filter;
Plate & Frame Filter Press;
Continuous Belt Press.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota - Saint Paul, Minnesota - Rochester, Minnesota - Burnsville, Minnesota - Saint Cloud, Minnesota - Eden Prairie, Minnesota - Minnetonka, Minnesota - Eau Claire, Wisconsin
|Year: 1969||Degree: BChE||Subject: Chemical Engineering||Institution: City College of New York|
|Years: 2002 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Senior Consultant||Department:||Responsibilities: Analysis of plant (or pilot plant) operating data,
Engineering study to increase existing dryer capacity,
Methods to decrease existing dryer heat load,
Converting from Open-Cycle to Closed-Cycle drying circuit,
Recommendations as to various types of thermal processing equipment,
Process Engineering, Equipment Sizing, Process Flow Diagrams - Heat & Material Balances,
Advice on Dryer System Interlocking,
Participation at meetings with Client and potential vendors,
Witnessing pilot plant tests & evaluation of pilot plant reports,
Bid tabulation review of vendor quotations,
Process start-up advisory services,
Investigation of possible causes for dryer failures,
Ways to eliminate or control dryer fires.
|Years: 1997 to 2002||Employer: Barr-Rosin, Inc.||Title: Business Development of New Dryer Product||Department: Marketing & Sales||Responsibilities: Technical, Marketing, & Sales Responsibilities:
Established Technical Credibility for Barr-Rosin among Major Polymer Resin Producers;
Built Prototype Pilot Plant;
Trained Employees (3 Process & 5 Sales Engineers), as well as Sales Reps (8 firms);
Quotation Proposals and Presentations;
Promo - - - ads, press releases, brochures, technical papers, seminars, trade shows, direct mail.
|Years: 1984 to 1997||Employer: Bepex Corporation||Title: Director of Thermal Processing||Department: Thermal Processing Department||Responsibilities: Directed staff of process application engineers.
Risk management analyses and control with respect to process and equipment warranties.
Technical presentations to customers.
Purchase order negotiations.
|Years: 1982 to 1984||Employer: Werner Pfleiderer Corporation||Title: Product Manager||Department: Drying Department||Responsibilities: Established new dryer business in U.S. marketplace with full profit and loss responsibilities. Increased sales from zero base to $3.0 MM.
Managed technology transfer from European parent company.
Identified targeted market applications based upon technical suitability, competitive position, market size and growth rate, and potential sales volume.
Promotional activities - - - advertising, press releases, technical papers, trade shows, direct mail.
Sales functions - - - quotation proposals, technical presentations, purchase order negotiations.
|Years: 1979 to 1982||Employer: Stork Bowen||Title: Product Manager - Fluid Bed Dryes||Department:||Responsibilities: Negotiated license agreement with Japanese know-how owner.
Managed technology transfer from Japan.
Identified targeted market applications.
Full P&L responsibility.
Issued quotation proposals, conducted technical presentations, and purchase order negotiations.
|Years: 1971 to 1979||Employer: Dorr-Oliver, Inc.||Title: Technical Manager||Department: Technology Department||Responsibilities: Technical support to Sales & Engineering Departments:
Product positioning analyses.
Technical presentations to clients and foreign licensees.
Developed sales tools, including simplified equipment sizing manuals and process flowsheets.
Reviewed proposal specifications - risk analyses of process and/or equipment operation with respect to performance guarantees and liability exposure.
Issued detailed design manuals for new products (sludge conditioning and filter press dewatering).
Technical management of prototype plant start ups.
|Years: 1969 to 1971||Employer: Esso Research & Engineering Company||Title: Process Engineer||Department: Process Design||Responsibilities: Prepared heat and material balances, process flowsheets, “P & I” diagrams, equipment sizing and specifications, process control.|
|Associations / Societies|
|American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)|
|Licenses / Certifications|
|Licensed Professional Engineer in Minnesota and in New Jersey.|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|He has 25 publications and 3 US patents.|
|Training / Seminars|
|Technical Instructor for an Industrial Drying Course at The Center for Professional Advancement, in East Brunswick, NJ and in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (from 1986 to 2002).|
|Author and Editorial Advisory Board Member to Powder & Bulk Engineering Magazine (from 2002 to Present).|
|Other Relevant Experience|
|Strong Process Engineering Background;
3 U.S. Patents;
25 Technical Publications.