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Expert in Industrial Microbial Ecology and Biodeterioration Control

Expert ID: 732542 New Jersey, USA

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Expert provides consulting on the identification and control of microbial contamination and biodeterioration in industrial process fluid systems, including but not limited to: Oilfield systems, petroleum pipelines, bulk fuel storage tanks, fuel retail facilities, metalworking operations, heat exchange systems, and chemical process systems.

He has a strong technical background combined with exceptional leadership and management experience.

This includes over 40 years' field and laboratory research and consulting expertise in bioremediation and controlling the adverse effects of microbial growth in process fluids and industrial systems.

He is an internationally recognized expert in petroleum and metalworking fluid microbiology.

His management and leadership skills have been honed while serving as Commanding Officer of six successive Naval Reserve Units, Laboratory Manager and Vice President of Operations for two commercial firms and Business Manager at ANGUS Chemical.

He is an STLE Certified Metalworking Fluids Specialist.

Expert helps chemical formulators to elect and evaluate antimicrobial pesticides used to protect packages fluids and process fluids against biodeterioration.

He also works with test kit manufacturers to develop and evaluate rapid diagnostic microbiology tests.

His expertise includes root cause analysis of microbial contamination problems.

Microbial audits - benchmarking and root cause analysis services to metalworking industry and petroleum industry clients. Client list includes Chevron, ExxonMobil, Marathon Petroleum, LLC, Dow Chemical, Lonza, Rohm & Haas Company, Schülke & Mayr, GmbH, Troy Chemical, Union Carbide. Fuchs, Milacron, Inc., Consolidated Freightways, Inc., National Biodiesel Board, New York City Transit Authority, Trafigura Fuels Australia Pty Ltd,

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York - Yonkers, New York - Newark, New Jersey - Jersey City, New Jersey - Paterson, New Jersey - Elizabeth, New Jersey - Bridgeport, Connecticut - Stamford, Connecticut - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Allentown, Pennsylvania

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1977 Degree: PhD Subject: Marine Microbiology Institution: University of New Hampshire
Year: 1966 Degree: AB Subject: Microbiology Institution: Indiana University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1992 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities: Expert handles marketing, expert witness and technical consulting services including: bioremediation; microbial contamination control in industrial process fluids and fluid handling systems, including fuel distribution and retail, metalworking fluids and cooling water; rapid detection of microbial contamination in fluids and fluid system surfaces.
Years: 1986 to 1992 Employer: ANGUS Chemical Company Title: Business Manager Department: Biocides Division Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for strategic planning, market development and marketing support of the sales team. He substantially expanded microbicide use in the metalworking and fuel industries.
Years: 1984 to 1986 Employer: Charter BioLabs Title: VP, Secretary & OPerations Manager Department: Responsibilities: He developed laboratory and consulting services for clients in metalworking, waste stabilization and oil production industries.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1967 to 1998 Agency: US Navy/US Naval Reserve Role: Various Description: Retired as CAPTAIN, USNR after 30+ years combined active and reserve service, having commanded six successive Naval Reserve units and received four Navy Commendation Medals.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
ASTM Committees D.02 Petroleum Products, D.19 Water, E.34 Occupational Health & Safety and E.35 Pesticides. Vice-Chair D.02.14 Fuel stability & Cleanliness, Vice-Chair E.34, Chair D.02.14 Fuel Microbiology Working Group, Chair E.34.50 Health & Safety of Metalworking Fluids (MWF).
STLE. Past Chair: Education Course Committee, Education Committee, MWF Education & Training Committee, MWF Certification Steering Committee, Certification Board and Education & Certification Harmonization Executive Committee.
American Society of Microbiology
International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation Society
Licenses / Certifications
2004-present - STLE Certified Fluid Management Specialist
Awards / Recognition
Fellow, ASTM (Award of Merit Recipient).
Fellow, STLE
STLE Wilber Deutsch Memorial Award for the best article on a practical subject (won 2 years)
STLE P. M. Ku Award for meritorious contributions and service
Publications and Patents Summary
He has approximately 45 published papers and technical society presentations. Topics include MWF & lubricant microbiology, cooling tower microbiology, fuel/fuel system microbiology, and development of rapid methods form microbiological condition monitoring.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He has provided expert witness services for 18 clients since 1982. Issues have included health & safety of MWF, MWF management, retail fuel system biodeterioration, health and safety of municipal sewage sludge composting, and other biodegradation/biodeterioration-related topics.
Training / Seminars
STLE MWF Management Certificate Training Course - Course Chair and co-instructor since 2004; developed 2.5 day course from 2day MWF course presented at STLE annual meetings (Chair for 7 years)
STLE MWF Health & Safety Course - Chair & instructor
Fuel Microbiology Course
Various webinars on fuel, lubricant and MWF microbiology
Marketing Experience
Retained consultant to KVM and subsequently P of its spin-off Charter BioLabs; developed market for rapid microbiological test method.
As Biocides Business Manager at ANGUS Chemical, revolutionized microbcide use in MWF; grew revenues from <$2 million to >$12 million.
Provide market opportunity and acquisition opportunity analysis consulting services to clients.

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