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Expert in Inkjet Printing Technology, Markets and Applications, Contract Manufacturing in China, etc.

Expert ID: 725362 Florida, USA

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He began development of a program in DuPont Imaging Systems to determine how DuPont would
participate in digital printing technology as it grew to displace silver halide beginning in 1987. As a result of
this effort he initiated and lead in the developed of a program in cooperation with Hewlett Packard to
develop the first carbon black ink jet ink for desk top printers. The first ink was introduced in 1993 and
subsequently virtually all ink jet document printers use carbon black ink jet ink for text. Following this
effort he turned to new business development of pigmented inks used in industrial, textile and wide format
applications. Today he focuses on ink jet media design and manufacturing in China. In addition has
access to novel pressure sensitive adhesive technology and its application to papers and films focused on
ink jet digital printing media. His current customers include major global distributors of ink jet media world
wide.

Inkjet inks can print on anything since the drops fly through the air to the substrate being printed. The
trouble starts when they hit the substrate. Inkjet ink types include water based, strong solvent based,
phase change, UV curable, mild solvent based and oil based. To perform on the substrate properly the
substrate usually is prepared to receive the ink and give the post printing performance expected. Many ink
jet media are coated with coatings needed to absorb the ink or provide a surface for bonding the ink. This
class of materials is referred to as Coated or Treated Inkjet Media. The substrate may be paper, plastic,
fabric or other type of substrate being printed. New technologies are being introduced including resin
containing water based inks as well as water based and solvent based UV curable inks.

Expert has been used as a consultant and expert in these technologies.

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He helped a new startup get funding through a small business loan guarantee. The company developed a novel technology of dying synthetic fibers, films and fabrics. He is a continuing adviser to the firm as it grows to change the way synthetic textile printing and dyeing is done.He was contracted to advise a digital supplies distribution company. He developed lower cost sources of consumable products in China and has position the distribution with the lowest cost highest quality products available.He brokered products to a new company formed to sell Chinese made product to large original equipment manufacturers and large private label distributors. Most major OEMs in digital printing purchase product for that company. He was requested to source for a client a state of the art pressure sensitive adhesive system for ink jet media. He formed an LLC with a technology company and a manufacturing company in China to develop and manufacture products.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Tampa, Florida - Saint Petersburg, Florida - Orlando, Florida - Clearwater, Florida - Cape Coral, Florida - Lakeland, Florida - Largo, Florida - Boynton Beach, Florida - Sarasota, Florida

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1966 Degree: BS Subject: Chemistry (ACS Accredited) Institution: Auburn University
Year: 1971 Degree: PhD Subject: Physical Inorganic Chemistry Institution: University of New Orleans

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2000 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President/Owner Department: Responsibilities: He is a consultant and adviser to companies involved in digital printing.
Years: 1972 to 2001 Employer: The DuPont Company Title: New Business Development Manager Department: Imaging Systems Responsibilities: He was a chemist, research manager, business development manager, business manager in silver halide based businesses, polyester film business, digital printing business.
Years: 1971 to 1972 Employer: University of Hawaii Title: Post-Doctorial Research Fellow Department: Department of Chemistry Responsibilities: He conducted research in inorganic complexes in non-aqueous media and taught undergraduate courses

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2002 to Present Country / Region: China Summary: He began a relationship with manufacturing companies in China and enabled them to provide the quality products to the first world.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
PMA, SGIA, IS&T
Professional Appointments
Advisory Board Sign and Digital Graphics Magazine
Awards / Recognition
Two DuPont Marketing Excellence Awards, BIS Strategic Decisions Founder's Award
Medical / Professional
Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship University of Hawaii
Publications and Patents Summary
He has 7 US patents and has presented and published more than 100 technical papers/articles/presentations on digital printing topics

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He has provided affidavit for a lawsuit concerning color management software. He has provided expert testing information on ink jet printer printing yields for a lawsuit
Training / Seminars
He has been contracted to teach technical support and sales personal about ink jet inks and their performance. Invited speaker on ink jet topics world wide for over 20 years.
Vendor Selection
He has developed sources of plastic coated ink jet film substrates in China and currently brokers them through the world to major ink jet printer companies and private label distributors. He has worked with a team to design novel ink jet substrates including world class removable/repositionable adhesive products.
Marketing Experience
He has been involved in ink jet printing since 1987. He initiated and lead the pigmented ink jet ink business for DuPont which supplies Hewlett Packard and others with ink jet inks. He has been immersed in the business of ink jet printing for more than 25 years. As a member of the press he has access to emerging new technologies as they are released by the inventors.
Other Relevant Experience
He is a frequent speaker at technical conferences worldwide and writes for several trade magazines on ink jet ink.

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