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Expert in Insulating Oils, Heat Transfer, Electronics Cooling, Environmental Lubricants, synthetic lubricants

Expert ID: 108400 Texas, USA

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Expert has many years of experience working with electrical insulating and heat transfer fluids (including insulating oils) and the dielectric properties of liquid and solid materials. He is considered an expert on material characteristics and heat transfer with all types of insulating fluids. He has designed manufacturing processes for dielectric fluids and is very knowledgeable of the laboratory analysis of solid and liquid dielectric materials.

Expert is a specialist on writing and editing U.S. and international technical standards, including materials standards and standard test methods. He has worked a wide variety of US and International standards making bodies.

Expert's primary specialization has been in dielectric heat transfer fluids used in power transformers, and in cooling of other electrical equipment. He has specialized in fluids made from synthetic and environmentally safe base oils, as well as fire-resistant insulating fluids (substitutes for PCBs). He regularly consults with clients on issues regarding transformer oil problems.

Member of ASTM for over 25 years, having held leadership positions at Working Group, Subcommittee and Committee levels. Experienced in writing and editing Material Standards and Standard Testing Methods in Electrical Insulating Materials, Tribology, Petroleum products, Plastics, Lubricant Products.

Expert has 15 years' experience in the development, manufacture, testing and sales of automotive and heavy truck engine lubricants. He is very familiar with latest standards in gasoline and diesel automotive lubricants, and additive and base oil trends that allow the manufacture of the latest standards in lubricant technology.

For over 25 years, Expert has worked as a business consultant. He has written business plans for a variety of manufacturing and retail companies around the world. He is experienced in working with sources of corporate funding; banks, and venture capitalists, as well as smaller, alternate sources of funding.

Expert founded and has operated lubricant manufacturing companies in the US and Brazil. He has years of experience in the development and production of synthetic, vegetable-oil based and petroleum based lubricants for industrial applications, including hydraulic oils, compressor oils, gear oils, motor oils and greases.

Expert has developed novel lubricant and insulating oil products from vegetable seed oils, including suflower, safflower, cottonseed, Amazonian tree seeds and canola oil. Expert has developed methods of stabilization of these seed oils against rancidity and oxidation. Expert has served as technical advisor to Brazilian companies that use these seed oils in their cosmetic, lubricant and heat transfer fluid products. He has built manufacturing plants to process vegetable oil seeds into marketable industrial products. He is considered an expert in direct and trans-esterification of vegetable oilseeds, in oxidation inhibition of oilseeds, in rancidity and oxidation testing, in toxicity and environmental effects of using oilseed products.

Expert has over 30 years' experience in specifying, purchasing, testing and developing products made from petroleum base oils. He has worked for refineries in testing and evaluation of base oils, determining that they meet manufacturing and sales specifications. He has owned and managed companies that purchase petroleum-based and synthetic base oils, and developed lubricant and functional fluid products made from petroleum and synthetic base oils. He is highly experienced in evaluation of different petroleum and synthetic base oils used to make different lubricant and petrochemical products.

Expert has specified and used bleaching clays in many of the manufacturing processes that he has managed. He is very familiar with the three ways in which bleaching clays are used, and the advantages and disadvantages of each method. Expert has developed manufacturing processes in several different countries that utilize bleaching clays. He has researched different types of clays, their activation processes, and their relative strengths. He has used bleaching clays to improve electrical characteristics of oils, to remove color, polar contaminants, odor and other impurities from new and used petroleum oils.

Expert's primary specialization has been in dielectric heat transfer fluids used in electronics cooling. He has specialized in fluids made from synthetic and environmentally safe base oils, as well as fire-resistant insulating fluids (substitutes for PCBs).

Expert was Project Manager for design and construction of a 2000 liter per hour lubricants recycling facility and a lubricants blending and packaging plant. Expert solved the problem of transformer failure due to the action of corrosive sulfur in transformer oil that had resulted electrochemical plating of copper through the transformer oil. This led to the development of new additive products that are used throughout the transformer repair industry today to resolve this source of transformer failures.Expert helped design a heat transfer system and a chose a dielectric fluid for the newest generation of liquid cooled computer data centers.Expert selected mass flow instruments for use in molasses distillation and processing plant. These instruments are now used at many refineries to measure mass flow in difficult applications (>300 C. at high temperatures and aggressive environments)Expert developed highly biodegradable lubricants that allowed the client to meet the world's most stringent set of water environmental quality regulations.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Dallas, Texas - Plano, Texas - Garland, Texas - Irving, Texas - Grand Prairie, Texas - Mesquite, Texas - Carrollton, Texas - Richardson, Texas - Tyler, Texas - Shreveport, Louisiana

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1992 Degree: PhD Subject: Engineering Institution: Management of Technology, Clayton University
Year: 1988 Degree: MBA Subject: Management of Manufacturing Firms Institution: Keller Graduate School of Management
Year: 1979 Degree: BA Subject: Chemistry Institution: Hendrix College
Year: 2010 Degree: Post-Graduate coursework Subject: Environmental Management and Sustainable Development Institution: Fundação Getulio Vargas, Sao Paulo, Brasil

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2012 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner, Principal Department: Responsibilities: A wide variety of consulting, including marketing research, product development, chemical process review, construction project management and lubricant formula development.
Years: 2007 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: SVB Environmental Lubricants, Inc. Responsibilities: With manufacturing plants in both Texas and Sao Paulo, Brazil, SVB manufactures industrial lubricants and electrical insulating materials made from synthetic and vegetable seed-based sources. (highly biodegradable lubricants and synthetic lubes) Expert is President and Manager of Technology. Responsible for development and testing of new products and materials.
Years: 1992 to 2007 Employer: Dielectric Systems, Inc. Title: President/CEO Department: Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for development of new transformer oils, lubricant products, with P&L responsibility for the entire firm.
Years: 1985 to 1992 Employer: Cooper Power Systems Title: Dieelctric Fluids Dept. Manager Department: Responsibilities: Expert managed production, marketing and use of electrical insulating fluids. He became an invited speaker to industry technical conferences.
Years: 1980 to 1985 Employer: Calumet Refining Co. Title: Laboratory Manager, Chief Chemist Department: Responsibilities: Expert supervised quality control laboratory functions, interfaced with EPA regarding refinery operations, performed laboratory analyses of insulating fluids and lubricants.
Years: 1979 to 1980 Employer: Kast Metals Title: Project Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Expert evaluated new materials and processes used in metal casting.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2005 to 2011 Agency: Texas State Guard Role: Chief Signal Officer G6 Description: Served as Chief Signal Officer on the staff of Commanding General, Medical Brigade.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1993 to 1994 Country / Region: Aguascalientes, Mexico Summary: Expert designed and managed the construction of a transformer oil manufacturing plant.
Years: 1998 to 1996 Country / Region: Taipei Taiwan Summary: Expert designed and managed the construction of transformer oil and petroleum products processing plant.
Years: 2014 to 2014 Country / Region: Queretaro, Mexico Summary: Expert developed the procedure and supervised oil processing, drying and refill before commissioning a 330KV GSU Power Transformer.
Years: 2008 to 2008 Country / Region: Sao Paulo, SP, Brasil Summary: Expert started a manufacturing firm in Sao Paulo and built, staffed and managed a factory to make industrial products from vegetable oils.
Years: 2012 to Present Country / Region: Doha, Qatar Summary: Expert was named Project Manager for construction and Operation of Cleartech Corporation's Doha-based plant for recycling used industrial lubricants. During the plant construction phase, Expert is responsible for choice of technology, suppliers, and materials, construction standards and risk assessment.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert has held leadership positions in ASTM, IEEE, ANSI, and ISO.
Professional Appointments
Appointed by U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Regan to District Export Council (DEC), a group that advises government policy makers on matters regarding small business exporting.
Awards / Recognition
Expert is a highly decorated officer, Chief Signal Officer, and serves on the Commanding General's staff in the Texas State Guard Medical Brigade.
Publications and Patents Summary
He is the author of three U.S. patents, four international patents, and many technical papers.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert is a recognized expert and has testified as an expert witness in depositions for civil suits.
Training / Seminars
Expert has extensive teaching experience, in undergraduate, military and professional settings. He's an invited speaker at international professional seminars and standards groups.
Vendor Selection
He has an extensive professional network, including manufacturers and vendors ofelectrical insulating materials, chemical processing equipment, lubricant manufacturing and recycling equipment, and laboratory instrumentation.
Marketing Experience
With more than 30 years experience in chemical processing and business ownership, Expert brings practical and proven solutions to project management, process optimization and product development.
Other Relevant Experience
He developed over 80 lubricant products for automotive and industrial applications. He is a frequent invited speaker and often writes technical articles for industry magazines. Fluent in Portuguese and conversational in Spanish.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Portuguese Expert can speak, read and write Portugese; he has advanced conversational skills.
Spanish He can speak and read Spanish, and has advanced conversational skills.

Fields of Expertise

electrical insulation material, electrically insulating fluid, electrically insulating oil, dielectric breakdown, dielectric fluid, dielectric property, electrical equipment heat transfer, electrical insulation aging, electrical insulation product, electrical insulation testing, liquid dielectric, liquid electric property, partial discharge, American Society for Testing and Materials material code, manufacturing standard, transformer oil, oil-filled transformer, fire-resistant lubricant, vegetable seed, American Society for Testing and Materials, diesel truck synthetic liquid lubricant, corporate strategic planning, small business, fire-resistant hydraulic fluid, lubricant, lubricant testing, petroleum lubricant, synthetic liquid lubricant, machinery lubricant, lubricating oil, food grade lubricant, gear lubricant, low-temperature lubricant, heavy duty diesel truck petroleum lubricant, heavy duty diesel truck lubricant, oilseed, base oil, bleaching clay, heat transfer material, tire pyrolysis, oil equipment, entrepreneurship, business strategy, chemical process design, arcing fault, competitive intelligence, high-voltage insulation, oil emulsion, biodegradable oil, liquid property, dielectric strength, oil degradation, transformer testing, abrasion testing, dielectric property measurement, pyrolysis oil, oil sampling, spent lubricating oil, spent lubricant, chemical plant start-up, electronic equipment heat transfer, mechanical chain lubricant, conveyor lubricant, automotive lubricant, cable insulation, internal combustion engine lubricant, competitive analysis, lubrication equipment, outdoor electrical insulation, waste-to-energy facility, canola, jojoba oil, international code, material substitute, emulsifier, wear prevention, heat-transport property, heat transfer modeling, electrically insulating paper, flash vacuum pyrolysis, materials safety data sheet, alternating-current transformer, lubrication process, insulation testing, extreme-pressure lubricant, high-temperature lubricant, petroleum processing, ion exchange, mineral oil, oil, vacuum-compatible lubricant, tribology, switchgear, polychlorinated biphenyl, polychlorinated biphenyl environmental effect, petrochemistry, motor oil, liquid lubricant, heat exchanger application, heat convection, grease, gas lubricant, gas chromatography, fire-resistant material, electronics cooling, electric breakdown, dielectric material, dehumidification, crude oil, coulometric analysis, chemistry

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