Expert in New Product Development, Project Portfolio Analysis, DOE, SPC, MVA, Process Optimization
Expert knowledge through hands-on application of statistical methods from the very beginning of his career, Expert has honed this skill set to coach and mentor clients on two continents.
He has helped a start-up company design and build a functional prototype product to demonstrate to potential investors.He managed the product development project for a self-funded start-up company to develop a novel health and beauty product for men.He consulted with a specialty label manufacturer to help identify root causes for excessive curl in the finished product.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Indianapolis, Indiana - Muncie, Indiana - Anderson, Indiana - Columbus, Ohio - Cincinnati, Ohio - Dayton, Ohio - Springfield, Ohio - Hamilton, Ohio - Lexington, Kentucky - Louisville, Kentucky
|Year: 1988||Degree: PhD||Subject: Chemistry||Institution: North Dakota State University|
|Year: 1982||Degree: BS||Subject: Chemistry||Institution: University of Illinois|
|Years: 2009 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Founder/President||Department:||Responsibilities: He is responsible for managing day-to-day operations of the business, serving clients, and business development.|
|Years: 1995 to 2009||Employer: International Paper||Title: Product Development Coordinator||Department:||Responsibilities: He was responsible for new product development for the Hammermill brand of office papers, mill technical support, and project management.
|Years: 1992 to 1995||Employer: Lonza, Inc.||Title: Development Chemist/R & D Scientist||Department:||Responsibilities: He was responsible for new process development of acetoacetate and arylide diketene derivatives, and scaling up to successful production.
|Years: 1988 to 1991||Employer: GE Neutron Devices||Title: Sr. Development Chemist||Department:||Responsibilities: Responsible for development of polymer processing of electronics encapsulation materials such as epoxy resins and polyurethanes.
|Years: 1982 to 1983||Employer: Desoto, Inc.||Title: Project Chemist II||Department:||Responsibilities: He was assigned project responsibilities to develop cathodic electro-coat finishes for use in the appliance market.|
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|Years: 2010 to 2011||Country / Region: Brazil||Summary: He assisted a major manufacturer in establishing the proper statistical process control (SPC) technique to monitor the stability of a drilling process.|
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|Publications and Patents Summary|
|Patent: Multi-layer resin/paper laminate structure containing at least a polymer/nanoclay composite layer and packaging materials made thereof.
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|Trained laboratory and paper mill personnel at International Paper in the use of inferential statistics and statistical process control.
Trained entry level engineers in polymer science as part of GE’s ”Edison Engineering Program.”
|He worked with a local engineering firm to lead the re-engineering and fabrication effort for a proprietary instrument to characterize paper curl, saving in excess of $200,000 per year in reject product waste and customer complaints.
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|He provides data-driven analytics in support of client efforts to improve sustainability and selection of the right projects for limited resources.|
|Italian||Though not a professional translator, he is proficient in the language and has spent time abroad speaking the language.|