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Expert in New Product Development, Project Portfolio Analysis, DOE, SPC, MVA, Process Optimization

Expert ID: 729747 Ohio, USA

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Expert has more than 20 years of industrial experience in new product development working for some of the largest corporations in the world. He led the technical initiative and coordinated mill production, marketing, and technical team resources in launching an industry award-winning new office product in 2004. His knowledge of the stage gate process, developed over half his career, coupled with advanced analytical skills drove a dedication to developing a unique and pragmatic method of project portfolio analysis.

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.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1988 Degree: PhD Subject: Chemistry Institution: North Dakota State University
Year: 1982 Degree: BS Subject: Chemistry Institution: University of Illinois

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2009 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Founder/President Department:
He is responsible for managing day-to-day operations of the business, serving clients, and business development.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1995 to 2009 Employer: International Paper Title: Product Development Coordinator Department:
He was responsible for new product development for the Hammermill brand of office papers, mill technical support, and project management.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1992 to 1995 Employer: Lonza, Inc. Title: Development Chemist/R & D Scientist Department:
He was responsible for new process development of acetoacetate and arylide diketene derivatives, and scaling up to successful production.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1988 to 1991 Employer: GE Neutron Devices Title: Sr. Development Chemist Department:
Responsible for development of polymer processing of electronics encapsulation materials such as epoxy resins and polyurethanes.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1982 to 1983 Employer: Desoto, Inc. Title: Project Chemist II Department:
He was assigned project responsibilities to develop cathodic electro-coat finishes for use in the appliance market.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
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.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
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.”
Vendor Selection
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.
Other Relevant Experience
He provides data-driven analytics in support of client efforts to improve sustainability and selection of the right projects for limited resources.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Italian Though not a professional translator, he is proficient in the language and has spent time abroad speaking the language.

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