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Expert in Paper Manufacturing, Coating, and Recycling

Expert ID: 107986 Florida, USA

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He has expertise in paper and paperboard coating. This includes coating formulations, coating processes, new grade developments, and troubleshooting involved in a wide variety of coated paper and paperboard products. In addition to printability and optical property improvements, he is an expert in barrier coating and carbonless and thermal imaging papers. One of his developments was a coated linerboard for preprint corrugation and surface sized and coated linerboard for digital imaging. His clients include both North American and overseas producers of coated paper and paperboard products and suppliers of digital imaging presses.

Expert consults regularly with both North American and overseas clients on paper manufacturing concerns. This includes issues of equipment and processes for new paper grades, quality improvement, cost improvement, and troubleshooting. He also teaches short courses and conducts seminars in paper manufacturing. He is an expert on paper processing machinery. He has studied methods of extending the useful life of older machinery by modifying it to produce value added paper products. He has investigated the machinery required for surface sizing.

Expert has developed a coating technology and process for paper used in facsimile machines and recording devices which can be imaged with a thermal print head. He worked with new producers of this paper in Asia, Australia, Latin America, and Africa.

Expert works regularly with clients on coating formulation, coating process, and paper quality improvement. He also teaches short courses and seminars in this area.

Expert is one of very few people knowledgeable in carbonless paper technology but not bound by a secrecy/employee/former employee agreement with one of the major producers. He has qualified a new carbonless solvent with the EPA, served as an expert witness on carbonless, and developed carbonless paper processes and facilities for new producers in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. He has been qualified and testified in Federal court as an expert in papermaking, carbonless paper production and PCB-pollution from carbonless paper production in the 1954-1971 period.

He is skilled in the use of recycled fiber in traditional virgin fiber grades. He designed the process for the first mill in North America to convert office waste into a deinked pulp which was suitable for making into business papers. He has also consulted with major North American paper producers on process and equipment changes necessary for using recycled fiber in the production of high quality coated papers.

He has served as project engineer/consultant on paper machine and coater installations and rebuilds. He has served as an expert witness in litigation involving paper mill equipment contracts and qualified as an expert on paper engineering in both state and Federal court.

Containerboard - repurposing of paper machines making newsprint and printing & writing papers to make containerboard.

Consults with paper mills and specializes in coating. He has helped mills to reduce quality complaints by over 40% and also to increase production by more than 10%.He performs due diligence reviews of paper industry project financing and merger/acquisition analysis.Has guided the development of several new value-added grades of paper, including film coated offset and coated linerboard.Evaluated a new pigment for coated ink jet papers and filed a patent application on behalf of the client. He coordinated the client's commercialization of this new product.Has assisted both chemical and equipment suppliers in introducing new products and technology to the paper industry.

Expert is recognized as an expert in development of coated and other value-added papers, processing and use of recycled and non-wood fibers, application of innovative technology to the paper industry and commercialization of new technology and product developments. He has guided several startup companies to exit through acquisition and/or IPO.

He graduated from Western Michigan University with a bachelor's degree in pulp and paper technology and received a master of business administration in marketing management from Pace University.
Expert' six decades of paper industry experience include technical and operating positions with Hamilton Paper, Oxford Paper, Union Camp, and Westvaco; editorial experience with Paper Trade Journal; sales/marketing management positions with Merck Chemical, Lockport Felt, Asten Group, and Inventing/BTG Coating Systems.

In 1986 he became a consultant to the paper industry specializing in development of value-added and coated paper grades, recycled fibers processing and applications, paper and board made from non-wood fibers and marketing of innovative products and technology to the paper industry.
Expert serves Adjunct Professor of Chemical and Paper Engineering at Western Michigan University. He is a Fellow of TAPPI, the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry and has served on the association's Board of Directors and received the TAPPI Distinguished Service Award. Expert has also been honored with the Gunnar Nicholson Gold Medal – the paper industry’s highest award for commercializing technical and engineering developments on a global basis. In 2016 he was inducted into the Paper Industry International Hall of Fame.

He has numerous publications on paper technology and marketing management. He serves on the Editorial Boards of Paper 360° and Tappi Journal.
He serves on the Board of the Western Michigan University Paper Technology Foundation and has been elected to the PTF Hall of Fame and the Western Michigan University Academy of Engineering Excellence.

Western Michigan University: BA in Mathematics with minors in Pulp & Paper Technology and Chemistry, 1962.
Pace University: MBA in Marketing Management, 1968 - Thesis: Impact of the Marketing Concept on Management of the Paper Industry; doctoral level course work in strategic planning, finance, organization development, and international business.

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 - Sarasota, Florida

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1968 Degree: M.B.A. Subject: Marketing Management Institution: Pace University
Year: 1962 Degree: B.S. Subject: Pulp and Paper Science Engineering Institution: Western Michigan University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1986 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities: Provides consulting to the paper and allied industries on implementation of new technology.

Consultant to the pulp and paper industry and affiliated companies: coating and paper-making technology, strategic planning, feasibility studies, value-added grade development, recycled fiber usage, deinking processes, due diligence on acquisitions and mergers, expert testimony and assistance in regulatory approvals.
Years: 1982 to 1986 Employer: BTG Coating Systems, Dallas, TX/Inventing of America Ltd., King of Prussia, PA Title: Vice President Department: Responsibilities: He was responsible for costing equipment suppliers and general management of vendors.

Founded and developed North American sales/service subsidiary of Swedish paper coater manufacturer; turned around sales decline; managed acquisition of Dahlgren LAS business and consolidation into fully integrated manufacturer of coating equipment.
Years: 1975 to 1981 Employer: Asten Group Inc. Title: Corporate Marketing Director/Director of International Sales Department: Responsibilities: Conducted marketing of paper machine clothing--forming fabrics, press, and dryer felts.

Managed marketing function of supplier of paper machine clothing; coordinated acquisition of French felt manufacturer; developed worldwide sales/service organization.
Years: 1975 to 1981 Employer: Lockport Felt Division of Carborundum Co. Title: Marketing Manager Department: Responsibilities: He marketed specialty chemicals to pulp and paper mills.

Managed marketing function of supplier of paper machine clothing including wet press felts and dryer fabrics.
Years: 1969 to 1975 Employer: Merck Paper Chemicals Title: Sales Representative/Product Manager/Marketing Manager Department: Responsibilities: Progressed from field sales into marketing management for maker of wet end and coating specialty chemicals; achieved rapid growth in sales and net income; managed commercialization of two new product lines.
Years: 1964 to 1968 Employer: Paper Trade Journal Title: Associate Editor Department: Responsibilities: Wrote and edited articles about pulp and paper technology.

Edited weekly paper industry trade and technical magazine.
Years: 1963 to 1964 Employer: Westvaco Corp. Title: Operating Engineer Department: Luke Mill Responsibilities: Responsible for two paper machines with on-machine coaters.
Years: 1962 to 1963 Employer: Union Camp Corp. Title: Process Engineer Department: Savannah Mill Responsibilities: Projects focused on kraft pulping and paper machine optimization.
Years: 1960 to 1961 Employer: Oxford Miami Paper Co. Title: Laboratory Technician Department: Responsibilities: Projects focused on deinking plant and testing of mill effluents
Years: 1958 to 1962 Employer: Hamilton Paper Co. Title: Chemist Department: Plainwell Mill Responsibilities: He was responsible for process supervision and testing of pulp and paper. This was a full-time night shift job in a paper mill while attending WMU full time days.

Worked night shift as deinking/bleach plant chemist to finance education.
Years: 1957 to 1958 Employer: Western Michigan University Title: Laboratory and pilot plant technician Department: Department of Pulp and Paper Technology Responsibilities:

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1998 to Present Country / Region: Brazil Summary: Consulted with Suzano and other large Brazilian paper companies, on product development, process and quality improvement, and capital projects. He travels to Brazil several times yearly.
Years: 2002 to Present Country / Region: Argentina Summary: He worked with an Argentine paper company on entering the coated paper business, including financial modeling, process definition, equiment selection, and training of personnel.
Years: 1978 to 1981 Country / Region: Asia Summary: Was International Business Manager for Asten Group and traveled to Asian countries on a regular basis to sell and service papermachine clothing products.
Years: 1987 to 2002 Country / Region: China and Korea Summary: He provided start up assistance, troubleshooting, and technical service to mills in China and Korea making coated printing paper, coated linerboard, carbonless paper, and thermal papers.
Years: 2005 to 2006 Country / Region: South Africa Summary: He worked with a South African paper producer on development of new barrier coated grades of paper and selection and installation of new coating equipment to make the new grades.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of several Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI) committees.

TECHNICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE PULP & PAPER INDUSTRY (TAPPI): Lifetime Member - Served on Board of Directors; former chairman of Paper and Board Manufacture Division and Management Services Division; currently on Coating Process Committee, Papermakers Committee, Basestock Committee, and Publications Committee; chairman and chief instructor of Coating Process Short Course and Marketing Short Course; instructor for Coated Paperboard Course; co-chair and instructor Paper Machine Optimization and Containerboard Manufacture Courses.
Professional Appointments
Western Michigan University: Adjunct Professor of Paper Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Imaging 1999-Present

Paper Technology Foundation Inc., Western Michigan University – Trustee.
Pacific Nano Products, Inc. – Member of the Board of Directors
Awards / Recognition
Paper Industry International Hall of Fame.
TAPPI Fellow.
TAPPI Paper and Board Manufacturing Division Award.
Harris O. Ware Prize for contributions to paper and paperboard manufacture.
TAPPI Distinguished Service Award.
TAPPI Coating and Graphic Arts Division Leadership and Service Award
TAPPI Gunnar Nicholson Gold Medal Award
Paper Technology Foundation Inc., Western Michigan University- Fellow, Hall of Fame Award
Western Michigan University Academy of Engineering Excellence
Publications and Patents Summary
He has over 100 technical publications on paper technology and is coauthor of several textbooks on paper manufacture and paper coating. He has seven patents on paper novel paper chemicals.

Numerous publications in technical journals and trade magazines on pulp and paper manufacturing technology, marketing management, technology forecasting, business planning, and human resource development; co-author of paper technology textbooks; frequent speaker and panelist at paper industry technical and business conferences.

Seven issued patents on papermaking and coating chemicals plus two pending patents.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Has testified as an expert witness in litigation involving papermaking including patent and trademark cases, personal injury liability including asbestos exposure, product liability, ITC proceedings, and EPA qualification of a new carbonless solvent (TOSCA).
Training / Seminars
He teaches continuing education courses on papermaking and coating for Wesern Michigan University and TAPPI. He develops and presents seminars and training specifically focused for the needs of individual paper and supplier companies.
Vendor Selection
Has experience locating vendors of paper and paperboard products, equipment, chemicals, and supplies for the manufacturing of pulp, paper, and coated paper products, and engineering firms for paper industry projects. He also has access to industry directories, product catalogs, technical literature, a database, and extensive personal contacts.
Marketing Experience
He wrote the textbook for, developed, and teaches an annual short course involving effective techniques in the paper industry. He has performed market research to define the paper industry as a market for new products, developed marketing plans, and performed audits of sales and marketing organizations and operations for suppliers to the paper industry.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert is Adjunct Professor of Paper Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Imaging Science at Western Michigan University.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
French Has reasonable fluency in speaking and reading both Quebec and Parisian French.
Portuguese He has reasonable fluency in speaking and reading Portuguese.
Spanish Has reasonable fluency in speaking and reading Castillian Spanish.

Fields of Expertise

paper coating process, coated paper, clay-coated paperboard, paper clay coating process, paper, paper optical property, papermaking, paper equipment, paper grade, paper quality, paper surface-sizing, paperboard manufacturing, greaseproof paper, label stock, offset paper, paper chemistry, paper pressing, paper processing, paperboard, paper-web-forming machinery, publication-grade paper, security type paper, specialty paper, thermal imaging paper, thermal imaging technology, paper coating formulation, carbonless copy paper, paper recycling, recycled paper, recycled paper manufacturing, secondary fiber, pulp de-inking, waste paper, waste-paper recycling, de-inking, paper engineering, corrugated boxboard, corrugated paper product operational auditing, corrugated packaging material, container board specification, hydrogen peroxide production, mechanical pulp, lightweight paper, foodboard, coating technology, thermal printhead, print head, linerboard, non-wood pulp paper, technology development, recycling, carbonless dye, newsprint paper, cellulosic pulp, waste-incineration energy recovery, pulp-and-paper environmental control, paper-stock preparation, fine paper processing, industrial wastewater treatment, paper nonhazardous solid waste management, energy-efficient paper processing, energy-efficient pulp processing, paper machinery, paper optical testing, paper strength testing, paper moisture, coating material, marketing, watermark paper, paper drying, paper stock, paper testing, paper property, writing paper, wrapping paper, wet-end paper operation, wet-end chemistry, wet-strength paper, paper web, waste recycling, waste recovery, wallpaper, tissue paper, tissue-grade paper, supercalendering, sulfate paper, paper sheet forming, release paper, paper reeling, reclaimed fiber, pulping, printing paper, paper product, paper corrugating, paper calendering, packaging paper, mechanical pulping, kraft paper, nonhazardous waste incineration, hydrogen peroxide, fine paper, duplicating paper, drying, dry-end paper operation, container board, coating, chipboard, chemical pulping, cardboard, broke, boxboard, book paper, bond paper, antistick paper, adhesive paper

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