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Expert in Petroleum and Related Products (Product utilization, Performance tests), Technical Consulting

Expert ID: 723780 Virginia, USA

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Expert specializes in petroleum products and related technologies, their performance and specification requirements, which encompasses applications and their utilization, and testing/evaluation including quality assurance protocols. He is experienced in research and development, laboratory testing and product validation, specific product recommendations, technical service, and generating user/consumer guidelines for these products and technologies.

Expert is also experienced with:
· Fuel-Lubricant-Engine Interactions and Performance Requirements
· Fuel Stability and Product Storage Guidelines
· Testing and Evaluation of Petroleum Products
· Specification Development
· Field Problem Solving
· Alternative Fuels and Fuel Interchangeability
· Product Substitutions
· Recycling and Reclamation
· Quality Assurance and Product Surveillance

Some of the areas that Expert can offer consulting services are: investigating stability and product storage, developing specifications, defining performance requirements, resolving user problems, recommending product substitutions, assessing product liability claims, and recycling and reclamation opportunities to include recommending environmental friendly products.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Richmond, Virginia - Alexandria, Virginia - Roanoke, Virginia - Lynchburg, Virginia - Frederick, Maryland

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1956 Degree: BSc Subject: Chemistry Institution: University of Delaware
Year: 1965 Degree: Post-graduate coursework Subject: 18 credit hours Institution: University of Delaware Extension Office
Year: 1967 Degree: MS course work Subject: Organic Chemistry Institution: University of Delaware

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1997 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities: Recently formed technical consulting firm specializing in petroleum products utilization (e.g. gasoline, diesel fuel, engine and gear oils, hydraulic fluids, greases, coolants, etc.) for ground vehicles and equipment and related technologies. Capabilities offered encompass storage and handling guidelines, establishing/defining product requirements, testing protocols/quality assurance, providing user guidelines, recycling and reclamation, product liability claims, and expert witness testimony.
Years: 1995 to 1997 Employer: U.S. Army Mobility Technology Center Title: Associate Director Department: Fuels and Lubricants Responsibilities: Responsible for long-range planning, program direction, establishing priorities, developing cooperative efforst within DOD and industry, resource allocation, soliciting customer funding, and providing input to Army and DOD policy makers on matters relating to fuels and lubricants. Results of these efforts were incorporated as new policy guidance for Army and DOD agencies. Served as technical specialist, spokesman, and US representative for all ground fuels and lubricants for Army/DOD and NATO.
Years: 1975 to 1994 Employer: U.S. Army Title: Chief, Fuels and Lubricants Division Department: Research, Development and Engineering Responsibilities: Planned, initiated and executed research and development programs in fuels, lubricants and related technologies for Army/DOD ground materiel. Programs invovled developing new producets, resolving field problems, and generating applications/utilization technologies ultimately providing the Army and DOD with a greater combat effectiveness and increased operational readiness. Output resulted in developing new specifications and technical reports/publications. Served as technical specialist/US representative on fuel and lubricant matters for Army/DOD and NATO.
Years: 1962 to 1974 Employer: US Army Title: Research Chemist Department: Coating and Chemical Laboratory Responsibilities: Conducted development on fuels, lubricants and automotive chemicals leading to new and/or modified products for use in Army ground vehicles and equipment.
Years: 1956 to 1961 Employer: Gulf Research and Development Company Title: Product Development Chemist Department: Responsibilities: Performed testing and evaluation of automotive fuels, fluids and lubricants. Conducted product development to generate fuel additives for deposit control.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1962 to 1997 Agency: U.S. Army Role: Description:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Society of Automotive Engineers, Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, American Society for Testing and Materials, International Associations for Stability, Handling, and Use of Liquid Fuels, American Association of Home Based Businesses, Independent Consultants Association
Awards / Recognition
Department of Army's Meritorious Civilian Service Award, DOD Defense Standardiation Award, Department of Army's Superior Civilian Service Award, Belvoir Center Commander's Award for Leadership
Publications and Patents Summary
He has authored and co-authored some fifty-seven (57) technical publications and forty-three (43) formal government reports.

Fields of Expertise

fuel, alternative fuel, fuel delivery, fuel distribution, fuel production, fuel specification, fuel storage, fuel system, fuel testing, petroleum engineering, quality auditing, quality control, waste oil recycling, oil distribution, petroleum handling, petroleum quality, offshore operations, oil marketing, oilfield equipment, oil equipment, gas equipment, oil regulation, oil analysis, oil management, industry standard, oil processing, offshore engineering, offshore pipeline, offshore flowline, oil refinery equipment, offshore oil drilling rig, synthetic crude, oil selection, quality sampling, fuel dispenser, quality control instrumentation, oil removal, biodegradable oil, refined oil, acceptance test, acceptable quality level, quality evaluation, automotive fuel, fuel cleanup, oil environmental contamination process, oil sampling, oil cooler, fuel efficiency, automobile waste oil recycling, fuel tank, offshore marine terminal, quality reliability, waste oil refinery, oil absorption, oil exploration, biofuel, oil tank corrosion, oil tank, lubricating oil reclamation, oil detection, oil separation, oil catalytic hydrogenation, waste oil burner, fuel antioxidant, oil well drilling, oil additive, acceptance sampling, air quality standard, quality standard, oil well, quality assurance management system, quality documentation product, quality improvement, quality assurance, energy-efficient oil fuel additive, used-oil management, fuel consumption measurement, petroleum refinery, offshore gas equipment code, offshore gas equipment standard, offshore gas pollution control equipment, offshore gas equipment, offshore oil pollution control equipment, offshore oil equipment standard, offshore oil equipment, oil purification, quality, oil, quality management, quality engineering, organic oil, oil burner, offshore oil equipment code, offshore drilling, fuel additive, fossil fuel, crude oil, biomass fuel, alcohol fuel

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