Expert in Plastics: Extrusion & Flexible Packaging
Expert ID: 721718 Canada
Expert has applied his background in chemical engineering with raw material suppliers to design and optimize film properties for barrier applications. His completed projects include purchase, installation and commissioning of state-of-the-art co-extrusion lines throughout North and South America.
Expert has performed plant and equipment audits and benchmarking.He has done business evaluation for purchase of used equipment.He has provided procurement assistance for new building and equipment, both for "green field" and plant expansions.
|Year: 1984||Degree: MBA||Subject: Marketing & Finance||Institution: York University|
|Year: 1977||Degree: B.Eng.||Subject: Chemical Engineering||Institution: McGill University|
|Years: 1995 to 2000||Employer: PW & Associates||Title: President||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert provided consulting in plastics processing, did troubleshooting of blown film and flexible packaging lines, and did training, procurement, and productivity audits. He also gave expert witness testimony.|
|Years: 1997 to 2000||Employer: Haremar Plastic Manufacturing Ltd.||Title: Technical Director||Department:||Responsibilities: He was manager of production, product development, continuous improvement, and quality control groups. He also worked in key account development, training, and procurement.|
|Years: 1990 to 1997||Employer: Canadian Plastics Industry Association||Title: Manager||Department: Information Services||Responsibilities: He managed education programs for the Canadian plastics industry, technical library, and Information Technology systems. He provided consulting and training throughout North and South America.|
|Years: 1987 to 1990||Employer: Macro Engineering Co. Ltd.||Title: Sales Manager||Department:||Responsibilities: He managed the sales force for a major blown and cast film equipment manufacturer.|
|Years: 1986 to 1987||Employer: Mobil Chemical of Canada Ltd.||Title: Technical Sales Representative||Department:||Responsibilities: He managed the greater Toronto sales territory for BOPP films.|
|Years: 1984 to 1985||Employer: Imperial Oil Limited||Title: Project Analyst||Department: MIS Group||Responsibilities: Expert supported mainframe computer systems for Esso Chemical Canada Ltd.|
|Years: 1981 to 1984||Employer: Esso Chemical Canada Ltd.||Title: Financial Analyst||Department: Vinyls Group||Responsibilities: Expert provided financial analysis for the vinyls group. He performed variance analysis, budget preparation, and computer system automation.|
|Years: 1977 to 1981||Employer: Dow Chemical Canada Ltd.||Title: Senior Research Engineer||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert provided technical service and product development for polyethylene film, extrusion blow molded bottles, injection molding, and rotational molding. He was responsible for training and maintenance of the physical test laboratories in the R&D department.|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 1995 to 1995||Country / Region: Brazil||Summary: Expert trained instructors in extrusion and blown film processing at SENAI in Salvador, Brazil.|
|Years: 1995 to 2001||Country / Region: U.S.A.||Summary: He presented several seminars on blown film extrusion for SPE, University of Wisconsin, and Edison Technical Services.|
|Years: 2000 to 2001||Country / Region: Saudi Arabia/Egypt/Tunisa/Morocco||Summary: He presented several seminars on blown film extrusion and hands on consulting for blown film processors on behalf of SABIC.|
|Associations / Societies|
|Expert is a member of SPE, TAPPI, PEO (Professional Engineers of Ontario), AIC, (Association of Independant Consultants), and CPIA (Canadian Plastics Industry Association).|
|Licenses / Certifications|
|Expert is a licensed Professional Engineer.|
|Expert is an officer on the Society of Plastics Engineers Board of Directors - Ontario Section (current position: Treasurer, former positions: Vice-President, Secretary, Education Chair).|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|Expert has published six articles in trade journals, and a manual for a 2-day seminar ("Troubleshooting the Blown Film Process").|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|Expert has given expert witness testimony, but must keep this information confidential to protect his clients.|
|Training / Seminars|
| Expert developed and delivered blown film extrusion courses at the Canadian Plastics Training Centre (Toronto), SENAI (Salvador, Brazil), SABIC (Saudi Arabia), and the University of Wisconsin. He has delivered hands-on training courses on film manufacturing throughout the U.S. and Canada. The following are a few examples of his work in this area: at SPE at ANTECs, NPE, and Plastic USA, he spoke on "Troubleshooting the Blown Film Process";
at CPIA, he spoke on "Introduction to Plastics Technology," "ABC's of Buying Plastics," and "Plastics In Brief."
| Expert has extensive experience in this area. He is familiar with almost every significantly sized extrusion, blending and converting company operating in the U.S. and Canada.
He assisted several companies with the purchase, installation and commission of blown film lines ranging from baby bottle lines to geomembranes.
|He increased sales for Macro Engineering by a minimum of 200% every year for four years.
He developed and marketed very popular seminar programs for the CPIA for eight years.
|Other Relevant Experience|
|Expert developed the popular Plastic Identification Kit that is available from CPIA and SPE.|
|French||Expert is comfortable in conversation and reading.|
|Hungarian||He is comfortable in conversation.|
Fields of Expertise
cast film, bag manufacturing, coextrusion, extrusion, film conversion, polymer film production, blown film, flexible packaging material production, polymer process machinery, film manufacturing, biaxially oriented film, polymer process tooling, barrier film technology, film testing, packaging material selection, polymer film property, polyethylene film, process machinery, package design, medical polymer extrusion, chilled roll, controlled environmental packaging, polyethylene terephthalate film, gas transmission, film casting, nylon extrusion, dry film thickness, heat-sealable polymer, bag-in-box packaging process, film radiation curing, polyester fabric, polyvinyl chloride compounding, polyester bag, extrusion laminating, moisture-resistant packaging, plastics printing, ethylene-vinyl acetate extrusion, cold seal packaging process, film curl, food wrap, microwave susceptor film, flexible coating material, oxygen barrier film, plastic drying, melt flow, air-permeable film, polypropylene extrusion, plant operations management, cast polypropylene film, elastomeric film, film thickness, thermoplastics compounding, polyester film coating process, film handling, cooling system, polyethylene oxide, capillary rheometer, lineal extruded product, extruded film, film extrusion, medical device package testing, polyethylene extrusion, polymer pelletizing, flexible packaging product odor, microporous plastic battery separator, packaging adhesive material, flexible packaging film, packaging technology review, extrusion screw design, blown film tubular die design, flexible packaging material, die (device), packaging evaluation, packaging-material management, modified atmosphere packaging, medical device packaging process, high-performance polymer, computer simulation, blister packaging process, curling die, foil packaging material, plastic packaging material, moisture barrier material, barrier film, plastic film mulch, polymer film laminating, plastic profile extrusion, food packaging plastic, coating material, packaging material, sterile packaging process, polymer, polymer compounding, pelletizing, package testing, oriented polymer film, liquid packaging process, injection molding, finite element analysis, extrusion coating process, electrolytic capacitor, die making, computer application process, aseptic packaging process