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Expert in Polyester Resin Dispersions, Effect of Nanoparticle Chemistry on Fiber and Fabric, Product Development

Expert ID: 723651 Georgia, USA

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This chemist has concentrated on developing an understanding of the chemical aspects and demands of projects under study during his career. This approach has resulted in the issue of 26 United States patents and corresponding coverage in several foreign countries. This approach has been utilized in industries in both the chemical and marketing development of solutions for these industries. The areas have primarily involved the treatment of fiber (all types) in all types of fabric formation. Other industries include water treatment and marketing specialty dispersants to the mining industry in the international arena.
The most promising development has been in the area of applying nanotechnology on a practical basis in the fiber and water industries. Demonstrated improvements include:
FIBER
Improvement in fiber cohesion
Yield improvements in yarn formation
Improved coefficient of variation in staple yarn
Reduced fiber loss in fabric formation
Improved weaving efficiencies
Improved carding
Improved abrasion resistance in non-woven fabric
Improved hydroentangle in non-woven formation
WATER
Improved scale control in cooling towers
Improved water cycles in cooling water


He was with Callaway Chemicals in 1995-1997 in marketing new technology to the textile industry in the USA, South America and Southern Africa.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Atlanta, Georgia - Columbus, Georgia - Macon, Georgia - Roswell, Georgia - Albany, Georgia - Marietta, Georgia - Montgomery, Alabama - Dothan, Alabama

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1965 Degree: Post Doctoral Subject: Enzyme Isolation Institution: Kansas Univ. Medical Center
Year: 1964 Degree: PhD Subject: Organic/Inorganic Chemistry Institution: University of Arizona
Year: 1960 Degree: BA Subject: Chemistry Institution: Park College, Parkville, MO

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1995 to 2004 Employer: Vulcan Materials Company Title: Sr. Chemist Department: Performance Chemicals Responsibilities: He was responsible for product and market development of licensed nanotechnology in the United States, Mexico, South America and Southern Africa.
Years: 1986 to 1995 Employer: Rhone Poulenc Title: Sr. Chemist Department: Specialty Chemicals Technical Service Responsibilities: He was responsible for technical service in the textile division in the United States and South America. Also responsible for product development in new products for textile warp sizing. (Company acquired Interchem)
Years: 1980 to 1986 Employer: Pioneer Chemical Title: Partner Department: Textile Chemicals Responsibilities: He was responsible for development and marketing of polyester resin dispersions into the textile warp sizing area.
Years: 1973 to 1980 Employer: Amoco Chemicals Title: Chemist Department: Technical Service Responsibilities: He was responsible for development of new polyester resins for the textile industry based on Amoco Chemicals raw materials.
Years: 1968 to 1973 Employer: Nalco Chemical Title: Chemist Department: New Markets Responsibilities: He was responsible for finding textile markets for Nalco Chemical products.
Years: 1966 to 1968 Employer: E. I. DuPont Title: Chemist Department: Dacron Fiber Responsibilities: He was invovled in evaluating new polyester fiber compositions.
Years: 1965 to 1965 Employer: Kansas University Medical Center Title: Post Doctoral Department: Biochemistry Responsibilities: He was invovled in the isolation of a phosphatase enzyme from calf brain.
Years: 1965 to 1966 Employer: Park College, Parkville, MO Title: Asst. Professor Department: Chemistry Responsibilities: He was responsible for teaching courses in Organic, Advanced Inorganic and Qualitative Organic Chemistry.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1987 to 1987 Country / Region: Chile Summary: He introduced warp sizing products from Colloids, Inc., to the Chilean markets.
Years: 1988 to 1994 Country / Region: Argentina Summary: He introduced and promoted Colloids products into the textile industry.
Years: 1990 to 1994 Country / Region: Colombia Summary: He introduced and provided marketing for Colloids products in this area.
Years: 1997 to 2004 Country / Region: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana Summary: He introduced new technology into the textile markets in these three countries. He also was responsible for the production in new products based on the new technology in South Africa.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists
Professional Appointments
Chairman, Warp Size Committee, AATCC
Publications and Patents Summary
He has 26 patents involving polyester resin dispersions and the utilization of nanotechnology in yarn and fabric formation. He also has 2 publicaitons in the Journal of Organic Chemistry and publications on the use and effects of polyester resin dispersions in warp sizing. He also presented his results in the use of nanotechnology in textile fabric formation at the Southern Textile Research Conference in 1996.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He has been contacted several times regarding testifying in cases involving polyester resin dispersions. However, he has never been called to provide testimony because cases were settle out of court.
Training / Seminars
He has developed training seminars for sales and marketing for new technology products for the textile industry. These seminars have been conducted in the USA and in those countries in which he has been involved in South America and Southern Africa.
Vendor Selection
He has been involved in the selection of specialty polymers for the new technology products that were not manufactured by the host company.
Marketing Experience
He was International Marketing Manager for new technology for the Colloids Division of Rhone Poulenc.
Other Relevant Experience
He has extensive experience in fiber processing and fabric formation.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Spanish He is proficient enough to avoid starvation.

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