Expert in Polymers Structure/Analyses/Properties, Film Properties, Catalysis, Film Applications, Additives
He has gained much knowledge in the area of polymers, especially polyolefins in conducting research in areas such as the fictionalization of polyolefins and derivatization of diene copolymers through chemistry in the melt. He has developed a sound knowledge of the characterization of polymers during these long range research efforts.
Expert has applied this polymer knowledge to the development of polyolefin films including metallocene-produced cast and blown films. At the same time, he setup an analytical lab to analyze polymers, films and film surfaces. He established relationships with resin suppliers, analytical companies, and many customers in joint developments. He has convinced resin companies to change additive packages. He has done collaborative research with additive and resin suppliers in solving discoloration issues for customers. He has developed applications in films in food packaging, medical films, breathable films, health and hygiene, packaging, and surface protection. He developed a portfolio of new polyolefin films for product applications which grew to new sales of over 11 million pounds. He also provided technical support for all film customers. He has been classified as an internal consultant for technology, manufacturing, and sales groups for analyses, problem solving, additive concerns, polymer structures and unknown film analyses which had major influence on business and technical decisions. He has been recognized as a pathfinder for new applications for metallocene-produced polyolefins which led to to the company president's award for "Excellence in Technology and Innovation".
Expert has broadened his chemical knowledge to tackle solid waste issues for the plastic industry including research and development in the field of biodegradable, photodegradable, and recycled plastics. He has been a member of the technical committee of the American Chemical Council grappling with these major issues for the plastics industry. He has presented over forty papers to customers, suppliers, and plastic end users on solid waste issues, especially as they relate to plastics.
He is currently consulting in the areas of surface contamination, polymer selection, additive levels with discoloration, and rubber roll chemistry for the same company Expert has consulted for a company which provides oil cleanup remedies in detection of chemicals at low levels. Expert has consulted for a compnay to develop a tough laminate for industrial appication including developing new film and extrusin coating blend for lamination to nonwoven. Expert is currently an expert witness in a lawsuit between two major resin suppliers.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Chicago, Illinois - Rockford, Illinois - Aurora, Illinois - Naperville, Illinois - Joliet, Illinois - Elgin, Illinois - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Madison, Wisconsin - Kenosha, Wisconsin - Gary, Indiana
|Year: 1977||Degree: Post Doctoral Fellowship||Subject: Chemistry||Institution: MIT|
|Year: 1976||Degree: PhD||Subject: Organometallic Chemistry||Institution: Tufts University|
|Year: 1970||Degree: No Degree MS equivalent||Subject: Organometallic Chemistry||Institution: Xavier University|
|Year: 1968||Degree: BA||Subject: Chemistry||Institution: Eastern Baptist College|
|Years: 2009 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: President||Department: Undisclosed||Responsibilities: He is continuing to consult for Tredegar Film Products in all areas including film developments, analyses, surface defects, and additives.|
|Years: 1999 to 2009||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Research Advisor||Department: Undisclosed||Responsibilities: Expert has developed new films in packaging, health and hygiene, and surface protections. He has been key figure in trouble shooting issues with customers world wide. He has selected many new polymers from alternate suppliers to minimize risk for our customers. He has been instrumental in establishing surface analyses techniques for the company as well as relationships with outside analytical experts.|
|Years: 1992 to 1999||Employer: Exxon Chemical Company||Title: Undisclosed||Department: Film Division/Research and Development||Responsibilities: Expert has developed films in packaging, food packaging, medical devices, house wrap and health and hygiene. He also setup an analytical lab for resin, additive, and film analyses. He had major joint developments with suppliers in many areas.|
|Years: 1985 to 1992||Employer: Exxon Chemical Company||Title: Undisclosed||Department: Polymers/Polymer Science||Responsibilities: Expert has developed a sound knowledge of polymers including solid waste issues for plastics. He has represented Exxon on the technical committee of the Council for Solid Wase Solutions in Washington. He has developed a new set of functionalized polymers through melt reactions.|
|Years: 1979 to 1985||Employer: Exxon Chemical Company||Title: Undisclosed||Department: New Ventures/Research Group||Responsibilities: Expert has setup a lab for oxidation of olefins including a pilot facility. He has developed shut down economics for the production of ethylene glycol using a catalyst with a hydroperoxide compared to the conventional method. He has also served as the leader of the oxidation catalyst group of Exxon worldwide.|
|Years: 1977 to 1979||Employer: Gulf Oil||Title: Undisclosed||Department: Gulf Chemical/Research and Development||Responsibilities: Expert developed novel catalysts for the decomposition of hyrdoperoxides a oligermization of olefins as member of the homogenous catalst group.|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 2001 to 2009||Country / Region: Japan||Summary: Expert has been technical contact for development and problem solving for a number of customers in Japan.|
|Years: 2001 to 2009||Country / Region: Korea||Summary: Expert has been technical contact for development and technical support for a number of customers in South Korea.|
|Years: 2001 to 2009||Country / Region: China||Summary: Expert has developed film and setup laboratory for testing films at company's China Plant.|
|Associations / Societies|
|American Chemical Society, Society of Plastic Engineers|
|Member of technical committee for the Council of Solid Waste Solutions, a consortium of major resin producers and users, in Washington, D.C.|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|He has 27 US Patents and 17 publications|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|Expert has served as expert witness in a suit concerning films and catalyst between two major chemical companies. He has taken part in depositions for three days during this suit.|
|Training / Seminars|
|Expert has prepared and delivered many one-day seminars to suppliers/customers on films, metallocene-produce resins, and polymers in general. He has given presentations on solid waste issues, as they relate to plastics, to more than forty customers or suppliers.|
|Expert has been the major source of new polymers for development due to his excellent relationships with suppliers of resins and additives. He has convinced resin suppliers to change additives in some of their grades. He has also selected alternate resins for company in all areas which has saved over one million dollars for the company.|
|Expert has developed a knowledge of solid waste issues including recycling, reusing, incineration and land-filling. He has convinced customers, suppliers, and the industry to evaluate biodegradability as a niche opportunity not as a panacea for solid solving waste and sustainability issues. He has encouraged many customers to evaluate PVC alternatives for some medical applications.|
|Other Relevant Experience|
|Expert has tried to keep up with the literature including patents in many areas. He has helped patent attorneys evaluate competitive patents.|