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Expert in Polyurethane, Polyester Polyol Product Development

Expert ID: 736248 Michigan, USA

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Creative, problem-solving technology leader with expertise in developing and commercializing new products and intellectual properties for polyurethane applications, including polymer foams, coatings, adhesives and elastomers. Expert’s career has resulted in 23 publications, 82 patents, and a variety of commercial products that have generated more than $100MM in revenue.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Detroit - Ann Arbor

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1980 Degree: BS Subject: Chemistry Institution: Texas A&M University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2020 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Principal Consultant Department: Responsibilities: Provides technical, marketing, intellectual strategy guidance, knowledge, and experience to the polyurethane industry.
Years: 2020 to 2020 Employer: Carlisle Construction Materials LLC Title: Director of Polyol R&D Department: Polyol R&D Responsibilities: Assisted in transitioning the acquisition of Resinate Materials Group's technologies to Carlisle.
Years: 2013 to 2020 Employer: Resinate Materials Group, Inc. Title: Chief Technology Officer Department: Research and Development Responsibilities: •Led strategic new business and product development efforts, product development and intellectual property creation for recycle- and biorenewable-content polyester polyols. Managed IP portfolio and technical strategy.
•Coinventor on most of Resinate’s 35 granted patents, and 49 patent applications between 2014 and 2019.
•Led the commercialization of 29 polyols for coating, adhesive, sealant and foam applications during this time.
•Resinate was awarded the Adhesive and Sealant Council Award for Innovation for a small company in 2017.
•15 of Resinate’s products are USDA BioPreferred certified.
•Over 60 ongoing projects with blue-chip global specialty chemicals players.
•Participated heavily in the sale of the company to Carlisle Construction Materials in early 2020.
Years: 2001 to 2013 Employer: Stepan Company Title: Research Associate, Innovation Team Department: Polyol R&D Responsibilities: •Coinvented process for antiplasticizer for Coca Cola ($44MM NPV) for PET bottle application.
•Developed and patented polyester polyols based on farnesene with improved green strength, greater biorenewable content and reduced K-factor.
•Managed the Polyurethane Systems Group, resulting in the commercialization of a continuous, high temperature pipe foam insulation product.
•Implemented JDAs with two fermentation companies for new feedstocks for novel surfactants.
•Commercialized Bioblox protein removal treatment product for latex gloves.
•Coinvented cold water cleaning surfactants based on metathesis-based olefins.
•Member of Board of Directors for GreenCentre Canada, a green technology center for Canada.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2018 to 2019 Agency: EPA Role: Led R&D to fulfill grant requirements for lignin polyol research. Description: Fulfillment of grant for lignin polyol development research.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Chemical Society member since 2003.
Awards / Recognition
Winner of Incentive Challenge
Robert E. Cramer Award for Excellence in Technical Development
Better, Faster, First Award for product development
Breaking the Barrier Award for Large Appliance Polyurethane Success
Thunderbolt Award for Concept Excellence
Best Paper Award at Polyurethanes, Boston, MA.

Additional Experience

Vendor Selection
Expert has more than 2000 LinkedIn connections and an extensive network in the polyurethane industry, including suppliers of raw materials and biorenewable and sustainable ingredients for polyurethane and polyester polyol applications.
Marketing Experience
Expert has more than 2000 LinkedIn connections and an extensive network in the polyurethane industry. He has given presentations at CPI, UTECH, and a variety of other venues, resulting in customer interest that then turned into business. He has produced short videos of performance testing that have resulted in polyester polyol product samples to more than 30 polyurethane customers. One of those customers ended up acquiring Resinate Materials Group.

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