Expert in Polyurethane, Polyester Polyol Product Development
Expert ID: 736248 Michigan, USA
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Detroit - Ann Arbor
|Year: 1980||Degree: BS||Subject: Chemistry||Institution: Texas A&M University|
|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.
|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.|
|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.
|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.|
|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.|