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Expert in Powder Coating Technology, Processing, Performance and Markets

Expert ID: 107652 Ohio, USA

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Since 1978, Expert has been internationally involved in the development of organic powder coatings. His expertise lies mainly in bringing novel technical concepts from the laboratory to full commercial status, both in North America and Europe. His knowledge spans from the intricacies of the polymers and curing agents to the practical aspects of applying the finished powder coating at the end user. The market areas that have benefited from Expert's coating technology expertise include the automotive (primers, clearcoats), appliance (coatings for washers, refrigerators), and general industries. Some of his work has involved new application processes including powder coating coil, blanks, and non-traditional substrates such as wood and plastic. His most recent work has been pioneering the development and commercial introduction of UV-curable powder coatings. Expert continues to publish internationally in this exciting growth area of the coating industry.

Expert's experience as a driver of new powder coating technology has kept him intimately involved with powder coating specifications. In many cases the new technology he developed required unique specifications. Expert's positions as Development Manager, Section Leader, and Project Leader in global powder coating companies have allowed him to work closely with the people who draft powder coatings specifications.

Not only is Expert familiar with the processes associated with powder coatings, he has also been closely involved with many of the newest processes as they have emerged. His experience dates back to the early days of powder commercialization in the 1970s. At that time, "bugs" were being worked out of what is today known as the conventional electrostatic application process. Expert has been on the forefront of new process development including tribocharge powder application, powder spray to blanks and coils, powder applications to wood and plastic, and the use of UV-curable powder coatings.

A significant portion of Expert's career has involved the formulation of powder coatings. His main areas of expertise encompass the appliance, automotive, and general industrial markets. He has extensive experience with the following chemical types of powder coatings: epoxy, hybrid (epoxy-polyester), polyester, polyester-urethane, polyester-amide, polyester-glycoluril, acrylic-polyester, acrylic-epoxy, acrylic-urethane, acrylic-diacid, silicone, fluorcarbon, and ultraviolet curable technology. He has held positions as Chemist, Senior Chemist, Project Leader, Section Leader, and Development Manager at two global powder coating companies (ICI-Glidden and Herberts). His formulating experience spans both North America and Europe.

Being intimately involved in the formulation and commercialization of coating powders has given Expert experience in characterizing powders to suit the needs of the eventual coating user. He has a firm knowledge of traditional test methods including: particle size measurement, rheological characterization (viscosity and flow), kinetic analysis, mechanical performance, color assessment, chemical resistance, and durability versus the outdoors. In addition to traditional analysis techniques, Expert has experience with test method development.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1982 Degree: B.S. Subject: Chemistry Institution: Baldwin Wallace College, Berea, OH

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2006 to 2008 Employer: Technical Resources Title: Editor Department: Operations
Overall editor duties.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2001 to 2005 Employer: Jamestown Powder Coatings Title: VP/General Manager Department: Management
He is responsible for the powder coating operations.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1999 to 2001 Employer: Iris Powder Coating Title: President Department: Management
At Iris, Expert worked on the development, manufacturing, and sales of powder coatings.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1993 to 1997 Employer: Herberts Powder Coating Title: Development Manager Department: Powder Coating Development
New technology
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1991 to 1993 Employer: The Glidden Company Title: Group Leader Department: Automotive Powder Coatings
Product development, customer support.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1989 to 1990 Employer: Glidden Company Title: Section Leader Department: New Technology-Europe
European Core Lab Manager
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1985 to 1988 Employer: The Glidden Company Title: Section Leader Department: Appliance Powder Coatings
Available upon request.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1978 to 1984 Employer: The Glidden Company Title: Project Leader Department: Powder Coatings
Available upon request.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1998 to 1998 Country / Region: South America Summary: Expert engaged in powder technology consultation in South America.
Years: 1998 to 1998 Country / Region: Middle East Summary: That same year, he provided his services in powder technology to a client in the Middle East.
Years: 1993 to 1997 Country / Region: Europe Summary: Expert worked closely with European technical groups in Herberts' Powder Coating organization.
Years: 1989 to 1990 Country / Region: Western Europe Summary: Expert was the section leader for ICI Corporation's European Core Laboratory in powder coating technology. He worked out of a lab in Birmingham, England.
Years: 2004 to 2006 Country / Region: China Summary: Expert has worked in China on powder coating related assignments in 2004 and 2006.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of the Powder Coating Institute (PCI), RadTech, and the Federal Society for Coatings Technology (FSCT).
Professional Appointments
Expert is editorial advisor for PCI Magazine.
Former Board Member of Powder Coating Institute.
Editor of Focus on Powder Coatings newsletter (Elsevier).
Technical Editor of Powder Coated Tough trade magazine.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has four US patents in powder coating technology, and has published more than 200 articles in various journals and magazines.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has provided expert legal advice to a number of powder end users. Deposition, testimony at product liability trial.
Training / Seminars
Expert has given a seminar on the foundations of powder coating and techniques. He has also developed and delivered a course on powder coatings. Expert has also published a book on powder coatings.
Vendor Selection
Expert has experience locating vendors of polyester, epoxy, and acrylic resins for powder coatings, curing agents, and UV-curable resins for powder coatings.
Marketing Experience
He has a strong knowledge of powder coating market and technology trends for North America and globally.

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