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Expert in Pressure-Sensitive Tapes: Markets, Materials, Products, Processes, and Equipment

Expert ID: 733645 North Carolina, USA

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Expert has over 25 years' experience in the pressure-sensitive tape business. His experience includes operations management, and he has held COO and Senior VP titles alike. His total manufacturing experience spans over 40 years.

Expert has devoted his career, respectively, to two of the industry's leading manufacturers. He has assumed responsibility for production, quality assurance, distribution, regulatory compliance, materials purchasing, scheduling, and engineering.

Expert has both domestic and international manufacturing experience. He has also held responsibilities in new product development and commercialization. He is highly knowledgeable in an array of adhesives, products, processes, backings and equipment. These materials are used to manufacture masking, film packaging, cloth, pipeline protection, and other types of tapes.

Expert has served on the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council's Board of Directors for over 15 years. He is familiar with leading companies, as well as top management, in the industry.

Expert's key skills include: process design and control, leadership, financial analysis and cost reduction,systemic continuous improvement, EHSC management, product data analysis, communications, quality system design and assurance, and new product commercialization.

Expert's process experiences include multiple types of adhesive mixing, as well as rubber compounding, slitting, automated packaging, multiple coating methodologies, calendaring, fiber opening, web handling, and processing.

Expert has significant experience in large and complex capital project management, including brownfield and greenfield plant startups. As a consultant, Expert can conduct assessments into organizational roles and interfaces; optimized quality systems; continuous improvement systems and their results; operator information flow vs. requirements; and the Responsible Tape Manufacturer process determined by PTSC. As a consultant, Expert is also capable of conducting System Design Enhancements. These can include quality assurance; quality measurement; production process control; applications of continuous improvement; organizational roles, definitions and key functions; information dissemination to production operators; production operator training and training priorities; and operator-driven problem identification and solutions implementation.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Charlotte, North Carolina - Greensboro, North Carolina - Winston Salem, North Carolina - High Point, North Carolina - Asheville, North Carolina - Gastonia, North Carolina - Concord, North Carolina - Greenville, South Carolina - Johnson City, Tennessee

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1972 Degree: Bachelor of Science Subject: Engineering Institution: Tennessee Technological University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1996 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Senior VP Department: Global Operations Responsibilities: Expert oversaw 10 domestic and international plants. His areas of leadership included production, quality, compliance, engineering, new product development, and (to a lesser extent) international sales. These plants and factories manufactured different types of masking tape, cloth tape, packaging tape, foil tape, and strapping tape. Materials included a range of adhesive mixing, coating and converting processes.

Highlights of accomplishments:
• Managed start-up of three greenfield facilities nationally and internationally
• Maintained on time shipments greater than 96% for over 10 years
• Maintained customer quality complaints to less than .2% for over 10 years
• Implemented results improving quality and continuous improvement systems
• Integrated multiple acquisitions into routine operations within multiple functions
• Managed the quadrupling of business over 10 year span
• Commercialized scores of new products and major product improvements while teamed with marketing and R&D

Years: 1986 to 1996 Employer: Tyco International, now Berry Plastics Title: General Manager Department: Tape Operations Responsibilities: Expert managed two large domestic plants. His areas of oversight included production, quality, compliance, engineering, purchasing, scheduling, distribution and local R&D. The plants manufactured different types of cloth tape; pipeline protection; medical tape; finger bandages; and polyethylene film tapes. The plants employed a suite of mixing, coating, converting and sterilization processes.
Years: 1978 to 1986 Employer: Kendall Company Title: Plant Superintendent Department: Operations Responsibilities: Expert assumed responsibility for a large, non-woven production operation. His areas of oversight also included process and equipment engineering and maintenance. The plants manufactured print bonded fabrics, thermally bonded fabrics, chemically bonded fabrics, and water entangled fabrics. The plant utilized an array of mixing, bonding and calendering lines, as well as converting processes.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1972 to 1974 Agency: U.S. Army Role: Signal Platoon Leader Description: Commissioned Officer in US Army Signal Corps

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2005 to 2015 Country / Region: China Summary: Responsible for greenfield startup and management of two plants in the Shanghai region.
Years: 2005 to 2015 Country / Region: Canada Summary: Responsible for acquisition, integration and management of a tape manufacturing plant in the Toronto region.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Member, Pressure Sensitive Tape Council (PSTC):
Member, Board of Directors (15 years); Treasurer, Vice-President and President of Association.

During this time, Expert headed various industry-changing initiatives -- most notably, Responsible Tape Manufacturers (RTM) as a requirement of membership to meet national and international regulatory and good manufacturing practices.
Awards / Recognition
PSTC, Hall of Fame lifetime member

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