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Product Development and Marketing of Adhesives and Polymers, Design and Set-Up of Chemical Reactors and coaters

ID: 723834 Massachusetts, USA

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Expert is an expert in polymer synthesis of novel adhesives, this includes the design and set-up of chemical reactors.

He has had considerable experience in the coating and converting of films and papers for tape and barrier products.

Expert has managed lab and production staff for polymer and adhesive companies. He has also set-up lab and QC facilities for client companies. As both a manager and consultant he has done marketing and sales for adhesive and related products. A partial list of products involved with include: Hot melts, water based, epoxies, urethanes, methacrylates, pressure sensitives, starches and phenolics.

He consults on the development of various adhesive types for industrial and consumer uses. Adhesives include: Epoxies, hot melts, pressure sensitives, urethanes and water based.He consulted on market studies for the integration of a converting company into the manufacture of their own line of adhesive tapes.He did an acquisition study for a company that wanted to acquire a related business that was innovative and profitable.He consulted on company manufacturing their own polymers to compete with large vendor who was constantly raising prices.He developed a full line of specialty double coated tapes for a newly formed company. This involved adhesive manufacture as well as coating and slitting.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1966 Degree: BA Subject: Chemistry Institution: Boston University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1998 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consultant Department: R&D
Responsibilities:
He does development work on adhesives for consumer and industrial applications. Adhesive types are Epoxies, hot melts, water based and urethanes.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1978 to 1997 Employer: Dexter Corporation Title: Technical manager Department: Hysol Div
Responsibilities:
He did Research & Development for adhesives for aerospace and automotive industry.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1976 to 1978 Employer: Dielectric Polymers Title: President Department: Industrial Tape Division
Responsibilities:
He had total profit and loss responsibility for this small manufacturer of specialty adhesive tapes. Markets were nameplate mounting and medical.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1972 to 1976 Employer: Nashua Corporation Title: Technical Manager Department: Industrial Tape Division
Responsibilities:
He managed a lab of 40 chemists in 3 locations. Company made all type adhesive tapes including Duct, PP, Masking, Gum, Electrical and packaging. Also managed Q>C> and manufacturing support.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1969 to 1972 Employer: Cooper Polymers Title: Research Director Department: R&D
Responsibilities:
He managed lab that did R & D on condensation polymers. This included; Polyesters, Polyurethanes and Poyamides.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1966 to 1969 Employer: Reichhold Chemicals Title: Manufacturing Support Chemist Department: Polymers and Coatings
Responsibilities:
He advised production on best methods to manufacture polymerssuch as Epoxies, Hardeners, Urethanes, Melamines, Phenolics and Ureas

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1977 to 1977 Country / Region: Venezuela Summary: He consulted with a Venezuelan company on the manufacture of Masking Tape.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He was an expert witness for a product liability case involving adhesive to mirrors.
Also, an expert witness in a product liability case for a packaging tape application.
Training / Seminars
He presented a paper at the Tappi Hot Melt Conference entitled " The Coating of High Performance Hot Melt Adhesives".
Vendor Selection
He has worked with many suppliers for past company associations and clients in the procurement of raw materials and equipment. Suppliers would include: Dow DuPont, Eastman, Polysar, Shell Chemical, Etc.
Marketing Experience
He has done market studies for m major corporations. some titles of studies are: "Replacement of Metal components With Plastics", "RIM For Automotive Parts", "To Manufacture or Acquire a Related Business" and "Feasibility Study for the Manufacture of Adhesive Tapes.
Other Relevant Experience
He has many years of experience with Chemical Reactors, Coating and Converting Equipment and all Lab equipment used in the Adhesive and Polymer Industry.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German He can read scientific German

Fields of Expertise

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