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Expert in Protective Coatings, Surface Preparation, Coating Failure Analysis

Expert ID: 730098 Florida, USA

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Expert has a wide variety of coating and corrosion experience due to working for a protective coating company, an oil company and as a consultant for 62 years.

This experience was gained by working in Research and Development for a coating manufacturer. This included formulation of all of the generic types of coatings. He started and ran the testing department. This involved developing testing procedures which would duplicate and accelerate corrosion of coating materials in a variety of environments including weathering, atmospheric exposure and immersion coatings. It was necessary to design and have built special testing equipment. He then transferred back into Research and Development formulating coating materials in all generic types.

He then transferred to theTechnical Sertrvice Department where he became Technical Service Manager in less than 1 year. This involeved working with customers in all types of industry all over the world. Therefore he developed a wide variety of expertise in virtually all industries.

Expert then began work for an oil and energy company in the Corrosion and Metallurgy Division of Maintenance Engineering. This entailed working with all the divisions world wide to insure the proper selection and use of corrosion control procedures. This included coatings, tank linings, roofing, fiber reinforced plastics, fireproofing, roofing, etc. He joined an engineering conslting company in Florida where he became the southeast regional manager. Work consisted of specification writing, supervision of coating inspection projects, coating failure analysis, training, estimating cost of project work, etc. At that time he moved to Michigan and joined an engineering consulting company there.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Miami, Florida - Hialeah, Florida - Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Hollywood, Florida - Pembroke Pines, Florida - Port Saint Lucie, Florida - Miami Beach, Florida - West Palm Beach, Florida - Palm Bay, Florida - Pompano Beach, Florida

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1959 Degree: BS Subject: Meteorology Institution: Pennsylvania State University
Year: 1957 Degree: BS Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: Washington University, Saint Louis

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2001 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities: Responsibilities consists of proper selection and use of corrosion control procedures. This included coatings, tank linings, roofing, fiber reinforced plastics, fireproofing, roofing, etc. This includes specification writing, supervision of coating inspection projects, coating failure analysis, training, estimating cost of project work, etc. He also teaches numerous courses for National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) and The Society for Protective Coating (SSPC)
Years: 1992 to 2001 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Vice President Department: Southeast manager Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for all facets of operations of the Southeast regional office. This included specification writing, failure analysis, training, etc. He also assisted all the other regions with corrosion related matters which related to his expertise.
Years: 1988 to 1992 Employer: S.G. Pinney & Associates Title: Senior Acssociate Department: Southeast area manager Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for all facets of operations of the Southeast regional office. This included specification writing, failure analysis, training, etc. He also assisted all the other regions with corrosion related matters which related to his expertise.
Years: 1976 to 1988 Employer: CONOCO Inc Title: Supervising Engineer Department: Maintenance Engineering Department in Ponca City, Oklahoma Responsibilities: CONOCO is an oil, chemical and energy company. Expert then began work in the Corrosion and Metallurgy Division of Maintenance Engineering. Work entailed working with all the divisions world wide to insure the proper selection and use of corrosion control procedures. This included coatings, tank linings, roofing, fiber reinforced plastics, fireproofing, etc.
Years: 1954 to 1976 Employer: Carboline Company Title: Technical Service Manager Department: Research & Development and Technical Service Responsibilities: Expert began working in Research and Development during his freshman year in college. He worked 40-50 hours per week carrying a full load in Chemical Engineering. After graduation he worked full time until being called to active duty in the Air Force as a meteorologist.

Expert started and ran the testing department. This involved developing testing procedures which would duplicate and accelerate corrosion of coating materials in a variety of environments including weathering, atmospheric exposure and immersion service. It was necessary to design and have built special testing equipment.

He then transferred back into Research and Development formulating coating materials of all generic types.


He then transferred to the Technical Service Department where he became Technical Service Manager in less than 6 months. This involved working with customers in all types of industry all over the world. Therefore he developed a wide variety of expertise in virtually all industries.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
NACE
SSPC
ASTM
OSPE
NSPE
Licenses / Certifications
Oklahoma P.E.
Texas P.E.
Awards / Recognition
NACE Corrosion Specialist
NACE Protective Coating Specialist
NACE International Coating Inspector
NACE International Marine Coating Inspector
BIRNCS Senior Nuclear Coating Specialist Emeritus
Nuclear Safety Related Coating Engineer
SSPC Protective Coatings Specialist
Publications and Patents Summary
Numerous papers and presenttions.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has testified as an expert witness in numerous court actions including federal, state and district court. These included Federal court in Tennessee, district court in Miami and Louisiana.
Training / Seminars
Did training sessions of salesmen and customers when at Carboline. Developed and presented training for CONOCO field personnel. Over 40 training sessions were taught to personnel world wide. Over 30 training sessions to bridge painting inspectors for numerous states.

Teach 12-14 courses per year for National Association of Corrosion Engineers Intl. (NACE) as well as The Society for Coating Society (SSPC)
Vendor Selection
Teaching classes gives him the opportunity to have contact with people who have information in specific fields of expertise. This allows him the opportunity to be a great resource for new products and services becoming available.
Marketing Experience
Teaching classes throughout the United States and Canada, contact is made with experts in many fields who have specific skills and insight into changes occurring in their field.

Fields of Expertise

abrasion-resistant coating material, accelerated testing, adhesive failure, adhesive failure analysis, anti-corrosive coating failure analysis, anti-corrosive coating material, aqueous corrosion, architectural coating material, architectural painting, atmospheric corrosion, chemical-resistant coating material, coating formulation, coating material failure analysis, failure analysis, high-performance paint, high-performance protective coating, industrial maintenance paint, industrial maintenance painting, inorganic zinc-rich coating material, maintenance painting, marine corrosion, metal coating corrosion, NACE International, organic coating material, organic zinc-rich coating material, paint failure, paint stripper, product failure, zinc coating corrosion prevention, immersion testing, industrial corrosion, localized corrosion, paint, paint failure analysis, Galvalume, corrosion coupon, corrosion cost, galvanic cell, anti-erosion coating material, accelerated weathering, corrosion-resistant aluminum coating, corrosion removal, corrosion test equipment, corrosion film, anticorrosive pigment, corrosion allowance, corrosion-resistant metal, coating technology, corrosion-resistant material, filiform corrosion, accelerated environmental testing, corrosive gas, corrosion fatigue, corrosion test facility, corrosion-control chemical compound, nuclear reactor corrosion, nuclear power generation-related corrosion, corrosion chemistry, corrosion testing, cold chemical paint stripping, corrosion failure analysis, nonferrous metal failure analysis, galling, chemical plant corrosion, coating property, building roof failure, oxidation reaction, materials failure, boiling-water reactor corrosion, materials selection, outdoor weather corrosion, high-temperature corrosion, erosion-corrosion, crevice corrosion, antifouling coating material, alkali corrosion, corrosion, corrosion resistance, paint formulation, concrete failure, corrosion protection, corrosion control, oxidation-resistant material, fretting corrosion, failure modes and effects analysis, materials failure analysis, corrosion prevention, concrete failure analysis, cavitation erosion, biological corrosion, automotive coating material, acidic corrosion

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