Expert in Pulping and Papermaking
CORRUGATED BOXBOARD; CONTAINER BOARD; KRAFT PAPER; LINERBOARD. As Manager of Operations at Smurfit R&D, Expert was responsible for both papermaking and converting aspects of technical development. He has worked extensively on materials and additives, conversion, fitness for use, and performance studies. Because of his in-depth knowledge of these areas, he has gained a reputation for innovation and creativity.
PAPER-WEB-FORMING MACHINERY; DRY-END PAPER OPERATION. Expert's background in a paper mill combined with his mill research experience provides him with a deep understanding of the papermaking process. He has studied and applied the required principles from stock prep to reel and beyond. He is familiar with web-forming machinery, steam and condensate systems, headbox operations, refiners, pressing, calendering, winding, and dry-end operations.
PULP-AND-PAPER TECHNOLOGY; CHEMICAL PULPING. His experience with the kraft process has provided Expert with a working knowledge of woodyard operations, pulping, washing, evaporation, recovery, causticizing, and byproducts recovery. Expert has used his 13 years of R&D experience to troubleshoot operations, run recovery and evaporator operations (during strike duty), review and contribute to new pulp mill design, and test multiple wood species and cooking conditions for property enhancements and suitability.
BOXBOARD; PAPER CURL; LINTING. As head of research for Jefferson Smurfit Corporation, Expert worked with boxboard mills to evaluate, troubleshoot, and improve operations. The areas he has covered include waste paper; cleaning; screening; refining; cylinder, ultraformer and FC former; stock blending; additives; pressing; drying; finishing; and clay coating. His work with carton plants gave him knowledge of converting issues and the papermaking variables that affect them.
PAPER RECYCLING. Expert is knowledgeable of paper recycling processes, including defiberizing, cleaning and use of various fibers, fractionation, de-inking, water management, and fines control.
INVENTORY MANAGEMENT. Through is work with Management One, Expert has consulted on the sophisticated use of trending formulas to predict inventory needs. Developed over the past eight years, he uses the trending methodology to anticipate raw material needs, cash requirements, and machine scheduling.
WORK TEAM; INTEGRATED PRODUCT TEAM; CROSS-FUNCTIONAL TEAM. Since 1990 Expert has been Managing Director of Management One, a company that specializes in implementing team-based organizations in companies. He developed a process that teaches teamwork, problem-solving, and empowerment in a format that is sustainable. Expert has an MBA in management and 25 years of practical management experience in the paper industry. He has had the management responsibility for 400 union production workers.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
General: Excellent team leader with the ability to brainstorm and develop creative solutions and opportunities.
Problem solver with the ability to analyze, solve, speak, and write effectively.
Business: Experience in production and research management. Strategic planning and extensive team-based
organization training process.
Technical: Pulping, Recycling, and papermaking expertise on systemsthe, operation and troubleshooting.
Expert developed a strategic plan for a mill that, when implemented, turned this struggling operation into one of the most profitable in the country. He helped design a stock prep system that produced a successful installation. Expert also provides help in strategic planning, problem-solving, innovation management, and creative brainstorming.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Phoenix, Arizona - Tucson, Arizona - Mesa, Arizona - Glendale, Arizona - Scottsdale, Arizona - Chandler, Arizona - Tempe, Arizona - Gilbert, Arizona - Peoria, Arizona
|Year: 1979||Degree: MBA||Subject: Management||Institution: University of North Florida|
|Year: 1974||Degree: BS||Subject: Pulp and Paper Technology||Institution: Miami University|
|Years: 1990 to 2000||Employer: Self Employed||Title: Consultant||Department:||Responsibilities: 1998-2015 Established a forward-thinking organization structure to grow a worldwide business.
Naperville Illinois 1998-2001 Developed an extensive system for implementing a team-based organization in a company. Consulting and strategic planning and production of training materials.
Oro Valley AZ 2001-2015 Implemented training and consulting on business issues for small businesses. Directed the marketing, recruitment, training coordination and growth of a worldwide team of retail consultants to implement unique processes.
Sold my half of business to partner in 2015
|Years: 1994 to 1998||Employer: Jefferson Smurfit Corporation||Title: Manager of R&D Operations||Department:||Responsibilities: Duties: Manage the program in the U.S. and Latin America. Includes liner, fluting, boxboard, and news papermaking, corrugated container, carton, and the and core technical service, research and development. Report to the Worldwide VP R&D.
|Years: 1987 to 1994||Employer: Jefferson Smurfit Corporation||Title: Manager of Mill Research||Department:||Responsibilities: Duties: Manager of the research and development of new products and process’ for the pulp and paper mill operations around the world. The mill research group serves as internal consultants to the mills and converting operations to help them solve operating problems and develop new procedures and products. Experience in both pulping and recycling operations. Training and communication are also high priorities. Due diligence review for new acquisitions and development of strategic plans for the divisions are important duties as well. Report to the VP Research and Development.|
|Years: 1985 to 1987||Employer: Container Corporation of America||Title: Section Manager||Department:||Responsibilities: Duties: Manage the development of project engineers and the project coordinator for the papermaking operations of the company. Internal consulting and project work was also a part of the duties. Reported to the Manager of Mill Research.|
|Years: 1982 to 1985||Employer: Jacksonville Kraft Paper Company||Title: Production Manager||Department:||Responsibilities: Duties: Managed the production operation of an integrated 1300 tpd pulp and paper mill. Departments managed included woodyard, pulp mill, a recovery operation, power, paper mill, finishing, shipping, and energy conservation. Responsibility included a >$90 million operating budget. Department included 300 hourly employees of the UPIU labor union and 8 salaried department managers. Major responsibilities included maintaining quantity and quality of production; capital budgeting process; project and budget management; participation in labor negotiations and grievance processes; OSHA and environmental compliance and general management duties such as personal development and training. Reported to the VP of Operations.|
|Years: 1974 to 1982||Employer: St. Regis Paper Co.||Title: Project Engineer-Pulp Mill Manager||Department:||Responsibilities: Duties: Various production management positions throughout the mill. Hands on experience in managing operations in the pulp mill, paper mill, finishing, shipping, power, technical, engineering and maintenance departments. Pulp Mill Manager position included responsibility for woodyard, pulping and recovery operations. Management of labor, maintenance, capital and raw materials were included in this position.|
|Years: 1972 to 1973||Employer: Mead Corporation-Wrenn Papers Division||Title: Laboratory Technician||Department:||Responsibilities: Duties: Laboratory technician responsible for color formula generation.|
|Associations / Societies|
|He is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Mu Epsilon, Gamma Theta Phi, and Phi Eta Sigma honorary societies. Expert is a member of TAPPI's Water Removal Committee. He has worked on the AFPA/TAPPI/FPL Liaison Committee.|
33rd annual Pulp & Paper Conference 1989; Speaker on hot melts
Pak Info 1989: Speaker on recycled paper in packaging
Adjunct Professor at University of North Florida
UNF Advisory Committee, Department of Technology; chairman
Miami Association of Pulp and Paper Students; president
Tappi, Southeast Tappi, Great Lakes Tappi
1997 Paper Recycling workshop, Appleton WI, Speaker
|Awards / Recognition|
| Expert received the Phillip Cade Award for the top graduating senior in paper technology while at Miami University.
Jaycees; chosen one of 10 Jacksonville Florida "Outstanding Young Men in America"
Beta Gamma Sigma; business and management honorary
Phillip Cade Award: Top graduating Miami University paper student
Phi Kappa Phi; general scholastic (UNF and Miami)
Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities
Pi Mu Epsilon; math honorary
Gamma Theta Phi; chemistry honorary
Phi Eta Sigma: scholastic honorary
|Training / Seminars|
| Expert has developed team-based organizational training that covers problem-solving, empowerment, meeting skills, change management, and effective communication.
Miscellaneous Courses: Managing for Continuous Improvement, Tappi Pressing and Drying, Process for Self Development, Organizational Development Lab, Team Building, College Recruiting Workshop, Supervisory Management, School of Fluid Power, Energy Conservation (Auburn University), Improving Boiler Efficiency (Auburn University)
|Expert has basic proficiency in Spanish. He has worked on projects in Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, and Spain. His business has also taken him to Ireland, England, France, Austria, Germany, China, Sweden, Japan, Finland, Italy, Canada, and Holland.|