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Expert in Pultrusion resin design and processing

Expert ID: 736136 Nevada, USA

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I have over 40 years of experience in pultrusion resin design and processing. I developed a full line of unsaturated polyesters for the pultrusion industry as well as epoxies for large diameter rods for the nonceramic insulator market and carbon/glass rods for composite conductor applications. I have consulted for clients all over the world including Canada, China, Malaysia, France. etc.

Summary of Qualifications:
-9 years industrial experience with the formulation, processing, applications and development of polyester resins. Includes responsibility for quality control and operations.
-8 years experience with the industrial marketing of DION specialty polyesters and vinyl esters. Includes sales presentations, promotion, pricing policy, strategy and the coordination of technical service/ production toward sales objectives.
-30 years experience in pultrusion research, development, processing and quality control
-Bachelor's and Master's Industrial Technology

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Gardnerville, Nevada 89410

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1977 Degree: MA Subject: Industrial Technology Institution: San Jose State University
Year: 1966 Degree: BA Subject: General Social Science Institution: University of Oregon

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2008 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: COO Department: Research & Development Responsibilities: Design of a composite for the structural member in electrical conductors including the epoxy resin systems and the reinforcement package.
Years: 1987 to 2008 Employer: Glasforms,Inc. Title: Executive Vice President and Technical Director Department: Technical Responsibilities: Design the resin systems and composite reinforcement construction for non-ceramic composite insulators cores.
Years: 1978 to 1987 Employer: The Koppers Company Title: Industry Manager Department: Development lab and Marketing Responsibilities: Group Leader for resin development and marketing of Dion unsaturated polyesters and vinyl esters.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Chairman of the Composites Institute of the Society of the Plastics Industry
Chairman of the Pultrusion Industry Council
Vice Chairman of the Fiber Glass Reinforced Panel Council of the Society of the Plastics Industry
Professional Appointments
Board of Director Appointments:
Board of Directors of Glasforms, Inc.
Board of Directors of Mercury Cable & Energy
Board of Directors of the Composites Institute of the Society of the Plastics Industry
Awards / Recognition
American Composites Manufacturing Association Hall of Fame
Composites Fabricators Distinguished Leadership Award
Claire E. Bacon Composites Institute Man of the Year
Pultrusion Industry Council Award of Excellence
Publications and Patents Summary
Publications: 16

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