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Expert in PVC/Additive/Processing Technology, Lab Testing Equipment, PVC Industry

Expert ID: 725191 New Mexico, USA

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With over 35 years in industrial management of research, customer technical service, marketing and sales (in the PVC and additive industries), and an ability to communicate effectively both in writing and "one-on-one" in person, as well as experience in management and organization geared SPECIFICALLY to solve customer problems, he knows these strengths can be used effectively to help an organization enhance its product and sales development activities.

With a scientific background, strong work ethic and good health, he knows that he can make positive contributions to any operations involving the science and technology of PVC.

Represented a number of plastics additive and lab test equipment suppliers to the plastics (mainly PVC) INDUSTRIES. These included suppliers of metal-organic, organometallic, and organic PVC stabilizers, epoxy and ester PVC plasticisers, calcium carbonate and alumina trihydrate fillers, paraffin wax and ester lubricants, azo bis formamide foaming agents, torque rheometers, and heat stability ovens. Grew territory from $1.2 MM to over $5 MM in a very competitive environment.

He was responsible for all phases of customer introduction, plant trials, and additive developments for rapidly growing PVC markets in North America, Europe, Latin America. Intimately involved with the development of di/mono methyl tin mercaptoacetate heat stabilizers for PVC, and later development of di/mono methyl tin mercaptoethyl oleates ("reverse esters") as even better PVC stabilizers, finally the first "one-pack" stabilizer-lubricant system in which the methyl tin chloride/mercaptide reaction was carried out in the molten wax medium, resulting upon cooling in a homogeneous stabilizer-lubricant package for the PVC pipe industry. These developments resulted in a market penetration of over 70%. Published in-house booklet, "Rigid PVC Extrusion I&II" which included a trouble shooting guide for PVC -primarily twin screw-extrusion.

As a research chemist he worked on the organic syntheses of various polyesters, and evaluation of these as viscosity control agents in motor oils-which led to a brief Olin/Avisun venture in early multi-grade automotive lube oils.

Also worked on improving synthesis of polyethylene terephthalate fiber forming Polymers.

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He presented Seminars on Rigid PVC Extrusion, and Compounding PVC for Optimum Quality and Profitability to
Petroquimica Colombia, located in Cartagena, Colombia SA
Following the seminars, he held private consulting sessions for Petroquimica's customers attending.

He presented the Seminar, Flexible PVC Technology to
Morton International (now Rohm &Haas) in Reading, OH,
to educate their sales force who had been oriented towards rigid PVC markets.

He spent over a week in the plant of
Rival Plastic Pipe, located in Quenca, Ecuador SA---the purpose being to increase extrusion output rates on their twin screw extruders while running a fairly high regrind level. Output rate increases of 80-90% were realized by simply optimizing temp./feed/RPM profiles.He helped Townsend Polymer Services of Houston TX develop a production cost summary for PVC Additives production by furnishing detailed chemical reaction/yield analyses on the desired materials.

He presented a tutorial for the technical staff of Color Matrix Cleveland, OH on the optimum use techniques and evaluation of computerized Brabender Torque Rheometer testing of PVC materials containing their colorants. Laboratory demonstrations followed the tutorial.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Las Cruces, New Mexico

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1956 Degree: BA Subject: Chemistry/Physics Institution: Wabash College, Indiana
Year: 1960 Degree: Course Work Subject: MBA Program Institution: Xavier University, Cincinnati OH

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1979 to 1996 Employer: Anderson & Co. Inc.,Akron OH Title: Technical Sales Representative Department: Responsibilities: Covering a three state area, he represented a number of plastics additive and lab test equipment suppliers to the plastics (mainly PVC) industries. These included suppliers of metal-organic, organometallic, and organic PVC stabilizers, epoxy and ester PVC plasticisers, calcium carbonate and alumina trihydrate fillers, paraffin wax and ester lubricants, azo bis formamide foaming agents, torque rheometers, and heat stability ovens. He grew the territory from $1.1 MM to over $5 MM in a very competitive environment.
Years: 1972 to 1979 Employer: Cincinnati Milacron Chemicals (now Rohm & Haas),Reading OH Title: Manager, Customer Technical Service Department: Responsibilities: He was responsible for all phases of customer introduction, plant trials, and additive developments for rapidly growing PVC markets in North America, Europe, Latin America.
He was intimately involved with the development of di/mono methyl tin mercaptoacetate heat stabilizers for PVC, and later development of di/mono methyl tin mercaptoethyl oleates (“reverse esters”) as even better PVC stabilizers, finally the first “one-pack” stabilizer-lubricant system in which the methyl tin chloride/mercaptide reaction was carried out in a molten wax medium, resulting upon cooling in a homogeneous stabilizer-lubricant package for the PVC pipe industry. These developments resulted in a market penetration of over 70%. He also authored an in-house booklet, "Rigid PVC Extrusion I&II" which included a trouble shooting guide for PVC -primarily twin screw-extrusion.

Years: 1969 to 1972 Employer: Cincinnati Milacron Chemicals, Reading OH Title: Product/Marketing Manager Department: Responsibilities: He had Product/Marketing responsibility for wax antioxidant, and UV stabilizer additives for the polyolefin (polyethylene & polypropylene) markets. These included ethylene bis stearamide waxes, di-alkyl thio dipropionates, and octoxy benzophenones,
Years: 1961 to 1969 Employer: Advance Division, Carlisle Chemical Co.(now Akcros),New Brunswick, NJ Title: Technical Service Manager Department: Responsibilities: He was heavily involved in all phases of additive (stabilizer)development, testing, and customer assistance in the flexible PVC industry---main thrust was to deliver optimum cost/performance to the customer (both domestic and foreign). This product line included the family of mixed metal salts of organic acids---Ba, Cd, Ca, Zn, Sr carboxylates (mainly C-8 to C-18 straight and branched chain carboxylic acids), alkyl/aryl phosphates, epoxidized soya oil, butyltin mercaptoesters, and butyltin carboxylates.
Years: 1958 to 1961 Employer: Cincinnati Milling Machine Co.(now Cincinnati Milacron),Cincinnati OH Title: Sr. Research Chemist Department: Responsibilities: Initially he studied the mechanism of adhesion promotion of copper foil to FRP laminates (involving trace amounts of maleic anhydride in the polyester mix), which lead to commercial introduction of copper/fiberglass reinforced polyester board for early printed circuit boards.
He optimized a safer “Grignard-in hydrocarbon” reaction for less hazardous production of organo-tin intermediates for PVC stabilizer production. This involved the use of fractional mole amounts of THF in a Stoddard Solvent type hydrocarbon with machine tool- “surface-activated” magnesium chips, butyl chloride, and the simultaneous addition of tin tetra chloride-----resulting in high yields of the dibutyl tin dichloride intermediate in the single reaction.

He also prepared the model organotin, and Ba, Cd, Zn carboxylates for the infra red and radioactively tagged studies of Frye and Horst elucidating the mechanism of PVC stabilization (published circa 1960-61). This study was a seminal piece of work in the PVC industry back then!

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1970 to 1979 Country / Region: Germany, Holland, Belgium, England, Norway, Austria Summary: He conducted periodic extrusion trials at potential customer plants to demonstrate performance of methyltin PVC stabilizers vs. prevailing Lead stabilizer usage, as well as introducing the first tin/lubricant "one-pack" system for rigid PVC extrusion.
Years: 1973 to 1979 Country / Region: Central America (all countries) Summary: He continued periodic extrusion trials at potential customer plants in this region to introduce the new methyltin and "one-pack" tin/lubricant packages

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
SPE Activities (Society of Plastics Engineers)
He has been an active SPE member since 1961---44+years.

1960¹s--He was on the Steering Committee to form the Palisades Section as a “topical break-off” from the Newark Section of SPE. He was active in the new Palisades Section: Editor of “Spec Sheet” newsletter, Board member, member of Vinyl PAC(before Divisions) Technical Program Committee for the NYC RETEC on Rigid PVC Extrusion & Molding--mid 1960’s.  Editorial assistant as a “go-getter/reviewer” for the Encyclopedia of PVC-1st Edition. Vinyl PAC Board and TPC member. Moderator at ANTECS and Vinyl RETECS. Paper on Stabilization of PVC given to Southern Section. Participated in additives panels at Palisades Section meetings

1970¹s--He was on the Vinyl Division Board and TPC member ( programming help for VCM RETEC in NYC (‘73) --- ANTEC paper presented in Boston on Twin Screw vs. Single Screw Extrusion of PVC(1972), 2nd Annual National Compounding Conference paper presented at NYU, 1973, “RIGID PVC- Prime Stimulant for Stabilizer Development”, Two booklets on Rigid PVC Extrusion, 1976 &1978 --1979,TPC Chair--PVC Extrusion RETEC at Playboy Resort, NJ (Panel Discussion with Court Stenographers)--published in JVAT.
Moderator at most ANTECS and Vinyl RETECS.

1980¹s-- He was Vinyl Division Chair, and continued on the Vinyl board and TPC.
Again, Moderator at ANTECS and Vinyl RETECS. Appointed to SPE Fellows Selection Committee(1 year). Nominated to Fellow’s Status, 1986.

1990¹s--He was still on the Vinyl Division Board & TPC, Miami Valley Section Board & RETEC Chair.
Chaired 4 Cincinnati RETECS--Vinyl (‘91, Vinyl (‘96, PMAD (‘97, Marketing&Management/TPE SIG Group (’94).

2000's- Received Vinyl Division's "Outstanding Achievement in Vinyl" Award, Oct.2006.
Awards / Recognition
1986--Elected to Fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers
2006--Received SPE Vinyl Division's "Outstanding Achievement in Vinyl" Award.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
He has developed and presents seminars (or tutorials) on the following topics:
Rigid PVC Extrusion (includes materials selection, formulation, compounding, single/twin screw extrusion, testing)

Flexible (Plasticized) PVC Technology (includes optimum stabilizer selection influenced by formulation/process/end product variables).

Compounding and Processing PVC--General Principles of Plant Operation for maximum efficiency.
Other Relevant Experience
He is currently active with "PVC Technical Services", his "hands-on" consulting activity which offers clients help in virtually ALL areas of the science and technology of PVC. This has included personal visitation as well as e-mail/phone consultation.

Fields of Expertise

heat stabilizer, polymer stabilization, polymer stabilizer, polyvinyl chloride compounding, polyvinyl chloride extrusion, polyvinyl chloride pipe, polyvinyl chloride profile, polyvinyl chloride stabilization, polyvinyl chloride stabilizer, polyvinyl chloride industry, lab testing equipment, laboratory testing, polymer processing, ultraviolet stability testing, plastic product development, plastics quality control, vacuum sizer, polymeric scavenger, light stabilizer, ultraviolet stability, ultraviolet absorber, dry powder blending, antiblocking agent, plastic weathering, plastic stability, extruded plastic, calcium stearate, polyvinyl chloride film, polymer degradation, polyvinyl resin processing, impact modifier, light stability, polyvinyl chloride foam, polymer flow, thermoplastics compounding, plastic lubrication, plastic lubricant, dehalogenation, stability, polyethylene extrusion, polymer antioxidant, polypropylene heat stabilization, polypropylene ultraviolet light stabilization, thermally stable polymer, polymer technology, degradable plastic, gelation, cored extrusion screw, thermoplastic extrusion, polymer science, polymer modifier, low molecular weight polyethylene, laboratory, ultraviolet plastic degradation, polymer testing, addition polymer, plastic profile extrusion, extrusion die, polymer extrusion screw, extrusion screw, powder mixing, polymer structure, polymer extrusion, polymer compounding, polymer chemistry, polymer additive, plasticizer, polymer photostabilization, cellular plastic, blowing agent, blending

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