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Expert in Renewable Energy, Biorefinery, BioEnergy, Tissue

Expert ID: 724229 Virginia, USA

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Study and author in this field.Participated in design of cellulosic ethanol plants

Study and author in this field.

Study and author in this field. Dave been used by DOE and USDA as an expert in this field

Study and author in this field. Also President Flambeau River BioRefinery

In management at execuitive level for 30 years. Study and author in this field.

Involved in sussessful analysis and reengineering strategy in a Fortune 500 Company. Study and author in this field.

Involved in over 100 energy surveys. Was principle author of a Best Practise Guidebook. Authored numerous articles.

Responsible for purchase of 7 new paper machines and all auxillary equipment

Same as paper equipment above.

Study and author in this field. Also have several patents

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Taught TAPPI courses in this area for 20 years. Study and author in this field.

He has helped the Wisconsin Focus on Energy Program achieve significant energy savings in the pulp and paper industry. He was the primary author of the Pulp and Paper Energy Best Practices Guidebook.He has helped the Center for Technology Transfer(now called Clean Tech Partners) identify emerging technologies that are ready for deployment and helped identify clients who will deploy them.He was one of the founding members of the Biorefinery Deployment Collaborative whose mission is to build public and private institutional readiness to participate in the US bio-economy. The focus of this group is deployment. As a consultant to this group he researched areas of interest to members and perpared white papers. Several of them were later partly converted to the articles previously mentioned.As a consultant to a large pulp and paper company he helped them understand the opportunities and technologies that were ready for deployment. This company is now in the biorefinery business.As a consultant to a small pulp and paper company he helped them understand the opportunities and technologies that were ready for deployment. This company has now developed a project with a high ROI which is in the financing stage.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Virginia Beach, Virginia - Norfolk, Virginia - Chesapeake, Virginia - Richmond, Virginia - Newport News, Virginia - Hampton, Virginia - Alexandria, Virginia - Portsmouth, Virginia - Lynchburg, Virginia - Suffolk, Virginia

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1964 Degree: BS Subject: Physics and Engineering Institution: RPI and U of Maryland
Year: 1964 Degree: Physics Subject: Fluid Mechanics Institution: RPI and U of Maryland
Year: 1973 Degree: Graduate Studies Subject: Marketing Institution: U of Tennessee

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1997 to 2004 Employer: GEORGIA-PACIFIC CORP. Title: Director PULP and Paper Engineering Department: Engineering Responsibilities: He was involved in cross-functional teams recommending pulp and paper strategies. Integrated technical needs into business plans. Responsible for process design for 14 major mills. Led the design team for the world’s widest tissue machine, black liquor gasifier and lead the specification team for machines. Served as Chief Technology Officer for Agenda 2020 Program at AF&PA.
Years: 1996 to 1997 Employer: CHESAPEAKE CORP. Title: VP Manufacturing Technology Department: Corporate Responsibilities: He was responsible for advising the Corporate Executive Committee on all technical matters. Identified manufacturing technologies that had savings potential of $60 million per year and served on cross-functional implementation teams, including an enterprise-wide project management system.
Years: 1985 to 1996 Employer: JAMES RIVER CORP. Title: V. P. Engineering and Process Technology Department: Corporate Responsibilities: He built a coordinated and respected engineering group from diverse divisions of American Can and Crown Zellerbach by developing a Total Quality Capital Project Management System and training over 600 mill and corporate employees. This won a corporate “Gold Key Award”. Virtually eliminated overruns and late projects while completing 2 CRU’s and 3 paper machines. In 1985 and 1986, personally recruited an environmental director and built a value-added function. Both the Engineering and Environmental groups were benchmarked as among the best in the industry.
Years: 1983 to 1985 Employer: BE&K ENGINEERING Title: President Department: Corporate Responsibilities: He was responsible for planning and establishment of a joint venture consulting engineering company. Technology Completed 100+ successful studies optimizing pulp and paper mill operations.
Years: 1964 to 1983 Employer: HUYCK CORPORATION Title: Various including VP and General Manager Department: Corporate Responsibilities: Vice President & Director of Research
Coordinated paper machine equipment and clothing research and development activities of worldwide operating divisions and managed activities of a central research center. Member, New Business Committee.

Vice President & General Manager Founded a successful paper mill optimization consulting engineering group, examined operating procedures of over 50 paper mills and devised programs with production increases of up to 15%.

Vice President & General Manager responsibility for over 500 employees in three plant locations. Also held the following positions:
Marketing Manager 1971-1973
Manager, Product Development 1969-1971
Manager, Technical Sales & Service 1968-1969
Group Leader 1966-1968
Development Engineer 1964-1966

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2006 to 2006 Agency: DOE Role: Industrial Peer Reviewer Description: He was hired as a Forest Products peer reviewer to provide expert technical and financial analysis of ~24 DOE funded research projects
Years: 2007 to 2007 Agency: USDA Role: Assistant Description: Assisted the Director, Forest Products Laboratory to gain industry input for the 2007 Farm Bill

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1983 to 1985 Country / Region: Finland, Sweden and Northern Europe Summary: As a key employee of Jaakko Poyry he had access to the vast data base and participated in many successful consulting assignments. More importantly he made lasting contacts.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Paper Industry Management Association (PIMA)
Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry(TAPPI)
Professional Appointments
PIMA Board
PIMA President
Richmond Math and Science Center Board
Chair TAPPI Paper and Board Division
President MECA (neighboorhood association)

Awards / Recognition
TAPPI Fellow
Glen T Renegar PIMA Award
PIMA and CPBIS Management Excellence Award
Publications and Patents Summary
He has over 100 articles and 125 presentations.
Technical Editor Volume 7 TAPPI Papermaking Series
Co-author Best Practices Energy Guidebook

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He was a key resource in patent trials between Huyck Corp and Albany International.

In 2012 I was hired to be an expert witness in the trial rather unusual case to establish the penalty for conviction in 2005 for violating the clean air act in the years from about 1980 to about 1986 even though applied for all required air permits and complied with each. Many have called that ruling “bazar”. The impact of that ruling hurts and limits all US industry who apply for and comply with air permits.
I submitted my Expert Report on 2/23/12, went through discovery and deposition and testified at the trail in early 2013. The judge interrupted my cross examination for an open court discussion so he could understand the impact of one of my major responses. The ruling issued on 27 May 2015 (yes, two years later) was a very minimal penalty. My work and testimony was said to be a major to the favorable outcome.
Under direct testimony and cross examination was able to demonstrate that the amount of air pollution for an early 1980’s denied proposal resulted in less air pollution than the recommendation EPA was asking the court to mandate. I was also able to use a 1979 EPA document to prove that the EPA recommended solution was not covered by an appropriate 1979 EPA guidelines document and likely could not have been permitted in the early 1980s.
Training / Seminars
For over 10 years he taught numerous seminars for the Technical Association for Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI)
Vendor Selection
His major purchases include 7 papermachines, numerous boilers, and pulp mill equipment
Marketing Experience
He was Director of Marketing for Huyck Corp and took graduate marketing courses at Columbia and U of Tennessee
Other Relevant Experience
He retired from GP and formed a consulting practice in business and deployment strategy for the forest products & allied industries. Areas of specialty include energy and biorefineries. Also servs on 3 business boards/advisory boards and 3 non profit boards.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German Studied in collaeg and was proficient in the 1960's but the skill lapsed due to low use.

Fields of Expertise

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