Expert in Rubber Compounds Development (Formulations), Adhesives, and Processes
Expert's special skills include formulating, compounding, technical communications, manufacturing troubleshooting, problem-solving and decision-making. He has directed lab department activities by providing strong leadership, teamwork and team-building. These activities have included planning, directing and organizing research projects in addition to business development, cost reduction and budgetary accountability.
Expert possesses strong collaborative skills exemplified by working with engineering, sales and marketing staff to promote new products. He has delivered presentations to rubber groups and customers. He has a very strong background as a chemistry professional.
In addition to rubber compound development works, Expert also provides the following:
1- REACH & RoHS information
2- MSDS (TDS)
3- Step by step mixing instruction
4- Technical data sheet
5- Chemicals CAS#s
6- Production troubleshoots (Mixing, Calendering, Insert prep suggestions, Adhesives applying procedure, and rubber molding solutions) and many more.
7- A finalized report to also include all test data and graphs.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Chicago, Illinois - Rockford, Illinois - Aurora, Illinois - Naperville, Illinois - Joliet, Illinois - Elgin, Illinois - South Bend, Indiana - Gary, Indiana - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Kenosha, Wisconsin
|Year: 1983||Degree: BS||Subject: Chemistry/Biology/Polymer||Institution: Middle Tennessee State University|
|Year: 1984||Degree: MS||Subject: Chemistry - 9 simester hrs of polymer.||Institution: Middle Tennessee State University|
|Years: 2005 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Consultant||Department: Rubber Consulting/Testing||Responsibilities: Expert undertakes consulting projects, compounding, formulating, and testing to specifications.|
|Years: 2000 to 2017||Employer: American Rubber Development Inc.||Title: President/ Rubber Chemist/Owner||Department: Rubber Development||Responsibilities: Expert is responsible for Rubber Development, as well as adhesives and fabrics. Testing.|
|Years: 2009 to 2016||Employer: Flexan Corporation||Title: Chief Chemist||Department: Development||Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for all technical, testing (rubber and adhesives), and new compound development for all company divisions: two in Chicago and one in China.|
|Years: 2005 to 2009||Employer: AMFUEL; American Fuel Cells and Coated Fabrics Company||Title: Chemist/R&D department manager||Department:||Responsibilities: He was responsible for all technical, testing, new compound development (Rubber/Calendered Rubber/Rubber to Fabrics / Cement /Adhesives) and day-to-day production needs and troubleshooting.|
|Years: 2002 to 2004||Employer: CABOT CORPORATION||Title: Technical Service Manager||Department:||Responsibilities: He was responsible for technical service, manufacturing quality, account management and monitoring quality in plant operations including customer quality issues, compounds development, troubleshooting, carbon black grade and mixing recommendations, coordinating R&D projects between customers and R&D, analyze data, write technical reports and follow-up.|
|Years: 1999 to 2001||Employer: BAYER CORPORATION||Title: Technical Service Specialist||Department: Polymers & compound development||Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for up to 15 customer accounts and accountable for providing technical service, troubleshooting and compound development. He provided both national and international technical support to sales and marketing. He was a member of the continuous improvement and diversity teams as well.|
|Years: 1995 to 1999||Employer: KITCO, INC.||Title: Lab Director/Vice president of R&D||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert directed laboratory activities, projects and day-to-day operation.|
|Years: 1991 to 1995||Employer: IER INDUSTRIES||Title: Chief Chemist/ Lab Director||Department:||Responsibilities: He directed department activities, projects and day-to-day operations. He provided technical support to entire sales and marketing department. Expert also supervised seven salary and hourly R&D employees in two company locations.|
|Years: 1988 to 1991||Employer: DELTA RUBBER COMPANY||Title: Polymer Engineer Manager/Lab Director||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert managed the lab, visited customers and vendors, and oversaw production and quality control. The above included technical support to the sales and marketing department. He also supervised six salary and hourly R&D employees.|
|Years: 1984 to 1988||Employer: PRECISION RUBBER PRODUCTS||Title: Research Chemist||Department: Lab & manufacturing||Responsibilities: Expert conducted analytical and physical studies using different elastomers, including PTFE for automotive applications. He also managed hazardous material exposure, containment, disposal and employee safety training. He conducted analytical compounds studies and fingerprinted current and new products by using G.C., Infrared and TGA.|
|Years: 2005 to 2009||Agency: US||Role: Rubber Chemist for Military and Defese||Description: Fuel sells for fighter planes & Helicopters|
|Years: 2005 to 2009||Agency: US||Role: Rubber Chemist for Military and Defense||Description: Dunnage bags and towable drums|
|Years: 2009 to 2016||Agency: US||Role: Rubber Chemist||Description: Immunition rubber parts|
|Years: 2006 to 2006||Agency: US||Role: Consultant||Description: Rubber compounds for green house space|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 2005 to 2006||Country / Region: Thailand||Summary: Rubber compounds for Printer rollers|
|Years: 2005 to 2006||Country / Region: Lebanon||Summary: Currently working on Track Pads for Asphalt machines|
|Associations / Societies|
|American Chemical Society (ACS)
Society of Automotive Engineer
ACS Rubber Division
|Licenses / Certifications|
|- 6 sigma green belt.
- Implementing QS-900
- Solving Rubber Industry Quality Control Problems.
- Diagnostic Tools and Team Training
- Statistical Engineering
- Diagnostic Tools and Team Training
- Executive Training and Time Management
- Worldwide Lessons in Leadership
- Presentation skills for Technical and Sales professionals
- American management association Enhancing presentation skills
|1- Provided a Presentation to Wisconsin Rubber Group in 2000
2- Provided a training seminar for Ford company in Michigan in 1993
3- Provided Rubber presentation to Parker Seal in 2015
|Awards / Recognition|
|Certificate of appreciation presented by the Art and the Science of international Rubber Molding Conference in
Featured in the Akron Beacon Journal
Who's Who (2 years)
|Medical / Professional|
|1- Acist Medical - 2014 - Bio-compatible Band
2- Boston Scientific - 2010 - Hemorrhoid band
3- Electromed - 2014 -Medical Diaphragm for smart vest
4- Haemoband - 2013- Medical band
|Publications and Patents Summary|
| Expert has created a compatible sealant compound for new Freon (R-134A) HCFC application resulting in a patent that holds in the U.S. and India alike.
Expert wrote a paper on the TGA. Thermogravemetric analyzer at the request of Ford Motor Company
|Expert Witness Experience|
|Failed school bus brake seals: Conducted test analysis and provided data to company executive to present it to legal (1995)|
|Training / Seminars|
|Wisconsin Rubber Group
Training on Rubber 101 to customers
Training employees on MSDS
Provided customers such as Ford, Chrysler and GM rubber training for their chemists, Engineers, and Lab. personal
|Since 1984, Expert built a data base for almost all rubber vendors located in the United States.
Expert evaluates and rate vendors based on their material certifications, reliability, on time delivery and the source where they obtain their chemicals and pay attention to Material Conflicts (child labor countries), and any foreign countries the U.S. department doesn't approve.
| Expert worked and works on many Marketing projects, such as Military compounds, LPG/CNG compounds, Low cost Flurocarbons for Automotive applications and many more.
Expert previously worked with big companies, such as Cabot Corporation on promoting Carbon Blacks chemicals, and worked with Bayer Corp. (now is called Arlenxeo) to market Therban (HNBR) polymers.
|Other Relevant Experience|
|• Developed a CNG and LPG seal for tear 1 automotive company that functioned over a billion cycle.
• Developed a low cost FKM compound SAE J200 M4HK710 A1-11,B38,EF31,*F17 and excellent high and low temperature (-36°C~275°C).
• Developed a unique hearing aid bud to resist bacteria and for longer service.
• Developed many medical components for surgical use
• Project manager for the F-15 and F-18 Hornet fuel cells for exploring new alternative for inner ply material to withstand aggressive jet fuel and low temperature. Currently working on
developing new rubber material to withstand Biodesil fuel.
• Developed new self-sealing fuel cell compound (Defense application).
• Developed very exceptional HNBR rubber compound for automotive industry, this was a significant accomplishment in that the compound last over 3,000 hours when exposed to
different motor oils grades at elevated temperatures (150C+).
• Conducted a research and development program to explore alternative material compatible with the new introduced aggressive grease at elevated temperature of 160C. Project was
a success as the Inboard CV joint project leader.
• Supervised the Valve Stem Seal division of Dana Corporation (Joint Venture).
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