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Expert in Screen Printing, Flexographic, Gravure and Heat Transfer Industries

Expert ID: 736261 North Carolina, USA

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Career Summary - Expert brings her 30+ years of experience with a multi-faceted background in screen printing, flexographic, UV, gravure and heat transfer industries to the expert witness and consulting world. She has been a successful ink and coating formulator, col, communicator, and mentor, an expert colormatcher, and able to work effectively with all levels to meet internal and external customer needs.

Areas of Expertise:
• Ink and coating formulation
• Color Specialist, Color Theory, Color Matching
• SAP
• Training - Lean Management, Diversity, DISC, Leadership
• Xrite and Datacolor Instrumentation
• Product Development
• Laboratory testing - ink, coatings, plastics

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Charlotte, NC - Hickory, NC - Fort Mill, SC

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1987 Degree: BS Subject: Chemistry Institution: Salem College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2014 to 2020 Employer: Kurz Transfer Products Title: Chemist Department: R&D Responsibilities: Responsibilities included research and development from concept to launch. International collaboration for improvements and innovations. Management of the Color Match Department. Maintain and improve existing raw materials and chemistries.

• Successfully developed new ink only packages for the cosmetic industries - $3 million plus new Sales.
• Established alternate formulations to reduce cost/improve performance by 30%.
• Created a new waterbased adhesion chemistry for two leading athletic equipment companies ($1.2M).
• Introduced new raw materials that reduced color adjustment times by 75%.
• Achieved adhesion in a single product for glassed filled nylon, carbon fiber, and aluminum substrates -new business. Initial sales projected $300,000.
• Originated new techniques for matching and producing custom colors for Magnetic and Gravure Printing.
Years: 1997 to 2014 Employer: Actega-WIT Title: Chemist Department: Lab Responsibilities: Responsibilities include color matching, adjusting and correcting batches, developing new products, and coordinating quality testing between facilities.

• Developed new analytical methods and improve existing test processes for both R&D and QC.
• Established new color match equipment and train employees correct color matching procedures.
• Coordinated and trained laboratory employees on SAP for Lincolnton facility.
Years: 1992 to 1997 Employer: Wilflex Inks Title: Chemist Department: R&D Responsibilities: R&D Chemist/Pigment Concentrate Chemist/Division QA Director/Technical Service Representative
Years: 1987 to 1992 Employer: Porex Technologies Title: Analytical Chemist Department: Analytical Services Lab Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
Flexographic Technician Certification, Taguchi, TQM, Lean Management, SAP, Datacolor, Xrite, Leadership, Diversity Training, DISC Training, Color specialist, Color Theory Instructor, ISO9000/9001, Thermal analysis -DSC, TA, TGA, Spectroscopy.

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