Expert in Selection of Structural Adhesives for Plastics, Metals, & Composites in Production
Expert ID: 108504 North Carolina, USA
ADHESIVE MATERIAL. Expert is involved with many of the leading manufacturers of solvent-free, structural adhesives for virtually all substrates. He is very current on all families of adhesives and their application, use and performance.
CONTACT ADHESIVES; ANAEROBIC ADHESIVES; CYANOACRYLATE ADHESIVES; THERMOPLASTIC ADHESIVES; EPOXY ADHESIVES; THERMOSETTING ADHESIVES; HOT MELT ADHESIVES. Expert has been closely involved with the evaluation, selection, and application of these types of adhesives from both consulting and practical viewpoints.
ADHESIVE SELECTION; MANUFACTURING ADHESIVES. Expert's primary area of expertise is matching performance requirements of bonded assemblies with adhesives that can fulfill them and fit comfortably into the manufacturing process. He maximizes adhesive applications in order to reduce labor input, thus strengthening the assembly and speeding production.
MIXERS. Expert has designed and developed various devices for mixing and applying one and two component adhesive systems. He holds 2 patents on a mixers and dispensers for two part systems. In addition, he has designed custom application and curing systems for numerous customers.
ULTRAVIOLET-CURABLE ADHESIVES. Expert has had 28 years of involvement with UV cured adhesives for glass and plastic assembly, along with UV equipment design and development capability. His specialty also includes medical (USPVI) adhesives.
METHACRYLATE ADHESIVES. Expert has been in the forefront of selection, application, use, and product development of methacrylate adhesives for over 30 years, and has consulted to numerous plastic suppliers and manufacturing concerns.
General Electric Plastics. Pittsfield, MA
Trained GE Plastics personnel in "Adhesives for Plastics" including adhesive selection and properties of various structural adhesives Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Waterbury, VT
Analyzed packaging failures as related to adhesives application on paper containers. Provided a solution to the container manufacturer WilsonArt
Analyzed Adhesive Failures in numerous cities Sky Scan
Developed adhesives and an application system for applying reflective film to a large acrylic dome. Assisted in the application in Athens Greece
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Wilmington, North Carolina - Jacksonville, North Carolina - Greenville, North Carolina - Rocky Mount, North Carolina
|Year: 1967||Degree: AS||Subject: Mechanical Engineering||Institution: Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA|
|Years: 2012 to 2020||Employer: EXTREME Adhesives, Inc. Raymond, NH||Title: Technical Director||Department: Technical||Responsibilities: Technical and major application support for an adhesives company.|
|Years: 1987 to 2012||Employer: EXTREME Adhesives, Inc||Title: President and CEO||Department: All||Responsibilities: Overall development of a corporation founded in 1987 with a focus on OEM adhesives for product assembly. Specialized in high performance plural component, methyl methacrylate (acrylic) adhesives and their application for metal, plastic, and composites as well as user friendly convenience packaging. Performed consulting to GE Plastics, 3M, Baxter International, and numerous other manufacturing firms. Received two patents for unique adhesive application equipment.|
|Years: 1983 to 1986||Employer: Devcon Corporation, Danvers, MA||Title: Product Manager - Technical Adhesives||Department: Marketing||Responsibilities: Introduce Methyl methacrylate adhesives through a broad industrial distribution base nation wide.|
|Years: 1980 to 1983||Employer: Lord Corporation, Erie, PA||Title: Management of all distributor based adhesives sales nationally.||Department: Marketing||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1972 to 1979||Employer: Loctite Corporation||Title: Technical Sales Engineer||Department:||Responsibilities: Responsible for all phases of OEM and Expert adhesive selection and application|
|Associations / Societies|
|Expert belongs to SME and SPE.|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|Expert holds a U.S. patent for a self-cleaning mixer for multiple part adhesives. He has been published several times pertaining to selection and application of high tech adhesives.|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|Expert has appeared in New York Federal Court to provide expert testimony on adhesive failures. Expert has provided expert witness depositions regarding adhesive applications.|
|Training / Seminars|
|Expert has lectured or consulted at GE Plastics, the SME National Adhesive Exposition, and in the Assembly Technology Forum.|
| Expert has experience locating manufacturers and vendors of structural adhesives, adhesive applicators, adhesive curing equipment, medical grade adhesives, and solvent free adhesives. He has access to product literature, and data on adhesives and equipment.
|Expert has brought several adhesives products to market through both direct sales and industrial distribution.|
Fields of Expertise
adhesive material, adhesive selection, contact adhesive, cyanoacrylate adhesive, elastomer adhesion, epoxy adhesive, fiberglass adhesion, glass adhesion, hot-melt adhesive, manufacturing adhesive, metal adhesion, methacrylate adhesive, mixer, plastic adhesion, specific material adhesion, thermoplastic adhesive, thermosetting adhesive, ultraviolet-curable adhesive, acrylic adhesive material, adhesive application, adhesive application machine, adhesive application process, adhesive applicator equipment, adhesive dispensing equipment, adhesive failure, adhesive failure analysis, adhesive pump, aerobic adhesive, assembly, medical adhesive, metal adhesive, metal to plastic adhesion, methacrylate, mixer design, mixing, polyethylene adhesion, polymer joining, production process, silicone adhesive, silver epoxy, solventless adhesive, static mixer, steel adhesive, structural epoxy adhesive, thermally conductive adhesive material, thermoforming, two-part adhesive, ultraviolet-curable pressure-sensitive adhesive, urethane adhesive, welding, high volume, low cost product assembly, aerospace adhesive, composite material selection, plasticizer-resistant adhesive, solvent adhesive, polyurethane reactive hot-melt adhesive, adhesive curing, thermosetting adhesive formulation, neoprene adhesive, polyurethane adhesive, mechanical joining, plastic adhesive, wood adhesion, physical joining, fit, glue, fluid mixing, electrical adhesive, adhesive cement, anaerobic adhesive