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Expert in Selection of Structural Adhesives for Plastics, Metals, & Composites in Production

Expert ID: 108504 North Carolina, USA

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ADHESION TO FIBERGLASS, ELASTOMER, GLASS, METAL, PLASTIC, SPECIFIC MATERIAL. For over 30 years, Expert's has been involved in the detailed matching of structural adhesives for all substrates when used within a production environment, with particular emphasis on plastic assembly with solvent-free products. His other concentration is on adhesives that fit into the individual manufacturing process so as to provide economy and efficiency.

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

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1967 Degree: AS Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
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

Career Accomplishments

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.

Additional Experience

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.
Vendor Selection
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.
Marketing Experience
Expert has brought several adhesives products to market through both direct sales and industrial distribution.

Fields of Expertise

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