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Expert in Stormwater Management, Environmental Spill Containment and Response, Radwaste Packaging and Filters

Expert ID: 108329 Florida, USA

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Since 1981, Expert has been involved in understanding, interpreting, and keeping up-to-date with DOT packaging standards, specifically the Hazardous Materials Transportation Regulation for containers and non-bulk packaging. He has worked closely with the exemptions branch, and has applied for and received six exemptions for DOT packaging. He also has a good working knowledge of the recent HM-181 and UN packaging standards.

Expert has been involved in the research and development of encapsulation technologies since 1982. He received a patent in 1986 for a heat sealing device for thermoplastic materials, which allows the macroencapsulation of hazardous and radioactive wastes, and has frequently been used successfully in these fields.

The majority of Expert's career has been involved in the design, development, and manufacture of hazardous waste packaging, primarily non-bulk sizes. The products were designed for various levels of radioactive wastes and hazardous wastes, including PCBs and medical wastes. He also holds numerous patents for products in this area.


Expert has developed and patented a unique method for heat sealing two plastic parts together on an automated basis. This technology has been used in the environmental field, radioactive waste containment, and is being considered for use in manholes.

Expert has developed and patented several secondary containment products used to containerize hazardous wastes. Additionally, he has been involved in the design and implementation of an environmental vault system for long-term, monitored, retrievable storage of transuranic mixed wastes for a Department of Energy facility.

Expert has spent much of his career developing packaging for radioactive and hazardous waste applications. As a result, many projects have involved mixed waste applications. Using various composites such as FRP/PE and Steel/PE, he has developed many products specific to mixed waste packaging applications.


Expert has spent much of his career developing unique packages for environmental applications, many of which are patented. The designs are usually nontraditional, using polyethylene, composites, or unique combinations.

Expert developed the first use of this technology for Department of Energy mixed radwaste packaging (drums). Much of his work has been involved in bonding Pe to the interior and exteriors of containers, tanks, and steel boxes. He has also developed containers with fluoropolymers (such as Teflon) bonded to the inside or outside of steel containers.

A significant portion of Expert's career has been spent developing unique packaging for nuclear waste applications, specifically for the Department of Energy. He has been the project leader on the development of a high-integrity container, as well as transuranic, mixed waste, environmental vaults, composite LSA boxes, and other custom-type packaging.


Expert invented several patented closure devices, including encapsulation means, screw tops, and key locks. A majority of his career has been involved in designs of containers and unique, state-of-the-art closures.

A majority of Expert's career has been involved in designing and developing secondary containment equipment for hazardous materials containers and tanks. The need for secondary containment in the environmental field is fairly recent. He is recognized as one of the pioneers in educating the marketplace on secondary containment and its regulations. The primary, applicable regulations for secondary containment are enforced by the EPA, and the guidelines are drafted by the Uniform Fire Code. He has written a trade journal article on the subject, and has been involved in consulting and design work for companies seeking new secondary containment products.


Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Jacksonville, Florida - Gainesville, Florida - Deltona, Florida - Daytona Beach, Florida

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1980 Degree: B.A. Subject: Economics Institution: Denison University (Granville, OH)

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1993 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President and Principal Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1993 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Executive Officer and Principal Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1988 to 1993 Employer: Enpac Corporation Title: Chief Operating Officer Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1983 to 1988 Employer: Bondico, Incorporated Title: Vice President, Director, and Founder Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1980 to 1983 Employer: SM Corporation Title: Vice President Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1980 to 1980 Employer: Republic Packaging Corporation Title: Sales and Management Trainee Department: Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Awards / Recognition
Expert was the Florida First Coast Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist. He was a co-inventor of a product which was awarded "Chemical Processing's New Product of the Year" in the Safety/Maintenance Category.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert holds over 40 patents, and has several patents pending approval. He is the author of several articles and papers related to environmental waste containment and regulation. He writes a regular column for the Jacksonville Business Journal entitled "Bright Ideas."

Fields of Expertise

Department of Transportation packaging standard, hazardous material transportation, hazardous-material transportation statute, high-efficiency particulate air filter, rotational molding, hazardous waste macroencapsulation, hazardous-waste encapsulation, macroencapsulation, hazardous material package, hazardous waste packaging process, hazardous-waste storage equipment, heat sealing, hazardous material storage, mixed waste packaging process, package, polyethylene-to-steel container bonding, nuclear waste packaging process, package closure, secondary containment equipment, secondary containment regulation, spill containment system design, hazardous nuclear material, transport packaging, hazardous waste storage, polymer processing, Department of Transportation HM-181 standard, heat-sealable polymer, container design, package regulation, hazardous chemical transportation, plastic closure, radioactive mixed waste, plastic part, rotational molding tooling, Uniform Fire Code, hazardous material packing requirement, hazardous material packaging process, medical waste transportation, storage equipment, mixed hazardous waste, materials handling, hazardous waste handling equipment, hazardous waste cleanup statute, hazardous material handling, waste disposal statute, nuclear waste management, medical waste management, medical waste packaging process, packaging standard, material storage, hazardous waste, Resource, Conservation, and Recovery Act regulation, hazardous material, hazardous waste transportation equipment, thermoplastic resin, containment equipment, liquid transportation, transportation code, toxic material handling, liquid storage, polymer joining, polyethylene, package testing, nuclear waste monitoring, nuclear waste management regulation, nuclear waste disposal, medical waste management regulation, international standard, gas-solid filtration, container failure, Environmental Protection Agency regulation, corrosive material handling, container transportation

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