Expert in Surfactants, Specialty Chemicals, Emulsions, Disperisons, Formulations, Phase Change, Softeners, and Silicones
Expert ID: 733289 South Carolina, USA
Expert has extensive experience in P&L management, M&A integration, operations management, specialty chemicals, surfactants, new product development sales and marketing, and international business (Europe, Asia and Mexico). He is highly experienced in personnel development as well.
As a consultant, he lends his expertise in surfactant formulation, operations and R&D, as well as people management.
|Year: 1980||Degree: MS||Subject: Surface and Collid Chemistry||Institution: Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute|
|Year: 1980||Degree: MBA||Subject: Business - Technical||Institution: Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute|
|Year: 1978||Degree: BS||Subject: Chemistry||Institution: Rennselaer Polytechnic Institure|
|Years: 2016 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: VP of Operations/R&D||Department: Operation|
Responsibilities:Rebuild manufacturing, operations and sales through the development of people, systems and innovative surfactant-based products. Increase sales by development of customer focused marketing plans and aggressive sales strategies.
|Years: 2009 to 2015||Employer: ISK Biocides/ IBC Manufacturing||Title: Executive VP Operations/R&D||Department: Operations|
Responsibilities:Reported to the Corporate CEO while leading all production operations and R&D at two sites:
Manufacturers Chemicals (MC) in Cleveland, TN and CRI Tolling (CRI) in Fountain Inn, SC
• Onsite at CRI from acquisition in August 2013:
o Returned site to sustainable profitability in less than one year.
o 2nd year EBITDA growth budgeted at over 125% ($865M to over $2MM).
o Improved efficiency and increased capacity over 75% (13 MM lbs. to 24 MM lbs.).
o Added second and third shift manufacturing capability while improving safety record.
o Built leadership teams.
• Accomplishments at MC site include:
o Upgraded manufacturing capacity by 50 % to over 100 million lbs. per year.
o Improved efficiency and reduced manufacturing costs over 10% by equipment upgrades and operations improvements (added over $700M to the bottom line).
o Strengthened morale on the floor by pushing ownership and responsibility to floor operators. Developed personnel into competent leaders; not followers.
o Led team to integrate 25 million lbs. of new toll production within 6 months.
o Conducted negotiations to set a 25-million-pound annual supply contract with new toll customer providing contribution margin greater than $3.5MM.
|Years: 1991 to 2009||Employer: Various||Title: Various: Chemistry||Department:|
Responsibilities:Expert held various technological, chemical and business directorship/leadership positions during these two decades.
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 2000 to 2001||Country / Region: England/Europe||Summary: Led new acquisiton integration.|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|I have not been involved as an expert witness however I was deposed in a patent litigation case against a former patent counsel. Deposition required almost 20 days so I feel that I would be comfortable being involved as an expert witness.|
|He is quite experienced in vendor qualification and management.|
|Developed new business line and related marketing tools for new products going into the ag industry.|
Fields of Expertise
formulation, colloidal suspension, emulsion (mixture), surfactant, marketing, sales, new product development, surfactant technology, surfactant chemistry, fine chemical, management, operations, operations management, mergers and acquisitions, P&L, business operations, chemical product development, budget control