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Expert in Surfactants, Specialty Chemicals, Emulsions, Disperisons, Formulations, Phase Change, Softeners, and Silicones

Expert ID: 733289 South Carolina, USA

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Expert has over 35 years' experience in the development, manufacture, use and sale of surfactants and surfactant formulations. His specific areas of expertise include: HI&I, personal care, oil field, food, agriculture, paints and coatings, and cleaning products.

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 Degree Subject Institution
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

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2016 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: VP of Operations/R&D Department: Operation
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 Employer Title Department
Years: 2009 to 2015 Employer: ISK Biocides/ IBC Manufacturing Title: Executive VP Operations/R&D Department: Operations
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 Employer Title Department
Years: 1991 to 2009 Employer: Various Title: Various: Chemistry Department:
Expert held various technological, chemical and business directorship/leadership positions during these two decades.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2000 to 2001 Country / Region: England/Europe Summary: Led new acquisiton integration.

Additional Experience

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.
Vendor Selection
He is quite experienced in vendor qualification and management.
Marketing Experience
Developed new business line and related marketing tools for new products going into the ag industry.

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