Expert in Textile Fibers
Expert has worked with spunlace and spunbond polyester, polypropylene, and polyolefin. He has been involved in basic process and product developments of spunlace. In modernizing a product line and commercializing new business developments for spunbond polyester, he acquired a strong knowledge of the fabric.
Expert's experience in spunbonding is extensive; he has worked with spunbond polyester, polymer and binder fiber, coloration and additives, process elements, and quality management systems. He has studied property/performance relationships and has conducted sheet structure tests. Taking into consideration customer needs and requirements, he developed product specifications and value-added processing such as coating and laminating.
A number of effective fiber-based products have been developed and enhanced as a result of Expert's expertise. His knowledge of the effect of fiber cross section on coatings led to the commercialization of a new product and $12 MM new annual revenues. In leading the restructuring of a polyester product line, he helped create a $3 MM product revenue enhancement. The use of strong problem-solving skills, both at the internal process and final customer level, demonstrate his ability to function successfully in a team-based environment.
Expert guided the successful implementation of a new quality management system that resulted in a $5 MM reduced cost of quality.
He has worked with synthetic fibers such as spandex, polyester, and acrylic through manufacturing, converting, yarn spinning, weaving and knitting, fabric finishing, garment manufacture, and end-use testing. He is experienced in color, thermal, and oxidative stabilization of polymers. He helped develop bicomponent acrylic fibers. Laboratory tensile testing and stress-strain curves (tenacity, modulus) are also his areas of expertise.
Expert has post-treated nonwoven textiles to form coated or laminated products. He developed wet processing conditions for the acrylic finishing of spunlace polyester for surface stability and wash cycle durability. A development team headed by Expert commercialized a durable polypropylene extrusion-coated spunbond as an interleaving sheet in the manufacture of metal beverage containers. Annual new revenues of $8 MM resulted. He has studied the surface character of spunbond polyester sheets in combination of porosity and barrier properties. Additional developments with extrusion coating technology resulted in fiber-reinforced paper laminates with barrier properties for the industrial packaging market.
Expert has developed nonwoven composite structures, including spunbond polyester/spunbond polyester, spunbond/thermalbond, and spunbond/meltblown. He has identified the improved uniformity and functionality from multiple layers of lightweight materials, as compared to a single layer of a heavier weight sheet. His work also includes the development and basic studies of needlepunch composites containing super absorbents.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Raleigh, North Carolina - Greensboro, North Carolina - Durham, North Carolina - Winston Salem, North Carolina - Fayetteville, North Carolina - Cary, North Carolina - High Point, North Carolina - Greenville, North Carolina - Concord, North Carolina - Lynchburg, Virginia
|Year: 1964||Degree: PhD||Subject: Organic Chemistry||Institution: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill|
|Year: 1955||Degree: BA||Subject: Chemistry||Institution: Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire|
|Years: 1995 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Independent Consultant||Department:||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1991 to 1995||Employer: Freudenberg Spunweb Company, Durham, North Carolina||Title: Senior Market Development Specialist||Department:||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1986 to 1991||Employer: Reemay, Inc., Old Hickory, Tennessee||Title: Market Development Account Executive||Department:||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1955 to 1986||Employer: E. I. DuPont De Nemours & Co., Inc.||Title:||Department: Textile Fibers Department||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1974 to 1986||Employer: E. I. DuPont De Nemours & Co., Inc.||Title: Senior Technical Marketing Specialist, Project Quality Group Leader||Department: Engineered Nonwoven Structures||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1969 to 1974||Employer: E. I. DuPont De Nemours & Co., Inc.||Title: Senior Research Chemist||Department: Pioneering Research, Wilmington, DE||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1966 to 1969||Employer: E. I. DuPont De Nemours & Co., Inc.||Title: Research Chemist||Department: Orlon/Lycra End Use Research, Wilmington, DE||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 1964 to 1969||Employer: E. I. DuPont De Nemours & Co., Inc.||Title: Research Chemist||Department: Lycra Plant Technical, Waynesboro, VA||Responsibilities:|
|Expert has experience locating vendors of textile converting (laminating, coating, wet processing), spunbonded nonwoven suppliers, and thermal bond suppliers.
|Expert has 10 years of experience in new market development, new business, and market analysis. He is knowledgeable of distribution versus direct sales schemes and sales strategies. He has a unique background of high technical skills plus market place interface, development, market targets, and pricing strategies.
|German||Expert is familiar with, but not fluent, in German.|
|French||Expert is familiar with the French language. However, he is not fluent.|