Expert in Thermosetting Polymers, Product Development Process, New Business Development
Expert has published 60 technical papers (including 4 book chapters) in the field of polymeric materials for advanced electronic packaging applications, thermosettting polymers, chemorheology, and curing kinetics. He holds 13 issued US patents, and has 8 patents pending in the area of thermosetting polymers and electronic applications.
Expert was an Adjunct Professor at Syracuse University in the Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science from 1986-1993. He research areas focused on the fundamentals of thermosetting curing and chemorheology.
Expert has over twenty-eight years experience in polymers for electronic applications and composites having held scientific and leadership positions at IBM, AlliedSignal, Honeywell International, and Ablestik Laboratories. Expert conducted scientific research in chemorheology of thermosetting polymers, advanced polymer characterization, and process development for advanced electronic packaging applications. Solved major reliability problem by co-inventing a new class of toughened cyanate resins. Nine patents issued covering composition of matter and applications. Was the co-developer of a new preprege and laminate used in high-end multilayer circuit boards. Optimized the formulation, performed extensive polymer characterization and worked with the manufacturing team on the commercializaton scale-up. Expert in using thermosetting resins and various types of reinforcements (woven glass cloth, non-woven Kevlar fibers) to engineer state-of-the-art laminates for high-end printed circuit boards. Expert applied Design for Six Sigma tools to develop an enhanced buried capacitance laminate and commercialized with mulit-million annual sales. He also led the development of new laminates for semiconductor packaging substrates (laminates and bond-ply used to form high density multilayer structures).
At Honeywell electronic materials, Expert was responsible for product development engineering, materials technology, technical marketing and pilot line operations support. He led a team of 20 scientists, engineers and technicians for development of a high-density multilayer ball grid array (MLBGA) laminate substrate. Expert reorganized development team for maximum impact, improving manufacturing yields from 30% to 90%, electrical test yield gain from 10% to 70%, enabled 90% pass rate on key reliability testing. Expert focused the R&D team on new laminate solution for high-end router/switch application, completed first articles in less than two months, at 75% yields. He directed development of state-of-the-art laminate and prepregs, enabling fabrication of a high-end multilayer ball grid array (MLBGA) flip chip substrate.
Expert led the technology function (Research, Development, and Applications Engineering) for a multimillion dollar global leader in adhesives used in semiconductor packaging. Experience with die attach, capillary underfill, no-flow underfills, coatings, and encapsulants. Led the development of multiple types of electrically conductive adhesives. He led the development of thermally conductive adhesives that were electrically insulating. He is an expert in materials for semiconductor packaging. Spearheaded the implementation of statistical design tools to improve formulation efficiency and optimize formulation final properties. Expert established key ties between corporate research (globally dispersed) and development improving the new technology delivery to the formulation scientists, resulting in highly differentiated products. He developed a product science platform approach that enabled formulation scientists to develop product architectures (technology frameworks for new products) that enabled rapid product modifications.
Expert is an accomplished technology professional with demonstrated success directing new product development, leading to multi-million dollar revenues with improved profitability. He has global experience developing new products having established a full function R&D and Applications Engineering lab in Shanghai, China with three new products commercialized in the first year. Expert led the global commercialization of more than 30 new products over a two year span (2007-2008) resulting in multimillion dollar first year revenues. He top-graded the R&D and Engineering groups in multiple organizations resulting in 25% of sales from products less than 3 years old and up to $80 million in new revenues. He developed and implemented a comprehensive intellectual property process leading to 65% of products covered by at least one patent. Expert provided Design for Six Sigma training for all scientists, chemists, and applications engineers and led the Six Sigma implementation at a global electronic adhesives company resulting in two-year savings of $1.2 million and 50% reduction in customer complaints for both new and existing products. He established buy-in across key business functions, led a multifunctional team to develop and implement a customized Stage/Gate process resulting in 25% of sales from products less than three years old.
Expert has extensive experience assessing the innovation capability of technology driven organizations, developing a technology roadmap, and implementing the appropriate tools to lead the organization to higher levels of productivity and improve new product development efficiency. His has significant experience optimizing the new product development portfolio using a variety of tools.
Expert has effectively managed the intellectual property portfolio and process in multiple organizations. He has led the development of comprehensive intellectual property management process enabling the identification of potentially valuable IP thru to patent filing and ongoing patent portfolio maintenance.
He improved technology delivery by focusing applied research on developing customer-targeted product science platforms, enhancing the formulation toolbox, enabling the development of new, differentiated products. He teaches courses on Innovation and Product Development in the MBA program at Concordia University in Irvine, CA.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California - San Diego, California - Long Beach, California - Santa Ana, California - Anaheim, California - Riverside, California - Glendale, California - Huntington Beach, California - San Bernardino, California - Chula Vista, California
|Year: 1983||Degree: PhD||Subject: Materials Science/Polymer Science||Institution: Northwestern University|
|Year: 1977||Degree: BS||Subject: Mechanical Engineerign/Materials Science||Institution: Marquette University|
|Years: 2008 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: President and Founder||Department:||Responsibilities: President and Founder of a management and technical consulting company. Provide consulting services in three areas; polymer technical consulting, polymer new product development, and new business development.|
|Years: 2002 to 2008||Employer: Ablestik Laboratories||Title: Vice President of Technology||Department:||Responsibilities: Responsible for all research, product development and applications engineering on a global basis. Led all aspects of the commercialization process, led the Six Sigma process improvement (including Design for Six Sigma), and established a best-in-class stage/gate product development process.|
|Years: 2001 to 2002||Employer: Gotro Group||Title: President||Department:||Responsibilities: Management and technology consulting group. Responsible for all aspects of running the business, providing consulting services|
|Years: 1999 to 2000||Employer: Honeywell Electronic Materials||Title: Director of Technology||Department:||Responsibilities: Responsible for product development engineering, materials technology, technical marketing and pilot line operations support. Reported to VP/GM. Led a team of 20 scientists, engineers and technicians for development of a high-density multilayer ball grid array (MLBGA) substrate. Led technology integration team for the AlliedSignal acquisition of Johnson Matthey Electronics. Developed intellectual property strategy|
|Years: 1995 to 1999||Employer: AlliedSignal Electronic Materials||Title: R&D Manager||Department:||Responsibilities: Led research, development and commercialization of new products for a $400 million business unit. Managed 12 direct reports consisting of Ph.D. scientists, product development engineers and lab technicians. Monitored and maintained annual operating budget of $2 million. Active participation in the Strategic Planning process, Annual Operating Plan, and Management Resource Review (employee appraisal and career development) process.|
|Years: 1994 to 1995||Employer: Aeroquip Corporate Technology Lab||Title: Consulting Scientist||Department:||Responsibilities: Conducted research and product development for a provider of high technology fluid control equipment, acquiring skills stage/gate new product development processes and new business development. Developed prototypes, optimized design, and scaled-up manufacturing for a pharmaceutical high-purity transfer device and reduced the development time by two-thirds utilizing designed experiments (DOE's).|
|Years: 1982 to 1993||Employer: IBM||Title: Advisory Scientist||Department:||Responsibilities: Conducted scientific research in chemorheology of thermosetting polymers, advanced polymer characterization, and process development for advanced packaging applications.|
|Associations / Societies|
|Expert is a member of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), American Chemical Society (ACS), Product Development and Management Association (PDMA), the Institute for Management Consultants (IMC), the Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA), the International Microelectronics and Packaging Society (IMAPS), and Medical Electronics Packaging and Technology Association (MEPTEC).|
|Licenses / Certifications|
| Expert is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) by the Institure of Management Consultants - USA
Expert is a certified Black Belt in Design for Six Sigma
| Expert was active in leadership roles in the Society of Plastics Engineers serving as Polymer Analysis Division Chairman 1990-1992, Treasurer 1993-1999, and was a member of the Board of Directors from 1988-1999.
Product Development and Management Association, Board of Directors, Orange County Chapter, 2009-present
Institute of Management Consultants, Board of Directors, Orange County Chapter, 2009 - Present
|Awards / Recognition|
| Expert was inducted into Sigm Xi, The Scientific Research Society in 1989 and Pi Tau Sigma, Honorary Mechanical Engineering Society in 1977.
National Starch and Chemical Company, CEO Award (2004) presented to the highest performing Strategic Business Unit in the National Starch and Chemical Company. The award was presented to the leadership team of Ablestik Laboratories in recognition for performance excellence in safety, innovation (growth in new products), financial delivery (sales and profitability), and community involvement.
National Starch and Chemical Company, Corky Caldwell Innovation Award for the development of a market-changing new printable paste die attach adhesive achieving greater than $40 million in sales within three years after commercialization.
Honeywell Technical Achievement Award for leading the development of UltraStable BondPly a material and process used to fabricate multilayer flip-chip packaging substrates.
AlliedSignal Management Award for leading the development of FR406BC, an enhanced buried capacitance laminate for multilayer printed circuit boards.
IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Award for “Development of Lamination Process Fundamentals.”
Three IBM Invention Achievement Awards.
IBM Technical Excellence Award for eliminating defects in the printed circuit board manufacturing process resulting in two year savings of $10 million.
Society of Plastics Engineers Distinguished Service Award for contributions as Chairman of the Polymer Analysis Division from 1990-1992.
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|Expert has published 60 technical papers (including 4 book chapters) in the field of polymeric materials for advanced electronic packaging applications, holds 13 issued US patents, and has 8 patents pending.|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|Provided expert witness analysis and deposition regarding a product liability case where customers were injured due to a product failure. Identified failure mechanism in polymeric materials, provided technical guidance to plaintiff attorney, conducted deposition, eventually leading to a successful resolution and multimillion dollar out of court settlement.|
|Training / Seminars|
|Expert has received invitations to speak at prestigious Gordon Research Conferences (Thermosetting Polymers) and has presented numerous lectures and short courses on rheology of thermosetting polymers at national technical conferences. Expert was an Adjunct Professor at Syracuse University in the Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science from 1986-1993 and taught courses in polymer science. He developed training materials and taught Six Sigma Black Belt and Green Belt at California State University at Fullerton from 2001-2006, and teaches courses on Innovation and Product Development in the MBA program at Concordia University in Irvine, CA.|
|Expert in the area of markets and technology for polymers in electronic applications. Strong knowledge of the market and technology trends in the industry.|
|Other Relevant Experience|
|Black Belt in Design for Six Sigma|