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Expert in Business optimization, engineering expertise, analytical rigor, technical expertise, due diligence, critical business analysis to develop/implement change for profitable growth

Expert ID: 735631 Pennsylvania, USA

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We fuse business optimization, engineering expertise, analytical rigor, and technical expertise to help companies perform due diligence, critical business analysis and design/implement continuous improvement programs to achieve profitable growth. Our firm provides expertise in commercial development, new product development, sourcing, demand planning, manufacturing management, commercial launch and operational excellence.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Philadelphia, PA - Bethlehem, PA - New York, NY - Allentown, PA - Newark, NJ

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2003 Degree: M.S. MoT Subject: Management of Technology Institution: The Wharton School / University of Pennsylvania
Year: 1996 Degree: B.S. ChE Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: Bucknell University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2014 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Senior Vice President Operations, GM Department: Executive Leadership Team Responsibilities: Responsible for operational strategy including global sourcing and supply of custom products for medical device and industrial customers. Responsible for multi-site production operation including the development and execution of continuous improvement programs.
Oversee product development and utilize statistical tools to develop capable processes as well as enhance lean/6s efforts.
Years: 2011 to 2014 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Plant technical Manager Department: Operations Site Leadership Responsibilities: Responsible for management and direction of operations including quality, safety, order fulfillment, manufacturing engineering, process engineering and project engineering. Lead the development and execution of continuous improvement efforts to increase yield, reduce material costs and increase productivity.
Responsible for technology transfer and scale up of products at multiple international sites.
Years: 2006 to 2011 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Global Business Manager Department: Subsidiary Company Responsibilities: Managed global business development for new technology value creation. Lead efforts in new business creation for traditional and novel materials for medical device end use markets. Lead development and commercialization of technology including establishment of quality management system and regulatory strategy for pharmaceutical and medical device markets
Years: 2003 to 2006 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Commercial Development Manager Department: Commercial Development Responsibilities: Identified and lead commercialization of new technologies to fill unmet needs in new market verticals. Performed capabilities analysis, SWOT analysis, market research and provided marketing strategy including segmenting, targeting and positioning. Conducted global market studies and performed primary and secondary research.
Years: 2000 to 2003 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Operations Group Leader Department: Operations Responsibilities: Lead operations group Continuous Improvement(CI). Lead effort to increase margins via continuous improvement ideation, selection and execution.
Years: 1998 to 2000 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Product and Process Development Engineer Department: Research & Development Responsibilities: Lead R&D polymer synthesis / reaction engineering and scale up group for medical device and pharmaceutical drug delivery applications. Identified critical raw material attributes as well as processing parameters which eliminated scrap and provided for increased process capability with respect to critical specifications. Utilized and taught statistical tools for product development such as design of experiments, process capability analysis and 6s.
Years: 1996 to 1998 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Regional Project Engineer Department: Career Development Program Responsibilities: Lead project engineering standardization resulting in reduction in project execution costs. Managed project engineering/execution team and technical sales for a five-state territory. Established incentives to maximize supply chain/distribution efficiencies based on established models. Responsible for environmental compliance of domestic chemical production sites including monitoring draft and newly promulgated environmental regulations.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2002 to 2002 Country / Region: Sweden Summary: Worked on transdermal drug delivery technologies include scaling, data analysis, root cause analysis and corrective action planning and implementation
Years: 2003 to 2004 Country / Region: Germany Summary: Worked on technology innovation and VoC analysis for pressure sensitive adhesive process aid materials in semiconductor fabrication proces development

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Lean / 6S / Green Belt courses towards certification
Design of Experiments
Monte-Carlo simulation
Oracle Crystal Ball

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Primary language

Fields of Expertise

operational excellence, acrylic adhesive material, adhesive compounding, adhesive applicator equipment, adhesive application process, adhesive application, biomedical device, biomedical device engineering, biomedical device manufacturing, Current Good Manufacturing Practice, ISO 9001, ISO 13485, chemical production quality management, specialty coating material, Quality Management System, direct simulation monte carlo, decision analysis, hologram, hologram development, embossed film, embossing, plastic embossing, acrylic polymerization, addition polymer, corrective action, corrective action system, clinical supply manufacturing, contract manufacturing, coextrusion, coextrusion coating, extrusion, twin screw extrusion, twin-screw extruder, fiber extrusion, health care textile, high-performance textile, medical textile, silicone coating material, rubber adhesive, acrylic coating material, polyester, polyester fiber, polyester fiber production, extrusion laminating, fabric laminate, analysis of variance, analysis of experiments, analysis of covariance, process capability index, capability study, machine capability study, machine control, failure modes and effects analysis, process failure modes and effects analysis, lean, DMAIC process, 6S, decision models, COGS, KPI, total delivered cost, converting, braiding, narrow weaving, endovascular graft, liquid nitrogen, liquid oxygen, liquid hydrogen, controlled-release drug delivery, buccal drug delivery, controlled-release drug delivery technology, international sourcing, third party logistics, contract negotiation, contract logistics, contract performance, single screw extrusion, tension control, web handling, web handling system, hot stamping, voice of the customer, SWAT analysis, value stream mapping, gemba, gemba walk, kan ban, Sales and operational planning, capital equipment, capital expenditure evaluation, machine installation, IQ, OQ, PQ, SUPAC, implantable device, antimicrobial medical device, SWAT, pressure sensitive adhesive coating, pressure sensitive adhesive formulation, degree of freedom, statistical degree of freedom, multivariate analysis, multivariate experimental design, multivariate statistical analysis, batch mixing, dynamic heat transfer, cryogenic heat transfer, cryogenic heat exchanger, strategic procurement, FDA medical device regulation, patent searching, freedom to operate, CAPEX, Profit

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