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Expert in Wood Preservation, Wood Decay, Wood Poles, Wood Failure, and Wood Science; Insecticide and Bio-sciences

Expert ID: 724445 Tennessee, USA

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This expert is a Consulting Independent Wood Scientist in Wood Preservation from Memphis, Tennessee. Previously, he was Technical Manager of ISK Biosciences, Industrial Biocides Division in Memphis where his responsibilities included Product Chemistry, Patents, Research and Product Development, new products and existing product technical support and Regulatory Affairs. Prior to ISK, he was Vice-President, Sales and Marketing of Chapman Chemical Company of Memphis, TN and Wood Products Manager / Senior Chemist of Forshaw Chemicals, Inc. in Charlotte, NC.

He is a member of The Society of Wood Science and Technology, American Chemical Society-Cellulose Div., American Wood-Protection Association, American Society of Testing and Materials, The Canadian Wood Preservers’ Association, The Forest Products Society, International Research Group on Wood Protection, Federation of Societies for Coating Technology, and Xi Sigma Pi - National Honor Society. He is the past Chair of the AWPA Treatment Subcommittee T-2 on Treatment of Lumber and Timber. He is a Past Chair of the AWPA Subcommittee P-3 on Organic and Organo-Metallic Wood Preservatives, including Creosote and Creosote Systems, and the Past Chair( 3 terms) of the Forest Products Society Treated Wood Technical Interest Group. He is the past AWPA Subcommittee P-6 Vice-Chair on Methods of Evaluation of Wood Preservatives and also the past Vice-Chair of the AWPA Subcommittee on Non-Pressure Treatment of Composites.

He is the author or co-author of over 155 technical publications in Wood Preservation and Biocides/pesticides. He has been involved in the wood preservation business for over three decades. He is the author of three separate chapters in two current books on Wood Preservation and the Co-Editor of the new book on Wood Preservation and Molds by the American Chemical Society. He has traveled extensively to all 50 US States and over 40 countries to date.

He has recently altered the entire landscape of residential lumber use that is treated by wood preservation chemicals by getting these new systems listed in the Intnl Bldg CodesHe has recently been involved in the lawsuit that was the largest personal injury settlement in the State of ColoradoHe has recently conducted studies on new wood preservatives which after commercialization, have resulted in annual sales exceeding 500 million dollars (USD $).

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Memphis, Tennessee - Jackson, Tennessee - Jonesboro, Arkansas

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1982 Degree: BS Subject: Chemistry Institution: North Carolina State University
Year: 1982 Degree: BS Subject: Wood Science Institution: North Carolina State university

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1994 to 1998 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Technical Manager- Wood Preservation Department: Industrial Biocides Responsibilities: Managed R & D, Patents, Customer Support, Health/safety, EPA and Regulatory, Formulations Development, Commercial Implementation, Complaint Resolution and Investigation
Years: 1989 to 1991 Employer: Chapman Chemical Company Title: Vice President Department: Sales and Marketing Responsibilities: Managed International and Domestic Sales Force and International and National Agents
Years: 1988 to 1989 Employer: Chapman Chemical Company Title: National Sales Manager Department: Sales and Marketing Responsibilities: Managed International and Domestic Sales Force and Agents
Years: 1984 to 1988 Employer: Wood Protection Products Title: Wood Products Manager Department: Regulatory Affairs Responsibilities: Quality Control, Manufacturing, R & D, Sales/Marketing, Regulatory Affairs(EPA & OSHA, & NC Pesticides), Product Support and Testing, Instrumentation and Plant Start-Up, biocides
Years: 1979 to 1988 Employer: Forshaw Chemicals Title: Senior Scientist and Regulatory Affairs Mgr Department: Chemical Responsibilities: Dual Roles for Forshaw and All 5 of their Subsidiary Companies, Including Wood Protection Products
Years: 1977 to 1979 Employer: Central Piedmont Community College Title: LP-3: Lab Instructor Department: Dept. of Chemistry Responsibilities: Taught Lab portion and Lab Instruction for Organic Chem., Quantitative Anal., Textile Chem., Instrumental Analysis, Biochemistry for Nurse & Dental Professionals, Biochemistry 1501, 1502 and 1503, General Freshman Chemistry( 1504-1506)
Years: 1997 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consulting Wood Scientist Department: Wood Preservation Responsibilities: Expert in Wood Preservation Issues in the BLDG Codes
Expert Witness on Lawsuits and Patent Infringement
Developed and help commercialize new wood preservation
Research on new wood preservative systems
Guest Lecturer at over a two dozen Universities
Manages over $750 K annually in outside research

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1988 to 1998 Country / Region: Asia Summary: Involved with testing, researching marketing and selling of specialty chemicals, including wood preservatives
Years: 1988 to Present Country / Region: S. America Summary: Involved with testing, researching, marketing and selling of specialty chemicals, including wood preservatives
Years: 1989 to Present Country / Region: Europe Summary: Involved with testing, researching, marketing and selling of specialty chemicals, including wood preservatives
Years: 1989 to Present Country / Region: Canada Summary: Involved with testing, researching, marketing and selling of specialty chemicals, including wood preservatives and coatings

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Chemical Society;
Forest Products Society;
American Wood Preservers' Assoc.;
American Wood Pres. Institute;
Western Wood Preservers Institute;
Society of Wood Science & Technology;
Federated Society of Coatings Technology;
Canadian Wood Preservers Assoc.;
Amer. Society of Testing and Materials
Professional Appointments
Shelby County- VP- Health and Welfare-Regional PTA;
Technical Interest Group Chair-FPRS;
AWPA Subcommittee P-6 Vice Chair;
AWPA Subcommittee P-3 Chair;
AWPA Subcommittee T-2 Chair;
AWPA Subcommittee P-1 Vice Chair;
Awards / Recognition
American Chemical Society Freshman CRC Chemistry Award for highest score on ACS Standardized Test
American Chemical Society Organic Chemistry Award for highest score on ACS Standardized Test
Radcliffe Chemistry Award for high achievement in Chemistry and Community Service
Student Government Award- Senator-at-Large to the School of Forest Resources
Forest Products Research Society Outstanding Senior Award for Students in Forest Products and related fields
Chapman Chemical Company Outstanding Achievement Award for Sales- Domestic Territory Increase
Chapman Chemical Company Outstanding Achievement Award for Sales- International Territory Increase
Xerox Corporation Outstanding Achievement Award for Sales and Marketing Development Coursework
(Undisclosed) Corporation Quality Performance Award
(Undisclosed) Corporation Quality Performance Award
Columbia University Graduate Business School- Negotiation Skills
Northwestern University Graduate Business School- Building Brand Equity
The Wharton School- University of Pennsylvania- Leadership Development- Training the Trainer
Bio-sciences Corporation President's Discretionary Award for Achievement of Corporate Goals
Engineering Management and Problem Solving Short Course
AWPA Special Recognition Award;
AWPA Subcommittee P-3 Special Recognition and Service Award
Publications and Patents Summary
He has over 145 technical Publications in Wood Science and Chemistry and is the co-editor of the new ACS Book on Wood Preservation

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
This expert has been involved in over 25 lawsuits related to wood decay, insect attack, wood preservation and wood poles, at the Federal, Local and Govt areas

Been in either 58 or 59 cases
All depos except 9 in court witness experience
Information available upon request.
Training / Seminars
This expert has been involved in Pesticide and Wood Preservation Training in over 22 States and has given testimony to Congress related to Pesticide Toxicity and Safety
Vendor Selection
This expert has sourced materials over the last 30 years which have resulted in over 600 million ($USD) savings and Industry shifts in manufacturing technologies
Marketing Experience
This expert would value his knowledge of current market situations in the wood preservation field as at least in the top 10 in the world. This expert has authored multiple chapters in Books on Wood Preservation and is the current Co-Editor on the new ACS Book on Wood Preservation
Other Relevant Experience
This expert has over 145 Technical Publications in the Public Domain and has published over 200 reports on Bldg Products based on Wood used in the Construction Industry

Fields of Expertise

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