Consultant on Manufacture of Synthetic Lubricants, Phosphate Esters, Surfactants and Biocides

Technical Consultant #1216


Expertise

  • Specialty organic chemical process development
  • Consultant for synthetic lubricants manufacture, specializing on esters and phosphate esters.
  • Surfactant expert: composition, manufacture specializing on phosphate esters.
  • Biocides as wood preservation and disinfectants.
  • Hazards Assessments for chemical batch processes
  • Functional monomers – acrylate, methacrylate derivatives

Experience

Independent Consultant

UNIQEMA, INC., New Castle, DE Manager, Chemical Technology

  • Organized and led US-based research and development group responsible for the discovery, synthesis, process development, pilot scale-up, and transfer to production of new specialty products supporting the company’s commercial efforts.
  • Successfully transferred manufacture of two product lines from Canada and Europe to domestic production.
  • Led process transfer team that successfully relocated over 100 surfactant products and intermediates products from a plant to be closed to a new manufacturing facility.
  • Reduced average process cycle time on a major product line by 10% without impact on quality.
  • Developed an average of six new derivative products per year. Established platform technologies concept to assure market responsive, timely, cost-effective product line expansions with optimal production equipment fit.
  • Solved production problems troubling the company’s highest margin, growth product by splitting manufacture between company and toll facilities
  • Led two major accident investigation teams; determined chemical and procedural causes and implemented corrective measures. Employed the learnings to improve the safety of related processes.

LONZA, INC., Annandale, NJ, Director of Chemical Technology, Specialty Chemicals Group

  • Led Department functions for new product research, process chemistry, process engineering, and operation of two pilot plants. Product lines were based on amines, biocides, surfactants, hydantoins, esters, and carbohydrates.
  • Developed new ester process that resulted in construction of a new 8,000 gallon production unit for 24/7 production.
  • Led wood preservation technology program..
  • Started program that resulted in a new alkyl amine process.

ALCOLAC, INC., Baltimore, MD, Director of Research and Development

  • Responsible for entire R&D function of the company producing functional monomers and surfactants.
  • Strong background in acrylate and methacrylate chemistry and polymer systems.

STAUFFER CHEMICAL CO., Dobbs Ferry, NY,

  • Manager, Organic Research Station, Organic intermediates, specialty chemicals and agricultural active ingredients.
  • Manager, Functional Fluids Section, Synthetic lubricants based on esters and phosphate esters

Education

  • Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, University of Notre Dame
  • B.A., Chemistry, Fairleigh Dickinson University
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