- Floor sealant and finishes, including formulation, selection, floor application and testing.
- Cleaning and janitorial products for floors.
- Dairy sanitation and cleaning materials for floors and surface, including iodophors and chlorine dioxide.
- Organophosphonates for water treatment and related applications.
Independent Consultant, 2001 - Current
Westfalia- Surge, Inc., Chemical Division, Senior R&D Chemist 1994 - 2001
- R&D and product development and formulation for dairy sanitation including iodophors, chlorine dioxide, fatty acid, and various cleaning formulations.
Tru-Test Manufacturing Company, Chemical Products Manager, 1988 - 1994
- New product development, cost reduction, R&D, customer service, quality control, government regulations.
- Advised production, marketing, and True Value stores to solve problems with existing products and with new product introductions.
- Areas of expertise included: floor seals and finishes, detergents, and janitorial products.
- Tested and introduced carpet extraction machines resulting in increasing sales of carpet cleaning chemicals
Magee Industries, Inc., Technical Director, 1979 - 1988
- Product development and improvement including R&D, technical service, quality control, and government regulations compliance.
- Areas of expertise included: floor seals and finishes, detergents, sanitizers, and water treatment chemicals.
- Developed and reformulated floor seals, finishes and liquid detergents, including urethane/acrylic line of water based floor seals which eventually accounted for approximately 70% of company%u2019s gross profit.
Hodag Chemical Co., Project Leader, 1977 - 1979
- Responsible for supervision and synthesis dealing with nonionic surfactants, ethoxylations, and esters.
- Developed procedures for making and improving cleaning products.
Honors & Publications
- Author or co-author of 4 publications and 5 patents regarding halogenation, chemistry of indoles, nomenclature, organic pigments, and dairy sanitation.
- MBA (Honors), Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL
- Ph. D., Organic Chemistry University of Minnesota
- B.S., Chemistry, University of Wisconsin