Polymer Consultant: Strategic Planning, Marketing, Change Management - Expert in Coatings

Technical Consultant #1711


Expertise

  • Designing acrylic latex materials for coatings and graphic arts;
  • Good block, fast dry,
  • Emulsion polymer structure/performance relationship,
  • Applications testing,
  • Wood coatings, kitchen cabinets and furniture,
  • Acrylics solventborne,
  • Powder coatings,
  • Good understanding of regulatory issues for paints and coatings,
  • Stage-gate product development, multi-functional team with process leader,
  • Strategic planning, "one-page strategic plan."

Experience

Undisclosed Company, President, 2008 - Present

  • President of a start up chemical company in the renewable materials space.
  • Identify financial support for the company.

Arkema, Inc., Philadelphia, PA, 2006 - 2007

  • Fluorochemicals Senior Marketing Manager for North America.
  • Focus on foams, solvents and aerosols.

Philips Electronics,Lighting Manufacture, 1998 - 2003

Vice President, Innovation to Market, Turnhout, Belgium, 2001 - 2003

  • Global market of high Intensity discharge lamps.

Lead Research and Development, Mechanization and Strategic Planning

  • Implementing new business strategy that focused on "systems" instead of on "products."
  • Generated projected $80 million increase in sales over 3-year period.
  • Slashed operating costs by $15 million through reduction of off-grade product by 60% and implementing sharing practices between global production facilities.
  • Fueled a 50% increase in sales through implementation of strategic growth initiatives over a 5-year period.

Senior Director of Marketing, Somerset, NJ, 1998 - 2001

  • High Intensity Discharge Lamps - North American Category Leader.

Rohm & Hass Company, Philadelphia, PA, Styrene/Acrylic Copolymers, 1981 - 1988

Worldwide Marketing Manager, 1996 - 1998

  • Directed business for solvent and solid grade polymers for coatings.
  • Turned around business unit, growing sales 33% and driving sales growth by 40-60% in emerging regions, within a 2-year period.

Marketing Manager, Wood Coatings, 1994 - 1996

  • Project: To replace nitrocellulose with waterborne latexes for wood coatings.
  • Launched a major technology conversion in Europe and North America that drove a 10-fold increase in annual sales and established a technology leadership position.

Research Section Manager, Industrial Coatings, 1990 - 1994

  • Waterborne latexes for coatings on metal, plastic, wood and graphic arts.
  • Directed research and development applications.
  • Sent to Wharton 2-year evening business school.

Senior Scientist, Industrial coatings, 1981 - 1989

  • Waterborne Latexes for coatings on metal, plastic, wood and graphic arts.
  • Named outstanding scientist of the year.

Honors & Publications

Credentials

  • Certificate, Graduate Business Program, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Technical Focus Award - Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology.
  • Women in Coatings Achievement Award for Scientific Achievement - National Paint Show.
  • Otto Haas Award for Outstanding Scientists and Engineers - Rohm & Haas.
  • Invited Technical Speaker to Piedmont Society Mini-Trade Show.
  • Grants from National Science Foundation and Ben Franklin.

Publications

  • 2 publications.
  • Awarded 6 patents, (world patent application for Polymer Phases technology has been published).

Education

  • Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
  • B.S. Chemistry, Miami University, Oxford, OH
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