New Business Management, Commercial and Product Development

Technical Consultant #1997


Expertise

  • Diverse experience in fluoropolymers and plastics industries.
  • New business development, sales and marketing, research and development management.
  • Product development and international coordination with direct responsibility for multi-million dollar operating budgets and capital programs.
  • Sales and marketing of fluoropolymer products PTFE, PFA, MFA, FEP, ECTFE, ETFE, CTFE, PVDF, PTFE and fluoroelastomers into the fiber and yarn, wire & cable, tubing and film, coatings and micropowder industries.
  • Polymerization technology.
  • Consolidated and managed the PTFE micropowder businesses for DuPont's sole distributor in the U.S.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, Managing Member, 2009 - Present

  • Consulting for the sole national distributor for DuPont Fluoropolymer products.
  • Consolidated and managed sales and marketing of DuPont's PTFE Micropowder Business for Delaware Specialty Distribution.

Shamrock Technologies, Inc. Newark, NJ, Senior Leader Technology, 2008 - 2009

  • Led any group necessary to develop profitable products with Shamrock's core competencies in recycling PTFE; grinding and micronizing powders; processing polymers by E-Beam.

Xtreme Fibers,Inc.,Newtown Square, PA, President, 1997 - 2008

  • Responsible for all business operations of a specialty fluoropolymer fibers and multi filament yarns manufacturer.

Nocopi Technologies, Inc., Wayne, PA, Vice President Technology and Operations, 1995 - 1997

  • Responsible for all research, development and manufacturing operations of an international anti-diversion and anti- counterfeiting company.

Pantek USA, Inc., Newtown Square, PA, President, 1991 - 1995

  • Responsible for worldwide business including, technological and strategic consulting for fluoropolymers as well as, new business development for products available as a result of our consulting efforts.

Solvay Solexis, Inc.,(Ausimont USA), Morristown, NJ, Director of Technology, 1986-1991

  • Responsible for all research, development and engineering in the United States. Managed the technical centers of Ausimont, U.S.A. and coordinated worldwide programs with Montefluos, Italy and Montedison Nippon, Japan.
  • Duties included: recruitment, management and development of high caliber technical managers and scientists; initiation of technical strategies in support of AUSIMONT worldwide business strategies; overall direction of four (4) departments (Research, New Product Development, Process Engineering and Capital Project Engineering); general administrative functions , budgeting, employee salary action and performance review system.

FEP Product Manager, 1984 - 1986

  • Responsible for commercial development of a fluorinated Ethylene Propylene Copolymer (FEP).
  • Duties included: Business and market development for FEP manufactured by new process technology.
  • Customer contact and technical sales. Process development and manufacturing scale-up.

Arco Chemical Company, Newtown Square, PA, Senior Research Chemist, 1980 - 1984

  • Various and progressive supervisory responsibilities including:
  • Polyolefin Ziegler-Natta type catalysts.
  • Impact modified styrenics and engineering thermoplastics.
  • Expandable polystyrenic foams.

Honors & Publications

Credentials

  • ACS Polymer Course Member American Chemical Society
  • Basic Management Skills
  • Advanced Management Skills
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Statistical Process Control and Statistical Quality Control, SPC/SQC
  • Thesis: "Stereoselective Reductions of Carbon-Nitrogen Double Bonds with Complex Metal Hydrides, " Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.

Publications

  • Author and Co-Author of numerous publications: Scientific journals, educational text, and international papers with subject matters in the following areas:
  • Stereoselective Reduction of Substituted Cyclohexyl and Cyclopentyl Carbon-Nitrogen.
  • Stereochemistry of reductions of cyclohexyl amines, iminium ions and enamines with hydrideReagents.
  • Nucleophilic Borohydride: Selective Reductive Displacement of Halides, Sulfonate Esters, Tertiary Amines, and N, N-Disulfonimides with Boro-hydride Reagents in Polar Aprotic Solvents.
  • Reductive Deamination of Primary Amines Via Sodium Borohydride Reduction of N, NDisulfonimides in Hexamethyl-phosphoramide.

Education

  • Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
  • M.S. Organic Chemistry, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
  • B.S. Biology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
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