Industrial Polymers Marketing and Business Development Consultant

Technical Consultant #2171


  • Industrial polymers - ethylene copolymers quality assessments, market strategy, new technology introduction, resource allocation and maximization.
  • Advocate for innovators, successfully maneuvering them through stage-gated milestone process to help drive projects to commercialization in the polymer market.
  • Six Sigma Black Belt practices and ability to understand and drive innovation.
  • Industrial research and development management of polymers and composites, contract manufacturing of surface materials and global marketing of Industrial polymers in construction transportation and industrial goods.
  • Industrial polymers global markets, construction, transportation and industrial goods commodities.
  • Metrics and improvements in manufacturing, research and development, including product quality, yields and new product development of polymers.


Undisclosed Company, 1997 - Present

New Business Development Manager - Industrial Biosciences, 2012 - Present

  • Responsible to build New Business Strategies for Bio-actives in Personal Care Market. Identified growth strategies for transformational research programs and managed growth projects with global partners for new business over $100 million. Managed $5 million growth budget.
  • Created Investment profile for an innovation pipeline worth over $200 million for bio-actives in personal care.
  • Identified merger and aquision candidates and developed new business development models for new business development ventures and options.
  • Organized and planned pre-negotiation strategy for commercial collaboration development programs with large consumer packaged goods companies.

Global Market Manager - Packaging and Industrial Polymers, 2007 - 2012

  • Managed and led the industrial polymers within ethylene copolymers business.
  • Led global markets of construction, transportation and industrial goods, collectively, a $650 million U.S. industrial polymers business comprising commodity and specialty polymer products.
  • Lead the strategy development and cross-regional-functional core team for the Industrial polymer markets.
  • Managed the development pipeline.
  • Awarded Critical 50 Focused Growth Award for Tailored Materials Program.

Research and Development Manager - Packaging and Industrial Polymers, 2005 - 2007

  • Managed the research and team at DuPont Experimental Station. Included 53 personnel including principle investigators, research technicians, patent liaisons and High Pressure Unit (HPU) personnel, the 24/7 research operations of a high pressure pilot plant.
  • Held direct budget accountability and managed Intellectual property.
  • Coordinated Technology resources for Modified Polymers, business portfolio.
  • Managed New Idea generation and technology pipeline process for ethylene copolymers business.
  • Directed research and resources for ethylene copolymers business with global market managers depending on strategic marketing plans.
  • Technology lead and member of the ethylene copolymers global business team providing technology input to strategic business plans.
  • Led the top line growth Six Sigma Black Belt in surfaces.
  • Executed global contract manufacturing project for Zodiaq® business.
  • Led Simplicity™ sourcing project from Asia Pacific for Home Depot launch.

Technical Manager, Zodiaq,2000 - 2003

  • Staffed and managed from acquisition integration, Zodiaq technical group supporting manufacturing technology and new product research and development.
  • Accountable for developing technical improvement metrics for manufacturing research and development, including product quality, yields and new product development.

Group Leader - Corian Experimental Station, Wilmington, DE, 1997 - 2000

Air Products & Chemicals, Inc, Allentown, PA

Senior Research Chemist, Polymer Synthesis Group, Science & Technology Center, 1994 - 1997

  • Project Leader: Acrylics and vinyl ester polymerizations in supercritical and liquid CO2.
  • Developed and operated supercritical CO2 reactors and phase behavior apparatus to understand polymerization parameters in Supercritical CO2 polymerizations.
  • Acted as University liaison with specific strategic relationships with UNC Chapel Hill, University of Pittsburg and University of Texas for supercirical CO2 technologies.

NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, 1991 - 1994

Research Associate, Polymeric Materials Branch

  • Responsible for the processing and material property characterization of NASA's Polyimide carbon fiber composites, candidates for the NASA High Speed Civil Transport Program.
  • Operated and developed processing models for carbon fiber-polyimide pre-preg manufacture.

The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA, Applied Sciences, Professor, 1991 - 1994

  • Developed and taught graduate level classes in the Applied Science Program. Introduction to High Performance Polymer Composites.

Imperial Chemical Industries PLC Wilton, Cleveland U.K., Research Chemist, 1985 - 1991

  • Synthesized engineering thermoplastics as matrix resins for carbon fiber composites.
  • Invented and synthesized and scaled-up to commercialization engineering thermoplastics toughness modifiers for thermosetting epoxy resin and carbon fiber composites.
  • Products commercialized for military and commercial aerospace. F22, Boeing and Airbus.
  • Current business grown to over $250 million U.S. now Fiberite 977 series of carbon fiber prepreg.

Honors & Publications


  • French - Writing


  • Surfaces Leadership Awards for Demonstrable Results
  • Critical 50 Program Award for Leadership in Tailored Materials
  • Advanced Leadership Development Program


  • Numerous patents in powder coatings, surfactants, acrylic-stone, resins and polymers.


  • Ph.D. Chemistry, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, VA
  • B.Sc. Chemistry (Honors), The University of Essex, Colchester, England
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