Composites, Adhesives, and Coatings Development and Manufacturing Chemist Consultant

Technical Consultant #2241


Expertise

  • Polymer matrix formulation for composites (autoclave cured, VBO, RTM, VaRTM, FW, Press-cure).
  • Thermoset chemistry (epoxy, phenolic, cyanate ester, benzoxazine, vinyl ester, polyester, polyurethane, polyimides).
  • Chemical, thermal, mechanical and physical characterization.
  • Product development and qualification process (project management, stage/gate, timeline, financing).
  • Quality process (Root cause analysis, AS9100C manufacturing environment, SPC, DOE, Six Sigma)
  • Markets - Aerospace, Automotive, Marine, Energy, and Infrastructure.
  • Ceramic material composites.
  • Thin film coating applications (roll coating, gravure, extrusion).
  • Composite process (RTM, VARTM, pultrusion, filament winding, autoclave, VBO).
  • Water based acrylic, polyurethane, epoxy and polyamide polymers.
  • Solventless acrylic and polyurethane moisture cured technology.
  • UV and radiation curing adhesives.
  • New product introductions.
  • AS9100 and 6 Sigma Practices.
  • Polymer science.
  • Composite technology.
  • Export, TAR compliance and chemical regulation.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, Consultant, 2015 - Present

  • Provide organizations expert support to achieve competitive advantage through product development,business development and manufacturing process.
  • Technical Support of a major composite material supplier in the assessment of a setting up a prepreg manufacturing facility in the U.S.
  • Quality Engineering consulting in the root cause analysis of composite process materials.
  • Implement process changes and improve productivity.
  • U.S. representative of a European processing equipment manufacturer.

Cytec Aerospace Materials, Huntington Beach CA., Sr. Technical Manager, 2011 - 2015

  • Technically managed $110 million revenue business and supported commercial group on promoting fiber reinforced material in the interior aerospace market.
  • Managed manufacturing process of ceramic composite materials and the growth to $50 million business.
  • Improved EBITA by 25% by the integration of UMECO interiors product line into legacy CYTEC product line.
  • Doubled production of Ox-Ox CMC materials and improving the scrap rate by 90%.
  • Led disclosure of a non-conformance material and requalification with a major aerospace OEM.

Umeco Advanced Materials, Director of Materials and Process, 2011 - 2012

  • Managed development of new products and supporting manufacturing plan to meet commercial goals.
  • Included staff of 8 and revenue of $40 million. Managed the ERP system.
  • Directed development of a new low cost reinforced material for the automotive market which resulted in $10 million of new business.
  • Managed qualification and transfer of existing products to a new manufacturing facility.
  • Led qualification of Silicon Carbide CMC material.
  • Supported manufacturing in a non-conformance disclosure.

Park Advanced Composite Materials, Waterbury, CT, Director of Engineering, 2005 - 2011

  • Led engineering department and testing group for supporting manufacturing and developing new fabric reinforced materials for structural composite market.
  • Directed qualification of new VBO prepreg using NCAMP testing protocol; received FAA approval.
  • Improved productivity by 30% by modifying production equipment.
  • Managed team that developed new low temperature cure material for automotive market.
  • Led qualification of ablative materials in several rocket applications.

Senior Engineer, 2006 - 2008

  • Managed Research and Development and Analytical Lab for development and qualification of new fiber reinforced products.
  • Guided development of a new VBO prepreg for primary structure and a halogen free phenolic prepreg for interior application.
  • Coordinated with customers on qualification of new products and solved non-conformance issues.

Hellenic Center of Composite Materials, Athens, Greece, Technical Consultant, 2004 - 2005

  • Developed construction adhesive, RTM system and structural reinforcement system for a Greek University, Greek company and U.S. company.

Huntsman Advance Materials, Brewster, NY, Technical Supervisor, 1997 - 2004

  • Directed staff scientists and projects in technical support of the structural composite market.
  • Interacted with manufacturing to resolve customer complaints and introduction of new products.
  • Involved in identifying of new market areas.
  • Performed qualification of multifunctional epoxy, DDS and BMI resins for aerospace market.
  • Developed 250%u2109 curing toughen resin matrix prepreg systems and Filament winding, pultrusion and VaRTM systems for the industrial market.
  • Managed RTM system based on Benzoxazine Chemistry for the aerospace market.

National Starch and Chemical Company, Bridgewater, NJ, Project Supervisor

Basf Company, Clifton, NJ, Chemist, Polymer Development


Honors & Publications

Credentials

  • AMA's "MBA' Workshop, American Management Association

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society
  • The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering

Publications and Patents

  • Author of numerous articles in scientific journals.
  • 2 U.S. patents

Education

  • M.S. Material Science and Engineering, State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY
  • B.S. Chemistry, City University of New York at Queens College, Flushing, NY
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