Structural Adhesive Consultant and Expert Witness

Technical Consultant #474


Expertise

  • Analytical Chemistry.
  • Separations Science (GC, SFC, GC/MS, LC, analytical through large-scale prep).
  • Results verification (3rd party review for defensibility, adherence to protocols).
  • Method modernization and optimization.
  • Optimization of laboratory efficiencies and compliance.
  • Market assessment (identification, characterization, evaluation).
  • Project and product requirements determination and analysis.
  • New technology appraisal (for potential acquisition, licensing, funding of development).
  • New technology commercialization (from conception through market introduction).
  • Competitive analysis.
  • Program and project management.
  • Product innovation.
  • Development and presentation of highly-effective technical training.
  • Brand development.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, Founder and President, 1988 - Present

  • Consulting and training services.
  • Scientific instrument business development strategy, product innovation and development, market and technology assessment.
  • Identification and development of strategic alliances.
  • Chromatography instrument installation, troubleshooting and repair.
  • Development and delivery of technical training for users of analytical instrumentation.

JAS INC., Newark, DE, General Manager, 2011 - 2012

  • Responsible for all aspects of the U.S. subsidiary of Agilent Technologies' Channel Partner, JAS GmbH.
  • Defined successful business strategy.
  • Spearheaded rejuvenation of U.S. branding.
  • Established and documented new production, sales, marketing, purchasing, IT and HR processes.
  • Developed and implemented all tactical plans.
  • Oversaw site selection, acquisition, bank funding, relocation, and site improvements including state-of-the-art instrumentation laboratory.
  • Recruited staff, defined, formalized and implemented total compensation program.
  • Lead implementation of new business accounting, inventory control and order fulfillment systems.
  • Evaluated, selected, negotiated contractual agreements and managed all professional services providers and contractors.
  • Developed and managed collaborative business partnerships.
  • Developed and implemented EHS program.

Agilent Technologies, Inc., Wilmington, DE, 1988 - 2010

New Technology Program Manager, Research and Development

  • Technical lead in new-technology and market evaluation programs.
  • Developed business proposals for new business growth opportunities.
  • Lead the marketing programs for approved projects.
  • Managed strategic collaborations with international partners.
  • Developed strategic and tactical plans for Capillary Flow Technology products. SME and developer of capillary column backflushing theory and Backflush Wizard automated assistant.

Technology Specialist, CAS Business Development,

  • Technical lead in team responsible for identifying and evaluating new potential market spaces and technologies for business expansion.
  • Judged capabilities and market potential of proposed new technologies.
  • Evaluated chemical sensors in portable and infrastructure monitoring formats for toxic chemical, chemical weapons, and explosives detection.
  • Determined technical merit of intellectual property and products being considered for acquisition as well as that of the product portfolios of potential business acquisitions.
  • Invented, developed, and marketed capillary flow technology devices for GC.
  • Spearheaded requirements gathering, analysis, prioritization and method definition and managed project for a forensics path/tox DRS database solution.
  • The solution was soon recognized as the world's most complete, most repeatable, high-accuracy and high-throughput method for commercial forensic analysis of drugs and toxic chemicals.

MS Project Lead, Research and Development, Technology Specialist

  • Directed multi-departmental, multi-site teams in Research and Development, Marketing, and Technical Support.
  • Implemented new product development lifecycle.
  • Lead development and introduction programs of market-leading GC/MS products, including 5973 Inert and 5975 series MSDs.
  • Evaluated performance and suitability of new instrumentation prototypes including new MS technology.
  • Developed long-term business strategy.
  • Recommended potential replacement technologies for current products.
  • Developed, commercialized, and championed QuickSwap and several other CFT devices.

Chemical Integrity Measurement Program Manager

  • Established and managed the Chemical Integrity Measurement Program, comprising research and development marketing, sales, support, operations, bringing to market performance-leading chemical sensor.
  • Developed and implemented 3rd party software development and support agreements.
  • Identified, qualified, prioritized and proposed several new market areas and associated technologies for business expansion.

Applications Manager, Senior Applications Chemist

  • Lead GC and GC/MS Application Groups in Marketing Department.
  • Developed and implemented technical marketing strategy for GC, GC/MS and SFC products and solutions for the environmental, petroleum, chemicals, forensics, and food markets.
  • Lead internal and external introductions of several market-leading new products including 6890 and 6850 GCs, SFC, and 5973 MSD.

Smith Kline and French Labs, King of Prussia, PA, Associate Senior Investigator, 1984 1988

  • Managed 3 full-time technical people and several visiting scientists for pharmaceutical process development, scale-up, purification and isolation, and environmental impact assessments.
  • Developed, validated, and performed methods for analysis of finished products and reaction intermediates.
  • Designed and performed novel large scale methods for purification of chemical products.
  • Separated and identified impurities in finished products using HPLC, GC, GC/MS, FTIR, and NMR.

DuPont, CR&D, Experimental Station, Wilmington, DE, Associate Senior Scientist, 1981 - 1984

  • Developed, validated and implemented state-of-the-art automated on-line analytical methods in support of catalyst development efforts within the Research and Development Physical Sciences Department (and pilot plant).
  • Supervised three technicians as well as visiting scientists and co-op students.
  • Developed mobile GC/MS system for flexible process analysis and trouble shooting of pilot plant trials.
  • Developed TGA/MS for polymer outgassing experiments for polymer development.
  • Evaluated and recommended analytical instrumentation for chemical engineering group.
  • Consulted on experimental design and data interpretation.
  • Collaborated on several interdepartmental research and development projects.
  • Developed and characterized potential new GC stationary phases.

Honors & Publications

Credentials

  • Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Separation Science
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Microcolumn Separations

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society
  • Chromatography Forum of the Delaware Valley
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science - AAAS
  • American Society for Testing and Materials International - ASTM
  • Friendship Association of Chinese Students and Scholars - FACSS (Program Chairman, General Chairman, Governing Board)
  • Center for Process Analytical Chemistry (original organizing committee, technical monitor)

Awards

  • Agilent LSCA INNOVATION Merit Award
  • Agilent Best of Everything Reward
  • Chromatography Forum of the Delaware Valley Award
  • Merit Award - Society for Technical Communication
  • Atlanta Chromatography Discussion Group Student Award

Publications and Patents

  • Technical Publications Competition "GC Inlets - An Introduction."
  • 55 industrial publications.
  • 35 peer-reviewed articles, over 75 industry technical publications, monthly e-journal column.
  • 150 presentations at scientific meetings, symposium, seminars.
  • 13 awarded U.S. and International Patents, over 19 published patent applications.

Education

  • Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
  • B.A., Chemistry, The State University of New York, Cortland, NY
  • B.A. Minor Biology, The State University of New York, Cortland, NY
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