Structural Adhesive Consultant and Expert Witness

Technical Consultant #474


  • 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.


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


  • 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)


  • 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.


  • 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
Save Resume #474
to Contact Form?

You must first click "Yes" to save this resume

Submit Request

You have no Saved Resumes

Add resumes within our various Ares of Expertise by clicking "Add Resume(s)" below.

Add Resume(s)