Paint and Materials Analytical Chemist Consultant Specializing in Laboratory Quality Systems

Technical Consultant #521


  • Paint and polymer analysis and testing.
  • Measurement of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) in paints and related materials.
  • Laboratory certification.
  • Improving laboratory measurement results.
  • Laboratory information management systems (LIMS).
  • Managing and standardizing pharmaceutical stability testing.
  • Administrative support.
  • Project management.
  • Quality management and continuous improvement.
  • Streamlining laboratory operations.
  • Pharmaceutical analytical and Quality Control (QC) laboratories.

Expert Witness

  • Provided Expert Witness support for an insurance claim involving paint coatings and polymers.


Independent Consultant, 1994 - Present

  • Assignments have included setting up a quality system for a small paint company, expert witness support and insurance claims support involving coatings and polymers, laboratory certification for a pharmaceutical firm, team leader on an ANDA project.
  • Director and instructor in short courses in VOCs and HAPs in paint and other products, and problem solving in chemical analysis.

The CECON Group, Inc., Wilmington, DE, Vice President, 1995 - Present

  • Administration and management of consulting assignments in all aspects of science and engineering, with a specialty in pharmaceuticals and coatings.

The DuPont Merck Pharmaceutical Co., Wilmington, DE, Associate Director, 1991 - 1994

  • Organized and led a project to optimize, standardize and computerize stability operations throughout DuPont Merck to streamline company development and manufacturing analytical operations and reduce operating costs by $3.5 million per year.

E. I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., Wilmington, DE and Philadelphia, PA , 1962 - 1991

Senior Research Associate

  • Designed and implemented one of the first research and development LIMS applications in DuPont.
  • Organized Corporate LIMS resources throughout DuPont.
  • Led department-wide measurement quality improvement project for paints and polymers.
  • Upgraded department's methods management system.
  • Co-developed DuPont method management "best practice."
  • Authored and co-authored some of the VOC methods now mandated by EPA for paint.
  • Organized an international symposium on the analysis of paint and related materials and edited a book based on it.

Quality Manager

  • Established quality systems and worked with top management in marketing, manufacturing, research and development,finance and international to identify and reduce $50-$100 million in costs associated with poor quality in a $2 billion department.
  • Reduced out of specification shipments 10 fold.
  • Set up and managed systems to teach, measure and manage quality performance in marketing, manufacturing and research and development primarily in paints, polymers and fabricated products.

Research Supervisor

  • Managed large analytical and physical measurement group for paints and polymers.
  • Doubled output and reduced turnaround times without increasing budget.

Staff Chemist

  • Provided technical support for 10 Quality Control labs.
  • Developed one of the first standard tests for lead in paint.
  • Developed and implemented QC test package for antifreeze.
  • Invented new kind of laundry bleach.

Research Chemist

  • First in company to apply polarography, recording titrimetry, ion selective electrodes, thin layer chromatography, and atomic absorption spectroscopy to paint problems.

Honors & Publications

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • ASTM International - D01, Paints and related materials
  • American Chemical Society - Past Chairman of 5000 member Section
  • Founder of Chemical Consultants Network - the first organization for consultants in ACS


  • W. C. Golton, Editor, "Analysis of Paints and Related Materials: Current Techniques for Solving Coatings Problems" ASTM STP #1119


  • Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, University of Iowa
  • B.S. Chemistry, University of Kentucky
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