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Vacuum Pump Consultant: Chemical Vacuum Process Engineering Expert

Technical Consultant #1402


Expertise

  • Chemical process vacuum equipment - technical authority and product marketing manager.
  • Consultant on vacuum pumps and related applications engineering.
  • Expert and consultant on major types of vacuum pumps: Dry pumps (claw, screw, lobe and vane), liquid ring, ejector, rotary vane, rotary piston, roots type vacuum boosters, vapor boosters, diffusion pumps, scroll pumps and turbomolecular pumps.
  • Vacuum pump applications: Solvent recovery, reactors, distillation, dryers, freeze drying, filters, sterilization, filter/dryers, extruders, solid state polymerization, central systems, laboratories, emissions controls, soil vapor extraction, oil elimination and effluent reduction.

Experience

Technical Expertise

  • Chemical Process Vacuum Applications: solvent recovery, reactors, distillation, dryers, freeze drying, filters, sterilization, filter/dryers, extruders, solid state polymerization, central systems, laboratories.
  • Environmental Vacuum Applications: Solvent recovery, emissions controls, VOC and irradiated soil remediation, oil elimination, effluent reduction.
  • Vacuum Pumps: All major dry pumps (claw, screw, lobe and vane). Liquid ring, ejector, rotary vane, rotary piston, roots type vacuum boosters, vapor boosters, diffusion pumps, scroll pumps, turbomolecular pumps.
  • Related Process Equipment: Large scale vacuum cone and shelf dryers, freeze dryers, oil degassers, heating packages and main intake seawater strainers.
  • Special Materials: Hastelloy, Nickel, Monel, "Kalrez" fluoroelastomer, PTFE/MoS2, PTFE lined pipe and coated ASME vessels.
  • Safety: US NFPA explosion proof, ATEX (Europe) and general industrial area classifications. Expert in active and reactive safety methods and consults on constructional and design safety. Normal operation/expected misuse/rare misuse risk analyses.

Employment Experience

BOC Edwards, Inc., Wilmington, MA and Philadelphia, PA 2000 - 2007

Product Marketing Manager, Process Vacuum

  • Increased profitable sales of six process vacuum equipment lines substantially by growing core chemical/pharmaceutical business and new biofuels, power and polysilicon production markets.
  • Developed and implemented pricing policy, specifications, sales tools, advertising and trade shows.

Product Applications Manager

  • Recognized by Global Applications Group as Technical Authority (North and South America) for vacuum application sign-offs, estimates/proposals, training and customer-focused support.

Product Marketing Specialist

  • Introduced concepts and practices of process vacuum to new clients.
  • Performed initial specification review, applications engineering and proposed solutions for new business and troubleshooting of existing installations.
  • Developed the winning $1 million vapor booster proposal for irradiated soil remediation.
  • Championed successful $800k and $600k rotary cone dryer system projects.

Busch, Inc., Virginia Beach, VA , Applications Engineer 1997 - 2000

  • Responsible for specification review, sizing, estimates, proposals, revisions, order acceptance, contract managing and continued support of chemical and pharmaceutical vacuum systems.
  • Major focus on specialized Huckepack, Cobra, and Lonza vacuum pump systems.

Wintek Corporation, Randolph, NJ and Califon, NJ 1992 - 1996

Sales Engineer

  • Exceeded all annual sales quotas of Busch, Intervac, Travaini and Nitech vacuum pumps and systems to major chemical manufacturers and A & E firms in New Jersey.

Applications Engineer

  • Analyzed project requirements and commercial situations for competitive advantage.
  • Presented and defended technical proposals.
  • Developed equipment specifications and pricing guidelines.

Honors & Publications


  • Professional Engineer, Commonwealth of Virginia, 2000
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers Senior Member, PA Chapter and Environmental Division
  • ISO9000 and ISO14000 Internal Auditor

Education

B.S., Chemical Engineering with Honors, Lafayette College, Easton, PA

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