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Paint and Coatings Technical Expert Specializing in Automotive, Industrial, and Architectural Coatings

Technical Consultant #1744


  • Expert in paint and coatings technology for Automotive, Industrial and Architectural coatings
  • Expert Witness services in coatings tort liability cases: Expert Reports filed, Deposition and Trial testimony provided
  • Technical support for coatings formulation and application
  • Technical training in paint and coatings technology
  • Polymers, resins, and oligomer development for coatings
  • Structure and property relationships for coating materials
  • Painting and coatings testing, weathering, durability and performance expert
  • Coatings Raw Materials market supply and sourcing knowledge
  • Expertise in the Paint and Coatings Marketplace and the major Coatings Manufacturers worldwide

Expert Witness

  • Coatings tort liability where plaintiffs allege exposure to lead pigments. Expert Witness for E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company.
  • Patent validity dispute. Expert Witness for Petitioner Reactive Surfaces.
  • Toxic tort liability Public Nuisance case for alleged exposure to lead pigments. Served as Expert Witness for E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company.


Undisclosed Company, Owner, 2010 - Present

  • Participated in client's product development team as lead formulator to develop coatings with novel crosslinking to achieve improved surface characteristics. These coatings were successfully commercialized by client.
  • Worked with clients to develop novel UV-cure coatings to meet specialized performance attributes.
  • Assisted multiple clients in characterizing and mapping performance for new raw materials for use in specialized coating applications.
  • Provided guidance to interpret testing results and implications on field performance for client's coating systems.
  • Worked with clients to analyze available supply for specific raw materials in the Industrial Coatings market.
  • Provided guidance on how clients' products match marketplace needs in the coatings fields.
  • Presented an all-day course on coatings technology.

DuPont Company, Wilmington, DE, Philadelphia, PA, and Troy MI, Research Associate, 1987 - 2010

  • Reformulated Refinish Basecoat systems to provide improved property and application performance while maintaining color matching capabilities.
  • Technical Leader of the Refinish Clearcoat group during the development and commercialization of the DuPont "HyperCure"TM Clearcoat line, that set new standards in the marketplace for productivity.
  • Developed a number of new polymers and oligomers with novel structures to enable lower VOC coatings with imporved productivity. Two US Patents awarded.
  • Managed technical supplier interactions as Vendor Coordinator. This role included:
    • Acting as liaison between suppliers and the technical community to assure DuPont had the best available external technologies.
    • Managing raw material supply programs to assure product availability.
    • Working to maintain critical technical business relationships with key suppliers.
  • Developed and formulated a family of Refinish Clearcoat products, coined "ChromaClear"TM, that were the main brand offering for DuPont Refinish over the span of about a decade. This product line was recognized by the Refinish marketplace as one of the strengths of DuPont Refinish Coatings.

Honors & Publications


  • Pennsylvania Secondary Teacher Certification in Chemistry
  • Six Sigma Green Belt

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society
  • American Coating Association
  • Philadelphia ACS Chemical Consultants Network
  • Philadelphia Society for Coatings Technology


  • Wayne Kraus Technical Lecture Award Recipient, Philadelphia Society of Coatings Technology
  • DuPont Marketing Excellence Recognition Award

Publications and Patents

  • Co-author of eleven (11) publications in the journals: Coatings Tech, J. Phys. Chem., J. Mag. Res., ACS Symposium Series, ACS Division of Fuel Chemistry, J. Chem. Eng. Data.
  • Five (5) U.S. Patents.


  • Pennsylvania Teacher Certification--Chemistry, West Chester University, West Chester, PA
  • Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
  • B.S. Chemistry, Miami University, Oxford, OH
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