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Detergents, Bleaches, Surfactants and Cleaning Chemicals Product Expert

Technical Consultant #2093


Expertise

  • Research and development management in the chemical industry.
  • Product development of laundry products: Detergent and laundry additives.
  • Product development of hard surface products in home care.
  • Project management of consumer goods research and development.
  • Product development of antibacterial consumer goods products.
  • KPIs (Key Performance Indicator) in research and development management.

Specific Product Focus

  • Active chlorine preparations containing stabilized optical brighteners.
  • Low foaming cleaning formulations, aqueous bleaching and formulations for cleaning hard surfaces comprising betaine surfactants.
  • Liquid hypochlorite-containing washing and cleaning composition stabilizers.
  • Bleaching and disinfecting agents, detergent mixtures
  • Surfactants: Aqueous dispersions of anionic and cationic

Expert Witness Experience

Provided Expert Witness Support

  • Developing new antibacterial products in laundry additives.
  • Developing biofilms detectors for the food industry.
  • I&I, (Industrial and Institutional) portfolio optimization.
  • Provided Expert Witness support in product development of soil-repellent surface cleaners.

Experience

Independent Consultant, 2013 - Present

  • Product Development of antibacterial surface products in the I&I chemical cleaners sector.
  • Product Development of degreasers with unique added values (soil repellency and antibacterial).
  • Product Development of laundry additives with biofilm growth blockage.
  • Training in Consumer Goods Chemistry.
  • Support in setting up a new research and development unit for a Croatian Consumer Goods company.

Victor Grifols I Lucas Foundation, Barcelona, Spain, 2013 - 2014

  • As Executive Manager providing guidance and support in the pharmaceutical sector.

Leitat Technological Center, Terrassa, Spain, 2013 - 2009

Research and Development - Fast Moving Consumer Goods Manager

  • Development of new Technologies for an efficient, ecologic and intelligent washing system.
  • Development of PET Bottles for highly oxidizing bleaches.
  • Performance testing of EU Ecolabel laundry detergents.
  • Performance testing of EU Ecolabel dishwashing products.
  • Product Development of biocides based on natural extracts.
  • Product Development of solid laundry additives: tablets and pouches.
  • Microbiological characterization on textiles.
  • Product Development of industrial degreasers.
  • Product Development of hypochlorite-based and peroxide-based bleaches.

Henkel AG and Company, KGaA, Barcelona, Spain, 1988 - 2008

  • Filling numerous positions in various international locations, Dusseldorf, Germany, Toluca, Mexico, Tianjin Spain, and China.
  • Over 300 products developed and launched: Universal detergents, special detergents, laundry additives, bleaches, surface care cleaners and degreasers with locations in the, Western and Eastern Europe, North Africa, China and Mexico.

Executive Manager, 2001 - 2008

  • Research and development of products for the laundry, home care and personal care products.
  • Packaging engineer of products in home care, personal care and laundry industries.
  • Research and development in the technological center of the fast moving consumer goods.
  • Coaching and tutoring research and development teams. Implementation in tools of planning and strategic innovation affecting over a $350 million portfolio of projects.
  • QM, (Quality Management) safety, health and environment implementation in research and development, laundry and home care.
  • ISO 166.002 research and development, good practices implementation.
  • Startup of a research and development unit laundry and home care products in China.
  • Startup of a research and development unit laundry and home care products in Mexico.
  • Startup of a research and development unit laundry and home care products in Spain.

Research and Development Manager, (Henckel Mexicana), 2001 - 2004

  • Coaching and tutoring research and development teams.

Research and Development Manager, (Henkel China Detergents), 2000 - 2001

  • Managing the Laundry and Home Care Products Division.

Manager, (Henkel KGaA, Germany, Research and Development), 1996 - 2000

  • Management of sourcing strategy teams.

Manager, (Henkel Department of Competence), 1995 - 2005

  • For the competence department in bleaching, oversaw operations.

Research and Development Manager, (Henkel Iberica, Spain), 1992 - 2000

  • Managing the Laundry and Home Care Products Division.

Product Developer, (Henkel KGaA, Germany), 1991 - 1992

  • Product development of laundry and home care products.

Senior Research Associate, (Henkel, various locations), 2008 - 1988

  • Product development of granulated detergents.
  • Product development of hard surface cleaners.
  • Product development of hypochlorite and peroxide-based bleaches.
  • New surfactants development.
  • Product development of phosphate-free detergents.

ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Projects

  • Cenit Seila: "New Technologies for an efficient, ecologic and intelligent washing system for the future textiles."
  • Project Management and implementation of tools and practices, (Barcelona Institute of Packaging).
  • Characterization of Cleaners (KH-Lloreda)
  • Product Development of Industrial Degreasers (Henkel KGaA 2009-2010)
  • Product Development of Bleaches
  • Analytics of raw materials in detergency

Educator

  • Management Development Program (IESE Business School)
  • Value Creation Program (IESE Business School)
  • Value Leadership through Strategic R&D (MCE Brussels)
  • Management Development Program (HAY Group)
  • Classes in MD "Organization of social entities" Pere Tarres Foundation
  • Classes on Surfactant Chemistry MD "Industrial Chemistry" Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
  • Coaching in Research and Development and Innovation Strategy

Achievements

  • Over 300 products launched.
  • Annual research and development budget over $ 2.5 million.
  • Tools of planning and strategic innovation affecting over a $350 million portfolio of projects.
  • QM, Safety/Health/Environment implementation in research and development LHC.
  • ISO 166.002 R&D "Good Practices" implementation
  • Implementation of Performance and KPI tools for research and development.
  • Innovation Award CIDEM
  • Fritz Henkel Award
  • $89 million sourcing strategy of raw materials in detergents for Henkel worldwide.

Honors & Publications


Credentials

  • Member of the European Board of Washing Excellence -BWE- (http://washing-excellence.org/bwe/meet-the-experts.aspx)
  • Ignite Technologies start-up, Spain
  • 3 Iberoeka certifications for shared projects in Latin America

Languages

  • Spanish; mother language
  • English; very fluent
  • German; very fluent
  • French; reading
  • Italian; reading

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • European Board of Washing Excellence - BWE
  • Member of 5 Ph.D. Juries

Awards

  • Innovation Award: Universitat de Vic, Universitat Central de Catalunya
  • Innovation Award: Catalan Government (Spain)
  • Fritz Henkel Innovation Award, Germany

Publications and Patents

Author

  • 25 Scientific papers
  • Startup of an European Medical Journal Editorial
  • Author of an ethical framework between Enterprise and Research Center
  • Conferences on Innovation Management (CED, Environment Foundation, Technical Training Schools)

Patents

  • Author- Inventor of many patents: World International, Germany and U.S.A.

Education

  • M.S. Product Design Development, IESE, (Institute of Higher Business Studies), Madrid, Spain
  • Ph.D. Biochemistry, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
  • M.S. Biotechnology, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
  • B.S. Chemistry, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain
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