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Specialty Plastic and Mineral Products Technology and Marketing Expert

Technical Consultant #2164


Expertise

  • Leading plastic materials expert creating revolutionary new materials for global companies.
  • Top mineral fillers and specialty fillers expert.
  • Serial innovator, in top 0.01%, with 6 open innovation prizes.
  • Problem solving, breakthrough materials and training for Fortune 100 companies.
  • Award-winning presenter on plastics and innovation.

Expert Witness Experience

  • Patent dispute over methods to make high strength polyethylene fiber (Dyneema etc.).
  • Patent dispute case that settled out of court.
  • Multiple class action cases involving implantable polypropylene mesh (Marlex type).
  • One defendant settled out of court.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, President, 2009 - Present

  • Consultant to the Fortune 100 companies pertaining to plastics, additives and materials.
  • Problem solving, new business generation, training and advisory roles.
  • New step-change materials created and brought to market.
  • World-class innovator with 6 open innovation wins and 14 granted patents.

LKAB Minerals, Technical Director, 2013 - 2015

  • Technical sales and marketing, creating new applications.
  • Increased sales and gross profit 10 to 20 percent per year.
  • Launched and led a major two global marketing initiatives (NPV-Net Present Value over $10 million).
  • Technical adviser giving support and training for the global unit.

Applied Minerals Inc., Chief Technical Officer, 2011 - 2113

  • New uses of halloysite nanotubes in plastics, coatings, adhesives and cosmetics.
  • Developed several new grades and significantly improved productivity of over 90%.
  • Technical marketing to hundreds of customers world-wide.
  • Market Cap increased from $80 million USD to over 140 million in under 2 years.

Hybrid Plastics, Chief Scientist U.S.A., 2007 - 2009

  • Marketing of POSS additives for thermoplastics, thermosets and elastomers.
  • Identification of customer needs, crafting solutions and bringing them to market.
  • Solved a major production problem in first month on the job.
  • Introduced multi-sourcing of raw materials reducing production cost of three main products by 30%
  • Award winning new flow aid and dispersant products resulted in record sales.

BASF, Germany Manager, Global Product Development, 2003 - 2007

  • Marketing and Research and Development of specialty styrenic plastics.
  • Solved a major production quality problem for ABS, ASA and MABS that had confounded BASF for 30 years (resulting in several patents).
  • Developed a totally new smart, transparency changing thermoplastic in just eight days from customer request.
  • Advisor to Renewable Polymers Team, Nano Taskforce, BASF Venture Capital, the German polymer institute (IKV) and mentor to younger co-workers.

Electrolux Frigidaire, Sweden and Italy, Senior Project Manager, 1999 - 2003

  • Managed a pan-European project portfolio leading a team of 5 sub project managers (B.Sc and Ph.D staff) plus co-ordination of university collaborations.
  • Optimization of calcium carbonate filled polypropylene formulation brought estimated cost reduction of over 1 million Euros per year.
  • Topics included easy-clean surfaces, water run-off control, Lotus Effect, thermochromic devices, scratch resistant surfaces, antioxidants, materials selection and optimization.
  • Over 30 invention disclosures including a revolutionary scratch-resistant polypropylene technology.

Institute for Surface Chemistry, Polymeric Materials Group, (YKI) Sweden, 1995 - 1999

  • Directed multinational projects and teams funded by companies including Borealis, Akzo Nobel, Castrol, Omya and Ciba (now BASF).
  • Major topics included polymers, composites, dispersants and antioxidants.
  • Technical consulting plus some management consultancy to resolve a dispute at a major corporation.
  • Created project concepts and raised funding to support a group of 8 reports.

Honors & Publications


Credentials

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Chartered Chemist

License

  • Professional Engineer-P.E.

Languages

  • Swedish conversational and reading.
  • Limited German and Italian.

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Member Society Plastics Engineers - SPE

Awards

  • Research and Development 100
  • Frost & Sullivan Best Customer Service
  • Multiple awards from conference presentations

Publications and Patents

  • 3 Encyclopedia chapters, 6 book chapters, 40 articles, 40 presentations
  • 14 granted patents

Education

  • Ph.D. Polymer and Surface Science, University of Sussex, Falmer, U.K.
  • M.Phil. Polymer and Surface Science, University of Sussex, Falmer, U.K.
  • B.Sc. Chemistry with Polymer Science, University of Sussex, Falmer, U.K.
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