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Plastic Film, Packaging, and Converting Expert

Technical Consultant #2451


  • Packaging and labeling products, processes, product development and quality standards.
  • Plastic film converting, identification of markets and new products development.
  • Labeling and packaging materials distribution and materials selection.
  • Thin Insulating foam products development and marketing in specific to labeling of microwave containers.
  • Sales and distribution of HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene) and OPP (Oriented Polypropylene) packaging films.
  • Develop new metalized film window-film product and processes through sublimating dyes unique heat curing process.
  • Provide market intelligence and market identification information to sales teams.
  • Shrink labeling materials importing and shrink labeling marketing assessments.
  • Specialty graphic arts coatings in the labeling industry.

Overall Areas

  • Plastic Materials
  • Packaging and labeling technology
  • Printing and converting
  • Market planning

Expert Witness Experience

  • Lamination defect. Conducted investigation and provided forensic evidence.
  • Trade secret theft. Conducted investigation and provided forensic evidence. Defended patent which was successfully assigned to a major petrochemical company.


Undisclosed Company, Founder and President, 1995 - Present

  • Consulting for packaging and labeling companies, including machinery suppliers, printers, and material suppliers.
  • Sales agent and distributer of HDPE (High-density polyethylene) and OPP (Oriented Polypropylene) packaging films.


Commodore Plastics

  • Develop and market thin, insulating foam products for labeling of microwave containers.

Hammer Packaging

  • Assess opportunities in shrink label printing.

Chesnut Engineering

  • Advised their client, Rotoflex (El Salvador) on material requirements and machine configuration.


  • Examined patent status and advise their legal department on several technologies relating to manufacture of OPP.
  • Reformulate their range of slip OPP (Polypropylene) film products.

Dixie Toga, Sau Paulo, Brazil

  • Advised on the materials and machinery configurations for production of metalized film.

Avery Corporation

  • Authored an exclusive report on shrink labeling and its opportunities.

Biofilm Ltd., Cartagena, Colombia

  • Developed a new range of metalizible films.

CP, Bloomfield, NY, 2008 - 2018

Independent Consultant and Sales Agent

  • Developed polystyrene based foam insulating label product, including resin selection, process development, and potential customer evaluation.
  • Developed market, and initiated sales of product.
  • Supervised testing/evaluation of prototypes.
  • Continued as sales agent for product.

King Global Enterprises, LLC, Youngstown, OH, Business Partner, 1996 - 2016

  • Importing PVC shrink label stock from Korea.
  • Visited and evaluated product source in Korea.
  • Handled sales, product claims, and sales service to customers.

MWZB, LLP, Arlington, VA, Expert Witness, 1994 - 1996

  • Hired for the Defendant (UCB), in patent infringement case.
  • Researched prior art, prepared opinion for review by lawyers.
  • Attended claimant expert witness depositions.
  • Prepared testimony at trial.

Exxon/Mobil Chemical Company, Macedon, NY, 1981 - 1993

Planning Manage, 1982 - 1993

  • Provided market intelligence and market identification information to sales force of over 30 people.
  • Analyzed and submitted key market information to sales and marketing management
  • Researched and provided management with key information on potential new opportunities, including market analysis, financial analysis, and assessment of risks.

Planning Coordinator,1981 - 1992

  • Reviewed yearly plans submitted by both Films and Plastics Div. and prepared analyses for top management of Mobil Chemical.
  • Accompanied President of Mobil Chemical on review trips to both divisions and participated in division reviews.

Scharr Industries, Bloomfield, CT, VP, Manufacturing-Research and Development, 1980 - 1981

  • Ran both production and research and development, supervising about 20 people.
  • Developed new metalized film window-film product and process utilizing sublimating dyes unique heat curing process.

Mobil Chemical Company, 1970 - 1980

  • Provided several positions: Manager Commercial Development, Development Engineer and Technical Superintendent for various locations: Fairport, NY, Macedon, NY and Stratford CT.
  • Market planning for the Films Division,at Basin Park HQ, researched potential opportunities, and provided presentations for Marketing Management.
  • Research market and developed new products for the Films Division, with 40 patents.
  • Ran technical support dept., including 4 engineers in support of the Stratford plant.

E.I DuPont de Nemours, Wilmington, DE, Research Engineer, 1969 - 1970

  • Developed process and product for new ion exchange material under contract for NASA.

U.S. Army, Edgewood Arsenal, MD, 1st Lt. Planning Officer, 1967 - 1969

  • Classified Project involving deployment of forces.

Olin Corporation, New Haven, CT and Pisgah Forest, NC, Research Engineer, 1963-1966

  • Developed process to manufacture new rocket fuel compound under contract to U.S. Airforce.

Honors & Publications

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • President, Label and Packaging Suppliers Council
  • Board Member, LPIA (Label Printing Industries of America)
  • Coordinated Fall Technical Meeting of PLGA (Packaging and Label Gravure Association)
  • Responsible for coordination of LPIA Technical Institute Program
  • Speaker for PLGA Conference "Impact of New Print Technologies on Material

Publications and Patents

  • Author and Co-Author of numerous publications with the topics in: Shrink Label, Sleeve and Roll on Shrink, Industry Studies and Industry Applications.
  • Many patents in the areas: Modified Polymer, Polypropylene Film, Oriented Polypropylene Film Substrate, Acrylic Coated/Polyvinylidene Chloride Coated Polyolefin film


  • M.S. Chemistry, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
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