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Industrial Products Formulation Chemist Expert

Technical Consultant #2457


Expertise

  • Coatings formulation, testing and problem solving: industrial, commercial, consumer products, automotive.

  • Elastomers, inks, lubricants, adhesives, sealants, civil engineering and cleaning products.

  • Coatings technologies: epoxy, polyurethane, acrylic, water-borne, alkyd, solvent-borne, 100% solids, and low VOC.
  • Chemical reactions; chemical selection from manufacturers and suppliers. 

  • Aerosol product technology, aerosol cans, hardware, propellant and ingredient selection. 

  • Floor safety, flooring and floor care.

Expert Witness Experience

  • Slip and fall expert in several cases, providing technical expertise relating to floor safety and reasons for slip/falls.
  • Epoxy resin system failed to cure adequately on the job site.
  • Bridge cable coating case, investigating product cure and correct application.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, Technical Manager, 2014 - Present

Lead Lab Services Initiative.

  • Set up new labs with budgets in the multimillion of dollars.
  • Led staff to successful project completion with exceeded financial targets.
  • Establish profitable lab services business.
  • Development of successful new products for clients within the areas of: Water-borne architectural and industrial coatings, high performance water-borne epoxy coatings, epoxy coating for low temperature applications, reduced yellowing epoxy coatings, polyurethane adhesives, polyurethane elastomers and coatings, pressure sensitive adhesives, colorants, coating additives
  • Finalized multiple projects for customers with over $13 million of sales opportunity and retained the business of large accounts.

Quest Industrial Products - Sherwin Williams, Menomonee Falls, WI, 2007 - 2014

Technical Manager

  • Managed technical capability for this manufacturer and custom filler for industrial, consumer and automotive paints, adhesives, coatings, cleaners and lubricants, including aerosols.
  • Led new product development and technical service.
  • Supported industrial, roof coatings and automotive divisions.
  • Integrated acquisitions.
  • Developed a cost-effective, high performance alkyd, acrylic, and other coatings, colorant systems, color databases, traffic striping coatings, architectural and industrial coatings, aerosol products, lubricants, cleaners, and specialty products.
  • Successfully scaled-up new products in production.
  • Led development of new products which grew sales and retained customers.
  • Liaised with customers to generate new business.
  • Conducted major re-write of ISO9001 procedures; worked with external ISO auditors to allow certification to continue.
  • Successfully value-engineered products to save over $180,000 per year.

JohnsonDiversey Inc., Racine, WI, Senior Group Leader, 1994 - 2007

  • Technical Manager for this worldwide leader in floor coatings, floor care and janitorial supply products with focus to red international technical support and new product demonstration.

  • Hired, mentored and trained new technical personnel.

  • Developed new floor finishes, polymer emulsions, coatings, cleaners, systems for global floor care markets.
  • Provided international technical support and new product demonstration.

  • Floor safety expert.
  • Developed major new floor care products with multi-million dollars of sales worldwide.
  • Integrated acquisition technology.
  • Instrumental in helping to win and retain large accounts.
  • Patented new technology; managed those who had patents granted.
  • Managed scientists whom received company's top technical award (Technical Merit Award).

Rust-Oleum Corporation, Pleasant Prairie, WI, Group Lead, 1984 - 1994

  • Led the research and development high performance product line of this protective coatings company.
  • Development of VOC-compliant epoxy, polyurethane, alkyd and acrylic paints for protection of wood, concrete and metal: aerosol, brush and spray applications.
  • Research into novel technologies and their feasibility for use in paints.
  • Synthesis of alkyd polymers.
  • Spear-headed development of high performance, cost-effective, VOC-compliant epoxy maintenance floor coatings and colorants.
  • Led development of VOC-compliant aerosol paints.
  • Developed additives for epoxy coatings.
  • Led development of high performance, cost-effective, VOC-compliant polyurethane coatings.

Fosroc Preco, Plainview, NY, Product Specialist, 1985 - 1989

  • Conducted development and technical service of cementitious and epoxy resin flooring, grouting and concrete repair products, sealants, concrete admixtures, sealants and curing compounds.
  • Supervising QC personnel; overseeing customer complaints for this manufacturer of chemicals serving the construction industry.

Honors & Publications


Languages

Conversation, reading and writing

  • French
  • German

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Publications Advisory Board for CoatingsTech - monthly technical publication of American Coatings Association
  • American Coatings Association - Science & Technology Committee; Spray Paint Committee; American Coatings Conference Sessions-Chair

Publications and Patents

  • Author of peer reviewed publications for journals and magazines-subjects:
  • Linoleum Floors
  • Stone applications
  • Slip Testers
  • Stone restoration cost
  • Paints - Technical Article
  • Testing Labs: Product Development - Product Quality
  • Inventor of one world and three U.S. patents.

Education

  • B.S. Chemistry, (with honors) Nottingham University, University Park, United Kingdom
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