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Silicone Process and Product Development

Technical Consultant #649


Expertise

  • Custom manufacturing and formulation of specialty silicone adhesives, sealants, gels and coatings.
  • Owner of fully equipped labs to develop and characterize coatings, both thixotropic and self-leveling sealants and adhesives, thermally conductive products, high temperature stable products, greases, compounds, and many cure chemistries.
  • Specific silicone experience including: Silicone coatings and adhesives (both thixotropic and self-leveling), silicone sealants, thermally conductive silicones, high temperature stable products, silicone greases, silicone compounds and many silicone cure chemistries.
  • Offers silicone process troubleshooting, product development, quality assessments, custom test methods, and processing enhancements.
  • Routinely customizes silicone viscosity, cure speed, color, adhesion, tensile strength, tear strength, elongation, modulus, temperature resistance, conductivity and cure systems.
  • Silicone markets addressed: consumer products, automotive, industrial, electronic and medical devices.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, President, 1996 - Present

  • Custom silicone product development.
  • Process troubleshooting of silicone systems.
  • Seminars and training courses in silicone chemistry.

Undisclosed Company, Research and Development Director, Specialty Chemicals, Twinsburg, OH, 1995 - 1996

  • Custom product development of consumer products.

May National Associates, Technical Director, Clifton, NJ, 1994 - 1995

  • Managed research and development and quality control operations.

Norton Performance Plastics, Senior Materials Chemist, Akron, OH, 1993 - 1994

  • Custom silicone product development of heat cure rubber.

Loctite Corporation, Automotive and Consumer Group, Cleveland, OH, 1987 - 1993

  • Section Head managing a process and product development group.

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Product Manager, Columbia, MD, 1986 - 1987

  • Established the physical test division with sales from zero to $0.5 million in 6 months.

General Electric, QC and manufacturing, Silicone Products, Waterford, NY, 1973 - 1986

  • Manufactured and tested silicone products.

Honors & Publications


Publications and Patents

  • One U.S. patent.
  • Author of a Handbook for Silicon Elastomers.
  • Articles Published: Various aspects of silicone product, process and adhesion technology in: Adhesives Age, Adhesives & Sealant Industry, Paint & Coatings Industry and Rubber & Plastics News.

Education

  • B.S. Chemistry, Regents College, University of the State of New York, Albany, NY
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