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Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Expert, Including Recycling and Chemical Safety

Technical Consultant #95


Expertise

  • Pulp and Paper Manufacturing: wood pulp (bleached and unbleached, kraft, sulfite, groundwood and deinked fibers), cotton fiber pulp and various grades of paper.
  • Extensible Paper: Installation and operation of machinery to make extensible paper by the process formerly known as the CLUPAK process.
  • Paper mill environmental management.
  • Paper recycling.
  • Specialty paper product development.
  • Paper mill chemical safety.
  • Paper production and safety training.

Expert Witness Experience

  • Rendered opinions and testimony preparation in a patent infringement case involving the lazar slitting of carbonless forms.

Experience

Independent Consultant and Educator, 2001 - Present

  • Administered general science, chemistry and mathematics classes to high school students.

Undisclosed Company Belen, NM, Consultant, 1996 - 2000

  • Principal and owner of a company providing technology, information and technical services to paper companies foreign and domestic.
  • The emphasis was on service to manufacturers of extensible paper.
  • Provided start-up services for new and relocated used equipment.

Clupak Co., Inc., New York, NY; Technical Manager and Service Engineer, 1993 - 1995

  • A company that provided technology for making extensible paper (primarily for sack paper).
  • Information and technical services were provided to licensees, foreign and domestic.
  • Mill visits were made to assist licensees in production efficiency and maintenance of quality.

Esleeck Manufacturing Company, Turners Falls, MA, Consultant, 1987 - 1993

  • Worked independently as a technical consultant for this small paper company that manufactured specialty papers. Some products were made of cotton fiber.
  • Emphasis on providing services to paper mills.
  • Served clients in a variety of industries:
    • Programs to reduce effluent discharges.
    • Feasibility studies.
    • Evaluation of solid waste for potential hazardous materials.
    • Set up SARA sec. 313 and OSHA hazard communication programs.
    • Waste minimization.
    • Employee training and generation of training materials.

Corporate Technical Director, 1979 - 1987

  • The unique expertise of the company was the manufacture of light weight papers and papers with unusually low opacity.
  • Oversaw the technical efforts of the company:
    • Quality control.
    • Product development.
    • Environmental management including administration of the NPDES discharge permit.
    • Managed the hazardous waste program.
    • Provided safety training to employees.

The Georgia-Pacific Corporation Mill, Gary, IN, Technical Director, 1974 - 1979

  • Produced paper toweling completely from secondary fiber including ground wood pulp that had been deinked.
  • Served as a technical consultant to a sister mill that made tissue paper.
  • Provided technical oversight of the mill's operations:
    • Troubleshooting.
    • Quality control and quality assurance of incoming raw materials.
    • Specified and ordered chemicals.
    • Environmental management of the mill.
    • Treatment plant operator of record.

Nekoosa Edwards Paper Company, Port Edwards, WI, Senior Research Scientist

  • Ran several mills that made printing and writing grades of paper.
  • Worked in the Research Department, with research group focused on process control.
  • Applied chemical, engineering, mathematics and computer skills to projects related to control of papermaking processes:
    • Development of on line instruments to measure and control optical properties of paper.
    • A feasibility study that determined that a proposed method of controlling kraft digesters was worth pursuing.
    • This included laboratory studies that essentially replicated functions of the process control computer.

Honors & Publications


Credentials

  • New Mexico Secondary School Educator's License, Step II with endorsements in:
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Private Pilot License (single engine land)
  • Instrument rating
  • Medical certificate
  • Industrial Waste Water Operator's License, Class D; Indiana

Languages

  • German: Proficient spoken and in writing
  • Spanish: (limited) speak, read and write

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • CAS - American Chemical Society
  • TAPPI - Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry

Education

  • M.S Organic Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill
  • B.S. Pulp & Paper Technology, The Institute of Paper Chemistry, Appleton, WI
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