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 Expert  107591

Expert in Cleaning Agents and Microbiology

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Minnesota (MN)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

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Expert did his Ph.D. research on the role of lipopolysaccharides (LPS) on cell-to-cell signaling and motility of Myxococcus xanthus bacteria. Emphasis was on the role of oliosaccharides associated with cell receptors in prokaryote organisms. He also developed a fermentation process to produce calcium magnesium acetate (CMA) from xylose and dolime using thermophilic Baciluus sp. CMA is a potential road salt replacement. He developed a conduction calorimetry method to monitor the fermentation reaction.

He co-founded Custom Gene Products, a business structured to produce recombinant proteins in the Baculovirus System. The virus is genetically engineered to contain DNA coding for the desired protein. Insect cells are infected and the recombinant virus is purified by plaque assays. Insect cells are infected with the purified virus and the recombinant protein is expressed, isolated, and purified from the insect cell paste.

His PhD research utilized high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), gel electrophoresis (PAGE), and NMR to characterize the monosaccharides in the LPS core and O-antigen structures. He characterized the polysaccharide components of LPS using monoclonal antibodies. He is an expert in sequencing polysaccharides, electrophoresis, Western blotting, and bacterial fermentations.

He co-founded a business designed to consult with industry in the areas of quality systems, management systems, manufacturing operations, and warehouse operations. The company specialized in the citrus industry where they conducted training seminars covering quality applications in the preparation of orange juice.

He integrated a vision system to direct a robotic work cell which placed odd components on printed circuit boards. He has worked with computer vision systems in robots and is knowledgeable about pick and place robots.

He designed and constructed a fried and frozen foods pilot plant and a fluid bed dryer/reactor pilot plants.

He directed a R&D team of 21 researchers for Ecolab's consumer products division. The organization developed and launched five new cleaning products. He directed a program to improve the cost and quality of tripolyphosphate raw material saving over $5 million per year. He managed work to develop contract co-packers, raw material suppliers, and internal manufacturing facilities. He was responsible for the safety and regulatory aspects of the products. Expert directed an encapsulation project that resulted in a patent for an encapsulation process allowing the use of chlorine bleach and enzymes simultaneously in the same cleaning product. He developed low-dust enzyme carriers via coating and encapsulation.

He directed a Clorox process development organization consisting of 25 engineers and technicians. They were involved in laundry, specialty cleaning, food, and charcoal products. He developed a process for producing peracid bleaches in collaboration with SRI. He managed a process development project to produce percarbonate bleach.

He is cofounder of Expert's Firm a company organized to develop, produce, and market, biocatalyist and biomaterials. The biocatalytic materials are based on technology developed at the University of Minnesota. Expert's Firm, has exclusive rights to a recent patent application. He was a consultant to the University during the research and is named on the patent application. He started his career as a process development engineer for the Procter and Gamble International Division. His assignments included plant startups in Mexico, Peru, Venezuela and the Philippines. The manufacturing processes included spray drying, enzyme agglomeration and surfactant production.




recombinant protein


fruit juice quality


orange juice


Western blotting




pick-and-place robot


robot programming




fluidized-bed reactor


cleaning agent


cleaning product







Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota;  Saint Paul, Minnesota;  Rochester, Minnesota;  Burnsville, Minnesota;  Saint Cloud, Minnesota;  Eden Prairie, Minnesota;  Minnetonka, Minnesota;  and Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Often requested
with this expert:

Surfactant Chemistry
Biopharmaceutical Development
Chemical Process Engineering
Cleaning Formulae & Government Regulations

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1996   PhD   Microbiology   University of Minnesota  
1991   MS   Microbial Engineering   University of Minnesota  
1972   MBA     Xavier University  
1968   MS   Chemical Engineering   Purdue University  
1966   BS   Chemical Engineering   Purdue University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1999 to







1995 to 1999


Expert and Hadler, Inc.



Consulting Engineer


1987 to 1995


Iris Engineering, Inc



Consulting Engineer


1979 to 1987


Ecolab, Inc.


Consumer Division R&D




1975 to 1979


Clorox, Inc.


Process Development




1967 to 1975


Proctor & Gamble Co.



Process Engineer


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and the American Society for Microbiology (ASM).


Expert is a Professional Engineer registered in California, Minnesota, and Ohio.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Annual Strategic Report Teltech Resource Network Corporation  
 - PhD Thesis, University of Minnesota  
 - U.S. Patent and Trademark Office  
 - Annual Meeting on Biology of the Myxobacteria  
 - Journal of Industrial Microbiology  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Detergent Chemistry.
  • Bleach expert for consulting on Bleach wanted in Australia- we will pay for flights.
  • Expert in in biologics manufactory to facilitate process development and optimization for mammalian cell colure.
  • Expert in endotoxin and toxin removal for consulting on scalable procedure to produce largest amount of recombinant proteins from plants.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in fermentation for consulting on the processes involved in orange juice.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of: cleaning raw materials including surfactants, builders, and enzymes, laboratory instruments and equipment including electrophoresis and Western blot equipment, carbohydrate and macromolecules testing labs, spray drying and powder handling equipment, and fermentation raw materials and equipment.


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