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 Expert  107986

Expert in Paper Manufacturing, Coating, and Recycling

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Florida (FL)
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He has expertise in paper and paperboard coating. This includes coating formulations, coating processes, new grade developments, and troubleshooting involved in a wide variety of coated paper and paperboard products. In addition to printability and optical property improvements, Expert is an expert in barrier coating and carbonless and thermal imaging papers. One of his developments was a coated linerboard for preprint corrugation. His clients include both North American and overseas producers of coated paper products.

paper coating process


coated paper


clay-coated paperboard


paper clay coating process




paper optical property

Expert consults regularly with both North American and overseas clients on paper manufacturing concerns. This includes issues of equipment and processes for new paper grades, quality improvement, cost improvement, and troubleshooting. He also teaches short courses and conducts seminars in paper manufacturing. Expert is an expert on paper processing machinery. He has studied methods of extending the useful life of older machinery by modifying it to produce value added paper products. He has investigated the machinery required for surface sizing.



paper equipment


paper grade


paper quality


paper surface-sizing


paperboard manufacturing


greaseproof paper


label stock


offset paper


paper chemistry


paper pressing


paper processing




paper-web-forming machinery


publication-grade paper


security type paper


specialty paper

Expert has developed a coating technology and process for paper used in facsimile machines and recording devices which can be imaged with a thermal print head. He worked with new producers of this paper in Asia, Australia, Latin America, and Africa.

thermal imaging paper


thermal imaging technology

Expert works regularly with clients on coating formulation, coating process, and paper quality improvement. He also teaches short courses and seminars in this area.

paper coating formulation

Expert is one of very few people knowledgeable in carbonless paper technology but not bound by a secrecy/employee/former employee agreement with one of the major producers. He has qualified a new carbonless solvent with the EPA, served as an expert witness on carbonless, and developed carbonless paper processes and facilities for new producers in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. He has been qualified and testified in Federal court as an expert in papermaking, carbonless paper production and PCB-pollution from carbonless paper production in the 1954-1971 period.

carbonless copy paper

Expert is skilled in the use of recycled fiber in traditional virgin fiber grades. He designed the process for the first mill in North America to convert office waste into a deinked pulp which was suitable for making into business papers. He has also consulted with major North American paper producers on process and equipment changes necessary for using recycled fiber in the production of high quality coated papers.

paper recycling


recycled paper


recycled paper manufacturing


secondary fiber


pulp de-inking


waste paper


waste-paper recycling



Expert has served as project engineer/consultant on paper machine and coater installations and rebuilds. He has served as an expert witness in litigation involving paper mill equipment contracts and qualified as an expert on paper engineering in both state and Federal court.

paper engineering

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Tampa, Florida;  Saint Petersburg, Florida;  Orlando, Florida;  Clearwater, Florida;  Cape Coral, Florida;  Lakeland, Florida;  Largo, Florida;  and Sarasota, Florida.

Often requested
with this expert:

Pulping and Papermaking
Paper Coating Rheology, Coating Processes, and Coater...
Web Coating Technology
Paper Mill Operation and Management, Pulping of Non-Wood...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1968   M.B.A.   Marketing Management   Pace University   MBA With Distinction
1962   B.S.   Pulp and Paper Science Engineering   Western Michigan University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1986 to







Expert provides consulting to the paper and allied industries on implementation of new technology.

1982 to 1986


BTG Coating Systems



Vice President


He was responsible for costing equipment suppliers and general management of vendors.

1975 to 1981


Asten Group Inc.



Marketing Director


Expert conducted marketing of paper machine clothing--forming fabrics, press, and dryer felts.

1969 to 1975


Merck Paper Chemicals Co.



Marketing Manager


He marketed specialty chemicals to pulp and paper mills.

1964 to 1968


Paper Trade Journal



Associate Editor


Expert wrote and edited articles about pulp and paper technology.

1963 to 1964


Westvaco Corp.


Luke Mill


Operating Engineer


He was involved in the production of coated printing papers.

1962 to 1963


Union Camp Corporation


Savannah Mill


Process Engineer


Expert worked on process optimization in a kraft pulp and paper mill.

1958 to 1962


Hamilton Paper Co.


Plainwell Mill




He was responsible for process supervision and testing of pulp and paper. This was a full-time night shift job in a paper mill while attending WMU full time days.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of several Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI) committees.

Professional Appointments

Western Michigan University: Adjunct Professor of Paper Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Imaging 1999-Present


TAPPI Gunnar Nicholson Gold Medal, TAPPI Distinguished Service Award, TAPPI Fellow, Western Michigan University Paper Technology Foundation Hall of Fame, Western Michigan University Academy of Engineering Excellence

Publications and Patents Summary

He has over 100 technical publications on paper technology and is coauthor of several textbooks on paper manufacture and paper coating. He has seven patents on paper novel paper chemicals.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert consults with paper mills and specializes in coating. He has helped mills to reduce quality complaints by over 40% and also to increase production by more than 10%.
  • He performs due diligence reviews of paper industry project financing and merger/acquisition analysis.
  • Expert has guided the development of several new value-added grades of paper, including film coated offset and coated linerboard.
  • Expert evaluated a new pigment for coated ink jet papers and filed a patent application on behalf of the client. He coordinated the client's commercialization of this new product.
  • Expert has assisted both chemical and equipment suppliers in introducing new products and technology to the paper industry.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Applications of Clay Minerals in Paper Products and Processes
  • Expert for consulting on Issues with Gravure Coating.
  • Paper expert for consulting on paper usage issue with new product.
  • Expert in paper for consulting on paper with aqueous print application.
  • Paper coating expert for consulting on Metering equipment.
  • Expert in paper sourcing/converting for consulting on domestic sourcing and conversion of white tissue paper.
  • Expert in coating for consulting on refurbishing or replacing with a newer rod coater.
  • Expert in paper manufacturing for consulting on obtaining maximum performance.
  • Expert in thermal coating technology for consulting on application to lightweight paper.
  • Expert in laminating or coating for consulting on new markets or products.
  • Paper expert for consulting on direct thermal paper performance issues.
  • Expert in carbonless copy paper.
  • Expert in Thermal Paper.
  • Paper coating expert for consulting.
  • Expert in pulp & paper biocide market for consulting on marketing strategies and pricing.
  • Expert in U.S. thermal paper industry for consulting on industry information and estimated future outlook.
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:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert has testified as an expert witness in litigation involving papermaking including patent and trademark cases, personal injury liability including asbestos exposure, product liability, ITC proceedings, and EPA qualification of a new carbonless solvent (TOSCA).
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in pulp and paper industry for an insurance coverage litigation case with papery recycling company.
  • Environmental contamination expert to evaluate an environmentally contaminated site.
  • Expert for consulting on Paper.
  • Expert in support for environmental case concerning coated paper.
  • Expert in in the manufacture and recycling of carbonless paper for a legal case involving paper recycling and cost recovery.
  • Expert in pulp processing, paper making, wastewater discharge for consulting on matters related to CERCLA cost recovery.
  • Textile manufacturing expert for consulting on paperboard manufacturing processes.
  • Expert in paper mill design and manufacture for consulting on biegalke.
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.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1998 to   Brazil   Expert consulted with Suzano and VCP, large Brazilian paper companies, on product development, process and quality improvement, and capital projects. He travels to Brazil several times yearly.
2002 to   Argentina   He worked with an Argentine paper company on entering the coated paper business, including financial modeling, process definition, equiment selection, and training of personnel.
1978 to 1981   Asia   Expert was International Business Manager for Asten Group and traveled to Asian countries on a regular basis to sell and service papermachine clothing products.
1987 to 2002   China and Korea   He provided start up assistance, troubleshooting, and technical service to mills in China and Korea making coated printing paper, coated linerboard, carbonless paper, and thermal papers.
2005 to 2006   South Africa   He worked with a South African paper producer on development of new barrier coated grades of paper and selection and installation of new coating equipment to make the new grades.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   Expert has reasonable fluency in speaking and reading both Quebec and Parisian French.
Portuguese   He has reasonable fluency in speaking and reading Portuguese.
Spanish   Expert has reasonable fluency in speaking and reading Castillian Spanish.

Market Research:
He wrote the textbook for, developed, and teaches the annual TAPPI short course "How to Market Effectively to the Pulp and Paper Industry." He has performed market research to define the paper industry as a market for new products, developed marketing plans, and performed audits of sales and marketing organizations and operations for suppliers to the paper industry.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

He teaches continuing education courses on papermaking and coating for Wesern Michigan University and TAPPI. He develops and presents seminars and training specifically focused for the needs of individual paper and supplier companies.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of paper and paperboard products, equipment, chemicals, and supplies for the manufacturing of pulp, paper, and coated paper products, and engineering firms for paper industry projects. He also has access to industry directories, product catalogs, technical literature, a database, and extensive personal contacts.

Other Skills and Services

Expert is Adjunct Professor of Paper Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Imaging Science at Western Michigan University.


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