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 Expert  108209

Expert in Operational Process Improvement and Value Creation

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Massachusetts (MA)
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Summary of Expertise:

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With a technical background in chemistry and over 28 years experience conducting assessments of industrial manufacturing operations, Expert has developed a nationally recognized practice in pollution prevention. Using proven total quality management tools, he helps facilities plan and implement pollution prevention programs. He has taught a graduate level course on pollution prevention at Tufts University and gives lectures on this subject across the country.

Expert developed the "Systems Approach" to pollution prevention and has facilitated the use of this approach to implement pollution prevention programs at more than 100 facilities and a number of large corporations. Implementation usually results in substantial cost savings with short-term paybacks. Expert has been quite effective at helping firms overcome "barriers" to implementation of those programs.


pollution prevention

Because of this extensive experience in the evaluation of manufacturing operations, Expert is often retained by buyers in mergers and acquisitions to determine the environmental liabilities and the resultant financial risks posed by the operations included in the deal. After ownership has been transferred, Expert assists in bringing the acquired facility into "substantial" compliance with environmental regulations and looks for opportunities to reduce the cost of this compliance.

environmental due diligence investigation

With a host of new regulations aimed at process safety and the prevention of chemical releases, Expert works with loss prevention professionals and facility management to integrate these new programs into existing programs. This approach reduces the costs and ensures effective implementation. Insurance providers have started demanding documented risk management programs by promoting the use of their own consulting firms, which are often not required if an effective program can be initiated.

risk management

Expert works with firms considering consolidating operations or the startup of new facilities with a design which minimizes the impact on the environment. This is a cost-effective means of preventing industrial wastes or having smaller, more effective pollution control equipment and systems.

design for environment


facility design

A key pollution prevention/toxics use reduction activity involves trying to find substitutes for regulated materials. Since there are no "drop in" substitutes available for most cases, Expert has worked with firms to help test and qualify substitute materials for a wide range of applications including coating, cleaning, etching, and more. In many cases, process modifications are necessary to increase effectiveness and reduce costs.

hazardous waste material substitution

Expert has worked with industry to help convert non-hazardous solid wastes into revenue-generating by-products. As a former Chairman of the Board of the Northeast Industrial Waste Exchange, he has developed a knowledge of markets for these materials and the means of processing them to gain additional market value. Often the valuable material must be segregated or separated to enhance its value.

nonhazardous solid waste recycling

Expert has worked in the area of hazardous waste source reduction since 1980 and has experience with most manufacturing sectors. He has extensive training experience in this area and routinely conduct management briefings. He has worked with attorneys to incorporate source reduction into settlement agreements in exchange for a reduction in the amount of the fine.

hazardous-waste source reduction

Expert maintains that this is the area where a company often begins its pollution prevention program. These waste streams are often separate from the manufacturing waste streams and include office, cafeteria, machine shop, loading docks, garages, maintenance warehouses, etc. The techniques learned in eliminating or reducing these waste streams are directly transferable to working on hazardous waste streams and air/water discharges.


nonhazardous solid waste source reduction


operational process improvement


process optimization

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts;  Worcester, Massachusetts;  Springfield, Massachusetts;  Lowell, Massachusetts;  Cambridge, Massachusetts;  Brockton, Massachusetts;  New Bedford, Massachusetts;  Hartford, Connecticut;  Manchester, New Hampshire;  and Providence, Rhode Island.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1974   PhD   Chemistry   University of Massachusetts  
1970   BA   Chemistry   Rutgers University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1998 to



Independent Consultant


1992 to 1998


Gei Consultants Inc.


Senior Vice President


1990 to 1992


Geraghty & Miller Inc.


Vice President


1986 to 1990


ChemCycle Corporation




1973 to 1986


Various Consulting Companies and Commercial Laboratories



Career Accomplishments:

He is a member of the American Chemical Society, the Air and Waste Management Association, the Water Environment Federation, and the American Society for Testing and Materials.

Professional Appointments

Expert has been selected for two National Research Council Committees dealing with pollution prevention as well as service on the US EPA's Science Advisory Board

Publications and Patents Summary

He has written over 75 papers and five books and is currently working on a textbook on pollution prevention.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Environmental Risk Management - A Desk Reference  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert helps companies with their quality improvement programs. He works with teams to show them important problem solving and decision-making skills.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Pollution prevention expert for consulting on pollution prevention and audits in South Korea.
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:
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.

Language Skills:
Expert has worked with international firms on assignments in India, Mexico, South Africa, Brazil, Japan, Korea, England, Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Ireland, France, Switzerland and Belgium.

Additional Skills and Services:
Other Skills and Services

Expert has worked with international firms on assignments in India, Mexico, South Africa, Brazil, Japan, Korea, England, Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Ireland, France, Switzerland and Belgium.


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