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 Expert  107652

Expert in Powder Coating Technology, Processing and Markets

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Ohio (OH)
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Since 1978, Expert has been internationally involved in the development of organic powder coatings. His expertise lies mainly in bringing novel technical concepts from the laboratory to full commercial status, both in North America and Europe. His knowledge spans from the intricacies of the polymers and curing agents to the practical aspects of applying the finished powder coating at the end user. The market areas that have benefited from Expert's coating technology expertise include the automotive (primers, clearcoats), appliance (coatings for washers, refrigerators), and general industries. Some of his work has involved new application processes including powder coating coil, blanks, and non-traditional substrates such as wood and plastic. His most recent work has been pioneering the development and commercial introduction of UV-curable powder coatings. Expert continues to publish internationally in this exciting growth area of the coating industry.

Expert's experience as a driver of new powder coating technology has kept him intimately involved with powder coating specifications. In many cases the new technology he developed required unique specifications. Expert's positions as Development Manager, Section Leader, and Project Leader in global powder coating companies have allowed him to work closely with the people who draft powder coatings specifications.

Not only is Expert familiar with the processes associated with powder coatings, he has also been closely involved with many of the newest processes as they have emerged. His experience dates back to the early days of powder commercialization in the 1970s. At that time, "bugs" were being worked out of what is today known as the conventional electrostatic application process. Expert has been on the forefront of new process development including tribocharge powder application, powder spray to blanks and coils, powder applications to wood and plastic, and the use of UV-curable powder coatings.

A significant portion of Expert's career has involved the formulation of powder coatings. His main areas of expertise encompass the appliance, automotive, and general industrial markets. He has extensive experience with the following chemical types of powder coatings: epoxy, hybrid (epoxy-polyester), polyester, polyester-urethane, polyester-amide, polyester-glycoluril, acrylic-polyester, acrylic-epoxy, acrylic-urethane, acrylic-diacid, silicone, fluorcarbon, and ultraviolet curable technology. He has held positions as Chemist, Senior Chemist, Project Leader, Section Leader, and Development Manager at two global powder coating companies (ICI-Glidden and Herberts). His formulating experience spans both North America and Europe.

Being intimately involved in the formulation and commercialization of coating powders has given Expert experience in characterizing powders to suit the needs of the eventual coating user. He has a firm knowledge of traditional test methods including: particle size measurement, rheological characterization (viscosity and flow), kinetic analysis, mechanical performance, color assessment, chemical resistance, and durability versus the outdoors. In addition to traditional analysis techniques, Expert has experience with test method development.


powder coating material


powder coating material specification


powder coating process


coating formulation


coating powder characterization


industrial powder coating

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Columbus, Ohio;  Cincinnati, Ohio;  Dayton, Ohio;  Springfield, Ohio;  Hamilton, Ohio;  and Middletown, Ohio.

Often requested
with this expert:

Organic Coatings: Comprehensive knowledge of the theory and...
Powder Coating and Metal Finishing, Media Blasting, etc.
Adhesives, Encapsulation: Electrical/ Electronic, and...
Adhesives for Medical Device, Biotech, Pharmaceuticals,...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1982   B.S.   Chemistry   Baldwin Wallace College, Berea, OH  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1997 to





Technical Director


2001 to 2005


Jamestown Powder Coatings



VP/General Manager


He is responsible for the powder coating operations.

1999 to 2000


Iris Powder Coatings, Inc.





At Iris, Expert worked on the development, manufacturing, and sales of powder coatings.

1993 to 1997


Herberts Powder Coatings



Development Manager


1991 to 1993


The Glidden Company


Automotive Powder Coatings


Group Leader


1989 to 1990


The Glidden Company


New Technology-Europe


Section Leader


1985 to 1988


The Glidden Company


Appliance Powder Coatings


Section Leader


1978 to 1984


The Glidden Company



Various development areas


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the Powder Coating Institute (PCI), RadTech, and the Federal Society for Coatings Technology (FSCT).

Professional Appointments

Expert is editorial advisor for PCI Magazine.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has four US patents in powder coating technology, and has published more than 50 articles in various journals and magazines.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Fraunhofer Institut Produktionstechnik  
 - Powder Coatings for Wood Substrates  
 - Modern Paint and Coatings  
 - Industrial Paint and Powder  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Acrylamid expert for consulting on Acrylics.
  • Expert in polymer coatings applied with specially manufactured equipment.
  • Expert in market research on industrial maintenance for consulting on UV cure used in Composites.
  • Powder coat expert for consulting on recently installed powder coat aluminum rails.
  • Expert in OSHA powder coat procedures for consulting on powder coating over primer.
  • Expert in epoxy powder coat for consulting on thermoset curing agent technology.
  • Expert in Formulation of a Coating.
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 provided expert legal advice to a number of powder end users.
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 1998   South America   Expert engaged in powder technology consultation in South America.
1998 to 1998   Middle East   That same year, he provided his services in powder technology to a client in the Middle East.
1993 to 1997   Europe   Expert worked closely with European technical groups in Herberts' Powder Coating organization.
1989 to 1990   Western Europe   Expert was the section leader for ICI Corporation's European Core Laboratory in powder coating technology. He worked out of a lab in Birmingham, England.
2004 to 2006   China   Expert has worked in China on powder coating related assignments in 2004 and 2006.

Market Research:
He has a strong knowledge of powder coating market and technology trends for North America and globally.

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:

Expert has given the seminar, "Foundations in Powder Coating Expertise" about formulating techniques. He has also developed and delivered a course. "Powder Coatings 101." Expert has published a book, "Powder Coatings - Foundation for the Novice Formulator", BNP Publishing (2004).

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of polyester, epoxy, and acrylic resins for powder coatings, curing agents, and UV-curable resins for powder coatings.


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