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 Expert  108496

Expert in Pulping and Papermaking


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Arizona (AZ)
USA
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
PAPERMAKING; PAPER TESTING; PAPER PROPERTY; PAPER QUALITY CONTROL. Because of his experience in a kraft mill and later in research and development, Expert has gained expertise in identifying tests to find and correct many problems occurring in papermaking operations. He has addressed issues of strength, scoring, plyboard, linting, curl, moisture, smoothness, printability, gluability, stretch, and others.

CORRUGATED BOXBOARD; CONTAINER BOARD; KRAFT PAPER; LINERBOARD. As Manager of Operations at Smurfit R&D, Expert was responsible for both papermaking and converting aspects of technical development. He has worked extensively on materials and additives, conversion, fitness for use, and performance studies. Because of his in-depth knowledge of these areas, he has gained a reputation for innovation and creativity.

PAPER-WEB-FORMING MACHINERY; DRY-END PAPER OPERATION. Expert's background in a paper mill combined with his mill research experience provides him with a deep understanding of the papermaking process. He has studied and applied the required principles from stock prep to reel and beyond. He is familiar with web-forming machinery, steam and condensate systems, headbox operations, refiners, pressing, calendering, winding, and dry-end operations.

PULP-AND-PAPER TECHNOLOGY; CHEMICAL PULPING. His experience with the kraft process has provided Expert with a working knowledge of woodyard operations, pulping, washing, evaporation, recovery, causticizing, and byproducts recovery. Expert has used his 13 years of R&D experience to troubleshoot operations, run recovery and evaporator operations (during strike duty), review and contribute to new pulp mill design, and test multiple wood species and cooking conditions for property enhancements and suitability.

BOXBOARD; PAPER CURL; LINTING. As head of research for Jefferson Smurfit Corporation, Expert worked with boxboard mills to evaluate, troubleshoot, and improve operations. The areas he has covered include waste paper; cleaning; screening; refining; cylinder, ultraformer and FC former; stock blending; additives; pressing; drying; finishing; and clay coating. His work with carton plants gave him knowledge of converting issues and the papermaking variables that affect them.

PAPER RECYCLING. Expert is knowledgeable of paper recycling processes, including defiberizing, cleaning and use of various fibers, fractionation, de-inking, water management, and fines control.

INVENTORY MANAGEMENT. Through is work with Management One, Expert has consulted on the sophisticated use of trending formulas to predict inventory needs. Developed over the past eight years, he uses the trending methodology to anticipate raw material needs, cash requirements, and machine scheduling.

WORK TEAM; INTEGRATED PRODUCT TEAM; CROSS-FUNCTIONAL TEAM. Since 1990 Expert has been Managing Director of Management One, a company that specializes in implementing team-based organizations in companies. He developed a process that teaches teamwork, problem-solving, and empowerment in a format that is sustainable. Expert has an MBA in management and 25 years of practical management experience in the paper industry. He has had the management responsibility for 400 union production workers.

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boxboard

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caustic treating

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chemical pulping

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conical refiner

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container board

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corrugated boxboard

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cross-functional team

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dry-end paper operation

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headbox

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integrated product team

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inventory management

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kraft paper

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linerboard

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packaging paper

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paper

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paper additive

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paper curl

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paper drying

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paper linting process

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paper machinery

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paper mill machinery

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paper moisture

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paper pressing

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paper processing

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paper quality

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paper quality control

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paper recycling

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paper strength

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paper strength testing

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paper testing

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paper web

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paper-web-forming machinery

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paperboard

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papermaking

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pulp processing

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pulp property

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pulp washing

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pulp-and-paper processing

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pulp-and-paper technology

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pulping

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pulping technology

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wet-end paper operation

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work team


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Phoenix, Arizona;  Tucson, Arizona;  Mesa, Arizona;  Glendale, Arizona;  Scottsdale, Arizona;  Chandler, Arizona;  Tempe, Arizona;  Gilbert, Arizona;  and Peoria, Arizona.

Often requested
with this expert:

Paper Manufacturing, Coating, and Recycling
Chemical Engineering; Pulp & Paper Engineering
Paper Coating Machinery & Paper Machine Engineering
Papermaking and Polymer Usage

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1979   MBA   Management   University of North Florida  
1974   BS   Pulp and Paper Technology   Miami University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1990 to 2000

 

Management One

 

Consultant

 

1994 to 1998

 

Jefferson Smurfit Corporation

 

Manager of R&D Operations

 

1987 to 1994

 

Jefferson Smurfit Corporation

 

Manager of Mill Research

 

1985 to 1987

 

Container Corporation of America

 

Section Manager

 

1982 to 1985

 

Jacksonville Kraft Paper Company

 

Production Manager

 

1974 to 1982

 

St. Regis Paper Co.

 

Project Engineer-Pulp Mill Manager

 

1972 to 1973

 

Mead Corporation-Wrenn Papers Division

 

Laboratory Technician

 

Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

He is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Mu Epsilon, Gamma Theta Phi, and Phi Eta Sigma honorary societies. Expert is a member of TAPPI's Water Removal Committee. He has worked on the AFPA/TAPPI/FPL Liaison Committee.

Awards/Recognition

. He received the Phillip Cade Award for the top graduating senior in paper technology while at Miami University.


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert developed a strategic plan for a mill that, when implemented, turned this struggling operation into one of the most profitable in the country. He helped design a stock prep system that produced a successful installation. Expert also provides help in strategic planning, problem solving, innovation management, and creative brainstorming.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Papermaking expert needed for consulting on linting in dryer sections.
  • Expert in pulp mill designers for consulting on design of pulp mill.
  • Paper machine expert for consulting on Seeking Tissue Machine Design Manager.
  • Expert in production processing equipment wear.
  • Expert in pulp & paper biocide market for consulting on marketing strategies and pricing.
  • Expert in paper sourcing/converting for consulting on domestic sourcing and conversion of white tissue paper.
  • Expert in reclaimed boiler pulp for consulting on black liquor recovery.
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:
  • Paper box manufacturing expert for consulting on asbestos exposure.
  • 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.

Language Skills:
Description
Expert has basic proficiency in Spanish. He has worked on projects in Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, and Spain. His business has also taken him to Ireland, England, France, Austria, Germany, China, Sweden, Japan, Finland, Italy, Canada, and Holland.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Expert has developed team-based organizational training that covers problem solving, empowerment, meeting skills, change management, and effective communication.


 

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