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 Expert  108207

Expert in Chemical Product Development; Technology Transfer; Patent Valuation; Licensing; Mediation Services

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Florida (FL)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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CHEMICAL PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT. Expert has spent over 30 years in the chemical industry, mainly in positions related to the development and generation of new ideas for business expansion and diversification. He has over 15 years experience in commercial development and was directly responsible for the development of a large amines business. This included the coordination of customers' needs with the capabilities of the technology, which established the market potential to justify the investment. Expert has been responsible for analyzing the specialty chemical industry and for making recommendations for the strategic direction of the company.

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER. Expert has extensive experience in all aspects of technology transfer. The functions he has been involved with include idea generation, technology search, evaluation, product development, market development, licensing, and negotiation. The process involves concurrent, or team efforts, and Expert's experience in all of these areas can provide for the efficient accomplishment of objectives. He has been a major contributor to the development and implementation of a stage-gate process for the development of ideas into commercial products. Expert has established a considerable technology network that encompasses universities, federal laboratories, and industrial organizations in the areas of pharmaceutical, petroleum, chemical, and related industries. He currently searches for technology for clients on an annual retainer basis.

TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT; TECHNOLOGY SEARCH. Searching for new technology is a part of Expert's business development service. This activity has both defensive and diversification goals. The sources accessed for new technology include universities, government laboratories, and other industrial companies. Expert is retained by clients to search for technologies of interest.

TECHNICAL MARKETING. A significant portion of Expert's new product and business development efforts involve evaluating opportunities for their technical and business potential. This requires the assessment of the market potential, identification of the key players, the future growth of the business, economic attractiveness, and the technical factors that could make the effort successful. Expert has evaluated and negotiated terms for acquisition opportunities. Market expertise includes fine and specialty chemicals, petroleum and polymer additives, and bromine chemicals.

NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT. Expert has become an expert in the stage-gate system for the development of ideas into commercial products. The state-gate approach organizes the total new product process into a series of stages and requires established criteria to be met at gates before work in the next stage can begin. This project management system allows for the efficient development of ideas and maximizes the return on research and development. Expert has worked with other experts in this area and has organized stage/gate symposia.

CHEMICAL INDUSTRY. Expert has a unique understanding of the chemical industry from both the technical and business sides. His industry experience has been on the interface between the R&D department and the business group. These activities formed the basis of a course he taught as an adjunct professor at Louisiana State University. Expert's understanding of the chemical industry is useful for technology assessment, strategic planning, and competitive analysis. He has established an extensive network of contacts that has proved useful in locating technology and in reaching the appropriate individual in a company.


chemical product development


market research


technical marketing


technology transfer


industrial chemical

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Miami, Florida;  Hialeah, Florida;  Fort Lauderdale, Florida;  Hollywood, Florida;  Pembroke Pines, Florida;  Port Saint Lucie, Florida;  Miami Beach, Florida;  West Palm Beach, Florida;  Palm Bay, Florida;  and Pompano Beach, Florida.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1960   PhD   Organic Chemistry   Florida State University  
1956   BS   Chemistry   City College of New York  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1993 to






Principal in this consulting firm, responsible for all aspects of the business.

1960 to 1993


Ethyl Corporation


Various (see below)


Senior Research and Development Advisor, 1992-93; Research and Development Advisor, 1988-92; Manager-Special Studies, 1983-88; Manager-Petroleum Chemicals, 1981-83; Director, Commercial Development Europe, 1977-81; Manager- Product Development, 1976-77; Commercial Development Associate, 1974-76; Research Supervisor, 1967-74; Engineering Economist, 1965-67; Research Chemist, 1960-65.

1988 to 1992


Ethyl Corporation


Various (see below)


Stage/gate process development. New business evaluation.

1981 to 1983


Ethyl Corporation




New petroleum product development

1977 to 1981


Commercial Development Europe




Find and evaluate new business opportunities in Europe and help transfer new business to Europe.

1976 to 1977


Ethyl Corporation


Product Manager


Sales and marketing of new products for the company.

1974 to 1976


Ethyl Corporation


Commercial Development Associate


The interface between the potential customer and R&D for new products.

1967 to 1974


Ethyl Corporation


Research Supervisor


Direct the evaluation of new candidate fuel and lubricant additives

Career Accomplishments:

American Chemical Society, Licensing Executives Society

Professional Appointments

Committee chairs in the Chemicals and Related Industries subcommittee of the Licensing Executives Society and Outside Organizations committee of the Association of University Technology Managers

Publications and Patents Summary

19 patents and articles on petroleum additives, agricultural chemicals and amines

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)  
 - U.S. Patent and Trademark Office  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Implementation of the Stage/gate process implementation.
  • Market research in fine and specialty chemicals and biodegradable lubricants.
  • Technology search for new opportunities.
  • Third party as surrogate licensor
  • Potential customers for natural products.
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Expert Witness:
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1977 to 1981   Europe   Director of Commercial Development. Responsible for finding new business opportunities in Europe and transfering US products to Europe.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   Expert is competent in French. As Director of Commercial Development in Europe, he lived in Belgium from 1977 through 1981.

Additional Skills and Services:
Other Skills and Services

He is the Editor of les Nouvelles, the journal of the Licensing Execlutives Society. Expert is also a certified mediator in Palm Beach County, FL's county courts with over 400 mediations accomplished.


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