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 Expert  108400

Expert in Insulating Oils, Heat Transfer, Electronics Cooling, Environmental Lubricants, synthetic lubricants

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Texas (TX)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has many years of experience working with electrical insulating and heat transfer fluids (including insulating oils) and the dielectric properties of liquid and solid materials. He is considered an expert on material characteristics and heat transfer with all types of insulating fluids. He has designed manufacturing processes for dielectric fluids and is very knowledgeable of the laboratory analysis of solid and liquid dielectric materials.

Expert is a specialist on writing and editing U.S. and international technical standards, including materials standards and standard test methods. He has worked a wide variety of US and International standards making bodies.

Expert's primary specialization has been in dielectric heat transfer fluids used in power transformers, and in cooling of other electrical equipment. He has specialized in fluids made from synthetic and environmentally safe base oils, as well as fire-resistant insulating fluids (substitutes for PCBs). He regularly consults with clients on issues regarding transformer oil problems.

Member of ASTM for over 25 years, having held leadership positions at Working Group, Subcommittee and Committee levels. Experienced in writing and editing Material Standards and Standard Testing Methods in Electrical Insulating Materials, Tribology, Petroleum products, Plastics, Lubricant Products.

Expert has 15 years' experience in the development, manufacture, testing and sales of automotive and heavy truck engine lubricants. He is very familiar with latest standards in gasoline and diesel automotive lubricants, and additive and base oil trends that allow the manufacture of the latest standards in lubricant technology.

For over 25 years, Expert has worked as a business consultant. He has written business plans for a variety of manufacturing and retail companies around the world. He is experienced in working with sources of corporate funding; banks, and venture capitalists, as well as smaller, alternate sources of funding.


electrical insulation material


electrically insulating fluid


electrically insulating oil


dielectric breakdown


dielectric fluid


dielectric property


electrical equipment heat transfer


electrical insulation aging


electrical insulation product


electrical insulation testing


liquid dielectric


liquid electric property


partial discharge


American Society for Testing and Materials material code


manufacturing standard


transformer oil


oil-filled transformer


fire-resistant lubricant


vegetable seed


American Society for Testing and Materials


diesel truck synthetic liquid lubricant


corporate strategic planning


small business

Expert founded and has operated lubricant manufacturing companies in the US and Brazil. He has years of experience in the development and production of synthetic, vegetable-oil based and petroleum based lubricants for industrial applications, including hydraulic oils, compressor oils, gear oils, motor oils and greases.

Expert has developed novel lubricant and insulating oil products from vegetable seed oils, including suflower, safflower, cottonseed, Amazonian tree seeds and canola oil. Expert has developed methods of stabilization of these seed oils against rancidity and oxidation. Expert has served as technical advisor to Brazilian companies that use these seed oils in their cosmetic, lubricant and heat transfer fluid products. He has built manufacturing plants to process vegetable oil seeds into marketable industrial products. He is considered an expert in direct and trans-esterification of vegetable oilseeds, in oxidation inhibition of oilseeds, in rancidity and oxidation testing, in toxicity and environmental effects of using oilseed products.

Expert has over 30 years' experience in specifying, purchasing, testing and developing products made from petroleum base oils. He has worked for refineries in testing and evaluation of base oils, determining that they meet manufacturing and sales specifications. He has owned and managed companies that purchase petroleum-based and synthetic base oils, and developed lubricant and functional fluid products made from petroleum and synthetic base oils. He is highly experienced in evaluation of different petroleum and synthetic base oils used to make different lubricant and petrochemical products.

Expert has specified and used bleaching clays in many of the manufacturing processes that he has managed. He is very familiar with the three ways in which bleaching clays are used, and the advantages and disadvantages of each method. Expert has developed manufacturing processes in several different countries that utilize bleaching clays. He has researched different types of clays, their activation processes, and their relative strengths. He has used bleaching clays to improve electrical characteristics of oils, to remove color, polar contaminants, odor and other impurities from new and used petroleum oils.

Expert's primary specialization has been in dielectric heat transfer fluids used in electronics cooling. He has specialized in fluids made from synthetic and environmentally safe base oils, as well as fire-resistant insulating fluids (substitutes for PCBs).


fire-resistant hydraulic fluid




lubricant testing


petroleum lubricant


synthetic liquid lubricant


machinery lubricant


lubricating oil


food grade lubricant


gear lubricant


low-temperature lubricant


heavy duty diesel truck petroleum lubricant


heavy duty diesel truck lubricant




base oil


bleaching clay


heat transfer material

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Dallas, Texas;  Plano, Texas;  Garland, Texas;  Irving, Texas;  Grand Prairie, Texas;  Mesquite, Texas;  Carrollton, Texas;  Richardson, Texas;  Tyler, Texas;  and Shreveport, Louisiana.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1992   PhD   Engineering   Management of Technology, Clayton University  
1988   MBA   Management of Manufacturing Firms   Keller Graduate School of Management  
1979   BA   Chemistry   Hendrix College  
2010   Post-Graduate coursework   Environmental Management and Sustainable Development   Fundação Getulio Vargas, Sao Paulo, Brasil  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2012 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)



Owner, Principal


A wide variety of consulting, including marketing research, product development, chemical process review, construction project management and lubricant formula development.

2007 to




SVB Environmental Lubricants, Inc.




With manufacturing plants in both Texas and Sao Paulo, Brazil, SVB manufactures industrial lubricants and electrical insulating materials made from synthetic and vegetable seed-based sources. (highly biodegradable lubricants and synthetic lubes) Expert is President and Manager of Technology. Responsible for development and testing of new products and materials.

1992 to 2007


Dielectric Systems, Inc.





Expert was responsible for development of new transformer oils, lubricant products, with P&L responsibility for the entire firm.

1985 to 1992


Cooper Power Systems



Dieelctric Fluids Dept. Manager


Expert managed production, marketing and use of electrical insulating fluids. He became an invited speaker to industry technical conferences.

1980 to 1985


Calumet Refining Co.



Laboratory Manager, Chief Chemist


Expert supervised quality control laboratory functions, interfaced with EPA regarding refinery operations, performed laboratory analyses of insulating fluids and lubricants.

1979 to 1980


Kast Metals



Project Engineer


Expert evaluated new materials and processes used in metal casting.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert has held leadership positions in ASTM, IEEE, ANSI, and ISO.

Professional Appointments

Appointed by U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Regan to District Export Council (DEC), a group that advises government policy makers on matters regarding small business exporting.


Expert is a highly decorated officer, Chief Signal Officer, and serves on the Commanding General's staff in the Texas State Guard Medical Brigade.

Publications and Patents Summary

He is the author of three U.S. patents, four international patents, and many technical papers.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - IEEE Power Engineering Society, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)  
 - Journal of Industrial Tribology  
 - Electronics Cooling Magazine  
 - Hydraulics and Pneumatics Magazine  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2005 to 2011   Texas State Guard   Chief Signal Officer G6   Served as Chief Signal Officer on the staff of Commanding General, Medical Brigade.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert was Project Manager for design and construction of a 2000 liter per hour lubricants recycling facility and a lubricants blending and packaging plant.
  • Expert solved the problem of transformer failure due to the action of corrosive sulfur in transformer oil that had resulted electrochemical plating of copper through the transformer oil. This led to the development of new additive products that are used throughout the transformer repair industry today to resolve this source of transformer failures.
  • Expert helped design a heat transfer system and a chose a dielectric fluid for the newest generation of liquid cooled computer data centers.
  • Expert selected mass flow instruments for use in molasses distillation and processing plant. These instruments are now used at many refineries to measure mass flow in difficult applications (>300 C. at high temperatures and aggressive environments)
  • Expert developed highly biodegradable lubricants that allowed the client to meet the world's most stringent set of water environmental quality regulations.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Selection of lubricants for high temperature downhole motors.
  • Expert for consulting on Industrial Cleaning and Surfactant.
  • Expert in transformer fluids for consulting on market strategy and supply chain.
  • Carbon expert for consulting on Carbon black from tires.
  • Expert for consulting on Understanding bleaching clay filtration
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 is a recognized expert and has testified as an expert witness in depositions for civil suits.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Litigation involving transformer failures in Mexico and Dominican Republic.
  • Expert in hydraulic fluids for consulting on litigation involving die casting fluids containing PCB's prior to 1972.
  • Transformer oil expert for consulting on transformer failures in Mexico and Dominican Republic.
  • Electric transformer expert for consulting on explosion after changing of the oil in transformer.
  • Material science chemistry expert for consulting on historical availability of PCB substitutes.
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
1993 to 1994   Aguascalientes, Mexico   Expert designed and managed the construction of a transformer oil manufacturing plant.
1998 to 1996   Taipei Taiwan   Expert designed and managed the construction of transformer oil and petroleum products processing plant.
2014 to 2014   Queretaro, Mexico   Expert developed the procedure and supervised oil processing, drying and refill before commissioning a 330KV GSU Power Transformer.
2008 to 2008   Sao Paulo, SP, Brasil   Expert started a manufacturing firm in Sao Paulo and built, staffed and managed a factory to make industrial products from vegetable oils.
2012 to   Doha, Qatar   Expert was named Project Manager for construction and Operation of Cleartech Corporation's Doha-based plant for recycling used industrial lubricants. During the plant construction phase, Expert is responsible for choice of technology, suppliers, and materials, construction standards and risk assessment.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Portuguese   Expert can speak, read and write Portugese; he has advanced conversational skills.
Spanish   He can speak and read Spanish, and has advanced conversational skills.

Market Research:
With more than 30 years experience in chemical processing and business ownership, Expert brings practical and proven solutions to project management, process optimization and product development.

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 extensive teaching experience, in undergraduate, military and professional settings. He's an invited speaker at international professional seminars and standards groups.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has an extensive professional network, including manufacturers and vendors ofelectrical insulating materials, chemical processing equipment, lubricant manufacturing and recycling equipment, and laboratory instrumentation.

Other Skills and Services

He developed over 80 lubricant products for automotive and industrial applications. He is a frequent invited speaker and often writes technical articles for industry magazines. Fluent in Portuguese and conversational in Spanish.


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