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 Expert  717358

Expert in Plastic Materials and Processes

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Ohio (OH)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
POLYMER MATERIAL; POLYMER MODIFIER. Expert has experience utilizing all known thermoplastics and many thermosetting resins. He has a complete understanding of their properties, processes, and end uses. He has been very active in property modification through blending and the use of additives, reinforcements, and fillers. COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT. Much of Expert's consulting during the past 12 years has been applied to developing technology in polymers for commercialization (movement from a demonstrated concept to manufacturing). He has consulted on the selection and implementation of pilot and commercial scale equipment. PLASTIC PRODUCT BEHAVIOR; PLASTICS DURABILITY. Expert is familiar with a wide variety of processing techniques for film, sheet, bottle, and molded plastic parts. This has given him an understanding of product behavior as a result of material, type of process, additives, and real life use. He is experienced with making predictions of durability and failure modes for plastic products. STRATEGIC TECHNOLOGY; TACTICAL TECHNOLOGY. Expert has had the ability to identify, and propose solutions to, technical problems relating to polymers for over 30 years. He is experienced with cutting through obstacles and finding fertile solutions in the framework of strategic moves. He has been involved in extensive product development throughout his career.

plastic product behavior


plastics durability


polymer chemistry


polymeric material


thermoplastic material


thermoplastic resin


thermosetting resin

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Indianapolis, Indiana;  Muncie, Indiana;  Anderson, Indiana;  Columbus, Ohio;  Cincinnati, Ohio;  Dayton, Ohio;  Springfield, Ohio;  Hamilton, Ohio;  Lexington, Kentucky;  and Louisville, Kentucky.

Often requested
with this expert:

Plastics Selection, Design, Compound, Processing, Testing,...
Polymers, Plastics, Elastomers, Compounding, Multi-Phase...
Plastic Molding Processes
Polymer Chemistry

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1959   PhD   Physical Chemistry   Duquesne University  
1957   MS   Organic Chemistry   Duquesne University  
1955   BS   Chemistry/Mathematics   Duquesne University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1983 to





Founder & President


1981 to 1983


Expert Consulting Associates





1975 to 1980


Clopay Corporation



Vice President for Development


1971 to 1975




Polymer Research & Market Development




1968 to 1971


Dupont Company


Photo Products Division


Manager of Technical Service


1965 to 1968


Mobay Chemical Company


Polymer Characterization


Group Leader


Career Accomplishments:

He is a member of the Society of Plastic Engineers.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has authored or co-authored approximately 30 technical publications, and 18 U.S. patents.

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in intota for consulting on Thermoplastic Service Life Prediction.
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:
  • Plastics expert for consulting on thermal plastic issues.
  • Plastic coefficient friction expert for consulting on product liability case.
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.


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