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 Expert  717405

Expert in Organic Coating Technology

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Indiana (IN)
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Expert (or "Tom") has spent much of his career synthesizing polymers suitable for radiation curing, ultraviolet absorbers, and water soluble polymers for electrocoating and low VOC coatings, as well as thermosetting acrylics for container coatings. He also developed epoxy can coatings. Later he helped introduce the first cationic electrocoating process in the appliance industry. He is active in emission reduction and the introduction of new technology in coatings.

organic coating material


coating industry

Expert introduced cationic electrocoating to the appliance industry by spearheading a technology proving program. Cationic electro-coating is now used worldwide. Expert did extensive troubleshooting on electro-coat lines. He used cationic electro-coating to demonstrate porcelain replacement technology.

cationic electrocoating

Expert worked on the first powder coat application to replace porcelain at Whirlpool on freezer liners. He supported efforts to provide powdercoating on dryer drums, and washer tops and lids. He provided technical support solving coating defect problems on KitchenAid mixers.

powder coating material

Expert synthesized numerous radiation curable polymers (five patents) for wood and metal finishing. He developed novel low dose sulfur-containing systems for electron beam curing. He also developed coatings based on these systems.


radiation-curable polymer


radiation-curable coating


wood coating

Expert developed tests for stabilizer levels in curing polymers, measuring by evaporative rate (ERA) and thermal analysis. Correlating ERA test methodologies to thermal analysis was an industry first.

evaporation rate

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Chicago, Illinois;  Joliet, Illinois;  Waukegan, Illinois;  Cicero, Illinois;  Fort Wayne, Indiana;  South Bend, Indiana;  Gary, Indiana;  Grand Rapids, Michigan;  Lansing, Michigan;  and Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Often requested
with this expert:

Organic Coatings: Comprehensive knowledge of the theory and...
Paint and Coatings Process Engineering
cGMP Coatings, Adhesives, Die Cutting, Security Holograms,...
Polymer Design and Synthesis, Coating Formulation, Defect...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1980   M.S.B.A.   Business Administration   Indiana University  
1959   Ph.D.   Organic Chemistry   University of Notre Dame   W. R. Grace Research Fellow
1953   M.A.   Physical Science   San Jose State College  
1951   B.A.   Physical Science   San Jose State College  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1990 to


(Undisclosed University)




Independent Consultant


Expert is a consultant to the coatings industry.

1982 to


(Undisclosed University)




Adjunct Assistant Professor,


Expert teaches general and polymer chemistry.

1969 to 1991


Whirlpool Corporation


Science Research


Staff Scientist


He was Manager of the Materials Science Department and responsible for coatings and polymer technology.

1959 to 1969


O'Brien Corporation




Director of Research


Expert directed research in electrocoating, emulsion polymers, thermosetting acrylics, and radiation-curable polymers.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT).

Professional Appointments

Expert was the Technical Editor for the Journal of Coatings Technology from 1970-1990. He was also President of the Paint Research Institute from 1982-84


Expert is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Mattiello Award from FSCT in 1980. He also received the Indiana University - South Bend Distinguished Business Alumnus award.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has 13 patents and 52 publications in polymer and coatings chemistry. He has written book chapters in six books.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - The Future of the Coatings Industry. New South Wales University Press  
 - Applied Polymer Science  
 - Organic Coatings: Their Origin and Development  
 - Journal of Coatings Technology  
 - Official Digest 37  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1953 to 1955   Army Chemical Corps   Scientific Professional Personnel   Expert assisted in research on nerve gas effects in vivo and on antidotes for nerve gas.

Consulting Services:
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Expert Witness:
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Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of: coatings (pigments, resins, and solvents); polymers; and coatings process equipment.

He has access to the following resources: personal contacts and library sources.

Other Skills and Services

Expert synthesized a number of water soluble polymers for architectural and industrial use. He has two patents in this area. He developed novel oxazoline modified water soluble polymers.


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