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 Expert  717458

Expert in Laboratory Management; Quality Assurance/Control

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New Jersey (NJ)
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Expert has demonstrated expertise with the design, development, and start-up of laboratory facilities. These facilities have been used for analytical testing, physical characterization, environmental sample conditioning, and drug stability testing. He has specified and implemented purified water systems, sample conditioning rooms, LIMS systems, HVAC and exhaust systems, laboratory furniture and utilities, fume hoods, and environmental monitoring systems.



laboratory design


laboratory development


testing laboratory

With 19 years of experience as an analytical chemist in the chemical-pharmaceutical industry, Expert is skilled in both wet chemical methods of analysis as well as the instrumental techniques of NMR, IR, MS, HPLC, GC, and UV and visible spectroscopy. He is proficient with the elemental techniques of C, H, and N analysis; AAS; and ICP spectroscopy. He is also experienced in the areas of physical characterization and surface analysis techniques.

analysis instrument


laboratory procedure

Expert is skilled in the development and optimization of analytical test methods and instrumental techniques. He is experienced with the design of analytical testing protocols, development of method acceptance criteria, and validation of analytical test methods per USP (1225). Expert also has expertise with the transfer of analytical methods to quality control and contract laboratories.

analysis technique


analytical method validation


analytical test


analytical testing

Expert has 17 years of experience as a research and development laboratory manager and director. He is experienced with organizational development issues involving staffing and recruitment, performance appraisal, team building, and the implementation of reward and recognition systems. Expert's MBA degree in management has enabled him to successfully tackle management issues such as laboratory downsizing, re-organization, re-engineering, and the planning and design of capital and operating budgets.

laboratory management

Expert has expertise in the specification and selection of laboratory equipment and instrumentation for testing applications. He is experienced with the certification of vendors and with establishing instrument specifications. He is familiar with designing laboratory safety programs, purchasing safety-related equipment, and conducting laboratory safety training.

laboratory equipment


laboratory safety

Experienced with quality control operations, Expert has been involved with both raw materials testing and finished product release. He has designed quality assurance systems for several laboratory organizations which included the preparation of QA manuals, development of standard operating procedures, qualification of laboratory equipment, and validation of laboratory facilities and systems. He is thoroughly familiar with GLP and CGMP requirements.

quality assurance


quality control


laboratory quality assurance

Originally trained in NMR spectroscopy as part of his PhD program, Expert has gained expertise with NMR spectrometers, high-field systems, and NMR instrument vendors. Expert pioneered the field of liquid crystal NMR spectroscopy. He has written review articles and made presentations on NMR spectroscopy as a research tool.

liquid crystal nuclear magnetic resonance


nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy

Expert has over 24 years experience managing analytical testing laboratories. He is skilled in laboratory design and start-up, and in the reengineering/restructuring of laboratory operations.

analytical chemistry

Expert is a recognized expert in developing and implementing total quality management practices within a research and development environment. He has designed TQM courses and trained over 1,000 scientists in quality procedures. He is skilled in starting-up and troubleshooting quality systems within R & D laboratories. Expert is also thoroughly familiar with ISO 9000 registration.

total quality management


total quality managment in research and development

Expert is skilled in determining the molecular weight of water soluble polymers using size-exclusion chromatography. The systems characterized included vinyl pyrrolidone polymers, naphthalene sulfonates, polyacrylates, starches, and polysaccharides.

size-exclusion chromatography

Expert has experience with characterizing particles by automated sizing techniques including light scattering, light diffraction, light blockage, sedimentation, sieving, ultracentrification, electron microscopy, and electro-zone sensing.


particle-size measurement


particle-size analysis


particle-size distribution determination

Expert has managed analytical laboratory operations for over twenty years. He is skilled in virtually all areas of analytical laboratory management, including laboratory design, staffing & organization, planning & budgeting, selection of instrumentation & equipment, testing & methods development, and data management. His expertise in this area led to him being selected to serve as President of the Analytical Laboratory Managers Organization in 1995.

analytical laboratory

He has served as Management Representative in implementing an ISO 9001 Quality System within an R&D organization. He drafted quality manuals and procedures, led internal audit teams, and designed and presented ISO 9000 training courses to both management and laboratory staff.

ISO 9000 series quality system standard

Expert designed quality assurance management systems in compliance with cGMP requirements which includes preparation of standard operating procedures, developing and executing IQ/OQ/PQ protocol, validation analytical test methods, implementing calibration/metrology systems, conducting internal audits, conducting cGMP training, and performing laboratory failure investigations.

quality assurance management system

He has developed and presented training courses in the areas of teamwork and team dynamics which he have presented to organizations as well at technical conferences. He is thoroughly familiar with the teamwork process, and have served as both a trainer and facilitator toward improving the performance of work teams.

team building

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Yonkers, New York;  Newark, New Jersey;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Paterson, New Jersey;  Elizabeth, New Jersey;  Bridgeport, Connecticut;  Stamford, Connecticut;  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;  and Allentown, Pennsylvania.

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Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1984   MBA   Management   Fairleigh Dickinson University  
1976   PhD   Physical Chemistry   Columbia University  
1972   BS   Chemistry   York College   Summa Cum Laude

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1995 to




Independent Consultant


1993 to 1995


Warner-Lambert Company


Parke-Davis Division


Director, Analytical Technology


1991 to 1993


Warner-Lambert Company


NOVON Products Division


Director, Materials Testing & Quality Assurance


1988 to 1991


Atochem North America


Central Analytical Department




1983 to 1988


Diamond Shamrock/Henkel Corporation


Analytical and Information Services




1976 to 1982


GAF Corp


Polymer Characterization


Group Leader


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a Past-President of both the Analytical Laboratory Managers Association and the American Oil Chemists Society from 1988 through 1990. Expert is also an acting member of ALMA, ACS, ASQC, AOAC, ASTM, and AMA.

Professional Appointments

He is on the Editorial Advisory Board of both Pharmaceutical Formulation & Quality Magazine, and Managing the Modern Laboratory. He was a judge in the R & D 100 Award program in 1993.


Expert was the Keynote Speaker at the Juran Quality in R&D Conference (1991), the Conference Board of Canada Quality Conference (1993), and the Dow Corning Technology Conference (1991).

Publications and Patents Summary

He has over 35 peer reviewed publications plus two review articles in the areas of analytical chemistry, technical management, and the quality process.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Research-Technology Management  
 - A review article in Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, Wiley.  
 - American Laboratory Magazine  
 - Textbook: Nonionic Surfactants--Chemical Analysis. Marcel Dekker.  
 - Pharmaceutical & Cosmetic Quality  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Reengineer and restructure/reorganize laboratories.
  • Perform laboratory/facility audits in accordance with ISO/cGMP requirements.
  • Provide training courses in laboratory analysis and quality.
  • Assist in laboratory renovation or modification.
  • Perform laboratory failure investigations and assist in problem solving.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in laboratory management for consulting on FSBP Lab Mngmnt.
  • ELAP laboratory accreditation expert for consulting on lab accreditation in CA for 8260B.
  • Expert in laboratory management for consulting on establishing a biotechnology incubator.
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 has served as an expert witness and provided testimony in patent infringement hearings.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Particle Size Litigation matter.
  • CLIA expert for consulting on laboratory quality control.
  • Expert in aeroset and axsym for evaluation of abbott aeroset chemistry analzers and their service records in a vetrinary lab setting .
  • Expert in chemistry for consulting on Abbott Aeroset, Celldyne 3700 and Axsym analyzers.
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:
Country / Region   Summary
Switzerland, France, Germany   He has conducted company business in Switzerland, France, and Germany.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language  

Additional Skills and Services:

He regularly conducts training and short courses in quality systems management and team dynamics at various technical conferences.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of laboratory equipment, analytical instrumentation, testing laboratories, and laboratory services.


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