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Expert in Edible Oil

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Texas (TX)
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An expert on edible oils, Expert is well known in the industry for his studies of oil-related issues. During his 16 years at Proctor & Gamble, he served in various capacities on oil refining, quality assurance, and product manufacturing. He helped a former employer, Frito Lay Inc. with a rancidity by offering a solution that included upgrading the oil quality from the suppliers by educating them on quality and oil processing, upgrading the operating practices at Frito Lay, specifying and providing the design for the oil handling equipment in Frito Lay, and providing the operating criteria for achieving maximum life for the oil. He can answer in-depth questions on corn oil, cottonseed oil, palm oil, soybean oil, and sunflower oil. He is familiar with new oilseeds, including the genetically modified seeds and their oil traits. He keeps abreast of the world oil production and supply and follows new and non-food application of vegetable oils.

cooking oil


edible oil


vegetable oil


cottonseed oil

Expert understands how soybean oil develops a flavor that is undesirable to most consumers. The presence of soybean oil, even at a 10% level can make the soybean oil product flavor unacceptable to consumers. He was able to improve the flavor stability of soybean oil by studying the fundamental causes for the flavor reversion found in soybean oil and developing a logical correlation between the basic research data and their applicability in real life soybean crushing and oil refining. He involved several leading oil producers in the United States to follow the proposed procedure to produce soybean oil. It was possible to use as much as 50% of the specially processed soybean oil in cottonseed oil to produce potato chips. He has been engaged in training Latin American soybean processors to produce better quality soybean oil.

soybean oil

Sunflower oil is used only in limited supplies domestically, with nearly 70%-90% of the oil exported. The oil cannot be used in frying of food because of the lack of autoxidative stability due to high linoleic acid content. In 1995, Expert noticed that the USDA had developed a certain germplasm that was much lower than the standard 55% and had a significantly higher oleic acid content. The seed also looked attractive from agronomic point of view. He teamed up with a member of a leading oil processing company and approached the National Sunflower Association to commercialize this new variety as a commodity to replace the existing sunflower variety. This made such an industry wide impact that this variety is on its way for full commercialization by year 2001. The oil has been named "NuSun." This will bring the following benefits to the sunflower industry: increase domestic use of the oil by providing a non-hydrogenated oil with low saturated fat content at a commodity price; decrease the dependency of the sunflower industry on exports; provide a challenge to cottonseed oil, corn oil, and low-linolenic acid canola oil in the frying industry; and, provide a low-cost answer to the upcoming "trans fat" issue.

sunflower oil

Expert has had responsibility for designing and rebuilding oil processing plants at numerous locations. He worked to improve the operations at an oil processing plant in Monterrey, Mexico, which was operating at 60%-70% of its capacity. He improved the productivity to a sustained 100 % by assessing the human-related and equipment-related issues, training the plant personnel to learn to operate the equipment to its maximum capability, repairing or renovating the repairable equipment, replacing the obsolete equipment with new ones, training the personnel to operate the new equipment, establishing a process operating procedure, establishing a quality control procedure, and training plant management on process cost control. At present Expert is engaged in upgrading several oil processing plants to improve the productivity and cost.

edible oil processing

Expert has extensive experience in formulating various fats and oils and can provide technical support for developing new products or improve performance. He has provided process designs to various overseas and domestic clients on continuous packed bed deodorizers, improved reaction hydrogenation converters, continuous acidulation reactor for soapstock, as well as complete oil and fat refining processes.

cooking fat


edible fat processing

OIL PROCESSING PLANT TROUBLESHOOTING. Expert helps oil and fat manufacturing plants to correct any product or process issue or implement new product manufacturing capability in an innovative manner. One plant was experiencing very short shelf-life stability of their frozen baked goods. Expert identified several areas where they needed improvements. This included replacement of some of the ingredients, reformulation of some of the products and modification of their operating standards. In another example, a plant was experiencing poor flavor in soybean oil. The oil had high levels of trace impurities. A major piece of equipment was missing. However, the plant did not have the capital to purchase one immediately. Expert helped them build the unit, using their own manpower and solved the problem.

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Dallas, Texas;  Fort Worth, Texas;  Arlington, Texas;  Plano, Texas;  Garland, Texas;  Irving, Texas;  Grand Prairie, Texas;  Mesquite, Texas;  Waco, Texas;  and Carrollton, Texas.

Often requested
with this expert:

Edible Oils, Trans Fats & Acids, Oilseed Processing, Fat...
Product Development in Oils & Fats, Margarines, Spreads,...
Lipids, Flavor, Dairy, Fermentation
Fats and Oils: Chemistry, Health, and Nutrition

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1965   MSE   Chemical Engineering   University of Florida-Gainesville  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1998 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)




Expert provides research and consulting services to clients.

1987 to 1998


Frito Lay Inc.


Section Manager, Principal Scientist


He advised the company's world wide operation on every aspect of oils used for making snack foods. This included oil selection for new and existing products, establishing specifications, oil handling, and establishing an oil quality management procedure for the company. He also trained plant and R&D personnel on oil management.

1981 to 1987


Anderson Clayton Co.


Process Specialist and Senior Engineer


Expert worked on productivity improvement and engineering design training.

1965 to 1981


Procter & Gamble Co


Group Leader, Dept. manager


His responsibilities included: product and process development in cereal products and shortening and oil products; quality assurance; and manufacturing fats and oils products.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the American Oil Chemists Society and the Institute of Food Technology.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has over 30 publications.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Through Expert's guidance, one manufacturer was able to improve productivity and achieve a 100% production level.
  • Expert helped a client to get a patent that was initially rejected by the patent examiner. In another situation, he provided an analysis and offered an expert opinion on a certain frying installation at the client's plant after the system failed to produce results. The opinion has helped the client to receive financial compensation from the vendor.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in intota.com for consulting on Thermal curing of epoxidized vegetable oils and acids.
  • snack food quality expert for consulting on QA issues.
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  • Soy processing expert for consulting on edible oil crushing plant and refinery acquisition.
  • Expert in edible oils to assist with product development and plant scale-up.
  • Expert in shelf life extension project for consulting on fried snacks.
  • Oleochemicals expert for consulting on middle-range fatty acid market data.
  • Expert in oil rancidity for consulting on oxidative and enzymatic rancidity in oils for food application.
  • Expert in dehulling for consulting on soybean processing.
  • Potato expert for consulting on Fresh-Cut French Fries - QSR restaurant application.
  • Cookie ingredient food science expert for consulting on New Organic Food Product.
  • Expert for consulting on Methods and/or Materials to Mask/Control ODOR of FAME.
  • Expert for consulting on Edible Oil Factory.
  • Vegetable oil refining expert for consulting on Vegetable Oil Refining.
  • Technical expert in food ingredients for consulting on a healthier oil for use as an additive for fried snack products.
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 prepared affidavits for clients for deposition.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert with experience with conveyors and/or food processing
  • Expert in Canola Oil case.
  • Soybean oil expert for consulting on adequacy of labeling.
  • Expert in cottonseed oil for consulting on use in corn chip products.
  • Expert in lipids and oils for consulting on hydrogenated palm oil oxidation investigation.
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
1998 to 2000   South America, Central America, Mexico, Middle East   He has consulting experience in several foreign countries, having a strong tie with the American Soybean Association in Mexico and Central America. He has dealt with businesses in Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Israel, Korea, and Malaysia. Expert promoted the use of soybean oil by teaching how to process soybeans better. He taught short courses and delivered lectures at the seminars in Mexico, Central America, and Jamaica.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   Expert has proficiency in Spanish.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert taught short courses, organized short courses, and presented lectures at numerous national and international seminars.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of the following: Edible oil pumps, Fat crystallizers, Oil processing equipment, Frying equipment, Edible oil filters, Reactors for hydrogenation, Deodorizers, and Edible oil-related instruments.


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