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 Expert  721111

Expert in Coatings and Fluoropolymers

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Illinois (IL)
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Abrasive blasting has been a solution to many applied coating situations. Expert has used this technique of preparation for a variety of applications over the past thirty years--everything from finite etching of glass to coarse surface preparation of classifier chutes in a coal processing plant. Expert' knowledge of metallurgy was very helpful early on in his career. Not only did it give him an awareness of what various metals were composed of but also what was necessary to prepare them to accept other materials.

abrasive blasting

Expert has over twenty years' experience working with some of the larger chemical producers in this country solving serious corrosion problems, both external and internal, by recommending the correct coatings for their specific need.

anti-corrosive coating material

Blast cleaning is one of many ways to prepare a substrate for various coating applications. Expert has, through the years, been directly involved with a variety of applications requiring blast cleaning, including everything from coal mine equipment to the finest laparascopic probes. All processes require an in-depth evaluation of substrate configuration, base material, profile requirements, and media to be used.

blast cleaning

Many of the products we use require some form of surface preparation. Even those that incorporate chemical etchants are at times in need of a properly-prepared surface to enhance adhesion. Surface profiling is key to this process. The peaks and valleys of the prepared substrate all are essential and necessary to the final success of the finished product.

blast-cleaning surface profile

Expert has over thirty years of experience in not only the application but also the formulation of a variety of carbon-based (organic) coating compounds. He understands the dos and don'ts of where and when to utilize them. Their reactions to various environments and their compatability with other compounds have all culminated into a broad base of expertise.

organic coating material

Substrates, use environment, processing characteristics, and organic coating properties are all key factors that relate directly to the organic coating process. Expert has, through many years of hands-on experience and in-depth research, been directly involved in standard application techniques and has developed new methods for organic coating processes.

organic coating process

Paramount to all attachments of either organic or inorganic compounds is surface preparation. As an example, even house paint will not do what it is formulated to do if it is applied the surface has not been properly prepared.

surface preparation

Expert' career in Teflon started in 1968. You might say it was love at first coat. He has worked with and researched a multitude of Teflon-related products and holds two patents for sprayable Teflon materials. Teflon coating materials are certainly not new, but new uses are being developed almost daily. The properties of these coating materials lend themselves to a large variety of applications within many industries. Substrates for Teflon can be wood, cloth, paper, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, and many types of plastic materials.

Teflon coating material

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Chicago, Illinois;  Rockford, Illinois;  Aurora, Illinois;  Naperville, Illinois;  Joliet, Illinois;  Elgin, Illinois;  South Bend, Indiana;  Gary, Indiana;  Milwaukee, Wisconsin;  and Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Often requested
with this expert:

Teflon PTFE, FEP, PFA, and Kynar
Non-Stick Coatings, Thermal Spray Coatings
UV/ EB Coatings, Paint, Plastics, Failure Analysis,...
Protective Coatings, Surface Preparation, Coating Failure...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1962   BA   Business Management   Youngstown University, Ohio  
1970   Certificate of Metallurgical Science   Metallurgical Composites   Cleveland State University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2000 to







Expert is the owner and President.

2000 to 2001


Bradshaw Manufacturing, Missouri


Roller and Printer Division


Coating Specialist/Sales Engineer


He is responsible for new coating developments and sales of finished product.

1997 to 2000


Bradshaw Manufacturing, Florida


Fuser Roller Department


Coating Specialist


He set up operation for coating large fuser rollers and developed new coating materials.

1994 to 1997


NCI Corporation



General Manager/Formulator


He set up the original plant for the manufacture and coating of laser printer rolls and developed new coatings.

1992 to 1994


Paramont Plastics



Consultant/General Manager


He was responsible for upgrading the plant and expanding the customer base for eventual sale by owner.

1989 to 1992


Southern Copyrol



President/Part Owner


He set up operation and developed the customer base.

1988 to 1989


Fluoro Film Inc.


Coating Division




During his one-year contract, he was responsible for reorganizing the company during transition ownership.

1987 to 1988


Z-Coat Group



Consultant/Plant Manager


He developed coatings for military weapons and supervised all plant functions.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert holds two patents in fluoropolymer formulation.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has worked for E.I. DuPont as a marketing consultant on a national basis, researching end user problems and advising solutions.
  • He developed materials and processes for camouflage coatings of military weapons.
  • He developed new materials presently used in the fuser roller market and was instrumental in their promotion.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Paint formulator for consulting on Paint Formulation.
  • Expert in Blast Resistance Materials for military applications.
  • Expert for consulting on Teflon and Regulations.
  • Expert in FEP Coated Polyimide Film for consulting on adhesion to copper wires.
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:
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.

Market Research:
Expert has communicated his knowledge of products to the marketplace. This has been accomplished through direct contact, press releases, phone solicitation, and the development of mailers.

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 gave a seminar at Dow Corning relating to proper preparation of substrates prior to any and all coatings.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has worked with or purchased from most all vendors relating to applied coatings technology.

Other Skills and Services

His materials experience is quite broad. Through the years he has worked with Teflon, nylon, epoxy, urethane, PVDF, silicone, and the liquid and powder paint industry.


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