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 Expert  721900

Expert in Industrial Minerals, Glass Raw Materials,Glass Sand


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Florida (FL)
USA
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Expert was active over several years in sourcing raw materials for cordierite cellular catalytic converter substrates, including talc, silica sand, and kaolin clay. He evaluated ore reserves for both talc and kaolin for an industry with unique and restrictive raw material specifications. He has visited talc and kaolin mines on three continents, and negotiated with suppliers to establish purchase specifications for these industrial mineral raw materials.

He has worked in the field of feldspathic raw materials for glass and ceramics for more than 30 years, providing technical support to procurement of these minerals for specialty, container, and flat glass. He has worked cooperatively with most feldspar and nepheline syenite producers in upgrading their mining and processing to meet the restrictive specifications for specialty glass production, including writing and negotiating purchase specifications for these industrial mineral raw materials. He has supervised laboratory bench-scale processing developments to beneficiate feldspars.

He served for many years as Chief Geologist for the major specialty glass producer Corning, Inc. (Corning Glass Works), providing technical support for the procurement of raw materials for glass and ceramic production. He has general experience with the requirements of glass manufacture from the raw materials perspective, recognizing that glass is sold to meet certain physical specifications, and that these are controlled by glass chemistry, which in turn is controllable only via the raw material input to the glass furnace. He has extensive experience working cooperatively with industrial mineral producers to upgrade their mining and processing to meet the restrictive specifications for specialty and other glasses. Glass technology support including composition control, glass design, and furnace operations, is available through the Associates in his consulting firm.

He has been active for many years in procuring glass sand for specialty, flat, and container glass. He has worked cooperatively with glass sand producers to upgrade their mining and processing to meet the restrictive specifications for the glass producing industries. As a consultant, he has been associated with glass sand projects in China, the Pacific Northwest, and the Southeastern USA. Glass sand mine and process development is available through the Associates in his consultancy, including core drilling and ore reserve development.

He has been professionally active in the field of industrial minerals since 1962, working with a wide range of minerals. As Chief Geologist for Corning, Incorporated (Corning Glass Works) he had technical responsibility for procurement of industrial minerals as raw materials for specialty glass and ceramics. He has published extensively in international journals in the field of industrial minerals.

As Lithium Project Manager for Corning, Incorporated (Corning Glass Works), he was active in the field of lithium minerals and brines for more than 30 years. Since founding his own consultancy, he has consulted extensively for three of the major lithium producers, and has published several papers on the subject of lithium markets and production, and the use of lithium in glass. He has visited and worked with lithium producing facilities in Africa, South America, Australia, Europe, and North America. He has had specific experience with petalite, spodumene, lepidolite, and lithium brines.

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cordierite mineral

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feldspathic mineral

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feldspar

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aplite

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glass

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glass batch material

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glass sand

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bottle glass

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container glass

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glass composition control

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industrial mineral

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geology

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lithium

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lithium recovery

He served as Manager of the Magnesite Project for Corning, Inc. (Corning Glass Works), providing technical support to the procurement of magnesite for glass and ceramics. He has worked with both synthetic (brine-sourced) and natural magnesite production, evaluating magnesite production in Central America, Mexico, and the USA.

He has been professionally active in the field of industrial minerals since 1962, working with a wide range of minerals. As Chief Geologist for Corning, Incorporated (Corning Glass Works) he had technical responsibility for procurement of industrial minerals as raw materials for specialty glass and ceramics. He has published extensively in international journals in the field of industrial minerals.

He has been active for many years in procuring silica sand for specialty, flat, and container glass. He has worked cooperatively with glass sand producers to upgrade their mining and processing to meet the restrictive specifications for the glass producing industries. As a consultant, he has been associated with glass sand projects in China, the Pacific Northwest, and the Southeastern USA. He has also worked with high purity and ultra-high purity sands, including performing market surveys of these industries. He was responsible for setting up a high purity sand operation to supply specialty glass operations for Corning, Inc. (Corning Glass Works).

He was responsible for evaluating talc sourcing for cordierite ceramic production for Corning, Inc. (Corning Glass Works). He examined a range of talc production facilities in Australia, Europe, and North America for suitability for this use. As a consultant, he has provided client services in talc industry, including market surveys and new-source identification services.

He has consulted in the field of high purity quartz sands for several clients, including performing market surveys of these industries. He was responsible for setting up a high purity quartz sand operation to supply specialty glass operations for Corning, Inc. (Corning Glass Works).

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magnesite

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nonmetallic industrial mineral

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sand

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silica sand

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talc

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quartz

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lithium compound

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silica


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Jacksonville, Florida;  Orlando, Florida;  Gainesville, Florida;  Deltona, Florida;  and Daytona Beach, Florida.

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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1961   Masters   Geology   University of Kansas   Society of the Sigma Xi
1957   BA   Geology   University of Kansas  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1994 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

President

 


1991 to 1994

 

Corning, Inc

 

Manufacturing and Engineering

 

Project Manager - Recycling

 

Responsible for developing programs converting wastes to glass raw materials

1967 to 1991

 

Corning, Inc

 

Manufacturing and Engineering

 

Chief Geologist

 

Technical responsibility for raw material procurement for glass and ceramic manufacturing


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert is a member of the merican Institute of Professional Geologists - CPG #2570; Geological Society of America, and the Society of Mining Engineers.

Licenses/Certifications

He is a Certified Professional Geologist.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has more than 15 publications on various aspects of industrial minerals, one patent on the conversion of spent refractories into glass raw materials, and one recent book on the subject of raw material sampling.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - International Glass Review  
 - Industrial Minerals  
 - Metal Bulletin, Ltd  
 - Professional Geologist  
 - Industrial Minerals  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1962 to 1967   US Public Health Service   Geologist   Geotechnical support in the study of mineral dust related lung diseases
1955 to 1955   US Geological Survey   Geologic Field Assistant   Geologic field mapping in the Colorado Plateau

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Provided field and laboratory support to a major glass manufacturer seeking a new source of silica sand.
  • Performed market analysis and made direct sales contacts for an overseas producer of industrial minerals.
  • Assisted a specialty pharmaceutical manufacturer in locating a new source of industrial mineral filler.
  • Calculated comparative values in various glass formulations for a raw material produced by a domestic mining company.
  • Evaluated a candidate silica sand mine for a prospective investor.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Feldspar expert for consulting on Help on various projects.
  • Sand expert for consulting on Sand particle size and its affect on water permeability, compaction, etc.
  • Expert in white quartz for consulting on mining locations, production, size of the vein and what the potential production is from each site in the USA.
  • Expert for consulting on silica sand refining.
  • Silica quartz processing plant design expert for consulting on Quartz silica.
  • Expert in lithium brine space for consulting on project review.
  • Expert in mineral leasing agency for consulting on marketing strategies for mineral rights.
  • Expert in quartz sand sources for consulting on identification and evaluation of quartz sand sources.
  • Expert in clay stabilizers in oil drilling and shale fracturing.
  • Expert in Raw materials Drivers.
  • Expert in sepiolite analysis.
  • Industrial minerals expert for consulting on silica flour.
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:
He has served as expert witness in cases involving silica sand and the condition of vessels transporting industrial minerals in international maritime traffic in both Federal District and State courts.
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's Firm. specializes in market analysis and market research for industrial minerals.

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:
Training/Seminars

Expert's Firm. has taught seminars in glass technology to producers of glass raw materials.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He helped Corning, Inc. develop a vendor evaluation process. In 1975 wrote Corning's first vendor evaluation protocol. Provided technical support to procurement process and worked closely with Purchasing Department for more than twenty years.


 

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