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 Expert  722022

Expert in Paper Mill Operation and Management, Pulping of Non-Wood Resources, Specialty and Fine Papers.

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United Kingdom
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Expert started his career training with Wiggins Teape in the making of banks and bonds, greaseproof and glassine papers. He then moved to Clyde Paper Company as a production assistant making on- and off-machine wood-free coated grades. For 12 years he was employed in various management roles in the manufacture and development of security papers and banknote with Portals. During his time with Portals, he commissioned and managed, over a period of two years, a paper mill in Pakistan making currency paper.

fine paper


security type paper


bond paper


glassine paper

As pulp mill manager with the Dexter Corporation in the UK, Expert managed a specialty pulp mill for 10 years, manufacturing a range of pulp grades which included abaca, kenaf, sisal and flax. During his time here, new products were introduced and the turnover was increased tenfold. Prior to this, Expert was employed as production manager at Portals making security papers from cotton, linen and ramie. Whilst with Portals, he managed a security paper mill in Pakistan using cotton, sunn hemp and jute waste as raw materials.

non-wood pulp paper


nonwood paper fiber

During his long career, Expert has always been involved in the manufacture of specialty papers. This has included greaseproof, glassine, vegetable parchment, NCR paper (Wiggins Teape); cast coated paper, milk carton, label paper, on- and off-machine coated papers for printing (Clyde Paper Company); banknote, security, bible paper (Portals); tea bag paper (Dexter); water-marked papers, and bible paper (Kadoma Fine Papers, Zimbabwe).

specialty paper


continuous quality improvement


greaseproof paper

In 1994, Expert was resident consultant advising a state-of-the-art fine paper mill in Zimbabwe in the manufacture of watermarked papers from cotton linters as the prime raw material. These were delivered to the mill in the raw state and processed into bleached pulp.

cotton linters

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Paper Manufacturing, Coating, and Recycling
Paper Chemicals - World-Wide Market, Business, Products,...
Paper Coating Machinery & Paper Machine Engineering
Pulping and Papermaking

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1961   Final Certificate   Paper Technology   City & Guilds of London Institute   First Class

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1992 to





Independent Consultant


1988 to 1991




SCA Recycling Ltd.


Divisional General Manager


Expert had full profit responsibility for a paper processing division of the company supplying customers in the UK and Europe.

1978 to 1988


Dexter Corporation




General Manager


At Dexter, Expert had full profit and loss responsibility for a business converting raw fibres into speciality pulps for the paper industry. As a member of the Quality Council of senior managers in Dexter Europe, he played a major role in the introduction of Total Quality Management, prior to applying for ISO 9000 accreditation.

1966 to 1978


Portals Limited




General Manager/Production Manager


While with the world's largest banknote and security paper manufacturer, Expert commissioned and managed a new paper mill in Pakistan, built to produce banknote paper, employing 200 staff. He managed the production department, employing 230 staff on a four-shift system, manufacturing security paper primarily used in the printing of bank notes. He implemented the staged introduction of new technology and equipment into the production process over a four-year period and ensured full acceptance of the new concepts by the workforce. He played a key role as a member of the team which planned and developed a multi-million capital investment programme incorporating state-of-the-art technology and assisted in the preparation of feasibility reports for banknote paper manufacturing facilities in Finland, Poland and Brazil. Additionally, Expert project managed the rebuilding and commissioning of a banknote paper machine in Finland and the conversion of a paper machine from bible paper to security paper at a company mill in Bath.

1965 to 1966


Clyde Paper Company Ltd.




Production Assistant


He line-managed papermaking, finishing and converting processes in a large, diverse mill producing roll, airknife, brush and cast coated paper and board.

1962 to 1965


Wiggins Teape & Co. Ltd. (now part of Arjo Wiggins)




Shift Manager


Expert supervised the operation of paper machines making coloured glassine and vegetable parchment and assisted in commissioning a new coating machine for NCR paper.

1959 to 1962


Wiggins Teape & Co. Ltd.




Group Management Trainee


He received comprehensive, practical and theoretical training in the operation of fine paper machines and theoretical training in all aspects of paper technology. He received training in leadership skills culminating in on-the-job experience as a trainee machine foreman.

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1992 to 1993   UK Ministry of Agriculture   Consultant   Expert advised the Silsoe Research Institute (funded by the UK Ministry of Agriculture) on the commercial exploitation of their patented processes for the dry extraction of plant fibres for papermaking and on the suitability of linseed flax as a paper raw material.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Acting as interim general manager, Expert recruited and trained managers and supervisors of a state-of-the-art paper mill in Zimbabwe in the theory and practice of fine paper making and in the basic concepts of quality management. He introduced management systems and improved product quality to obtain continuous production within two months, following a history of intermittent production and unacceptable quality standards. He advised management on the introduction of the international quality standard ISO 9000 and assisted with its implementation. He advised and helped to implement statistical quality control and trained all appropriate employees in the concept. He trained key supervisors in the acquisition of leadership skills. He helped to prepare and introduce written standard operating procedures for the entire process. He recommended a management structure and assisted in the recruitment of senior staff. And he provided advice on export sales and marketing strategy.
  • He managed the dismantling, packing and shipping of a second-hand papermachines in the UK for re-installation in India.
  • He successfully conducted raw material supply chain assessments for the World Bank Group in Bosnia and Albania.
  • He conducted a detailed technical and financial review of all supporting documentation for a new tissue mill in Abu Dhabi.
  • Expert assisted pulp and paper companies in the Philippines in the sourcing of suitable processing machinery for abaca and grasses.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Supercritical oil extraction expert for consulting on supercritical co2 extraction.
  • Paper mill expert in France for consulting on dismantling of paper mill.
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:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Paper production expert for consulting on production process for glassine release paper.
  • Expert for consulting on Tissue Production Industry Practice.
  • Textile manufacturing expert for consulting on paperboard manufacturing processes.
  • Expert in pulp processing, paper making, wastewater discharge for consulting on matters related to CERCLA cost recovery.
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
1968 to 1970   Pakistan   Expert commissioned and managed a new pulp and paper mill for the production of banknote paper.
1972 to 1973   Finland   He project managed, commissioned and provided technical know-how for a paper machine rebuild at Tervakoski Paper Mill.
1973 to 1973   Poland, East Germany   He prepared feasibility reports for technical know-how improvements and visited clients to discuss same.
1991 to 1991   Philippines   He advised pulp and paper mills on process improvements.
1993 to 1994   Zimbabwe   Expert provided comprehensive consultancy services to a pulp and paper mill making specialty papers from cotton linter.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
French   Expert can speak French.

Market Research:
Expert introduced new pulp products from non-wood fibres not traditionally used for papermaking.

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 has delivered training courses in leadership skills, papermaking techniques and statistical quality control.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has recently managed the dismantling and removal of a complete paper machine in the U.K. for shipment to a client in India.

Other Skills and Services

He was appointed exclusive selling agent in the United Kingdom and Ireland for an Italian paper machinery manufacturer, supplying complete tissue, paper and board machines, stock preparation equipment and machine rebuilds.


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