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 Expert  722073

Expert in Strategic New Product Development Management for Paints, Coatings, and Polymers

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Wyoming (WY)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

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As an independent consultant, Expert has provided strategic product development services to companies involved in marketing products to coating manufacturers. He also has provided product development consulting to small paint companies. As Vice President of Research and Development for ICI Paints, Expert provided executive leadership for the company's product development and product stewardship activities for the architectural, container, automotive refinish, and industrial markets. His responsibility included laboratories in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the USA. He was responsible for identifying the research and development portfolio and for completing new product development projects. Under his leadership, ICI continually introduced new products including the first no-VOC latex paint and the first powder coating used by the automotive industry. His experience includes the development and market introduction of acrylic, vinyl acetate-acrylic, polyester, urethane, and epoxy coatings. His experience also includes the development and market introduction of powder, high solids and waterborne coatings. His company also developed and manufactured many of the polymer resins used in their coatings. Early in his career, Expert formulated latex paints for the architectural coatings market and holds three patents in the area.

architectural coating material


coating technology


organic coating material




paint binder


paint selection


paint technology


paint testing


paint vehicle


water-based paint

Expert has over 35 years paint industry experience. His career started as paint formulation chemist and progressed to senior technical officer and vice president for ICI Paints. He now provides consulting services to the industry. His responsibilities have included strategic planning, new product development, new product market introduction and developing effective relationships with suppliers, customers, and universities.

paint industry

As the senior executive of research and development for ICI Paints, Expert introduced stage-gate project management and 3rd generation R&D portfolio management. He also developed unique models for management of intellectual property and university relationships. He introduced models for strategic decision making. He introduced methods for monitoring the performance of the R&D function. He introduced methods for decreasing the time required to develop new products. He organized a worldwide R&D function around core technical competencies.



new product development


project planning


research and development


strategic research planning


technology management


strategy development

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Denver, Colorado;  Aurora, Colorado;  Fort Collins, Colorado;  Arvada, Colorado;  Westminster, Colorado;  Boulder, Colorado;  Greeley, Colorado;  Longmont, Colorado;  Loveland, Colorado;  and Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Often requested
with this expert:

Polymer Coating Technologies
Adhesive Consulting, Formulating, & Research in Structural,...
Pigments and Dyes
Paint and Coatings Process Engineering

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1970   Ph.D.   Physical Chemistry   University of Louisville  
1964   B.S.   Chemistry   University of Nebraska at Lincloln  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1996 to





Owner, AR Associates


Expert provides consulting services in technology management, strategy development, new product development and project management. Clients include chemical and coatings companies.

1970 to 1996




ICI Paints


Vice President, R&D


He was responsible for leading and directing worldwide R&D on new products and processes to improve profitability, competitive postion, and shareholder value in core business areas. He influenced the deveopment of business plans and strategy, aligned R&D portfolios with business strategy and provided technology insight to key business issues. He had a budget responsiblity of about $75 million.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is presently a member of the American Chemical Society. He is a past member of the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology, the Industrial Research Institute, the Council for Chemical Research and Cleveland Association of Research Directors (board member).

Professional Appointments

He was an Adjunct Professor at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho.


Expert received the SCM Corporaton Award for Scientific Excellence. He also received the Roon Award from the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has 10+ publications, three patents and has lectured world wide.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Modern Paint and Coatings  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert reviewed product offering, customer service capability and technical capabiltiy. He made recommendations concerning how to improve customer service and what new products needed to be developed.
  • He reviewed marketing strategy and identified weak points. He made recommendations concerning how to eliminate weaknesses.
  • Expert helped a start up company streamline its product development portfolio.
  • He helped a start up company secure funding for product development.
  • Expert helped a law firm prepare its case and presented testimony
Recent Client Requests:
  • Acrylicresin expert for consulting on acrylic waterproofing.
  • Acrylamid expert for consulting on Acrylics.
  • Paint expert for consulting on new paint guide formulations.
  • Expert in polymer aging for consulting on a procedure to differentiate between good and bad paint.
  • Expert in Ink or Dye for alternative material selection.
  • Expert in the marketing of n-butanol and acetone products needed for consulting regarding understanding the markets for theses products.
  • Construction chemicals expert to participate in a roundtable discussion.
  • Expert for consulting on Architectural coatings
  • Exper expert for consulting on Chemical presence in materials.
  • Composite paint expert for consulting on existing paint process.
  • Expert in different industrial painting processes and flow coating.
  • Paint and coatings expert needed for consulting on manufacturing of anticorrosion coatings.
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 assisted law firms in preparing cases and has given testimony via discovery reporting and depostions.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in architectural coatings for litigation involving paint delamination case.
  • Paint expert for consulting on Paint Peeling.
  • Paint expert for consulting on surface coverage specifics for failed system on block buildings.
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
1990 to 1996   England   He was senior executive of product research and develpment for ICI paints with a major laboratory near London
1990 to 1996   Australia   He was senior executive of product development for ICI paints with a major laboratory in Melbourne.
1990 to 1996   Europe   He was senior executive of product development for ICI Paints with laboratories in Germany and France.
1990 to 1996   Asia   He was senior executive of product development for ICI Paints with laboratories in Japan, Hong Kong, and Malasia

Market Research:
He has over 30 years experience in developing and launching new paint and coatings products.

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 developed and presented seminars on new product portfolio management and on new product development management.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has over 30 years experience in developing strategy with suppliers and in supply chain management

Other Skills and Services

Expert has several years experience in managing intellectual property and in developing interfaces with customers, suppliers, and universities.


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