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 Expert  712031

Expert in Compostable Packaging, Phase I ESA and Sustainability/Environmental Audits, Environmental Chemistry

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Colorado (CO)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has extensive experience from his 45 years as a University Professor, Research Biochemist, CEO and Managing Partner. He was the CEO and technical director of an environmental testing laboratory. He is a Senior Scientist and managing partner in an environmental consulting company which operates a contract research and development division. His strength lies in the area of problem solving, conceptual design and transfer of technology from one operational arena to an unrelated arena. He has developed numerous products and procedures and has several patents in the area of biodegradable and compostable packaging and has experience in the production of biodegradable and compostable products. He has also developed specific tests for environmental problems and developed conceptual designs for environmental sampling equipment. As part of his company expert has overseen hundreds of environmental audits, due diligence audits/investigations and inspections. He also has extensive experience in soil analysis and mined land reclamination. His university based research was in the areas of lipoprotein biochemistry and the effect of environmental chemicals on biological systems.

analytical test






biodegradable material


biodegradable packing material






environment-related assessment


environmental chemistry


environmental due diligence investigation


environmental effect


environmental monitoring


environmental sampling


environmental science


environmental site auditing


environmental water sampling


environmentally friendly packaging material


food packaging material


fossil fuel environmental effect


nonhazardous solid waste composting


office environment


soil sampling


water pollutant



Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1971   Post Doctoral Research Fellowship   Lipopotein Biochemistry   University of Florida School of Medicine   Research Grants
1968   PhD   Enzyme biochemistry   University of North Dakota School of Medicine  
1965   MS   Biochemistry of Genetic Diseases   University of North Dakota School of Medicine   Sigma XI
1963   BS   Chemistry and Biology   Adams State University   College honor society
1961   Associate of Science   Chemistry/Biology   Fort Lewis College  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1976 to 2015


CDS Environmental Services LLC



Senior Scientist and Principle Partner


Expert is the founding partner of the company, which has operated several business divisions over its 34-year history. In addition an organic food company was formed in 1996.

1977 to 1980


Science Applications International Corporation



Scientist 41


Expert was an adjunct scientist to several divisions within the company and as such worked at several locations including Oak Ridge, TN, LaJolla, CA and Durango, CO. He traveled extensively to assist ongoing projects. Projects included low level nuclear waste disposal, acid rain problems, safety decision trees, environmental chemistry and the stratgic petroleum storage facillity.

1971 to 1978


Louisiana State University




Assistant Professor


Expert taught biochemsitry courses at both graduate and undergraduate levels. He was awarded 5 year NIH and NSF research grants. He mentored several graduate and undergraduate students and served on many doctoral committes. He developed an entirely new curriculum for per-med and biochemistry programs. He was on the design committee for a new 7-story biochemistry/chemistry research and teaching building. He also served at the safety officer for this new building.

1968 to 1971


University of Florida School of Medicine




National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Fellow


Expert was in charge of a research group while its director was on leave. He performed research, wrote research papers and taught medical students. The specific areas of reserach were lipoprotein biochemsitry and genetic diseases.

1961 to 1963


Adams State University




Solution Chemist and Research Assistant


He was in charge of stockroom operations, taught some organic chemistry lectures and served as a research assistaint for one of the professors. Performed contract analysis for DDT for a spruce/pine beetle control project.

1959 to 1961


Fort Lewis College




Solution Chemist


He prepared solutions for laboratories, assisted in laboratory classes. Organized new stockrooms and assisted where required within the department.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the American Society of Biological Chemists [acceptance requires peer review, publications and professional recommendations]. He has had other memberships in the past including AAAS, Americal Chemical Society, FASEB, American Scientific Affiliation and various scientific organizations.

Professional Appointments

Expert has been an officer and board member of several charitable and nonprofit groups. He is the editor of an environmental newsletter and editor of a Christian writers newsletter.


Expert is an Eagle Scout, a member of Sigma Xi [research honor society], The College Honor Society and is listed in the American Men and Women in Science. He is also a member of Alpha Chi Sigma [National Society for Chemistry]

Medical/Professional Internships

Expert was selected as a National Institutes of Health Pre-doctoral Fellow [a five year undergraduate appointment]. He also was a National Institutes of Health Post-Doctorial Fellow [a three year post graduate appointment].

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has published 17 peer reviewed research papers, 22 abstracts of oral presentations of his research, has written chapters in three books, co-author of a laboratory manual, co-editor of a book on mine land reclamination and author of a graduate level laboratory manual. He has three patents and two patents pending in the area of biodegradable and compostable packaging. He also co authored an edicational booklet on water quality which is in its third printing.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - BP  
 - LSU In House Press, soft bound  
 - LSU in House Press Soft Bound  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert was contracted to develop a formula(s) and procedure(s) to produce biodegradable and compostable packaging. In particular he was to develop food trays, cups and other food service related packaging. He also was to develop techniques for the use of this material to produce packaging items for transport of breakable items. This project was begun in 1999 and is still ongoing in 2010. Expert was granted two US and one international patent for this work. Two US patents are pending and at least one additional US/international patent is to be submitted at this time.
  • Expert was contracted to perform a due diligence review of an additive for enhanced treatment of waste water. This project was for an international investment group. Expert reviewed the science behind the product, the process for production of the product and the projected usage and growth of product sales. A detailed report along with recommendations was prepared at the end of the project.
  • Expert was contracted to perform a forensic examination of an oil field accidental death. This investigation was part of a wrongful death suit in which the oil company claimed that the death was an accident exacerbated by neglect on the part of the person who died. Expert was able to show that the death was caused by a sequence of events including improper equipment provided by the Oil Company, improper health and safety procedures that were in place at the time of the accident and lack of secondary safety equipement. A key finding was that the oil company did not provide a safety traning session before on site work began. A technical report was prepared for trial but the suit was settled out of court
  • Expert was contracted to develop a biological marker for the calibrating of specific gel chromatographic columns. This material was derived from bovine serum albumin. The product has been sold by biochemical reagent suppliers since 1985. The product was used in experiments onboard the NASA Space Lab Project.
  • Expert developed a conceptual project in 1984 to use proprietary fluoresce markers in negotiable bonds and currency paper. This project would use nano-technology and micro tubules to hold proprietary markers in the matrix of the paper. The specific markers and ratio of markers could be programmed into bank teller level scanners to detect counterfeiting.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Soil expert for consulting on Racing surface management.
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 performed research, report/trial preparation and testimony/deposition before Federal [Environmental Protection Agency], district and local courts in the areas of: the effects of pesticides on biochemical processes, Methane in domestic water wells, effect of excess fertilizer on crop production, forensic investigation of an unattended death at a natural gas well site, source of waste water flowing onto a real estate development and source of dry cleaning solvent in an adjacent property.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in on issues regrading formulations of produts which enhace the bio-degration of commodity resins.
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
2007 to 2009   Germany   To verify, for a US client, the effectiveness of proposed German made process equipment. To observe processes and equipment for a client. To approve German made equipment for purchase. To attend technical meetings and technical trade shows for the selection of process equipment. To perform hands on testing of process equipment. Attend an equipment auction and purchase for a client over $250,000 of process equipment.

Market Research:
Expert has a wide ranging knowledge of the many aspects of biodegradable and compostable packaging, including market development, analysis of competition and competitive products. and direction of applied and basic research

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 setup and ran a national conference on mine soil reclamination, Prepared and presented seminars on regulations and conditions associated with real estate transactions. He has also prepared and presented numerous seminar sessions concerning aspects of fiction writing. Presented numerous training and safety seminars associated with laboratory operation. Presented walking seminars on environmental concerns and problems. Verbal presentation of interperation of technical reports prepared by himself. He also has extensive experience in the setup and operation of trade show booths.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has hands on experience with all aspects of vendor location and qualification for the manufacturing of biodegradable and compostable packaging products. He also sourced and qualified vendors for laboratory and research chemicals, equipment and supplies. Expert has experience in locating and securing national and regional experts for target [brain trust type] seminars.

Other Skills and Services

He has experience in preparing white papers on specific aspects of developing industries. This includes interpretation of environmental audits and aspects of due diligence verification and reporting for lenders and investors.


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