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 Expert  722598

Expert in Nanocomposites, Innovation Methods, Award-Winning Developments


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Ohio (OH)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has 30 years' experience developing polymeric materials systems, manufacturing processes, products and validation test methods for automotive interior and exterior trim components. Teams he led won four Society of Plastics Engineers-Automotive Division International Awards for most innovative new materials or processes.
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automobile

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automotive component

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automotive material

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buzz, squeak, and rattle

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slush molding

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automotive bumper

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automotive composite

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automotive plastic

For 30 years Expert has led the development of new materials systems, manufacturing processes, and award-winning new products to take advantage of these developments. He has been active in using these technologies and strategies to profitably grow businesses. This has involved new business development, market development, and application development. He has also successfully launched numerous new technologies including several new plants. He has also actively managed portfolios of intellectual property to leverage these for technology leadership and market dominance. This involved buying and granting licenses; establishment of joint ventures or joint development teams; and numerous acquisitions and divestitures.
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business development

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business management

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strategic research planning

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technology transfer

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market development

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entrepreneurship

Expert has hands-on experience with almost every plastic manufacturing process and with every family of thermoplastic or thermoset materials. He is the inventor of 44 patents on materials systems and processes. He has particularly strong experience with reinforced polymers (TP and TS). He has been actively involved in developing nanocomposite polymer systems, in application development and market development for these. His last seven patents as well as a dozen pending are in this area. These nano-polyolefins are now commercially available from PolyOne and he has led the development of the world's first nanocomposite SMC that is now being launched.
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composite fiber

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composite material

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composite material processing

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composite preform

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compression molding

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engineering thermoplastic

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plastic manufacturing

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plastic material

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plastic molding

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polymer

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reinforced plastic

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resin

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nanocomposite

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amorphous plastic

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amorphous polymer

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aromatic polymer

Expert has developed a simple, highly efficient process for developing innovative new technologies and for optimizing existing technologies. His book, "Inspired Innovations - A Guide to Highly Efficient New Product Development" outlines this process. This process has resulted in hundreds of patents and led to six international business or engineering society awards for innovative new materials systems, manufacturing processes and products. Companies using this approach have grown rapidly with the best ROS and ROI values in their industries.
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optimization

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process assessment

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process optimization

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technology innovation

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business process management


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Columbus, Ohio;  Cincinnati, Ohio;  Dayton, Ohio;  Springfield, Ohio;  Hamilton, Ohio;  Middletown, Ohio;  Lexington, Kentucky;  and Huntington, West Virginia.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1973   Ph.D.   Macromolecular Science   Case Western Reserve   NSF Fellow
1970   M.S.Ch.E.   Polymer Processing   Ohio University   Teaching Assistant
1969   B.S.Ch.E.   Chemical Engineering   Ohio University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1999 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 


 

President/Member

 

Expert organizes and builds the consulting business.

1996 to 1999

 

Magna International, Inc.

 

Corporate Headquarters

 

Chief Technologist

 

He was responsible for leading the development and commercial launch of polymeric materials, processes, and products. He covered 79 production divisions in nine countries. Sales grew from $3.4 billion to $5.8 billion with a high ROS (sales are now ~$8 billion).

1986 to 1996

 

Textron Automotive Company

 

Technology

 

V.P. of Technology

 

Expert led a group of 125 scientists, engineers, and technicians. He helped grow business through technology leadership; it went from $210MM to $1.6B in sales with an industry-leading ROS.

1974 to 1986

 

General Electric Co.

 

Plastics/Major Appliances

 

Manager Technology Applications

 

He led the development of new materials, manufacturing processes, and product applications, and led GE's Corporate Plastics Applications Center.

1973 to 1974

 

U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory

 

Materials

 

Sr. Materials Engineer

 

Expert developed packaging for ordinance that converted to construction uses in the field. He also developed a foam-in-place housing system.

1972 to 1973

 

Dow Chemical

 

Research

 

Team Leader

 

He managed a team of graduate students in a funded research project.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert is a Senior Member of the Society of Plastics Engineers and is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers.

Licenses/Certifications

He holds the equivalent of an executive MBA certificate from GE's Corporate Management Development Center.

Professional Appointments

Expert is a member of the Business & Technology Advisory Board for ISIS International.

Awards/Recognition

He is the winner of the 1985 SPE Unique and Useful Industrial Product Award. Teams he led won the SPE Automotive Division Best New Process or Product Award in 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1996. He won the American Product Excellence Award in 1994 for unique team-based innovation and development process.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has 43 issued U.S. patents with several pending. He has nearly 150 technical publications or presentations. The latter include: at international technical society meetings, at customer or supplier technical conferences, at government agencies and at leading universities. He is the author of two books and workshops on innovation and on nanocomposites.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - American Book Publishers  
 - Bins & Associates  
 - InfoCast  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1973 to 1974   U.S. Army Corps of Engineers   Sr. Materials Scientist   Expert was a polymer specialist at the Construction Engineering Research Lab. He developed novel polymeric construction systems.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert currently spends 2.0-2.5 weeks per month on-site at Core Molding Technologies and serves as their Technical Director while he helps them to build an R&D department. He has filed several patent and trademark applications related to Nano-Lite(TM) Nanocomposite-SMC developments.
  • He assists PolyOne Corporation and Nanocor in the development and market development of nanocomposite thermoplastics and concentrates.
  • Expert helps Ashland Specialty Chemical to develop unique nanocomposite SMC formulations and manufacturing processes.
  • He helps Schick-Wilkinson Sword in the development of new materials and shaving products.
  • Expert assisted Decoma International in the development of new materials, manufacturing processes, and products. This has lead to seven issued and several pending patents.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in nanocomposites based on high density polyethyleneas the matrix.
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.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1986 to   Canada   Expert made numerous trips to and had a residence in Canada from 12/96 to 1/97, to assess technology, to guide technology development/transfer and to launch new technologies/products.
1986 to   Western Europe   He visited Western Europe for licensees and development/production divisions of companies in UK, France, Germany, Spain, Holland, Italy, and Belgium. He assessed technology, developed/transferred technologies, and launched new technologies/products.
1996 to   Austria and Hungary   Expert visited Austria and Hungary for licensees and development/production divisions of companies. He assessed technology, developed/transferred technologies, and launched new technologies/products.
1996 to   Japan   He visited Japan for licensees and development/production divisions of companies. He assessed technology, developed/transferred technologies, and launched new technologies/products.
1996 to   Mexico   Expert visited Mexico for licensees and development/production divisions of companies. He assessed technology, developed/transferred technologies, and launched new technologies/products.

Market Research:
Expert has helped market and launch several commercially successful materials and products; this includes several license agreements.

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 has presented Innovation Seminars based upon his Inspired Innovations process. He presents a Nano-Composite Bootcamp to bring companies up to speed on this emerging technology.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has helped to identify and qualify dozens of vendors for materials, processing equipment, components, testing equipment, and services.

Other Skills and Services

He has managed intellectual property portfolios of up to 600 patents and trademarks.


 

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