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 Expert  722670

Expert in Industrial and Consumer Adhesive and Sealant Technologies

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Illinois (IL)
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Expert has extensive experience in the broad field of industrial adhesives and sealants. His expertise includes, but is not limited to, the following segments: converting, packaging, electronics, transportation, automotive, marine, recreational vehicles, filtration, construction, cable assembly, appliances, windows and doors, cabinet assembly, wood components and flooring. Expert spent more than 11 years with Henkel Industrial Adhesives, Loctite Corporation, and Henkel Surface Technologies. Expert worked in product development and technical service for six years, and then managed the Technical Staff in North America for Henkel Technologies General Industrial Business Unit. Expert was the General Manager for Henkel Industrial Adhesives Product Assembly Business Unit in North America for 3 years during which he was responsible for all sales, marketing, and technical departments for Canada and the United States, including Puerto Rico.

adhesive application


adhesive selection


elastomeric sealant


laminating adhesive


sealant selection


polyurethane sealant

Expert has experience working in the field of industrial urethane adhesive product development, focusing primarily on reactive hot melt adhesives and one-component liquid moisture cure technologies. He has extensive experience with all polyurethane adhesives including reactive hot melts, liquid moisture cure, dual component systems, thermoplastic systems, and dispersions. Expert's expertise includes product development, manufacturing, marketing, and sales.

polyurethane adhesive


urethane adhesive

Expert is generally knowledgeable of methods of integrating industrial bonding or lamination equipment into a production line for optimal throughput and manufacturing efficiency. He has specific knowledge of industrial application equipment that can be designed for panel assembly and general bonding of dissimilar substrates.

adhesive application machine


adhesive application process


adhesive applicator equipment


adhesive dispensing equipment


consumer adhesive

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Chicago, Illinois;  Rockford, Illinois;  Aurora, Illinois;  Naperville, Illinois;  Peoria, Illinois;  Joliet, Illinois;  Elgin, Illinois;  Milwaukee, Wisconsin;  Madison, Wisconsin;  and Gary, Indiana.

Often requested
with this expert:

Adhesives and Sealants
Adhesives, Sealants, and Coatings
Adhesive Consulting, Formulating, & Research in Structural,...
Product Development and Marketing of Adhesives and...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1996   M.B.A.   Marketing   Aurora University  
1989   B.A.   Business Administration   Judson College  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2004 to







Expert manages sales, marketing, and technical capabilities.

2003 to 2003


Henkel Technologies


Industrial Adhesives


Technical & Marketing Director


He managed all aspects of marketing and the technical staff for the General Industries business units in North America.

2001 to 2003


Henkel Technologies


Industrial Adhesives


Business Unit Manager - Product Assembly


Expert was the general manager for Henkel Product Assembly adhesives North American business units, including sales, marketing, and technical capabilities.

2000 to 2001


Dexter Corporation


Electronic Materials


Market/ Product Manager


He managed formulated liquid potting and encapsulation markets and products for the electronics division.

2000 to 2000


Loctite Corporation


Electronic Materials


National Sales Manager


Expert managed a national sales force of 5 reps, and numerous agents and distributors for the ResTech Biwax group.

1998 to 2000


Henkel Industrial Adhesives




Sales Representative


He managed a 10-state Midwest territory for the ALS division.

1992 to 1998


Henkel Industrial Adhesives




Technical Specialist


Expert worked in roduct development, field technical service, and customer/sales support.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert is the author of one patent.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert assists raw material suppliers to the adhesive manufacturing industry with market segment information on the end-use product in which their materials are used, and gives technical guidance for new product developments.
  • He assists end users of adhesives to understand the best technical solution to bond or seal substrates within an industrial application.
  • Expert assists adhesive manufacturers with technical assistance for product development, market entry strategy, market research, substrate qualification, and tactical resource alignment to execute a strategic plan.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in Flex to Rigid Lamination, Edge Sealing.
  • Expert in Specialized in Adhesion.
  • Expert in adhesives for consulting on Filter Pleat Stabilization.
  • Adhesive expert with electronics for consulting on ASC Spring Convention Speaker on Electronic Market Segment.
  • Expert in label adhesive for consulting on label adhesion to HDPE bottles holding high solvent oils.
  • Expert in adhesives and sealants for consulting on leading applications for adhesives and sealants.
  • Expert in adhesive ultraviolet for consulting on pressure-sensitive adhesive for nylon luggage.
  • Expert in PSA and Pressure sensitive adhesives.
  • Sealant expert needed for consulting regarding application compatibility of sealants for bolted storage tanks.
  • Adhesive expert needed for consulting regarding adhesive for a micro channel heat exchanger.
  • Expert for consulting on Hot Melt Processing Issues
  • Expert in moisture sealants.
  • Expert in adhesives for consulting on development of adhesive with changing activation.
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:
  • Expert in panel delamination issue for litigation case.
  • Paint coating expert for consulting on BE sealants Premoflex textured coating.
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
to   France   Expert worked on strategic plan development.
2001 to 2003   Germany   He worked for a German adhesive manufacturer based in Dusseldorf to manage their Product Assembly division in North America.
1990 to 1991   Dominican Republic   He was a United States Peace Corps Volunteer.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Spanish   Expert can speak, read, and write some Spanish. He learned the language while stationed in the Dominican Republic. His Spanish language skills have waned since then.

Market Research:
He has strategic planning skills, market development and research experience, and sales and sales management skills.

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:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert does raw material supply chain sourcing for adhesive manufacturers. He also has knowledge of toll production sourcing for adhesive products. Expert has general expertise in major and minor global raw material sources for polyurethane adhesives and sealants, hot melt adhesives, solvent-borne adhesives and sealants, additives, catalysts, resins, and the like.

Other Skills and Services

Expert has extensive experience with the following hot melt adhesive chemistries: polyamide, ethylene vinyl acetate, polyolefin, polyurethane, rubber-based pressure sensitive, butyl and other semi-cross linked systems.

He is generally knowledgeable of all types of water-borne adhesive technologies for industrial product assembly applications.

Expert has extensive knowledge of specific 100% solids solvent-free structural sealants and adhesives chemistries that can be formulated to adhere to challenging surfaces such as stainless steel, hot-dipped galvanized steel, mill finish aluminum, PE, PP, ABS, FRP, which are VOC-free, UV-resistant, and are user friendly.


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