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 Expert  722899

Expert in Chemistry and Household Chemicals, Clorox, Product Formulation & Development, Litigation


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
USA
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

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Expert has over 30 years of experience in chemistry and household products. He has responsible for product development and new technologies in areas of fabric softener, laundry additives, toilet bowl cleaners, bar soaps, and water-soluble polymer technology. His expertise includes formulation, claim support, technology searches, and new product introduction due-diligence. His focused areas of consulting include indoor air quality assessment, cleaning, laundry, personal care, stone care, wax and polishes, and indoor air quality products.
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chemical product development

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chemistry

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Clorox

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household cleaning product

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laundry

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new consumer product development

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new product design

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new product development

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new product development management

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product formulation

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research and development

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research and development planning

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household chemical product


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California;  San Francisco, California;  Sacramento, California;  Oakland, California;  Stockton, California;  Fremont, California;  Modesto, California;  Salinas, California;  Santa Rosa, California;  and Hayward, California.

Often requested
with this expert:

Surfactant Chemistry
Detergent Formulation for Laundry, Automatic Dish Wash,...
Cleaning Formulae & Government Regulations
Fabric Softener Formulations, Product Development,...

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1976   PhD   Chemistry   Case Western Reserve University  
1972   MS   Physical Chemistry   Case Western Reserve University  
1970   BS   Chemistry/Mathematics   Hong Kong Baptist  
1967   Diploma   Industrial Chemistry   Hong Kong Polytechnic  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2003 to

 

(Undisclosed Consulting Company)

 


 

Consultant

 

Consulting for Companies in the Household products, Institutional & Industrial, and Specialty Chemical Areas. Expertise includes formulation, claim support, technology searches, and new product introduction due-diligence. Focused areas include indoor air quality assessment, cleaning, laundry, personal care, stone care, wax and polishes, and indoor air quality products.

2001 to 2003

 

Clorox

 

Laundry & Home Care, Product Development

 

Research Fellow

 

Managed a small group of scientists and technicians. Responsible for managing new product development in selected product categories. Interfaced both externally and internally in identifying consumer needs, defining market opportunities, developing strategies and worked with Marketing, Regulatory, Procurement, Legal, and vendors to identify products and technologies to meet project requirements. As a member of Research Council, ensures the integrity of technical solutions and help solve technical problems across various business units

1999 to 2001

 

Clorox

 

Center of Functional Expertise

 

Research Fellow

 

Managed a small group of scientists and technicians. Responsible for developing best practices of product development. Developed processes and criteria for excellence in design and implementation of product development practices. Benchmarked versus peer companies. Developed new technologies for targeted strategic business units and solved technical problems

1997 to 1999

 

Clorox

 

Home Care Product Development

 

Research Fellow

 


1994 to 1997

 

Clorox

 

Home Cleaning Product Development

 

Research Associate

 

Managed a small group of scientists and technicians. Responsible for development of new technologies and for identification of new product opportunities for Home Care businesses

1993 to 1993

 

Clorox International Company

 

Asia/Pacific Region

 

Technical Manager

 

Responsible for delivering technical orientations to suppliers, distributors, advertising agencies and potential joint venture partners. Visited government officials in China in areas of Hygiene, Anti-epidemic centers, and Pest Control Operators (Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou). Led discussion and negotiation of potential joint venture partnerships in China. Determined the sourcing of raw material from Hong Kong and China for products to be manufactured in China

1989 to 1993

 

Clorox

 

New Cleaning and Specialty Products

 

Senior Research Associate

 

Managed a small group of scientists and technicians. Responsible for developing technology programs, advanced formula development, environmental programs related to volatile organic compounds, bleach chemistry, colloids, and surfactant applications for household products.

1982 to 1989

 

Clorox

 

New Cleaning and Specialty Products

 

Project Leader

 

Managed project teams and up to 12 scientists and technicians. Managed product development programs for fabric softener, laundry bleaches, liquid abrasive cleansers, and other hard surface cleaners. Led project teams in developing and introducing Alive Super concentrated fabric softeners (1984), Strike Heavy Duty Abrasive Cleanser in Test markets (185-1987), and took Soft Scrub with Bleach national (1989). Appointed Clorox Program Manager responsible for joint technical projects with Henkel in the areas of laundry additives, fabric softeners, abrasive cleansers and hard surface cleaners.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Member: American Chemical Society Division Board member, Cleaning Product Division, Chair, Scientific Committee, Consumer Specialty Product Association (1999-2003); Member at large, Executive Board, Surfactant and Detergent Division, American Oil Chemist Society (since 2001);

Professional Appointments

Reviewer for McCutchens' Detergent & Emulsifier, and Functional Material Publication


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

Inventor and co-inventor for 50+ issued US patents


Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on in laundry detergent formulation.
  • Expert in laundry detergent for consulting on Laundry Detergent Formulation / Processing.
  • Inorganic Chemist for consulting on liquid fractions of polyethers.
  • Expert for consulting on in Detergent Formulations and Fabric Softeners.
  • Expert for consulting on Product Development.
  • Cleaning product formulaic review with recommendations
  • Expert in household cleaners for consulting on household cleaner formulation and testing.
  • Expert for consulting on imidazolines / amphoacetates surfactants.
  • Expert in detergent marketing.
  • Expert for consulting on Formulation Development.
  • Expert in detergent testing laboratory for consulting on New Botanical Surfactant.
  • Expert chemist SURFACTANT for consulting on a Leak Detector.
  • Expert chemist for consulting on developing a household consumer product.
  • Expert in cleaner formulations for consulting on new green chemistries screening.
  • Detergent expert consulting on diagnostic study and detailed upgrading plan for an enterprise in Jordan.
  • Expert in manufacturing soap for consulting on new production plant.
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 WD-40 Case.
  • Expert in chemisty.
  • Chemistry expert for consulting on litigation for over-the-counter firming lotion.
  • Expert in liquid fabric softener and flammability for consulting on terry cloth combustibility.
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.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
English   Fluent
Chinese   Fluency in Cantonese, Putonghua, and Taiwanese dialects

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Instructors for intermediate and advanced formulation workshops for detergents, bleach, and cleaning products (1993, 1996, 2002)


 

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