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 Expert  723147

Expert in Lubricants, Metalworking Lubricants

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Pennsylvania (PA)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise:

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In expert's tenure as a consultant, he has undertaken the analysis of competitors to ensure that his client has a better understanding of how to succeed in a specific market segment. He has also not hesitated to recommend to a client thinking about entering a new market that the competitors have very strong positions and the chances for success are minimal. Much of his work has been done by addressing strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT).

Undertaking competitive intelligence is very important for many of expert's clients to enable them to gain a better understanding of their image in the marketplace and provide them with opportunities to further grow their business. Much of his effort centers around contacting potential or current customers to assess how well clients are doing and what they need to do to provide better service. As part of this approach, he also will ask about the competition to see how effective they are in providing products and services. All of this work is done without revealing the identity of his client.

He has spent 33 years in the industrial chemical industry dealing with specialty chemicals, surfactants, coatings, cosmetics, cleaners and lubricants. He has a good understanding of how the industrial chemical industry operates from both a business and technical standpoint. He links these two areas when working with his clients.

Metalworking is an area where he has a high level of expertise particularly regarding the types of fluids used in these processes. He is a Certified Metalworking Fluid Specialist and has spent over 30 years in the field. Expert's time is spent helping clients develop, evaluate and operate metalworking fluids. Much of this effort involves troubleshooting metalworking fluid problems. He is also an instructor who helps to teach a course on metalworking fluids for the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE).

Expert is an organic chemist by training and is well versed in many of the processes used to manufacture organic chemicals for surfactant and lubricant applications. This would include amidation, esterification, ethoxylation, manufacture of phosphate esters, sulfurization and sulfonation.


competitive analysis


competitive intelligence


industrial chemical




organic chemistry

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Yonkers, New York;  Newark, New Jersey;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Paterson, New Jersey;  Elizabeth, New Jersey;  Trenton, New Jersey;  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;  Allentown, Pennsylvania;  and Baltimore, Maryland.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1983   PhD   Organic Chemistry   University of Michigan  
1979   MS   Chemistry   University of Michigan  
1978   BS   Chemistry   Brown University   Honors

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1995 to 2016







Consulting business established to provide the following services to the lubricant industry: product development and evaluation, commercial development, marketing, production support, regulatory assistance and Total Quality Management.

1988 to 1995


Mayco Oil & Chemical Co




Technical Manager


Directed active R&D and technical service programs to develop new products and support business efforts in the metalworking fluid market. Conducted commercial development to generate new business in the automotive and other related lubricant markets. Lead effort to use Total Quality Management to improve manufacturing productivity. Responsible for generation and maintenance of Material Safety Data Sheets.

1985 to 1988


Stepan Company


Product Development


Supervisor, Industrial Specialties


Charged with responsibility to strengthen current Stepan technology in metalworking fluid, lubricant, plastic and textile markets.

1983 to 1985


Stepan Company




Research Chemist


Conducted independent applied research directed to long-term development of new products.

Career Accomplishments:

Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers American Chemical Society Society of Automotive Engineers Sigma Xi


Certified Metalworking Fluids Specialist by Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers

Professional Appointments

Contributing Editor to Tribology & Lubrication Technology published by The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers Writes monthly column highlighting new technologies and innovations of interest to the lubricant industry


Samuel H Baer Fellowship, University of Michigan: 1978 - 1982 Horace H Rackham Fellowship, University of Michigan, 1978 - 1979

Publications and Patents Summary

He has at least 20 publications, 4 book reviews, 2 patents and has written a white paper on the metalworking fluid industry.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers /Tribology & Lubrication Technology  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He has been consulting for a leading supplier of metalworking fluids for the past 20 years. Included has been identification and evaluation of new raw materials, formulation support, product testing, regulatory assistance and product troubleshooting.
  • He has conducted market intelligence reports for leading multinational chemical companies for the past 20 years. Studies have been conducted in lubrication, coatings, inks, pigments and rubber chemicals.
  • He has edited and written Safety Data Sheets for at least four clients over the past 20 years.
  • He has conducted lab work to evaluate one client's corrosion inhibitor versus competitive materials in lubricant formulations.
  • He has developed a biobased metalworking fluid for a client involved in marketing these products. The project led to the preparation of 2 patents.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in lubrication fluids for consulting on metalworking and metal forming.
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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:
He has been selected as an expert witness in at least 3 cases related to metalworking fluids and lubrication. He has also been deposed twice as part of these cases.
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.

Market Research:
He has developed product names and designed product literature to support the efforts of his past companies and clients to bring products to the marketplace.

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:

He has developed and actively participates in the Metalworking Fluids Education Course sponsored by the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers and Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has extensive experience in sourcing vendors and suppliers for his clients for a number of different chemical technologies.


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