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 Expert  723360

Expert in Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemistry, Cosmetic Analytical Chemistry, Mathematics, General Science

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Virginia (VA)
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Expert is a retired chemist with over 35 years of experience in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. He evaluated and dispositioned all raw ingredients used in manufacturing cosmetics and OTC cosmetics. He developed a reduced testing program to improve efficiency and target stability indicating and identification testing. He reviewed all raw materials and in process specifications and assigned tariff codes.

He tested bulk & in process products, raw materials, and finished products for quality control. He audited contract manufacturers. He worked on special projects for the manufacturing plant validating process cleaning and manufacturing procedures, validating analytical testing methods and developing testing procedures. He also has experience troubleshooting many processing testing problems.

He has developed 3 enzymatic surgical instrument detergents and several non-enzymatic detergents for surgical instruments. He has written several Material Safety Data Sheets for finished products. He has helped 2 companies set up their testing procedures for their products. He is now retired with no travel restrictions.

He has helped an Australian law firm and a California law firm get separate law suits settled out of court to the benefit of their clients.

He has been an active chemical consultant for several manufacturing companies for over 10 years.


cosmetic industry


cosmetic product


cosmetic product chemistry


cosmetic product development


cosmetic product formulation


cosmetic product manufacturing


cosmetic raw material specification


over-the-counter cosmetic


quality standard


analytical chemistry


chemical analyzer


pharmaceutical analytical chemistry


cosmetics raw material

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Greensboro, North Carolina;  Winston Salem, North Carolina;  High Point, North Carolina;  Roanoke, Virginia;  and Lynchburg, Virginia.

Often requested
with this expert:

Personal Care, Active Ingredient Selection for Product...
Cosmetic Ingredient Chemistry, Natural Personal Care...
FDA Regulatory Consultant for Medical Devices, Cosmetics,...
Personal Care Cosmetics, Skin Care, INC Regulations,...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1971   BS   Chemistry   College of the Ozarks  
1971   BS   Mathematics   College of the Ozarks  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1992 to 2011


Elizabeth Arden


Quality Assurance


Senior Chemist


1976 to 1992


Bristol Meyers Products


Quality Control / Products Division


Analytical Chemist


1972 to 1976


US Navy




Electrician Mate Second Class


Publications and Patents Summary

Audited several AOCS ( Americal Oil Chemists' Society ) methods at their request. Have a patent for an enzymatic detergent used in cleaning surgical instruments and non-enzymatic detergent for cleaning surgical instruments.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - US7211552  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1972 to 1976   U. S. Navy   Electrician   He maintained and repaired the electrical equipment and electrical system on the USS FDR aircraft carrier.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Helped a baby lotions manufacturer find a non-toxic and non-hazardous, all natural, safe for babies preservative.
  • Developed 3 enzymatic detergents and 3 non-enzymatic detergents. Obtained a patent on them.
  • Australian law firm; Este' Lauder vs Target Australia, representing Target Australia. Settled out of court, benefiting Target Australia.
  • California law firm; False Eye lash maker vs customer, representing customer. Settled out of court, benefiting customer.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in analytical chemistry cosmetics for consulting on cosmetic analytical chemistry.
  • Cosmetics expert for consulting on selection of research partners in the US.
  • Cosmetics expert for consulting on the effect of vitamin A in cosmetic line.
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 for consulting on anti-aging cream false claims
  • Cosmetics expert for test analyzation on cosmetics trade mark infringement case.
  • Expert for consulting on eyelash adhesive.
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
1996 to 1996   Japan   He helped a manufacturer improve an HPLC method for analyzing cosmetic products and corrected the math in the calculation.
2000 to 2000   France   He helped a manufacturer improve an analytical procedure.
1997 to 1997   England   He helped a manufacturer select the correct analytical method saving them over $100,000.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He routinely advises raw material purchasers where to obtain specific items.

Other Skills and Services

He reviews and advises R&D which quality testing to perform on receipts of raw materials to determine if they are acceptable for use. He assigns tariff codes for a major manufacturer.


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