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 Expert  723747

Expert in Rubber, Plastics, and Polymer Materials: Calendaring, Injection Molding, and Compression Molding

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Summary of Expertise:

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Blending of different types of elastomers is an area that Expert has been involved in since he began his industrial career with Gencorp (formerly General Tires and Rubber Co., an Akron, Ohio-based company), followed by BF Goodrich, and most currently, Fulflex Co. Blending is essential in order to achieve the desired combination of rheological and mechanical properties that are specific for a given application. He is an inventor and co-inventor of a number of patents that are based on blends of elastomers.

In his most recent post as Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer, Expert was actively involved in providing inputs to the Director of Technology regarding the development of new and improved product formulations that require blending of natural rubber and suitable polymers to achieve high elongation, acceptable tensile strength, and optimal hysteresis.


elastomer blend

All of Expert's 33 years of industrial experience have been related to products that exhibit rubbery behavior. Hence, the selection of an elastomer and/or blend of elastomers and rubber becomes an essential part of his career. The actual end-use conditions dictate the choice of elastomer or blends. For example, if weather resistance is of foremost important, the suitable choice will be unsaturated elastomer such as EPDM or hypalon. If high strength and hysteresis at high elongation are important, the suitable choice will be natural rubber. Often times, blending is necessary in order to satisfy both processing needs and end-use performance criteria.

elastomer selection


rubber selection

In his last 18 years as MD and COO, Expert allocated at least 50% of his time in marketing. He was personally involved in making decisions on pricing, advertising, and new product development and push. Being responsible for the entire Asia Pacific region, he traveled extensively to see customers and to seek their inputs that helped towards shaping the company's future direction.



new product development management

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1973   PhD   Polymer Science   University of Akron  
1983   MBA     Kent State University  
1967   BS   Chemical Engineering   De La Salle College  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1988 to





Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer


Responsible for starting up Asian operation, generating sales, plant operations from green fielding, product development, staffing, and P&L. technology transfer from USA and Europe, and raw materials purchasing.

1987 to 1988


BF Goodrich Co.


Fabricated Polymers


Business Development Manager


To identify and develop markets of a patented material "Memolastic".

1984 to 1987


BF Goodrich Co.




Senior Associate


To develop new and improved polymer-based products.

1972 to 1984


Gencorp (formerly General Tire & Rubber Co.)


Research & Development


Research Associate/Research Scientist


To develop new products and to present new technical concepts and technologies in scientific forums including ACS.

1967 to 1968


General Rubber & Footwear Co.






To develop new formulations in making beach sandals and shoe soles for footwear.

Career Accomplishments:

ACS, Alpha K Sigma

Professional Appointments

Chairman, Akron Polymer Lecture Group

Publications and Patents Summary

He has 7 publications and 15 USA patents.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - International Technical & Quality Standard of Hygienic Product and Raw Materials  
 - American Chemical Society (ACS) Rubber Division Meeting  
 - Rubber Chemistry and Technology  
 - Journal of Polymer Science  

Consulting Services:
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Expert Witness:
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International Experience:
Country / Region   Summary
Japan   He generated sales from 4 of the 5 leading diaper manufacturers in this country. Japan is now the largest revenue contributor to Fulflex Singapore.
China   His persistence, personal relationship, and persuasion led to the Chinese largest (local) diaper company to purchase elastic materials from Fulflex Singapore.
Philippines   He successfully convinced the owner of Philippine's top leading diaper manufacturer to switch to Fulflex elastic from a competitive material. manufcaaturer
Singapore   Worked with the Singapore Economic Development Board to achieve for the company a Pioneer Status (tax incentives) in business operations.
Korea   Through technical know-how and salesmanship, he generated sales with the only approved Korean elastic braid manufacturer and supplier to 3M Co.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Chinese   He is very fluent in speaking, writing, and reading Chinese. Speak offical Mandarin, Cantonese & Fookian dialects.
Japanese   Read fluently; write with ease; speak some but not fluently.

Market Research:
18 years of track record in generating sales and growing the customer base in Asia Pacific. Responsible in growing company sales from zero base to US$ 15 millions.

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:

Invited speaker of various topics that are related to rubber products and processing at the Akron Rubber Group, the Polymer Division and Rubber Division of the American Cemical Society. Speaker at international forums including Nonwovens Symposium in China and Hiperfab in Singapore.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Responsible for sourcing strategic raw materials including natural rubber, cis-polyisoprene, zinc oxide in Asia Pacific.

Other Skills and Services

Start up of a new business unit; green fielding. Incorporating company in Asia; liaising with relevant government authorities.


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