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 Expert  723780

Expert in Petroleum and Related Products (Product utilization, Performance tests), Technical Consulting

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Virginia (VA)
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Expert specializes in petroleum products and related technologies, their performance and specification requirements, which encompasses applications and their utilization, and testing/evaluation including quality assurance protocols. He is experienced in research and development, laboratory testing and product validation, specific product recommendations, technical service, and generating user/consumer guidelines for these products and technologies.

Expert is also experienced with: · Fuel-Lubricant-Engine Interactions and Performance Requirements · Fuel Stability and Product Storage Guidelines · Testing and Evaluation of Petroleum Products · Specification Development · Field Problem Solving · Alternative Fuels and Fuel Interchangeability · Product Substitutions · Recycling and Reclamation · Quality Assurance and Product Surveillance

Some of the areas that Expert can offer consulting services are: investigating stability and product storage, developing specifications, defining performance requirements, resolving user problems, recommending product substitutions, assessing product liability claims, and recycling and reclamation opportunities to include recommending environmental friendly products.




alternative fuel


fuel delivery


fuel distribution


fuel production


fuel specification


fuel storage


fuel system


fuel testing


petroleum engineering


quality auditing


quality control


waste oil recycling

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Richmond, Virginia;  Alexandria, Virginia;  Roanoke, Virginia;  Lynchburg, Virginia;  and Frederick, Maryland.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1956   BSc   Chemistry   University of Delaware  
1965   Post-graduate coursework   18 credit hours   University of Delaware Extension Office  
1967   MS course work   Organic Chemistry   University of Delaware   20 credit hours

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1997 to







Recently formed technical consulting firm specializing in petroleum products utilization (e.g. gasoline, diesel fuel, engine and gear oils, hydraulic fluids, greases, coolants, etc.) for ground vehicles and equipment and related technologies. Capabilities offered encompass storage and handling guidelines, establishing/defining product requirements, testing protocols/quality assurance, providing user guidelines, recycling and reclamation, product liability claims, and expert witness testimony.

1995 to 1997


U.S. Army Mobility Technology Center


Fuels and Lubricants


Associate Director


Responsible for long-range planning, program direction, establishing priorities, developing cooperative efforst within DOD and industry, resource allocation, soliciting customer funding, and providing input to Army and DOD policy makers on matters relating to fuels and lubricants. Results of these efforts were incorporated as new policy guidance for Army and DOD agencies. Served as technical specialist, spokesman, and US representative for all ground fuels and lubricants for Army/DOD and NATO.

1975 to 1994


U.S. Army


Research, Development and Engineering


Chief, Fuels and Lubricants Division


Planned, initiated and executed research and development programs in fuels, lubricants and related technologies for Army/DOD ground materiel. Programs invovled developing new producets, resolving field problems, and generating applications/utilization technologies ultimately providing the Army and DOD with a greater combat effectiveness and increased operational readiness. Output resulted in developing new specifications and technical reports/publications. Served as technical specialist/US representative on fuel and lubricant matters for Army/DOD and NATO.

1962 to 1974


US Army


Coating and Chemical Laboratory


Research Chemist


Conducted development on fuels, lubricants and automotive chemicals leading to new and/or modified products for use in Army ground vehicles and equipment.

1956 to 1961


Gulf Research and Development Company



Product Development Chemist


Performed testing and evaluation of automotive fuels, fluids and lubricants. Conducted product development to generate fuel additives for deposit control.

Career Accomplishments:

Society of Automotive Engineers, Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, American Society for Testing and Materials, International Associations for Stability, Handling, and Use of Liquid Fuels, American Association of Home Based Businesses, Independent Consultants Association


Department of Army's Meritorious Civilian Service Award, DOD Defense Standardiation Award, Department of Army's Superior Civilian Service Award, Belvoir Center Commander's Award for Leadership

Publications and Patents Summary

He has authored and co-authored some fifty-seven (57) technical publications and forty-three (43) formal government reports.

Government Experience:
Years   Agency  
1962 to 1997   U.S. Army  

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Fuel distribution expert for consulting on planning for fuel company.
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 provided expert testimony to Defense Criminal Investigative Service supporting four separate investigations of companies under contract to DOD suspected of fraud and abuse in furnishing automotive lubricant products. Expert also has provided expert testimony to the Federal Trade Commission supporting two investigations questioning advertised performance claims promoted by additive companies.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Consulting on Fleet performance issues related to Octane manipulation
  • Motor oil expert for consulting on In anaylising bad oil.
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.


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