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 Expert  723900

Expert in Paint, Coating Consulting, Failure Analysis, Laboratory Testing, Inspection, Expert Witness

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Florida (FL)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

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Expert has been the chair, and has participated in SSPC and NACE surface preparation committees regarding paint. He is the USA delegate to ISO TC35 SC12 "Surface Preparation prior to Paint Application". Expert is familiar with most USA and European surface preparation standards.

abrasive blasting


blast cleaning


field painting


organic coating process


surface preparation

Expert's company a complete array of accelerated testing cabinets for the testing and evaluation of coatings, and for assessing corrosion. Expert is knowlegeable of the advantages, and disadvantages of accelerated testing, and the parameters that lead to realistic assessments of such testing.

accelerated testing


chemical-resistant coating material

Expert is a specialist in coating failure analysis, and his company has a state of the art in-house analytical laboratory (SEM-EDS, GC-MS, FTIR, AA-AE, HPLC, more) and an in-house physical testing laboratory (salt-fog, QUV, Kesternich, Clevland Condensing, Instron tensile, slip/creep, abrasion, adhesion, more). Expert also has in-house enclosed blast-cleaning and painting facilities for the preparation of test panels.

anti-corrosive coating failure analysis


high-performance protective coating


organic coating defect

Expert is knowlegeable in the chemistry and properties of common anti-corrosion coatings, including those comprising epoxies (amine, polyamide, novolac, cresol, other resin combinations), polyurethanes (moisture-cured, two-package), silicones, silicates (polysilicates and polysiloxanes), polyureas, alkyds, and other generic types of coating materials and resins.

anti-corrosive coating material


organic coating material




painting system


high-performance paint

Expert has been the chair, and has participated in SSPC and NACE surface preparation committees regarding paint. He is the USA delegate to ISO TC35 SC12 "Surface Preparation prior to Paint Application". Expert is familiar with most USA and European surface preparation standards. Expert is familiar with, and his company is a major world wide distributor of field equipment and instrumentation used to measure blast-cleaning surface profile. Expert's Firm inspectors are trained and skilled in the use of such equipment.

blast-cleaning surface profile

Expert has been on the Board of Directors of NACE; has been a section chirman, and has served as the Technical Committee 6 "Coating and Linings" chairman. He presently is active as a TG chair, and is a member of a number of NACE committees. He is a regular speaker at many NACE national and local functions, and publishes occasionally in MP.

NACE International


coating inspection


coating adhesion

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Miami, Florida;  Hialeah, Florida;  Fort Lauderdale, Florida;  Hollywood, Florida;  Pembroke Pines, Florida;  Port Saint Lucie, Florida;  Miami Beach, Florida;  West Palm Beach, Florida;  Pompano Beach, Florida;  and Boca Raton, Florida.

Often requested
with this expert:

Protective Coatings, Surface Preparation, Coating Failure...
Corrosion and Metallurgical Failure Analysis
UV/ EB Coatings, Paint, Plastics, Failure Analysis,...
Chemistry: Emulsion & Solution Polymers, Water Repellants,...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1963   B.S.   Chemical Engineering   Lafayette College  
1968   MBA   Business   Columbia University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1968 to




Chief Executive Officer


He is the CEO of Expert's Firm, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA. Besides strategic positioning and sales, Expert does consulting on high-profile coating failure projects, and utilizes the resources of his company for laboratory testing, physical testing, and specialized expertise.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a registered professional engineer in FL, PA, CA, MI. He is a member, and has served on the Board of Directors of NACE International (the Corrosion Society) and SSPC (the Coatings Society). He is the USA delegate to ISO TC35 SC 12, and is the Convenor of WG-5. He is a member of ASTM, AWWA, and FSCT. and has written numerous techical articles and has a number of technical publications.


P.E. in PA, FL, MI, CA

Publications and Patents Summary

1 patent; numerous magazine publications regarding coatings; Chapters in ASM Handbook 5 and Handbooks 13 A, 13B.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Metals Park, ASM International  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2006 to 2007   EPRI   Contractor   Expert was the project manager on two EPRI projects on nuclear coating aging (coatings within primary cotainment). The first involved a survey of the nuclear industry regarding coating useage and coating condition; and the second project was involved with an industry survey and development of case histories of comparable coating systems in industrial environments.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has conducted over 300 on-site coating condition surveys and failure analyses at various locations throughout the USA, Canada, and the Middle East. The surveys included those in the chemical process, shipboard, marine offshore, petrochemical, pipeline, and other industries, and the coatings investigated were applied over steel, concrete wood, galvanize and other substrates.
Recent Client Requests:
  • NACE coating expert for consulting on asset corrosion control.
  • Paint expert for consulting on paint and paint process.
  • Expert for consulting on Coating protection for Oilfield Drilling Mud processing.
  • Expert for consulting on Salt Fog Design to assist with process improvement.
  • Expert in anti-corrosion coating for brass explosive shells.
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:
Expert has considerable experience in federal and state courts in expert testimony before judges/juries regarding coating (paint) failures and problems.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Paint expert for consulting on Painted Concrete.
  • Expert in coating for consulting on the failure of painted concrete parking garage.
  • Expert in forensic paint testing for consulting on paint failure of exterior stairs in apartment complex.
  • Auto paint expert for consulting on automotive paint chipping problem in litigation.
  • Paint failure expert needed for failed paint case.
  • Expert in paint chemical analysis for consulting on Wooden Window Shutters.
  • Florida expert witness concrete coatings for consulting on Parking deck with Poly Pro Polyurea.
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
2006 to 2006   Kuwait   Assessment of internal coatings in an existing 16 km oil pipeline that was being relined using pigs.
1990 to 2000   Saudi Arabia   Assessment and failure analysis of coatings on various projects including those at the HAJ airport terminal, a seawater plant, and within large petroleum storage tanks

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
English   Expert is fluent in this language.
Spanish   Expert can read general spanish, albeit somewhat slowly and poorly.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert's Firm offers an array of coatings courses regarding coating quality control, use of inspection instrumentation, quality coating application, specification preparation, failure analysis, and other practical aspects of coatings technology and coating work.


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